About Umlani Bushcamp

Umlani was founded in 1989 by Marco and Marie-Louise Schiess in the central section of the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve. In 1993, the fences between the Timbavati and the Kruger were removed to allow for wildlife migration and this pristine wilderness area became known as the Greater Kruger National Park.

Marco and Marie-Louise's wish was to encapsulate their vision of a true African adventure in the very spirit and experience of the camp itself. They wanted the camp to blend in with the environment and as a result, the entire bush camp is built from natural materials in a traditional African style.

The Umlani Team

We have a close-knit family of staff whose primary aim is to ensure the comfort and relaxation of every guest.


Timbavati Game Reserve

Stay at Umlani Bushcamp and explore the wonders of the Timbavati Game Reserve, a private nature reserve that shares an unfenced border with the legendary Kruger National Park.


Kruger National Park

The Kruger National Park is one of South Africa's greatest tourism draw cards. Home to the Big Five as well as 336 tree, 49 fish, 34 amphibian, 114 reptile, 507 bird and 147 mammal species, the Kruger National Park has become South Africa's ultimate safari destination. This iconic reserve is visited by half a million tourists every year.



Umlani offers a wide array of facilities for our guests comfort and enjoyment of their stay. Beside our twice-a-day game drive excursions, our camp provides a tranquil environment for you to relax and rewind in a beautiful natural low - veld experience. Below details the camps facilities for guests to enjoy during the day at our camp.


Committed To Responsible Tourism

At Umlani Bushcamp, everything we do is influenced by our commitment to responsible tourism. This means that we take great care to treat people and the environment with respect by actively minimising the negative impact on our surroundings and making positive contributions wherever possible.


Awards & Accolades

Umlani Bushcamp is honoured to have received the following Awards and Accolades.