Welcome to Ithala Game Reserve

Most of the 300 sq km are taken up by the steep valleys of six rivers (tributaries of the Phongolo), with some open grassland on the heights, rugged outcrops and bushveld. Some of the world’s oldest rock formations are found here, as are Stone Age spear and axe heads.

Animals include black and white rhinos, elephants, tsessebis, buffaloes and giraffes (the park’s emblem, as they are believed to be indigenous to Ithala Game Reserve) and rare bird species.

Guided walks (R250 per person) and wildlife and night drives (R500 per person) are available.

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Ithala Game Reserve in detail