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Ithala Game Reserve

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Louwsburg, South Africa
+27 21 424 1037
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Well worth a visit

The game reserve is lovely, The animals are a little hard to spot but when you do its well worth... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
rilliesmate
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Chester, United Kingdom
Doornkraal campsite

Amazing place. Very beautiful park with great scenery and the kindest staff. Although we were here... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2018
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“game reserve” (6 reviews)
“bush camp” (3 reviews)
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Louwsburg, South Africa
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+27 21 424 1037
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The game reserve is lovely, The animals are a little hard to spot but when you do its well worth it. We stayed at the lodge for two nights and the accomodation was basic but adequate and very clean. The only down side is the...More

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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Amazing place. Very beautiful park with great scenery and the kindest staff. Although we were here while all the bushes and trees were green we managed to see quite some game. Most impressive were all the white and black rhinos we saw. The campsite is...More

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Reviewed 1 May 2018

Beautiful game reserve with clean and spacious huts. If you are coming to see lions, you're in the wrong place, but with a bit of driving around in the park you will see a lot of other animals. Roads are real dirtroads and some of...More

Thank Cees O
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

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

Thank Maggie2212
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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

1  Thank Adele K
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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 23 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

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31 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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