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  • Accommodation Type: Self-Catering, Bed and Breakfast, Guest Farm and Game Lodge
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Situated on a private game farm, just 290 km north of OR Tambo International airport, outside of Vaalwater in the Waterberg, Izintaba Private Game Reserve offers self catering and catered accommodation in 6 luxury, fully equipped self-catering cottages.

Sleeping between 4 and 12 people Izintaba Private Game Reserve are perfect for friend or family get togethers and reunions, birthday parties, small conferences, intimate weddings or romantic bush getaways. Guests can choose to either cater for themselves or select a dinner, bed and breakfast option, enjoying meals in our dining room.

Izintaba Private Game Reserve is the perfect family holiday destination, welcoming children of all ages and offering guests the freedom to enjoy the bush at their own pace either walking, mountain biking, fishing, birding or doing a game drive on our 1200 ha game reserve. Leave the city stress behind you and come and enjoy true peace and tranquility in the Malaria free Waterberg bush.

Accommodation at Izintaba Private Game Reserve:
At Izintaba we believe that a stay in the bush can be enjoyed in style and comfort. The thatched lodges are luxuriously furnished, very comfortable and overlook typical Waterberg bushveld.

At the end of the day guests can relax on their patio and anticipate the magnificent sunset, make a wood fire in their private lapa, watch the incredible night sky and savour the heady scents and wild night sounds of the bushveld.

The kitchens in all the cottages are fully equipped for self-catering and include all crockery, utensils, a 4-plate electric or gas stove with oven, a 2-plate gas cooker, microwave, kettle and fridge/ freezer.

Dish washing liquid and dishcloths are provided. All bed linen, bath towels and soaps are provided in all cottages. Please bring your own swimming towels. All the cottages have fireplaces in the lounge, except Izintaba Lodge where gas heaters are provided.

Bushbuck and zebra cottage (4 to 6 sleeper)
Bushbuck and Zebra Cottage are two thatched rondavels, which are luxuriously furnished, very comfortable and overlook typical Waterberg bushveld. Wildebeest and Impala can often be found grazing on the lawns in front of these cottages in the early mornings and evenings.

Kudu cottage (8 Sleeper)
Secluded on its own overlooking a rocky ridge, Kudu Cottage is a larger double story thatched cottage ideally suited for families and friends who want to enjoy the bush in privacy.

Giraffe cottage (10 Sleeper)
Originally built as a home, Giraffe cottage has been converted into a spacious lodge with an open plan dining room, lounge and large kitchen that makes big family or friend get togethers comfortable and hassle free.

Duiker cottage (4 Sleeper)
Duiker Cottage will appeal to those guests who really want to experience the peace and tranquility of being alone in the bush. Situated on a small rocky ridge, Duiker Cottage offers spectacular views of the surrounding bush and mountains from both the covered stoep and the open plan lounge, kitchen and dining room.

Izintaba Lodge (10 to 12 sleeper)
This exceptional bush home offers guests all the luxuries and comforts of a traditional bush lodge, with the flexibility to enjoy your holiday at your own pace. Perfectly suited for large groups, friends or family, this lodge offers a catering sized kitchen, a private swimming pool, a bar with pool table and dartboard and plenty of space in both the bedrooms and living areas.

Mountain Biking:
A good network of farm roads enables the cyclist to enjoy riding in the bush. Tracks are either smooth or 4x4. There is always the possibility of coming face to face with a Zebra or a Giraffe around the next corner! Alternatively, the public roads outside the farm have very little traffic and offer longer scenic rides.

Game Viewing:
Izintaba offers a diversity of habitats from open plains to rocky kloofs, to dams and seasonal rivers. This enables it to support a wide selection of wildlife. Guests are able to drive in their own cars on the farm roads to look for game or join us on an open landrover for a guided game drive. Most roads are suitable for sedan cars and only a few require 4x4.

For the more energetic, there is a marked walking trail leading down a scenic kloof, which has waterfalls and rock pools in the rainy season. For the less energetic, there is much less strenuous marked footpath that follows the game paths and meanders around the cottages.Alternatively join us for a guided bush walk, where we will impart a wealth of knowledge on all the little things you might miss.

Discover the joy of bird watching with over 200 species recorded in the area. Check lists provided on request.

Cool off in the large swimming pool set amongst large boulders with lovely views.

Tree Spotting:
The flora is very diversified due to the variety of habitats. It's a wonderful hobby to walk about identifying trees and wild flowers with a good reference book.

Picnic Sites:
Pack a picnic and enjoy the surroundings at one of our two picnic sites. One is situated on the banks of the dam, the other is close to the start of the walking trail with beautiful views.

There are endless possibilities for the keen nature photographer, especially as guests have access to all areas of the property, including a few hides.

The jungle gym and play area is with in easy walking distance of all the cottages.
Cancellation Policy:
For normal weekends and weekdays, deposits will be refunded when a booking is cancelled 2 weeks prior to the scheduled date of arrival or when an equivalent replacement booking can be obtained.

For long weekends, Easter, Christmas and New Year, 8 weeks notice of cancellation or an equivalent replacement booking is required for the deposit to be refunded.

No refund for no-shows or early departure.
Facilities & Services available:
Children under 12 years
Honeymoon Couples
Pets only by Arrangement
Special Meals on Request
Conference facilities
Wedding facilities
Self-Braai / Barbecue
Dining room
Fireplace on the Premises
Communal Television
Hiking / Walking Trails
Swimming Pool

Izintaba Private Game Reserve is a Self-Catering, Bed and Breakfast, Guest Farm and Game Lodge in Vaalwater Limpopo South Africa

1. Take the N1 North from Johannesburg, turn left towards Nylstroom/ Modimolle at the Kranskop tollgate. Travel through Modimolle towards Vaalwater (60km).

2. Turn right at the stop street towards Melkrivier and travel 35km. At the Dorset sign turn left on the dirt road. At the fork carry on straight towards Werkendam ( 20km), do not turn left again. Izintaba is on the right hand side just past the dam. Follow the signs to reception.

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Rooms and Units Available at Izintaba Private Game Reserve

Bushbuck Cottage (4 sleeper)-Exclude Peak Season
Duiker Cottage /
Sleeps 2 Adults

Kudu Cottage (8 sleeper)-Exclude Peak Season
Sleeps 2 Adults

Zebra Cottage(6 sleeper)-Exclude Peak Season
Sleeps 2 Adults

Latest Reviews
Units very clean and well fitted. It would have been nice to have TV though as there is nothing to do in the evenings. (Bring cards, games etc) Our game drive with Andrew was the highlight and wished we could do one every day!
Debbie Simpson Oct 2014
The accommodation was superb and we saw loads of animals, we had a wonderful amazing weekend, thank you.
Kerrie Williams Mar 2011