Fodor's Expert Review Ntshondwe Camp

Ithala Game Reserve, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa Fodor's Choice

Arriving at the award-winning Ntshondwe Camp is nothing short of dramatic. The meandering road climbs from open plains to the top of a plateau dotted with granite formations, which at the last minute magically yield the rest camp at the foot of pink and russet cliffs. The two-, four-, and six-bed self-catering chalets which blend perfectly with the surroundings, have a simply furnished spacious lounge, a fully equipped kitchen, and a large veranda surrounded by indigenous bush. A magnificent game-viewing deck juts out over a steep slope with views of a water hole and surrounding valleys. A gas station, store (with great curios), and restaurant are all on the premises.

PROS

  • tarred road access
  • game drives
  • self-guided walks

CONS

  • busy conference and wedding venue
  • you can't tick the Big Five off your list here
  • roads are in bad condition

QUICK FACTS

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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 033-845–1000/1 | 033-845–1000

HOTEL DETAILS

67 chalets, 1 lodge
Rate Includes: No meals

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