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Ithala Game Reserve

Travel Information and Accommodation

The park lies some 70 kilometres north-east of Vryheid and has only one entrance to be accessed on the R69. Turn off behind Louwsburg. Keep to your right in this village. Another 6 kilometres through beautiful landscape.

Opening Hours
The entrance gate is open in summer (October to March) from 5 am to 7 pm, in winter (April to September) from 6 am to 6 pm.
NtshondweNtshondwe Restcamp
The main camp lies 8 km from the gate in the southern part of the park (tarred road). It comprises 39 thatched chalets, some with kitchen for self-catering. The lodge building is a visitors' centre, a little shop and a restaurant with a stunning wooden verandah deck and a swimming pool. Further accommodation in the Mhlangeni Bushcamp, the Mbizo Bushcamp and the Thalu Bushcamp, all in beautiful positions in the middle of nature. Tel: (034) 9832540, Fax: (034) 9832566.

DoornkraalDoornkraal Camp Site
This exclusive shady campground lies at the Mbizo river and provides camping facilities for 20 persons. Caravans are not admitted. The area is not fenced. Watch out for wild animals!

Hikes and Safaris
There are a couple of well marked hiking trails, above the Ntshondwe Camp. At night sometimes elephants and rhinos enter the camp. Visitors should be vigilant and abstain from going on nightly walks by themselves. The park management, however, also offers guided hikes and safari drives at night in an open safari vehicle.

Ithala Game Reserve is - according to the management - malaria-free.

Ntshondwe Restcamp - Ithala Game Reserve
Type Max Pers. Rates pp
Chalets s/c (21 units)
R 352
Chalets s/c (12 units) 4
R 352
Chalets (28 units)
R 319

Camping (10 units)

R 40
Rates per person/night. Children pay half. Plus Conservation Fee of R35 per person and day. (No guarantee on amounts)

EzemveloReservations and Bookings:
Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife
PO Box 13069, Cascades 3202,
KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Tel (033) 8451000, Fax: (033) 8451001

Accommodation in the surrounding area

AmaKhosi Lodge
River suites in the 12000 ha Amazulu Game Reserve; pool; all meals; game drives + walks.
Tel +27 (0)
34 4141157. eMail

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