Itaga Private Game Lodge Luxury Lodge in Bela Bela

Itaga Private Game Lodge

Game Lodge at Mabalingwe Nature Reserve, Bela Bela, Waterberg, Limpopo, South Africa. Show on Map

  • Property TypeGame Lodge
  • Guests16
  • Units/Rooms8
  • Minimum Stay1-2 Nights

About Itaga Private Game Lodge

Nestling in the shadows of the Waterberg Mountains, near Bela-Bela, Itaga Private Game Lodge is located in the greater Mabalingwe Nature Reserve - a Malaria free area of Limpopo Province and home to the 'Big 5'.

It takes only two hours to reach Itaga from Johannesburg and just over an hour from Pretoria, travelling via the national Polokwane road.


Itaga Private Game Lodge is an exclusive but affordable luxury lodging establishment offering eight unique and tastefully appointed with climate controlled air-conditioning for maximum comfort in warm summers or cool winters, African themed chalets.

The rooms have private pergola covered patios with comfortable waterproof outdoor furniture, perfect for lazy afternoons. Guests have a heated en-suite with a choice of either shower and 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 electric hairdryers and power sockets. All rooms are non-smoking.

The superior rooms also include tea and coffee making facilities, guaranteed inside and outside shower, digital safe, special bathroom amenities, bath robes, slippers and late check out (13h00 instead of 11h00).


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

The elevated 'upper deck' offers stunning views across the plains and the quiet solitude of this private location makes it the perfect place to witness sensational sunsets, whilst savouring the moment with a sundowner cocktail.

For the safety of our guests (and the protection of our Marula trees from mischievous elephant), the area surrounding the camp is encircled by an electrified game fence.


Itaga has traversing rights over more than 12,000 hectares of good game country - home to Elephant, Lion (separate enclosure), Leopard, Rhino, Hippo, Buffalo, Giraffe, Zebra, Wildebeest, Hyena, Warthog, a wide variety of antelope / plains game and bountiful bird life. Guests can enjoy an early morning or afternoon game drive with an experienced tracker / ranger in our open 4 x 4 game vehicles, with individually contoured bucket seats for the comfort of each passenger.

Like many other Private Game Reserves, the lions in our reserve 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 - cost on request including transport to / from the Lion camp and Itaga Lodge. Visits to the lion enclosure at Mabalingwe should be pre-booked after arrival and will be subject to space availability, based on the limited number of permitted visitors for each scheduled game drive / viewing experience.

Visitors are not always guaranteed to see the lions as they can be elusive!

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In Room / Unit

  • = in all rooms
  • = in some rooms
  • Air-conditioning
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Safe for valuables
  • Tea and coffee facilities

On Site

  • Guest lounge with TV
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Parking (undercover)
  • Swimming pool


  • Bar
  • Catering (in-house)
  • Standard conf. equipment

Food & Drink

  • Bar (fully licenced)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee
  • Restaurant / dining room


  • Free Wi-Fi


AA Quality Assured Accommodation Superior

  • Tonight from
  • ZAR 3790
  • per unit per nightbased on 2 persons

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Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -24.840555555222224
Longitude: 28.048055555222223

Closest airport(s)
Lanseria Airport - 190km
OR Tambo International - 200km

Children policy
Children 12 years and older are welcome.

Check-in/out times
Check-in from 14h00 to 19h00
Check-out by 11h00

Exceptions to check-in times may be arranged, please enquire.

Listed on
August 2012 - 1 Review

Travellers' Reviews

My wife and I wanted to spend some time relaxing. This was the place to be. We did a three-day trip and spent the entire time at Itaga. There were a...

Oresti Patricios, Johannesburg Travellers' Rating

Very Good

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