You can experience the real magic of Africa at Umlani Bush Camp, a beautifully designed eco lodge in the pristine wilderness of the central Timbavati Private Nature Reserve. Fences between the Timbavati and the Kruger National Park had been removed to allow for wildlife migration in what became known as the Greater Kruger National Park. The bush camp is both off the grid and the beaten tourist track, offering intimate wildlife encounters, award-winning meals and a chance to reconnect with unspoilt nature. Umlani was founded in 1989 by Marco and Marie-Louise Schiess who created a true African adventure in a camp built from natural materials in a traditional African style that blends in with the environment.
You will be collected from your address in Johannesburg early on the first morning to travel eastwards via the N4 motorway through Gauteng and Mpumalanga, down the escarpment and into the Timbavati Game Reserve near Hoedspruit in the Limpopo province.
The drive may take six or more hours, during which you will stop for refreshments. You will reach the camp around mid-day.
You will have time to freshen up and relax and depart on an open safari vehicle for your first afternoon game drive in the reserve. After watching the sun set you will return to the lodge where a delicious dinner will be ready.
You overnight in your luxury accommodation at Umlani Bush Camp and your lodging includes lunch and dinner.
Get your wake-up call early each morning to enjoy a hot beverage and rusks before departing on the first game drive of the day. You leave at dawn to catch some nocturnal animals still out hunting, and witness the sun rising.
You will return to the lodge to enjoy a late breakfast and can spend the rest of the day lazing around and relaxing in the tranquillity of the bush. There is always a ranger on stand-by for an optional morning bush walk.
Your afternoon game drive will depart at about 16:00 and return after sunset just in time for dinner under the African skies.
You overnight in your luxury accommodation at Umlani Bush Camp and your deal includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.
On the last day of your stay you will get another early wake-up call, enjoy your hot beverage and rusks, and depart on the final game drive.
After experiencing another African sunrise, you return to the lodge for breakfast before departing to Johannesburg. You will arrive at your drop-off point around 17:00.
Your deal today includes breakfast at the lodge.