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Address: Louwsburg, South Africa
Phone Number: 27 21 424 1037
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Activities: Viewing wildlife

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Stunning highland beauty

We came to Ithala at the very end of a remarkable five weeks in KZN. Apart from a monkey who stole our coffee it was a fantastic experience of peace and silence. It is a beautiful... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We came to Ithala at the very end of a remarkable five weeks in KZN. Apart from a monkey who stole our coffee it was a fantastic experience of peace and silence. It is a beautiful and extraordinary place, especially in winter. It can't compete with other parks for likely sightings of animals - though they are definitely there -... More 

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Ballito, South Africa
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26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

There is no better park to go and relax and enjoy the magnificent beauty of nature. We stayed at Doornkraal campsite for 4 nights and were delighted by the clean and neat and well maintained campsite. I could find nothing broken or in need of repair. All the view sites and picnic spots were a delight to visit. We saw... More 

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Henley on Klip, South Africa
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42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We spent 2 wonderful nights camping at Doornkraal...during our stay we did a self-drive around the reserve even tackling the more extreme 4 x 4 routes. The reserve is stunning with plenty of plains game to be seen...we however were not lucky enough to see any of the supposedly numerous leopards in the reserve. We treated ourselves to a beautiful... More 

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Durbanville, South Africa
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This Game Reserve was a revelation. Spectacularly situated main camp - very well run and well-maintained, with wonderful opportunities for scenic self-guided walks & views. Beautiful drives too - mountainous scenery (especially viewpoint over the Phongola River) makes a different backdrop for the usual wildlife sightings.

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Munich, Germany
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We visited Ithala after we had spent 4 days in the Krüger Park, then Imangasilo and we just fell in love with the people, the landscape, the diversity of the plants, the riverbeds and more than everywhere else fantastic white and even black Rhino. We were almost charged by one big male, we could observe for a long time a... More 

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Richards Bay, South Africa
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Spent old years eve at the self catering units.Great clean everything functional.Great restaurant with great helpfull staff and good variety on offer.Night drive was a nice experience with our knowledgeable guide Russel.All in all a good getaway and will be back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We spent 2 nights at the Thalu Bushcamp in Ithala, as a family of 4, on our way back to Joburg from Kosi Bay. Wonderful setting on a sand bank above a small (crocodile free) river, at least 30 minutes from the nearest other people. You need to be at ease with isolation to stay here: which suited us perfectly!... More 

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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Absolutely stunning scenery, beautiful restaurant, and friendly staff! Very happy with the climate. Saw alot of wild (giraffes, elephants, zebras, buffalo, and a broad variety of 'bucks'

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Kloof, South Africa
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Drove through for the day specifically to do the 4x4 Bivane trail. Staff at main gate were professional and really friendly. The reserve is stunning. Very hilly which makes for amazing views. There is a great restaurant and a fantastic shop. The roads are not suited for a normal car. Wildlife is abundant. This time of year there were plenty... More 

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136 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

It is a very well run park but staff other than the head game ranger were not friendly or helpful. Think they rely on tour busses and conferences. The self catering chalets are very well stocked with equipment and very clean. Do however take food supplies as the shop is under supplied - in fact a joke. Nothing much in... More 

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Address: Address: Louwsburg, South Africa
Phone Number: 27 21 424 1037
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal

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