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About Umdobi Bush Camp

Set in the thick of the Zululand bush, within minutes of Sodwana Bays protected waters and sweeping sandy beaches, Umdobi Bush Camp offers you a quiet escape that is almost untouched by the modern world.

Located on historical land, the setting is priceless and campsites lie evenly distributed between the sturdy trees, indigenous fauna and long grass. The beauty of this campsite is that you are camping in the bush but a day at the beach is just 15.5km away from you.

Umdobi Bush Camp is equipped with all the essentials; hot and cold running showers, flush toilets, power points. The beauty in what Umdobi Bush Camp offers lies in its quiet, peaceful and tranquil setting, and the opportunity to bring along your best friend too. (No pets are allowed on the beach). Umdobi Bush Camp is the only campsite in the Sodwana area that can offer guests a truly private camping experience, without being packed on top of one another.

NOTE: If your vehicle is very low, you might struggle in the sand road (last 1.2km) to us. The road is also narrow and your trailer or caravan might get a new scratch or two. You don't need a 4 x 4, but you will need to deflate your tyres a bit, for better access.

Beach: The beach, located in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, is only 15km from us.

Covid Safety Approved: Our campsites are private, with bush between you and your neighbor. We can accommodate 5 families/campsites with private ablutions in this time.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 104
  • Check-in: 12:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Reviews: 11 Reviews

Facilities

  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Hiking
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Shower
  • Covid Safety Approved

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

CAMP RULES:

IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERYONE IN YOUR CAMP UNDERSTANDS AND APPLYS OUR CAMP RULES

1. The right of access to Umdobi Bush Camp is reserved and the use of the facilities is governed by these rules. A person who does not comply with these rules and regulations or misbehaves or disregards any notice...
CAMP RULES:

IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERYONE IN YOUR CAMP UNDERSTANDS AND APPLYS OUR CAMP RULES

1. The right of access to Umdobi Bush Camp is reserved and the use of the facilities is governed by these rules. A person who does not comply with these rules and regulations or misbehaves or disregards any notice board affixed to the resort, must leave the resort at the request of the owner or resort manager. No entry fees or accommodation fees will be refunded.
2. Access and use of any facilities, in or on the premises, is at your own risk and the visitor indemnifies the owner, resort management and any employee against any damage, loss or injury of whatever nature the visitor may suffer. The owner, resort management and employees take no responsibility for any damage to vehicles, caravans, or tents through branches of broken or debris trees and of animals or any unexpected natural disasters or elements. Our swimming pool is not fenced or supervised, please look after your kids.
3. You are not allowed to cut any trees to accommodate your caravan or tent on a campsite, we will decide and do the cutting, should we agree.
4. Your vehicles must fit on your campsite with your caravan and/or tents, you are not allowed to make your own parking space in the bushes next to your campsite, if you experience a problem with the space you should talk to us, we will be able to designate an alternative parking space for you. We do not have space for big boats on Umdobi.
5. The owner and resort management reserve the right to request any person who intentionally damages property, trees, or plants to leave the resort and to recover from the visitor the costs arising from their repair.
6. Pets are allowed, but under no circumstances may be a nuisance for any companion. No pets are allowed in the tents or caravans when you leave the camp, during the day or night. Arrangements can be made with management so that someone can look after the animals, at an additional fee. You are responsible for cleaning behind your pet. NO PETS ALLOWED ON THE BEACH.
7. No glass or animals are allowed in the pool. Please do not throw stones and other objects into the pool.
8. No motorcycles or 4-wheel motorcycles (quad bikes) can drive around in Umdobi Bush Camp for fun.
9. No fireworks are allowed.
10. NO NOISE OR LOAD MUSIC ARE ALLOWED (DAY or NIGHT). Your music and tone of voice should always not be disturbing to other campers. If someone walk past your campsite and can hear your music, then it is too load. Use the opportunity to listen to the sounds of nature.
11. Visitors are cautioned to always drive with care and not exceed the speed limit of 15 km/h. No person without a valid driver's license may drive on the roads of the resort.
12. Nothing, except litter, may be removed from the field. Especially not firewood.
13. Fires are only allowed on the braai area. No fires on the paving or lawn please.
14. Caravans and tents may only be parked and stored at a campsite and power may only be obtained from the specific campsite's power points. There is only one power point per site.
15. Please leave everything in the condition you would like to find it.
16. Thank you for not littering and please use water sparingly.
17. We lock the gate at 10pm and opens at 6am. Otherwise, arrange with management.
18. No day visitors allowed.
19. Smoking is prohibited in all public areas, including the ablutions. Please do not scatter your cigarette butts, especially in the bush.
20. Arrival times for stands are at 12h00. Sites must be vacated by 10h00 on the day of departure.
21. Dustbins, brooms, mops, drying trays, etc. must stay at the site number marked on it.
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Reviews for Umdobi Bush Camp

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Bev Campbell
15 July 2021

Absolutely everything at Umdobi was fantastic. We even stayed an extra night. Own private ablution and kitchen facility at our campsite. Campsite 3 was very private, lovely trees and well protected from the wind. It was spacious. Miems and Daniel were superb hosts. In close proximity to all major attractions.

Brandon Franken
09 January 2018

Not for people who like drinking late and making noise so if you have that in mind head elsewhere as this place is for the quiet people

Johnny Rose
03 January 2018

hierdie is n baie lekker kamp plek in die bos.Die eienaars gaan uit hulle pad om gasvry te wees, en dan ook jou privaatheid te respekteer.bakamers kan so n bietjie opgradeer word(teels op die vloere ens.)en die water toevoer is n probleem.waterdruk is nie genoeg nie en maak dat die badkamers partykeer sonder water is terwyl jy stort.Ek sal die plek sterk aanbeveel vir iemand wat n boskamp sal geniet.

rentia smit, South Africa
09 January 2017

Camp site. Nice and private and large stand. Swimming pool dirty the whole stay. Think it might be that pump does not run long enough. Generator not running long enough. Need 3 hours in morning and 3 at night to keep meat frozen. Hosts friendly and helpful.

Tiffany Huang, South Africa
29 March 2016

Very friendly and helpful host! Very nice and convenient place to stay for people who love the bush and quiet place. Thank you!

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Umdobi Bush Camp is 16.5km from the centre of Sodwana Bay , the nearest airport 152.1km (Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling