Welcome to Umlilo Safaris, Where guests arrive as clients, but leave as friends
2015 Bookings now taken! Packages for South Africa & Zimbabwe now on offer!2015 Bookings now taken! Packages for South Africa & Zimbabwe now on offer!
Umlilo Safaris, an Outfitter & Professional Hunters, is a family-run third generation concern. Your hosts, the Dorfling Family, are known for their warm-hearted South African hospitality and are proud to showcase their top hunting destination.
We make African Dreams come true! More than 30 species are on offer all year round. Clients can select between set Hunting Packages or Tailor Made Packages.
Umlilo Safaris is based close to the Sundays River Valley, near the town of Kirkwood in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. With its unspoilt emerald green coastline, its semi-arid Karoo region of grassy plains and rolling hills, scrub bush, lush forest and spectacular mountain ranges, the Eastern Cape offers the most diverse and beautiful scenery and hunting in the whole of South Africa.
Clients can choose the type of accommodation they prefer. We have various options available, ranging from our Traditional Safari Lodge, our oldest and most rustic camp to the 5 star rated VIP Safari Lodge. All lodges are within 1 hours drive from the Port Elizabeth Airport.
Highly experienced staff offers a wealth of knowledge regarding the area, the species & the hunting conditions. Non-hunters are more than welcome and well catered for. There is a list of activities available and we make sure that these guests are well looked after and entertained.
Umlilo Safaris hereby invites you to join us for your dream safari!!!
The quality of service from ALL employees’ right through the ranks was nothing short of exceptional. The meals were better than I’ve experienced in some of London’s most popular restaurants. Our evenings were something I’ll never forget spent by the beautiful fireside with a glass of wine while sharing experiences from that particular day with staff and guests alike. The accommodation was more than I ever expected with plenty of room to relax and unwind after a long day spent on foot walking through the hills and open plains. Every step of the way you truly made this trip an experience of a life time!
- Keith Brown
Promotional Video 2014
Hunting Summary 2015 February to date
Since the start of our 2015 hunting season back in February, it is hard to believe that 5 months has flown by so fast. I guess time really flies when you are having fun after all!
Umlilo Safaris has so far this season been blessed in so many ways and to all our visiting first-time & returning clients from around the world, the words ‘thank you for visiting us’ just does not seem grateful enough. The stories, the laughs & the hunting all of you enjoyed with us culminated in yet another wonderful season filled with lasting memories in the African bush. We can only trust and hope that the second half of our hunting season delivers the same ‘flavour and spice ’ with another almost 40 hunters joining us from now until end October.
Our hunting success has so far been on par with previous seasons, with almost 350 animals hunted successfully and only 2.3% loss due to wounded animals. Congratulations to all our hunting clients not only for accurate shooting and good hunting, but also for the quality of trophies taken in general! On the culling side – the quality of the animals plus on many occasions the stalks will never be forgotten by the PH’s here at Umlilo Safaris. All visitors to our website are welcome to take a few minutes and flick through the 2015 photo gallery.
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