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The Umlani Team

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


Umlani Bushcamp is managed by Micaela Schiess who spent a lot of time on the property when she was growing up

Thembi Mathebula and Joana Mathebula are veterans in the hospitality , they are assisted by Irina Bossi .

Their wealth of knowledge of the area and the industry they will ensure an unforgettable stay here at Umlani Bushcamp.


Jess Mayes has much hospitality experience both locally and abroad, she manages our reservation .Jess loves sharing her passion for Nature and Wildlife with our potential guests and is enthusiastic in playing her part in making guests reservations  straightforward yet exciting as they plan their dream Safari experience.

Rangers and Trackers

Elvis, Amos and Ephraim are Umlani's experienced rangers, they will keep you informed and entertained with their extensive knowledge of all the animals big and small and flora found in the reserve. The rangers are accompanied by qualified and highly skilled trackers – Lucky Atriel and Oupa who go out of their way to bring you closer to nature on your safaris.

General Staff

Our cooks, Manaseh, Lineth and Dumisile, will delight your taste-buds with their their blends of home-style South African meals. Umlani's house keepers Bongi, Cynthia, Cresselda, Shirley and Susan will ensure that your huts are beautifully maintained on a daily basis, from the warm welcome note written out in pebbles on your bed as you arrive to the lantern lights that lead your way at night, these ladies bring the magic that is Umlani.

Our ever smiling waitresses Suzan and Matimba will ensure and that you receive personalized, friendly service throughout your stay with us. Our mission is to make you feel that Umlani is your home in the wild!