Itala Game Reserve

Itala Game Reserve

Itala is one of South Africa's oldest game reserves and also one of it's best. The landscape varies greatly from the thornveld of the Ngotshe Mountains, through lowveld grasslands down to the dense vegetation of the gorges and river valleys found nearly 1,000m below.

This variety of habitat provides a natural home to a wide selection of both plant and animal that make this reserve so popular. Over 300 species of birds have been recorded, including white-backed vultures, black eagles , fish eagles and other raptors, and the endangered bald ibis.

The park has several large species of game, including elephant, black rhino, white rhino, tsessebe, blue wildebeest, red hartebeest, and klipspringer. Hyena and leopard are the major predators to be found.

ATTRACTIONS & ACTIVITIES AT ITALA GAME RESERVE:
- game drives
- guided walks and hiking trails
- bird watching
- picnic / braai areas

SUMMARY OF WILDLIFE & FLORA:
Herbivores: elephant, white and black rhino, wildebeest, red hartebeest, giraffe, tsessebe
Carnivores: cheetah and leopard
Birdlife: over 300 species of birds

DIRECTIONS TO ITALA GAME RESERVE:
- take the N2 to Pongola
- turn south onto the R66
- after 22 km turn right onto R69
- follow the R69 west for 70 km toward Vryheid
- the reserve is located next to the village of Louwsburg

HOURS:
Gate Times:
Summer (November - February ) 05h00 to 19h00
Winter (March - October ) 06h00 to 18h00

Accommodation Near Itala Game Reserve

Ithala Game Reserve

Game Reserve And Bush Lodge Accommodation in Vryheid

8.1km East of Itala Game Reserve

Ithala Game Reserve offers a fascinating variety of terrain, habitats, mammals, birds and trees.

Sleeps: 8 in 3 units/rooms
From R 400,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Hillside Farm

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Paulpietersburg

33.1km North West of Itala Game Reserve

Butterfly Cottage, has a scenic view overlooking a farm dam, teeming with bird life. See buck and guinea fowl grazing approximately 100m from the cottage. Our Cottage is ideal for a family of four. It has a bathroom leading off the main bedroom ...

Graded:
Sleeps: 46 in 9 units/rooms
From R 1 495,00
Per unit, per night.

Natal Spa Hot Springs & Leisure Resort Timeshare

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Paulpietersburg

35.9km South West of Itala Game Reserve

Escape to a rejuvenating oasis at Natal Spa Hot Springs & Leisure Resort, situated on the road between Vryheid and Paulpietersburg on the Battlefields Route.

Graded:
Sleeps: 174 in 57 units/rooms
From R 750,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Gooderson Natal Spa Hot Springs & Leisure Resort

Hotel / Boutique Hotel Accommodation in Paulpietersburg

36.0km South West of Itala Game Reserve

Facilities in the hotel include an airy dining room and terrace offering lovely views of the garden and pool areas. Buffet breakfasts and dinners as well as a la carte dinners are served

Sleeps: 73 in 41 units/rooms
From R 490,00
Per unit, per night.

Phumula Guesthouse

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Nhlangano

39.9km North West of Itala Game Reserve

In our quiet, picturesque garden setting, complete with lapa, swimming pool and braai area, we provide accommodation with warm and friendly hospitality in a traditional and homely atmosphere.

Sleeps: 20 in 9 units/rooms
From R 350,00
Per unit, per night.

Aber Jetz B&B

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Pongola

40.5km North East of Itala Game Reserve

Aber Jetz Guesthouse is situated in the small town Pongola, on the main rout N2. 4 hrs drive from Johannesburg and 3 and a half hrs drive from Durban. An ideal overnight stop for travellers to the Northern Natal coastal areas and Mozambique.

Pongola Country Lodge

Hotel / Boutique Hotel Accommodation in Pongola

40.5km North East of Itala Game Reserve

Accommodation comprises of 64 upmarket, spacious en-suite bedrooms all individually decorated in a stylish fashion of its own. All rooms are air-conditioned, equipped with a colour TV with DStv-channels and a modern telephone system.

Graded:
From R 330,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Dweba Lapa

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Pongola

41.2km North East of Itala Game Reserve

DWEBA LAPA consists of 4 self-catering chalets, communal lapa with braai area and swimming pool. The chalets sleep 26 people in total. (6, 6, 6, and 8)

From R 480,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Oppi Koppi Lodge

Game Reserve And Bush Lodge Accommodation in Pongola

41.3km North East of Itala Game Reserve

Oppie Koppie is the name of the lodge with fully serviced self-catering chalets. This luxury lodge boasts five bedrooms, all ensuite with air-conditioning and excellent views from the koppie upon which it is built.

Graded:
Sleeps: 27 in 14 units/rooms
From R 300,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Dive Inn Guesthouse

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Pongola

41.7km North East of Itala Game Reserve

Dive Inn is located in the sub-tropical town of Pongola, which is situated in the heart of the prosperous sugar cane plantations of Northern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

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