Itaga Luxury Private Game Lodge

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PRICE (pp sharing):
from R 1,745 - 2,195
Itaga Lodge is situated on a 12 000-hectare, malaria-free game reserve, home to the Big Five. Itaga has earned a proud reputation as an exclusive, four-star lodging establishment of understated elegance. We offer eight luxuriously appointed en-suite, African-style chalets. Each room has a private pergola covered patio and most rooms are equipped with private outdoor bush showers.

The thatched central complex of the main lodge has a romantically appointed dining area; an intimate lounge with feature fireplace; a cocktail bar with viewing deck overlooking the floodlit waterhole; a cosy open-air bush boma; an all-day complimentary tea and coffee refreshment station for the convenience of our guests; a DStv loft lounge and library; a gift, art, curio and fashion goods boutique; and a swimming pool with Martini seats on a large sun deck, overlooking the waterhole.

The elevated top deck offers stunning views across the plains and the quiet solitude of this private location makes it the perfect place to witness sensational sunsets, as you savour the moment with a sundowner cocktail. For the safety of our guests and the protection of our marula trees from mischievous elephants, the area surrounding the camp is securely encircled by an electrified game fence. The lodge also has comfortable indoor-outdoor conference facilities, catering for up to 16 corporate delegates.

Like many other private game reserves, the lions at Mabalingwe are contained in a separate high security, fenced area of the reserve. It is necessary to book for a visit to the Mabalingwe Lion Enclosure Wednesdays and Sundays at 9.00 am. The cost is R145 per person, including transport to the lion camp from Itaga Lodge.

Resident guests at Itaga Lodge have access to the superb Zebula Country Club and Spa, located about 30 minutes drive from the lodge. This pristine 1 200-hectare bushveld estate has been awarded five star accreditation by the South African Tourism Grading Council and boasts a sensational 18-hole world class Peter Matkovich designed golf course.

In addition to golf, various other optional activities can be arranged and paid for at the lodge. This includes guided bush walks, 4x4 adventure trails, night game drives with sundowners in the bush, horseback trails, visits to the nearby Cheetah and Wild Dog Breeding Centre, the Lion Enclosure, or the Zebu Health and Beauty Spa at the nearby Zebula Country Club.
"Royal getaway"
30 Jan 2017
By Sello, South Africa
"The best weekend getaway destination ever. Our stay at Itaga was the best, on arrival we were warmly welcome by staff. Everything was perfect from the room, food and the atmosphere. Our highlight was the sundowner , picture perfect moment. Upsolute tranquillity."
"Great staff"
26 Sep 2016
By Francois, South Africa
"Would highly recommend Itaga for a stay within the Mabalingwe reserve. Friendly staff, good food and the bushveld."
"best time every"
17 Jun 2015
By charmaine, South Africa
"our time at Itaga as amazing. Staff where extremely helpful, friendly and made you feel like part of their family. the food was perfect. rooms confortable and nothing was too much trouble for the staff. 10000 out of 10. thanks guys"
"Anniversary Celebration"
05 May 2015
By Leigh, South Africa
"We celebrated our1 year wedding anniversary at Itaga and it was stunning. The hospitably that wereceived from arrival until departure was superb. The team at Itaga interactwith every guest and they make you feel at home. Included in the accommodationis a late afternoon game drive, of which both Danie and Rochelle have excellentknowledge on the wildlife as well as a good sense of humour. During our stay weexperienced nothing but great service from everyone, we even requested certaindietary requirements and it was never an issue. The food was absolutelydelicious. The accommodation was nice and cosy and offered an indoor as well asoutdoor shower. One morning we were greeted by Nyalas outside our bedroomwindow and we were also fortunate to see the klipspringer in its naturalhabitat inside the lodge. Besides the watering hole Itaga also has a stunningviewing deck and the sunsets you experience are breathtaking. Itaga is truly anamazing place."
"The best hospitality"
05 Jan 2015
By Joanna, South Africa
"We stayed here for 3 nights as a family of four with children of 12 and 14. The hospitality of Liesel, Rochelle and Chris was the warmest, friendliest and most relaxing I have ever experienced. Nothing is too much trouble. They are so helpful, thoughtful, friendly, and funny - without being over bearing. We had the best time. The lodge is so relaxing. The service is 5* but at the same time it retains a genuine, unstuffy, home from home but in the bush feel to it.The rooms are great. We adored the inside/outside showers.The game drives were good even though summer is not the best time for spotting game I know. Chris' knowledge was an education.The food is also lovely home cooking. The afternoon pre-game drive snacks were a particular favourite.Highly recommended. Super friendly place. Would love to go back."
"Return visit"
22 Oct 2013
By MALCOLM, United Kingdom
"Last visit was some 8 years ago. This time we saw all the animals that we missed last time.Lazarus, our guide made it a mission to see everything. Excellent.Accommodation was also excellent as were the staff."
21 Oct 2013
By Dave, South Africa
"Standard of accommodation a bit disappointing. Food excellent. Lodge staff efficient. Very knowledgeable game drive staff."
"Itaga Game Lodge- most amazing experience!"
06 Oct 2013
By Johalna, South Africa
"Itaga Luxury Private Game Lodge is top of the range! Amazing service, game drives, rooms and the food is out of this world! Would recommend it to anyone seeking a proper, fantastic wildlife experience!"
22 Jul 2013
By Gert, South Africa
"This was an amazing weekend, plenty to do in and around the lodge! The staff are so friendly and helpful, the hospitality was 5 star. A very scenic place, lovely rooms, great food!"
15 Apr 2013
By Gerhard, South Africa
"Very good hospitality. Beautiful"