Ntshondwe Camp - Ithala Game Reserve is virtually invisible until the moment of arrival. The main camp in Ithala Game Reserve, is ingeniously camouflaged against a plateau at the foot of the cliffs after which it is named.
Towering above the camp, horizontal contours of pink and russet sandstone offset vertically jagged spires of dolerite rock. These provide the ideal haven for raptors, their calls echoing from rock face to crevice as they soar into the sky in territorial display.
Ntshondwe Camp - Ithala Game Reserve has 67 thatched chalets and one luxury lodge blend into a lush setting of acacias, wild figs, cabbage trees and other indigenous flora.
Other Amenities at Ntshondwe Camp - Ithala Game Reserve:
- Curio shop
- Ladies bar
- Coffee shop
- Secluded boma ideal for braai’s and outdoor gatherings
- Swimming pool
- Sun deck overlooking a waterhole
- Jungle gym for the kids
- Picnic sites
- Conference centre
The conference centre accommodates 120 delegates in cinema style and 80 delegates in lecture style; state of the art facilities including a fully equipped projection room, an integrated sound system, versatile automatic lighting, air-conditioning an two breakaway rooms accommodating 18 delegates each.
The team at Ithala Game Reserve can tailor facilities to suit your needs; bush braais, champagne breakfasts, zulu dancing, team building, sundowner by the pool – the possibilities are endless.
The airstrip at Ithala is suitable for light aircraft, medium to heavy twin-engine aircraft up to a DC3; suitable for 3 medium twin engine aircraft or 5 single aircraft; 1200m tarred airstrip from threshold to threshold; prior permission to land must be booked. Coordinates for the airstrip will be given on request. Altitude 2854FT (890M).
Accommodation at Ntshondwe Camp - Ithala Game Reserve:
2 Bed Chalet - 1 Bedroom, kitchen, lounge
- 4 - plate stove
- Bar fridge
- DSTV compact
- Ceiling fan
- An extra mattress can be added if requested
- There are also additional plug points in all the units
2 Bed Non Self Catering Unit
- These are all wheelchair accessible
- No kitchen facilities
- Toilet with shower
- DSTV Compact
- Bar fridge, ceiling fan
- An extra mattress can be requested for these
4 Bed Chalet
- 2 Bedrooms
- 1x toilet with bath
- Same facilities as a 2 sleeper but this have a bigger
6 Sleeper chalet
- 3 bedrooms
- Lounge and dining area with DSTV compact and fireplace
- No heater
- 2 bathrooms with bath and shower
- Fully equipped kitchen and barbeque area outside each unit
All units are serviced daily.
Please bring own swimming towels.
Luxury accommodation is available in the Ntshondwe Lodge which is situated in Ntshondwe Camp. This Luxury Lodge has it's own plunge pool and sleep 6 people. The Lodge cannot be booked on per room, but per unit (exclusive use only by the client who books it).
Gate Opening and Closing Times:
Summer (November to February) 05h00 to 19h00
Winter (March to October) 06h00 to 18h00
GATE TIMES ARE STRICTLY ENFORCED
High season dates and rates are applicable from:
12 December 2018 to 8 January 2019
20 March 2019 to 8 April 2019
19 April 2019 to 22 April 2019
14 June 2019 to 15 July 2019
8 August 2019 to 11 August 2019
20 September 2019 to 6 October 2019
High season rates are also applicable over any events.
The nearest town which has a full range of services is Vryheid which is 69km away.
Activities available on additional charges.
- 4 x 4 Trails
- Guided mountain bike safaris
- Game drives – day and night viewing (kids 3yrs old and younger are not permitted)
- Guided and Self-guided walks (kids 12yrs old and younger are not permitted)
Ithala Game Reserve is a malaria free area
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.
It is best reached via Eshowe and Melmoth to Vryheid. Then take the tarred road to Louwsburg – approx. 4 1/5 hrs
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
Travel via Colenso, Ladysmith, Dundee and Vryheid – approx. 4 hrs