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Ithala Game Reserve

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Louwsburg, South Africa
+27 21 424 1037
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Rustic in the bush camping

We booked a camp sight at the bush camp in Ithala. This is real 4x 4 country and the roads are not... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Maggie2212
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Alberton, South Africa
BEST EZEMVELO RESERVE IN KZN!

Very friendly staff at reception Accommodation was clean and spacious, we stayed in the 6 sleeper... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2018
Megan R
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Durban, South Africa
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Louwsburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked a camp sight at the bush camp in Ithala. This is real 4x 4 country and the roads are not really suitable to a sedan. The camp has no electricity and potable water and is unfenced. It has a beautiful setting at the...More

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Reviewed 8 January 2018

Very friendly staff at reception Accommodation was clean and spacious, we stayed in the 6 sleeper lodge/house. Be careful of the monkeys when you unpack your car, they robbed us! Don't leave the doors open to your house either, they are sneaky little guys! A...More

Thank Megan R
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

A beautiful game reserve with a wide variety of wildlife to see. The roads are in very bad condition and we ended up getting stuck in the mud. These roads are definitely not advisable if you do not own a 4x4 vehicle. The toilets at...More

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Reviewed 27 December 2017

The reserve is well worth a visit. The sense of wilderness to be found here was quite beyond our expectations and KZN Wildlife deserve huge kudos for their foresight in preserving this area. On the downside, the infrastructure is visibly taking strain. Our stay in...More

Thank Mike W
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Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

Ithala is a very nice park: the landscapes are breathtaking and there's a various vegetation. There's some animals like giraffes, rhinos, deers, wildebeests, warthogs, elephants but we didn't see any cats.

Thank WhereisSHEEBA
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Reviewed 31 August 2017

Following a 6 day trip to the Kruger Park we went to Ithala Game Reserve as it was recommended to us by family members, wow!!!! it was amazing. It had a lot to live up to following the Kruger Park and it did live up...More

Thank hannahtourle
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Reviewed 16 June 2017

Ithala Game Reserve – Thalu Bush Camp. This is a little piece of heaven on earth. The isolation and peacefulness is soul restorative. The bush camp consists of a reed ‘hut’ with two bedrooms, separated by a stoep/living area and an adequately equipped kitchen. The...More

1  Thank jeffsallym
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Reviewed 5 May 2017

Ithala game reserve is set against a magnificent location against and between the rolling northern Kwa Zulu Natal hillside sensitively positioned within the indigenous environment on a rock shelf making Ntshondwe camp almost invisible from most vantage points. The camp offers two bed individual accommodation...More

Thank Uwe P
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Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stayed in one of the chalets. The decor and fittings are very 'dated' - 1970/early 80s era. It is time management put money back into updating bathroom and kitchen areas. There was nothing 'exciting' to buy in the curio shop -...More

1  Thank Ratu_8
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

After following the signs from Louwsburg we eventually came to the Ntshondwe Camp site. Pleased to find a chalet available and booked for two nights. Arranged a sunset safari and were the only couple on the trip so had the delightful Joseph to ourselves. He...More

Thank Michael N
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vivianhessels
30 May 2016|
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The roads are mostly acceptable for normal sedans, you just have to take it slowly and stay away from the 4x4 routes - they are what they say 4x4. Not sure how powerful your vehicle is, depending on which route you take... More
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