Where is Umlani Bushcamp

Take a walk on the wild side by tracking the Big Five on foot in Umlani Bushcamp, in Timbavati, and experience the thrill of following big game off-road in an open Land Rover.


Transfers are available from the airport to Umlani Bushcamp in the Timbavati Private Game Reserve. Or you could charter a private plane. To use these options, contact Siyabona in advance. By Road from Johannesburg, Gauteng (approx. 5h)

By Road

Get onto the N12 highway towards Witbank, this eventually joins the N4 highway at Witbank
Get onto the N4 towards Witbank. The N4 highway is also the highway/ main route to Nelspruit and Maputu, and is a Toll Road, take the left off ramp to Belfast, pass through the small town of Belfast and follow road signs turning right, onto the R540 to Dullstroom and Follow the signs (on the R540) to Lydenburg at the T-junction, outside Lydenburg, turn left.

Then pass through the town of Lydenburg and follow the road signs, turning left , onto the R36 towards Ohrigstad, pass through the town of Ohrigstad , still on the R36, continue on the R36 to Hoedspruit, pass through the mountainous region and the Strydom Tunnel. This road will lead you into Hoedspruit.

Pass through the small town of Hoedspruit and at the 2nd four way stop, turn right onto R40 towards Klaserie and Acornhoek, after 7km, turn left to the Timbavati Private Game Reserve in South Africa, Eastgate Airport, (there are lots of Game Lodge Signs), after 19km of tar road cross Klaserie River bridge, after the bridge, the road becomes a dirt road and Travel for another 10km.

Enter the Timbavati Private Game Reserve in South Africa (there is a charge for a human impact toll, which is subject to change, but is approximately R 120). Once through the main gate, (after approx. 2 km,) you will find the UMLANI sign on your left (large concrete block). At that point, turn Right onto the small bush road Follow the small wooden signs 'UMLANI' to the camp.

GPS Co-ordinates

24 deg 19' 54, 88' S
31 deg 18' 33, 91' E

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