Indulge, explore and revitalise yourself at Itaga Luxury Private Game Lodge

Itaga Luxury Private Lodge

Itaga Luxury Private Game Lodge, Mabalingwe Nature Reserve, Limpopo

Situated in the heart if the greater Mabalingwe Nature Reserve where travellers can explore the natural surroundings and indulge in a luxury accommodation offering called Itaga Luxury Private Game Lodge.

This 4-Star luxury accommodation can be found in the shadows of the Waterberg Mountains near the hot spring town of Bela Bela. Guests can relax and enjoy all that Mother Nature has to offer in the area, from beautiful mountain surroundings to the Big 5!

Itaga Luxury Private Game Lodge is a few hours away from the city of Johannesburg and Pretoria, making it a great place to stop when travelling between the two or when travelling along the N1. The area is also Malaria-free, giving guests an added peace of mind.

Accommodation at Itaga Luxury Private Game Lodge

Itaga Luxury Private Game Lodge, accommodation, game viewing, Limpopo, Mabalingwe Nature Reserve

There are eight different beautifully appointed chalets to choose from, each one uniquely and tastefully decorated, making their guests feel comfortable and welcome. The chalets are en-suite and offer guests an exclusive yet affordable luxury accommodation experience.

All chalets have private pergola-covered patios and the bathrooms come with a shower and bath or shower only depending on your choice. Most of the chalets have a daring outdoor shower that offers an exhilarating ‘Out of Africa’ experience.

The chalets come equipped with digital safes, hairdryers, special bathroom amenities, bath robes, slippers and a mini-bar.

Facilities & breakfast at Itaga Luxury Private Game Lodge

Itaga Luxury Private Game Lodge, accommodation, game viewing, Limpopo, Mabalingwe Nature Reserve

At Itaga guests can enjoy a luxurious experience in the heart of nature. The lodge boasts a thatched central complex that consists of an intimate lounge area with a fireplace, dining area, a cocktail bar that overlooks the floodlit watering hole from the deck, an open-bush boma, tea and coffee-making facilities, and a TV with DStv in the loft lounge.

The swimming pool with the large sun deck offers guests the perfect spot for relaxing in the summer and escaping the sweltering heat. A gift and curio boutique is available onsite so guests can purchase some local souvenirs to take home to remember their experience at Itaga.

Guests can enjoy sensational views of the sunset from the elevated upper deck area that overlooks the plains while sipping on a sundowner from the cocktail bar.

Other facilities available at Itaga include their conferencing facility and Spa. Business travellers can host small corporate conferences and events in their outdoor or indoor facilities. The facilities can be configured to suit their guests’ requirements with a flip chart and overhead projector available for presentations.

The onsite spa and wellness centre offers guests a chance to pamper themselves during their stay, with a number of treatments available from massages to hot stone treatments. The small gym will help guests keep themselves fit and fabulous during their stay. Game drives and archery can be done through the lodge as well, offering a fun and thrilling experience for the whole family.

What do people say about Itaga Luxury Private Game Lodge

Itaga Luxury Private Game Lodge, accommodation, game viewing, Limpopo, Mabalingwe Nature Reserve

Itaga Luxury Private Game Lodge has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor and is ranked the number one speciality lodging accommodation in Bela Bela. Rates at Itaga range from R1895 to R2945 per person per night depending on the room.

“The level of service, friendliness and hospitality of the team at the lodge continued to be at the highest level throughout our stay. The lodge itself and our room were beautiful, we particularly loved sitting by the fence to observe the animals that came nearby (very safe if course). The dinners were amazing, the wine list was great and the game drive was an unforgettable experience. We came very close to a family of rhinos! Definitely recommend Itaga to anyone looking for an unforgettable experience.” – Pat TripAdvisor.

“We visited the lodge for our 3rd anniversary and we enjoyed. We were treated like royalty and luckily we were the only couple there for a weekend. The whole experience was romantic. We really loved it” – Guide TripAdvisor.

“The Itaga stay was just awesome. All requests were fulfilled; we enjoyed the peace very much. In fact, it was very “private”. We will gladly come back, also because of the delicious food and the good wine.” – Osmo TripAdvisor.

Top reasons for staying at Itaga Luxury Private Game Lodge:

  1. The Lodge is surrounded by the beauty and tranquillity of nature, offering a very relaxing and peaceful experience.
  2. The staff are notably friendly and incredibly helpful, making sure all your needs are looked after.
  3. Facilities at the Lodge are high-class, with a swimming, pool, and cocktail bar and amazing views.
  4. Both breakfast and dinner in the Lodge’s restaurant are something that cannot be missed!
  5. Itaga is well-priced for the luxury of the rooms and quality of service provided.

To make a booking at Itaga Luxury Private Game Lodge, give them a call on 014 736 6900/076 043 6856 or Visit their website  Find them at R516 Thabazimbi Road, Mabalingwe Nature Reserve, Bela-Bela, Limpopo.

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