Itaga Game Reserve – The Waterberg

Itaga Lodge is located in the greater Mabalingwe Nature Reserve in the shadows of the Waterberg Mountains, near Bela Bela. This is a Malaria free area of the Limpopo Province and home to the ‘Big 5’ (Lions in a separate enclosure). It is an exclusive but affordable luxury lodging establishment offering 8 tastefully appointed, air-conditioned en-suite, chalets. The rooms have private pergola covered patios and guests have a choice of either shower & bath, or shower only. Most rooms also feature a screened outdoor ‘bush shower’ for that exhilarating 'Out of Africa' experience! All rooms are equipped with digital safes and hairdryers. All superior rooms include inside and outside shower, special bathroom amenities, bath robes, slippers and late check out (1pm instead of 11am).

Itaga Lodge boasts a thatched central complex which is made up of an intimate lounge with a feature fireplace; a dining area; cocktail bar with a viewing deck overlooking the floodlit waterhole; a cosy open-air bush boma; an all-day tea & coffee refreshment station and a DSTV loft lounge. There is a stunning swimming pool with a large sundeck, and an elevated ‘upper deck’ which offers stunning views across the plains. The quiet solitude of this private location makes it the perfect place to witness sensational sunsets, whilst savouring the moment with a sun downer cocktail.

On site activities include guided game drives, a Beauty & Wellness Mobile Spa, archery, board games and a library. Small corporate conferences and special events are also offered for groups of up to 16 person.

Nearby attractions and activities include adventures with elephants, quad bike and horseback safaris, lion cub interaction, White Lion and Cheetah interaction, zip-line adventures and the amazing Zebula Golf Estate and Spa.

It takes only 2 hours to reach Itaga from Johannesburg and just over 1 hour from Pretoria, travelling via the N1.

Relax in Mother Nature’s serenity, explore your wild side or simply indulge yourself.

Kapama Private Game Reserve

Stretching over 13 000 hectares of pristine African wilderness, towards the renowned Kruger National Park, lies an abundant sanctuary of beauty and wildlife magnificence. Kapama Game Reserve, one of the most prestigious wildlife destinationsin South Africa, is home to the Big 5 and numerous other animal and bird species. Game drives and bush walks offer fascinating encounters with wildlife, but Kapama also offers guests unique African wildlife experiences. Elephant-back safaris through the untamed bush enable you to view game from atop a habituated African elephant. There are also guided personal elephant interactions, where the elephants are so close you can touch them.

It’s not only the wildlife encounters that are superb at Kapama – so, too, are its four diverse, luxurious and sophisticated safari lodges. Vibrant River Lodge, breathtaking Kapama Karula, olde worlde-Africa Buffalo Camp and fantastical, nature-inspired Southern Camp welcome guests from around the globe to experience wild Africa in sumptuous style.

Romantic sleep-outs on the reserve and decadent African spa treatments at the Wellness Centre are other enticing offerings that encourage complete relaxation and enjoyment of the evocative surrounding environment. Yet, even without doing anything at all, Kapama’s air of natural calm will work its magic and renew your body and mind.

Kapama’s complimentary transfers are effortless for fly-in safari guests arriving on scheduled flights from Johannesburg or Cape Town. The region is serviced by Hoedspruit’s Eastgate Airport, a mere 10-minute drive from the entrance to the reserve, and transferring to the lodge in open vehicles means game viewing right from arrival – so your safari starts even before check-in. All you need to do is sit back, relax and be enchanted by Africa.

Kapama River Lodge

Within the expansive Kapama Private Game Reserve, River Lodge epitomises five-star safari accommodation. The majestic northern Drakensberg mountains form the backdrop to the 64-suite River Lodge, which is positioned along a bend of the seasonal Kapama River. It’s the largest luxury game lodge in the Greater Kruger National Park area, and is stylishly furnished to ensure an unforgettable African safari experience.

Kapama Southern Camp

Southern Camp is the proud new addition to the Kapama Private Game Reserve family, and is situated in the south of the Big Five game reserve. It offers luxury game lodge accommodation, warm hospitality and friendly service in a tranquil setting that will be savoured by even the most discerning nature lover.

Kapama Buffalo Camp

Reminiscent of a traditional African safari camp from a bygone era, Buffalo Camp offers the ultimate luxurious tented accommodation experience. Built from natural stone and wood, the luxury game lodge has an olde worlde atmosphere while being completely contemporary. All comforts are catered for in the plush tented suites and throughout this carefully appointed luxury safari lodge, with décor accent colours of burnt red and gold.

Kapama Karula

Set on the banks of the perennial Klaserie River is the reserve’s most secluded and prestigious lodge: Kapama Karula. Meaning ‘place of peace’ in the local language, Kapama Karula exudes calmness and depicts the pinnacle of luxury five-star safari accommodation. The meandering river running through the camp enhances the sense of tranquillity at this elegant and luxurious safari lodge.

Kapama Wellness Centre

Exquisitely nestled in the African bush is a piece of paradise designed to uplift your mind, body and soul. Complete with state of the art gym, the centre energises and uplifts in the healing presence of nature. While connecting with the call of the wild, indulge in an array of specially designed spa treatments.