Guests of Ithala Game Reserve will stay in luxury KwaZulu-Natal accommodation at Ntshondwe Camp, an acclaimed rest camp with great amenities or, at private fully equipped lodges.
Ntshondwe Camp chalets and 4 different lodges provide KwaZulu-Natal accommodation at Ithala. There is a fully licensed restaurant, bar and coffee shop in the camp while some lodges have their own cook to prepare food brought by guests.
Ntshondwe's 67 chalets blend into a lush settings of wild figs, acacias, cabbage trees and other indigenous flora. 39, two to six bedroomed self-catering chalets are available (some of which have been designed for the physically chanllenged) and 28 twin-bedded non-catering chalets with a fridge and tea and coffee making facilities, these are perfect for tour groups, conference delegates and those whom wish to be at total leisure and enjoy the catering provided by the restaurant facilities.
These chalets are situated arounf the visitors centre which has a fully licensed restaurant, bar and an open viewing deck that overlooks a small watering hole.
There is an exclusive self-catering lodge which offers complete privacy and spectacular surroundings within Ntshondwe Resort, accommodating up to six guets in three bedrooms with en-suite bathroom, small plunge pool, a sun deck and braai area overlooking the valley below.
Thalu Bush Camp
Situated on the edge of the Thalu River, this camp is set under large trees and accommodates four people in 2 bedrooms separated by a lounge, kitchen and viewing deck. Enjoy a refreshing swim in the pools as the rivers are Bilharzia free.
An attendant services the camp regularly and an expert field ranger is available by prior arrangement for tranquil walks to the Thalu River where a variety of birds and animals congregate, including Half Collared Kingfishers, Crowned Eagles and majestic Waterbuck.
Mhlangeni Bush Camp
Mhlangeni is set high on a granite boulder koppie and boasts spectacular views across the savannah like expanse of the Ncence valley to the bush lined river. The surrounding valley is a sanctuary for Black and White Rhino, Giraffe and a wide variety of large antelope.
This KwaZulu-Natal accommodation at Ithala has 5 comfortable twin bed units and boasts a central open plan lounge, dining room and sun deck, affording the opportunity to view game from the lodge. The services of a cook, to prepare food brought by guests, and a field ranger for walks to the Mtunzini Waterfall and river pools are available (Bilharzia free).
Mbizo Bush Camp
Mbizo Camp is set along the west bank of the Mbizo River – wonderful for relaxation around the camp fire and dips in the river and rapids (Bilharzia free). The camp sleeps just 8 guests.
This KwaZulu-Natal accommodation at Ithala has 2 separate en-suite chalets constructed of wood, thatch and reed, each with their own lounge, kitchen and viewing deck. There is a field guide available.