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Worcester, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Everything was excellent with wonderful service, food, atmosphere... the only suggestion I have is regarding the room's space... it does feel a little claustrophobic. Maybe there is a way to arrange the furniture to create more space? Thanks for a wonderful time!

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England
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was our second visit, so that says it all really. This place is just breath taking. Excellent value for money. Staff are so friendly and helpful. Food excellent. Only accommodates 16 people at any one time, so you really do get the best service ever. Rooms are amazing, attention to detail is second to none. Honestly take a look... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The staff members went out of their way to attend to all our special needs. They even went so far as to buy steps to make it possible for an injured person in our group to get into the safari vehicle. Our guide, Richard, impressed us with his wide knowledge of the fauna and flora. The accomodation and meals were... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rooms were clean, welcome was awesome, air-conditioning worked well, beds incredibly comfortable, food was great, staff were knowledgeable and personal service was special. Outside showers were incredible! Unfortunately we were only there for a night so we couldn't book for a spa treatment. Game drive was enjoyable, although Mabalingwe is not a big 5 reserve. I would definitely stay at... More 

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Paarl, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff are lovely and the food is excellent. The chef goes round and introduces himself which was a nice touch. The area is very dry at the moment and there aren't that many animals to see. There is a wide variety of birds. The lodge is well kept and clean.

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itagareservations, Guest Relations Manager at Itaga Luxury Private Game Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are absolutely pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the lodge and look forward to welcoming you back at the lodge soon. At Itaga we thrive on making personal connections with our guests and are glad to hear that our chefs and staff managed to achieve that. Kind regards, Itaga Managament and... More 

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Reviewed 22 October 2016

Really good time had. Ate regularly in the restaurant and food was excellent. Went on a number of game drives in the three days we were there and the sunset drinks and snacks in the bush was amazin. Some great locations with beautiful views across the bush. Being a small reserve the game was failrly sparse though I'm sure this... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 10 October 2016

The Lodge is secretively located in the Mabalingwe reserve away from any noise from surrounding lodges inviting plenty of wildlife. The lodge has a waterhole near the swimming pool, whereby guests that were at the lodge a day before us, had the opportunity to see a herd of elephant quenching their thirst. The restaurant, bar and lounge area made for... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 October 2016

Five star for every thing! Not to far to travel. The Accommodation was luxurious bush bungalows. Henk with his very friendly and professional staff were attending to all our needs plus extra. They made our stay very special. We enjoyed gourmet food and beautiful wildlife. We will definitely visit Itaga Lodge again!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

We were welcomed by Henk, the Lodge Manager and his dachsie Lexi and immediately shown into the open lapa where a welcoming cocktail was waiting for us. After selecting our dinner from a simple but varied menu we were shown to our chalet where our luggage had been delivered . The room was delightful.... very African feel and well appointed.... More 

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Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Tranquil and friendly with a personal touch of class from the food to the cosy modern rustic decor throughout! Very passionate staff who seem to understand individual needs and ensure good balance between relaxation and stimulation. Perfect for romantic getaways, family bonding and anyone with a yearning for nature and self reflection. Will definitely be back!

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Spa
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Set under spreading marula trees at the foot of the Waterberg mountains, Itaga Private Game Lodge is in a malaria-free area, less than two hours from Johannesburg. Set in the 12,000 hectare Mabalingwe Nature Reserve, home to the Big Five with the lions in separate enclosure. The spacious thatched main Lodge is open on most sides with a lounge, bar with viewing deck and romantic dining area. Thatched, cosy chalets are decorated in classic African style and screened outdoor bush shower. Pool and deck overlooking a floodlit waterhole. Rhino, elephant, leopard, buffalo, giraffe, warthog, antelope and bountiful birdlife are spotted on game drives with experienced rangers. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Itaga Luxury Private Game Lodge

Address: R516 Thabazimbi Road | Mabalingwe Nature Reserve, Bela Bela, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Bela Bela
Price Range: $291 - $388 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Itaga Luxury Private Game Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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“All the rooms are excellent”
 of 5 bubbles digger42, 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We liked the rooms above the pool as they were more private.”
 of 5 bubbles Pearson_Family_CT, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Our room was number 8. It was small yet it had an outdoor shower, very secluded and on the fence.”
  • Outdoor shower
  • Superior Bathroom
 of 5 bubbles AfricanNomad1985, 10 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The first cottage (no 1) is the best as you are very private there.”
 of 5 bubbles Zeeroo, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
“There is no privacy as all rooms are adjacent to neighbors rooms, superior rooms are the same as all others - not worth paying more for.”
 of 5 bubbles AJIR_10, 10 Aug 2016 | Read review
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