Welcome to SafariNow. Get off your accommodation booking by paying with the voucher code before .

About Itaga Luxury Private Game Lodge

Itaga Lodge is situated on a 12 000-hectare, malaria-free game reserve, home to the Big Five. Itaga has earned a proud reputation as an exclusive, four-star lodging establishment of understated elegance. We offer eight luxuriously appointed en-suite, African-style chalets. Each room has a private pergola covered patio and most rooms are equipped with private outdoor bush showers.

The thatched central complex of the main lodge has a romantically appointed dining area; an intimate lounge with feature fireplace; a cocktail bar with viewing deck overlooking the floodlit waterhole; a cosy open-air bush boma; an all-day complimentary tea and coffee refreshment station for the convenience of our guests; a DStv loft lounge and library; a gift, art, curio and fashion goods boutique; and a swimming pool with Martini seats on a large sun deck, overlooking the waterhole.

The elevated ‘top deck’ offers stunning views across the plains and the quiet solitude of this private location makes it the perfect place to witness sensational sunsets, as you savour the moment with a sundowner cocktail. For the safety of our guests and the protection of our marula trees from mischievous elephants, the area surrounding the camp is securely encircled by an electrified game fence. The lodge also has comfortable indoor-outdoor conference facilities, catering for up to 16 corporate delegates.

Like many other private game reserves, the lions at Mabalingwe are contained in a separate high security, fenced area of the reserve. It is necessary to book for a visit to the Mabalingwe Lion Enclosure Wednesdays and Sundays at 9.00 am. The cost is R145 per person, including transport to the lion camp from Itaga Lodge.

Resident guests at Itaga Lodge have access to the superb Zebula Country Club and Spa, located about 30 minutes’ drive from the lodge. This pristine 1 200-hectare bushveld estate has been awarded five star accreditation by the South African Tourism Grading Council and boasts a sensational 18-hole world class Peter Matkovich designed golf course.

In addition to golf, various other optional activities can be arranged and paid for at the lodge. This includes guided bush walks, 4x4 adventure trails, night game drives with sundowners in the bush, horseback trails, visits to the nearby Cheetah and Wild Dog Breeding Centre, the Lion Enclosure, or the Zebu Health and Beauty Spa at the nearby Zebula Country Club.

  • Response Rate: 90%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 6 hours
  • Type: Lodge
  • Sleeps: 16
  • Check-in: 14:00
    Check-out: 11:00
  • Reviews: 22 Reviews


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Garden
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Vitality Collection
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Cosy
  • see more

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans


  • Portfolio Collection
  • AA Superior
* Please enquire for further details.


SAVE 20% Midweek 20%

Stay between 06 Apr 2021 and 31 Dec 2022 and get 20% off. Valid every Mon,Tue,Wed,Thu,Sun.

  • 3 night min stay (check-in between 06 Apr 2021 and 31 Dec 2022)

Availability and pricing

Please enter dates to receive pricing
  • Superior Room Superior Room Sleeps 2 Includes: All Meals Rooms / Units: 6 Superior rooms also have indoor / outdoor showers and include tea/ coffee making facilities, special bathroom amenities,... see more
    • Rooms Adults
      • Standard Chalet Standard Chalet Sleeps 2 Includes: All Meals Standard chalet with inside / outside shower or both. Beds can be arranged as double or twin beds based on your preferen... see more
        • Adults
          • Standard Chalet with Bath Standard Chalet with Bath Sleeps 2 Includes: All Meals Standard chalet with a bath, inside / outside shower or both. Beds can be arranged as double or twin beds based on your... see more
            • Adults

              Reviews for Itaga Luxury Private Game Lodge

              22 guest reviews Reviews of

              4.5 out of 5 stars
              5 star
              4 star
              3 star
              2 star
              1 star
              izak Van Den Berg
              06 November 2019

              It was wonderful quite and the food is excellent all the rooms need is a Jacuzzi or small private splash pool

              08 November 2017

              We had an awesome weekend, all the staff was friendly, helpful and forever in smiles.Our room was terrific and had all the things we required away from home. Maybe it should be clarified when booking that the activities are a bit far from the game lodge.Many thanks once more to the team for ensuring that I did not cross paths with the \house cat\":)."

              Sello Modibela, South Africa
              30 January 2017

              The best weekend getaway destination ever. Our stay at Itaga was the best, on arrival we were warmly welcome by staff. Everything was perfect from the room, food and the atmosphere. Our highlight was the sundowner , picture perfect moment. Upsolute tranquillity.

              05 January 2017

              My stay was amazing. The highlight of my stay was how well the staff managed the place and how excellent their service was. The personnel was brilliant and my room was perfect. My experience was impressive.

              10 October 2016

              The food and the service the staff gave was fantastic. They are welcoming and very friendly. The Game drives was amazing and we were also blessed to see the elephants moving through the water hole. We had a very special weekend.

              Show More Reviews

              Itaga Luxury Private Game Lodge Map

              Click to interact with the map
              Click to display the map
              Itaga Luxury Private Game Lodge is 27.7km from the centre of Bela Bela (Warmbaths) , the nearest airport 110.8km (Waterkloof AFB Airport).
              *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling