Itaga Lodge has earned a proud reputation as an exclusive but affordable luxury lodging establishment offering 8 tastefully appointed, air-conditioned / heated en-suite, African themed 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!
Itaga is the perfect place to celebrate special events and functions - truly the ultimate intimate bushveld breakaway. Itaga provides all guests with excellent service and fine cuisine, complimented by a selection of quality wines, popular liqueurs and imported cigars - for connoisseurs of good living.
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 & coffee refreshment station for the convenience of our guests; a DSTV loft lounge and library; a gift, curio and fashion goods boutique; a swimming pool with large sundeck, and indoor / outdoor conference facilities catering for up to 16 corporate delegates. 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.
It takes only 2 hours to reach Itaga from Johannesburg and just over an hour from Pretoria, travelling via the national Polokwane road - one of the country's finest scenic highways. Itaga Private Game Lodge has traversing rights over more than 12, 000 hectares of good game country - home to Elephant, Lion, Leopard, Rhino, Hippo, Buffalo, Giraffe, Zebra, Wildebeest, Hyena, Warthog, a wide variety of antelope / plains game and bountiful bird life.
In Room Facilities:
Climate controlled air-conditioning, private pergola covered patios with comfortable waterproof outdoor furniture, choice of either shower and bath or shower only. Most of the rooms also have a screened outdoor bush shower. All rooms are equipped with electric hairdryers and power sockets. Our 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 (1pm instead of 11am).
Resident guests at Itaga Private Game Lodge have access to the Zebula Golf Estate & Spa. Facilities at Zebula include:- a Restaurant; a Cocktail Bar; the Half Way House for fast food and snacks; a Bush Boma; Shopping (convenience store, curios, gifts, clothing and golf accessory items from the Pro shop and Beauty products from the Spa); Swimming Pool and Jacuzzi; Squash and Tennis Courts; fully equipped Gymnasium; Meerkat Manor; a Snake and Reptile Centre and the award winning Zebu Health and Beauty Spa.
Zebula is also home to an extensive variety of free roaming indigenous non-predator plains game with unique and abundant bird life. The Animal Care Centre provides an opportunity for visitors to see Lion Cubs or Bengal Tiger cubs and the famous Zebula Cheetah Run is a chance to learn more about these fast and fascinating felines as you experience the exhilaration of seeing them reach and exceed speeds of almost 100 kilometres an hour.
In addition to the popular Golf and Spa attractions at Zebula, various other nearby optional activities and local excursions can be arranged and paid for at Itaga Lodge. This includes:- Horseback trails; Quad Bike Safaris; Clay Pigeon Target Shooting; Fishing; Birding; the Lion enclosure at Mabalingwe Nature Reserve (selected days / times), or a visit to the nearby Cheetah and Wild Dog Breeding Centre which is highly recommended.
Guests can also 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.