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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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Unique game reserve

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
JamesTza
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Durbanville, South Africa
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26 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Durbanville, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 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 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 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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Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
30 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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50 reviews 50 reviews
9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

I stayed at Ntshondwe camp for few days.The unit was warmly decorated, spacious, equipped with necessary appliances & kitchen utensils which would accommodate use by up to 3-5 adults. Chalets are surrounded by lushy bushes, with views of antelopes, vervet monkeys and other wildlife possible. There is a lovely pool area overlooking the cliff, nice spot to relax. Walking trails... More 

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Johannesburg
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My wife and I visited this KZN park a few weeks ago for the first time since 1997, and were happy to re-discover the scenic wonders of this remote corner of the province. We were upgraded from a non-selfcatering chalet to a spacious self-catering unit, with a bath. The chalet was in good condition, set apart from the others, which... More 

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Durban
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Although it doesn't have all the BIG 5 - this is a beautiful reserve with a great variety of vegetation, beautiful landscapes, many bird species and still many antelope and other animals to keep you entertained. The service was great and we will certainly be back.

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