Mbizo Bush Camp is ideally situated beside a series of rapids and pools near the spot where the Ngubhu and Mbizo rivers meet inside Ithala Game Reserve.
Stretching along the west bank of the Mbizo river, this atmospheric camp lends itself to relaxation in the african bush or walking into the surrounding hills with the field ranger to experience animals in their natural habitat or see the rare Protea comptonii high above the camp.
Swim in the rapids and pools as The rivers in Ithala are belhazia free and sit around the fire pit in the evening and listen to the night sounds as the cares of your work a day life fade away.
Mbizo Bush Camp - Ithala Game Reserve:
Situated at a point where the Thalu forms a series of rapids and wide pools on its descent to the Thalu River, the Mbizo bush camp has been built to give its occupants the best advantage of the surrounding area.
This camp accommodates eight people in two separate four bed units, each having two rooms, one with a double bed and the other two single beds.
Each unit has separate hot and cold shower and toilet facilities.
A communal braai and campfire area is situated between the two units.
The tariff includes the services of an attendant and field ranger to take guests on walks by prior arrangement.
Ithala is a malaria free area which makes it an ideal place to see Africa`s wildlife.
What to bring
All bush camps are fully equipped, but visitors need to bring:
- their own food
- a torch
- good walking shoes and neutral colour clothing
- insect repellent for body and clothing
- firelighters and matches
The nearest town which has a full range of services is Vryheid which is 69 kms away. Please note there is no cook in attendance.
Gate Times at Ithala Game Reserve:
Summer (November to February) 05h00 to 19h00
Winter (March to October) 06h00 to 18h00
GATE TIMES ARE STRICTLY ENFORCED
All bookings are confirmed once payment or partial payment is received.Cancellations greater than 45 days prior to arrival = 10% of amount (min R100)Cancellation within 45 to 30 days of arrival = 25% of the amount.Cancellation within 29 to 15 days of arrival = 50% of the amount.Cancellation within 14 days & arrival date = 100% of the amount.Amending booked dates is as good as cancelling a booking if it falls within the cancellation period. Same policy applies to amending a booking.
FROM DURBAN: It is best reached via Eshowe and Melmoth to Vryheid. Then take the tarred road to Louwsburg approx. 4 1/5 hrs
FROM GAUTENG: The best approach is via Standerton, Volksrust and Utrecht to Vryheid approx. 5 hrs
FROM THE NORTH COAST: Take the main road to Pongola. Turn left to Ulundi/Nongoma (R66) and then right onto the (R69) Louwsburg/Vryheid road approx. 3 1/5 hrs
FROM PIETERMARITZBURG: Travel via Colenso, Ladysmith, Dundee and Vryheid approx. 4 hrs