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iGwala Gwala Nature reserve

The small, privately owned iGwala Gwala Nature reserve is located a short distance outside Ithala Game Reserve near Louwsburg, and is home to a wealth of biodiversity. The reserve consists mainly of mixed woodland, riverine forest and cliffs, as well as grassland and wetlands. iGwala gwala Nature Reserve hosts a large variety of rare plant species, as well as twenty two species of mammal, which include Kudu, Common Reedbuck, Blesbuck, Nyala, and Blue Wildebeest.

The iGwala Gwala nature reserve is also renowned as one of KwaZulu Natal's premium bird watching areas, with a list of two hundred and twenty two species being recorded there. The riverine forest, and the other forest and bushclumps found in the lower section of the reserve, are inhabited by three sub-species of Robin: the Red-capped, White-throated and Cape. Purple-crested Turacos, also known as Loeries (after which the reserve is named) are commonly sighted, making noise and displaying their bright red wings as they move between bush clumps.

Also to be found within the reserve are a series of rare Iron Age rock engravings, a seventy meter high waterfall, and awe inspiring views over the valley. The reserve also offers visitors a number of 4X4, mountain bike and hiking trails, which allow for more convenient exploration of the mountainous terrain. Activities at iGwala Gwala include abseiling, bush drives, horseback riding, fishing, picnics and a spectacular "Sundowner-trip" to the reserve's prime viewpoint.

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Ithala Game Reserve

Game Reserve And Bush Lodge Accommodation in Vryheid

7.4km North of center of iGwala Gwala Nature reserve

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

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Sleeps: 30 in 8 units/rooms

Pakamisa Private Game Reserve

Game Reserve And Bush Lodge Accommodation in Pongola

30.5km North East of center of iGwala Gwala Nature reserve

This unique and exclusive lodge is situated in its own, malaria-free private game reserve, perched high on the slopes of Pakamisa mountain and overlooking the rolling hills of Zululand.

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Sleeps: 8 in 3 units/rooms

Ndlovukazi River Chalets

Game Reserve And Bush Lodge Accommodation in Pongola

36.3km East of center of iGwala Gwala Nature reserve

Ndlovukazi River Chalets & Lodge is located in the heart of the KwaZulu-Natal bushlands, just about where the Elephant Coast meets Zululand near Pongola. We are offering an unique, luxury, self-catering option within the very exclusive, AmakhosiZeekoep

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Graded:
Sleeps: 20 in 9 units/rooms

Amakhosi Safari Lodge

Hotel / Boutique Hotel Accommodation in Magudu

36.3km East of center of iGwala Gwala Nature reserve

The Amakhosi Safari Lodge is situated in the Amakhosi Private Game Reserve, on the banks of the Mkuze River, right in the heart of Zululand. It boasts six luxurious river and two honeymoon suites, in complete harmony with their surroundings. Amakhosi also

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Dweba Lapa

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Pongola

37.4km North East of center of iGwala Gwala Nature 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)

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Sleeps: 21 in 9 units/rooms

Pongola Country Lodge

Hotel / Boutique Hotel Accommodation in Pongola

38.5km North East of center of iGwala Gwala Nature 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.

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Oppi Koppi Lodge

Game Reserve And Bush Lodge Accommodation in Pongola

39.1km North East of center of iGwala Gwala Nature 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.

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Mkuze Falls Game Lodge

Game Reserve And Bush Lodge Accommodation in Magudu

39.9km East of center of iGwala Gwala Nature reserve

The central lodge complex includes a tastefully furnished lounge, bar and restaurant. Meals may be served at the lounge viewing deck, the indoor dining area, the traditional boma during Zulu dancing or on request at your room.

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Graded:
Sleeps: 70 in 12 units/rooms
From R 1 495,00
Per unit, per night.
* Rates may vary according to season

Natal Spa Hot Springs & Leisure Resort Timeshare

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Paulpietersburg

41.7km West of center of iGwala Gwala Nature 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.

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Sleeps: 174 in 57 units/rooms
From R 750,00
Per person, per night sharing.
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Gooderson Natal Spa Hot Springs Resort & Self Catering

Holiday Resort Accommodation in Paulpietersburg

41.8km West of center of iGwala Gwala Nature 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

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