It’s easy to fall in love with Ithala Game Reserve near Louwsberg in northern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, and we did. You’ll find a scenic fusion of ancient rocks and cliffs, rivers, rolling hills and wildlife. Take a high-clearance vehicle or 4x4 to navigate the rugged thornveld, and discover some of these 10 things to do at Ithala Game Reserve.
3. Take a walk around Ntshondwe to enjoy the scenery, including the large boulders that fell from the cliffs above the camp hundreds of years ago. It’s a good chance to identify some of the trees of the area too, like euphorbias, acacias, wild figs and cabbage trees.
5. Listen to and absorb the sounds of the bush, from the chittering of small birds or the call of the painted reed frog to the braying of zebra and rumbling of elephants.
8. Enjoy a meal on the deck overlooking the waterhole at Ntshondwe for a chance of seeing animals even while you’re in camp.