Izintaba Private Game Reserve

Bush Break

Accommodation Overview

Accommodation in the Waterberg near Vaalwater at Izintaba Private Game Reserve from R490.00 pp sharing a Self-Catering Cottage. Meals by Arrangement
Modified: 2019-09-04 13:11:34


Accommodation in the Waterberg near Vaalwater at Izintaba Private Game Reserve from R490.00 pp sharing a Self-Catering Cottage. Meals by Arrangement

Izintaba is a private game reserve in the rugged but beautiful Waterberg bushveld, 50km from the town of Vaalwater and only 290km from Johannesburg.

Izintaba (place in the mountains), is a malaria free 1,200 hectare farm with over 40 mammal and 200 bird species.

With a variety of wildlife and habitats, stunning views, rivers and waterfalls, Izintaba is ideal for nature lovers, families, friends and couples wanting a romantic bush getaway.  

Accommodation at Izintaba is provided in 6 spacious, attractively styled self-catering cottages which sleep between 4 – 16 people. Featuring cosy fireplaces, fully equipped kitchens and private swimming pools in the 2 larger units.

Each thatched cottage has a patio with views over the bushveld and a private lapa with braai facilities to fully enjoy the intoxicating scents and sounds of the African bush as the golden sun sets.

Guests who prefer not to cook can choose to sample the delicious breakfasts & dinners - or enjoy a  traditional potjie or bush braai served in the Burkea Boma around a blazing bonfire, under the endless starry sky. Guests requiring meals need to pre-book one week in advance.

Able to accommodate 44 guests in total, Izintaba is a popular venue for intimate bush weddings where the reception is held in the thatched function venue and/or boma. The marriage ceremony can be conducted anywhere on the reserve, under the big old fig tree or on the open plains.

There are no dangerous animals on the property, guests can enjoy walks, hikes and cycles along the various trails.  Guided game drives and walks led by an experienced ranger are also provided.

Pack your mountain bikes, walking shoes, fishing rods and binoculars for a busy bush getaway, or bring a book and enjoy relaxing and unwinding beside the rock pool.



Rates are as advised by Izintaba Private Game Reserve

There are no additional costs when booking accommodation with Up And Go

The rates information below is a guide only and will be confirmed when making your reservation.

Rates are subject to change without notice

Weekdays (Monday – Thursday)

R490.00 per person sharing

Weekends (including RSA School Holidays except December)

R540.00 per person sharing

High Season (Long Weekends, Easter and December)

Zebra Cottage (6 sleeper)

Thatched Rondavel with 2 en-suite bedroom (1 x double bed and 2 x twin beds), loft room with steep ladder for 2 children,  open plan kitchen, dining and lounge, stoep, lapa and braai

R2 160.00 per night

Bushbuck Cottage (4 sleeper)

Thatched Rondavel with 2 en-suite bedrooms (1 x double bed and 2 x twin beds), open plan kitchen, dining and lounge, stoep, lapa and braai

R2 160.00 per night

Duiker Cottage (4 sleeper)

Secluded on a rocky ridge, 2 bedrooms (1 x king and 1 x twin room), full bathroom, open plan lounge dining and kitchen, stoep with built in braai

R2 160.00 per night

Kudu Cottage (8 Sleeper)

Secluded thatched double storey cottage, 4 bedrooms, (2 x double beds and 4 x twin beds, 2 full bathrooms, open plan kitchen, dining room and lounge, stoep, lapa and braai, private splash pool

R4 320.00 per night 

Giraffe Cottage (10 Sleeper)

Lodge with 3 bedrooms (1 x king, 1 x double and 1 x town room, 4 single beds in loft room for children, open plan dining room, lounge, kitchen, 2 full bathrooms, stoep, braai and lapa

R4 320.00 per night

Izintaba Lodge (10 - 12 Sleeper)

Bush Lodge with 5 bedrooms, 3 en-suite bathrooms, kitchen, open plan lounge/dining room, bar with pool table and dartboard, private swimming pool, lapa and braai with separate fire pit.

R5 400.00 per night


Minimum 2 night stay on normal weekends and 3 nights stay during long weekends

No charge for children under 3 years not occupying a bed

Children 3-12 years – less 50%



Lapa and Braai Facilities (per cottage)

Fireplaces in Cottages (except Izintaba Cottage where gas heaters are provided)

Guided Game Drives and Bush Walks (from From R100.00 per person)

Units are serviced from Monday – Saturday before 12h00

Pedal Boat

Jungle Gym


Mountain Biking

Game Viewing

Nature Walks and Hikes


Tree Spotting

Picnic Sites

Arts & Crafts

Horse Riding (30km away)

Waterberg Meander (scenic drives)

Challenging 4x4 trails

African Art Shops



Guests required to bring own pool towels

Limited cell phone coverage (MTN has more coverage than Vodacom)

No Television in Rooms (guests may make us of the TV in the Boma)

To ensure the peace and quiet which our guests expect when they come to the bush, the playing of loud music either inside or outside your unit is strictly prohibited.



The stay was great! 1 of us even swam although it was cold. The house was a bit big for us though and there were lots of mini spiders in the beds upstairs but we moved them away and all was fine. There are no curtains on the windows upstairs so that was also a bit annoying for the ones that wanted to rest longer. But in general we all loved it.

S. Bouckaert (October 2018) 

Specific details

Area Activities: 4x4 Trails, Bird Watching, Game Drives, Hiking Trails, Horse Riding, Mountain Biking
Facilities: Fans, Fire Place, Wedding Facilities, Housekeeping, Swimming Pool, Linen, Towels
Star Grading: Not Rated
Accommodation Type Bed & Breakfast, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast, Game Reserve, Self-Catering


Waterberg, Limpopo, South Africa
Portion 3, New Belgium Farm, Vaalwater, Waterberg, Limpopo Province, South Africa