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Reviewed 7 July 2016

We, ve enjoyed our stay at Umlani very much. Everything was very well organized from the first until the last minute. We've enjoyed the game drives, the bush walk with the ranger, the meals and the stay in the hut . Taking a shower under...More

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Response from Schiess, Owner at Umlani BushcampResponded 29 July 2016

Thank you for your review of Umlani and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us , Game drives and bush walk with the ranger also the showers :) Hope we see you again some time in the future. Marco

Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Perfect balance/amount of rugged Safari Bush camp and hospitality and comfortable accommodations. Staff are fantastic. Food delicious. Safari drives 2x/day by knowledgeable guides. Wonderful value as well. No power makes it authentic. Smaller number of camp huts makes experience much more intimate, allowing you to...More

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Response from Schiess, Owner at Umlani BushcampResponded 7 July 2016

Thank you for reviewing Umlani and for mentioning the wonderful value and fantastic staff . Hope to see back one day . best regards Marco

Reviewed 4 July 2016

We recently stayed at Umlani as part of a two reserve trip to the Timbavati and then we travelled on to Sabi Sands. What can I say about Umlani? I was visiting with my elderly parents who are both nearly 80 and the staff of...More

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Response from Schiess, Owner at Umlani BushcampResponded 29 July 2016

Thank you for your lovely review of Umlani happy to hear you had an incredible stay. We are pleased you appreciated the attention to detail and that your parents enjoyed it including the early morning tea around the boma fire. Hope to see you and...More

Reviewed 26 June 2016

First of all, I should let you know that I am a wimpy camper - I don't like being off the grid - and I was a little nervous about staying at Umlani. However, it turned out to be the highlight of a most memorable...More

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Response from Schiess, Owner at Umlani BushcampResponded 29 July 2016

Thank you for your detailed review of Umlani Bushcamp we are happy to hear that you enjoyed the experience even thou you a wimpy camper :) We appreciate you recommending Umlani and hope to see you again some time in the future. Best regards Marco

Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

We will definitely return to Umlani. It's a beautifully rustic bush lodge but has all the comforts one needs. The staff are so friendly, kind and interactive without being too forward. The game Rangers were delightful, SO informative and extremely experienced in the bush....we had...More

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Response from Schiess, Owner at Umlani BushcampResponded 29 July 2016

Thank you for your delightful descriptive review of Umlani . Happy hear you enjoyed your experience and your mention of the tree house sleep out experience. we look forward to your return visit. all our best Marco

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Pool
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Free Internet
Free Parking
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Breakfast included
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Airport Transportation
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US$516 - US$799 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Kerri S
12 October 2017|
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Response from Umlani | Property representative |
Hello Traveller Yes, all game drives are included in your stay. Kind regards Umlani Team
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Rebecca F
18 November 2016|
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Response from Lizzie86_1 | Reviewed this property |
Breakfast after Safari was proper breakfast. Eggs made to order, toast, bacon, fresh fruit. One day we had lamb "bacon"! Lunch was salads and meat of some kind. Dinners were ox tail, lamb, etc. Usually one or two choices... More
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Kim Van N
21 September 2016|
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Response from Schiess | Property representative |
Hi Kim We use gas geysers to heat water for showers these gas heaters work on demand. Hot/warm water is available any time you require it. We have a solar powered charge station for electronic devices cameras , cell... More
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"Room 5 right in the middle of camp"
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"Stayed in eco-lodge. Nice and cool inside."
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"Keep doors and windows firmly shut to keep out monkeys."
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