Ithala Game Reserve offers stunning mountainous scenery combined with excellent wildlife viewing. Although lions are absent the rest of the Big-5 can be found here. The park offers the chance to see eland, Africa’s largest antelope species, tsessebe and red hartebeest. These three antelope species are rarely found in other reserves on the Elephant Coast. The rugged beauty of the park is a magical backdrop for a self-drive safari. Ithala is also famous for frequent sightings of black and white rhino. For keen birders it offers an excellent array of birds, once again different species compared to other parks in the Elephant Coast. Ithala offers a great destination for self-drive safaris, with several routes of differing lengths available. Please do note that some of the routes however, are in need of maintenance and are currently only suitable for high clearance vehicles such as SUV's. Guests looking for a guided experience or travelling in a smaller vehicle can book and join a guided game drives at the camp, which are reasonably priced.
Ntshondwe Camp is one of the best run EKZN Wildlife camps, with up to date clean and comfortable chalets, equivalent of a good 3-star accommodation. There are 2,4 and 6 bed chalets available, all with self-catering facilities, perfect for families and couples alike. It is set in a beautiful location overlooking the park. Several walking trails are available from Ntshondwe Camp, allowing you to climb up to the top of the outcrop and overlook the camp and park. The camp has a lovely pool and restaurant that offers breakfast, lunch and dinners. Children of all ages are welcome at Ntshondwe Camp and can enjoy the pool and play area during their stay.