• Game viewing, Umlani Bushcamp, Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park

Useful Travel Information

Flying to Umlani Bushcamp

Daily (scheduled) flight:

Fly-in safaris are extremely popular amongst those who don't have as much time. Flying to Umlani Bushcamp is easy as Airlink and Cemair run two daily return flights to Hoedspruit Airport from Johannesburg OR Tambo and from Cape Town every day.





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There are several air charter companies who service the area. If you would like us to help you with arrangements for flying to Umlani Bushcamp, please contact our reservations office or contact Federal Air. Our nearest landing strip is the Rock Fig airstrip, which is at the following GPS co-ordinates:
S 024 17' 824 x E 031 17' 197
The runway is tarred and is 1000m in length. Landing fees are payable and permission must be obtained first! We can collect you from the airstrip.


Umlani Bushcamp is a Medim/Low-risk malaria area

Please consult your local Tavel Clinic  or General Practitioner for latest advice in this regard.

Self-Drive Safari Car Hire

Hire cars can be collected at any airport by arrangement with relevant hire company. Approximate drive time from Johannesburg to Umlani 6-7 hours, from Mbombela (Nelspruit) (KMI) to Umlani is 2 - 3 hours, Hoedspruit to Umlani is 35 minutes.

Self-Drive - Panorama Route

Driving to Umlani Bushcamp via the Panorama Route is a scenic pleasure. A wonderful self-drive holiday route, the Panorama route encompasses Pilgrim's Rest, God's Window, Blyde River Canyon, Mac Mac Falls and other wonderful places. This trip is well worthwhile, taking in spectacular scenery as well as some quaint towns and villages. Driving to or from Umlani Bushcamp via this route adds about 3 hours onto your travelling time, but the scenery is so spectacular that it is well worth it.

Contact us for details.

Transport with Driver - Direct or via the Panorama Route

Driving to Umlani Bushcamp from Johannesburg International Airport is easy. We can arrange your transportation to the bush camp via the Panorama Route, with lunch on the way. This could also be arranged on your return from Umlani to Johannesburg.

Contact us for details.

Daily Shuttle OR Tambo/Umlani - Umlani/OR Tambo

Daily shuttles run between OR Tambo and the BushPub at the Timbavati gate.

Contact Swift Kruger Shuttles for info

Swift Kruger Shuttles

Safety information when traveling to South Africa

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