Waterberg Bushveld Game Farm Accommodation
  • Waterberg Game Reserve
  • Bushbuck Cottage king room
  • Izintaba Private Game Reserve
  • Malaria-free Waterberg
  • Izintaba Breakfast in the Bush
  • Kudu Cottage Patio
Breakfast in the bush
Weddings at Izintaba
Zebra Cottage
Swimming pool
Izintaba Lodge main bedroom

Izintaba Private Game Reserve

Plenty of family fun

Experience the warm hospitality of Izintaba private game farm in the beautiful Waterberg bushveld, which offers self-catering and catered accommodation in 6 luxury, fully equipped, self catering thatched cottages, sleeping between 4 and 16 people. Just 290 km north of OR Tambo International Airport, close to the small town of Vaalwater, the 1200 hectare malaria-free game farm is ideal for friend or family get-togethers and reunions, birthday parties and anniversaries, small conferences, intimate weddings, and romantic bush getaways.

With a variety of wildlife and habitats, stunning vistas, seasonal rivers and waterfalls, Izintaba is the perfect destination for those who love the outdoors and the freedom to enjoy the bush at their own pace. Pack your mountain bikes, walking shoes, fishing rods and binoculars for an activity-filled bush getaway, far from the stress of city life, or just bring a book and a bathing costume and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the Waterberg bush.

The reserve has over 40 mammal species including a variety of antelope and the elusive aardvark, bat-eared foxes and honey badger. With no dangerous animals on the property, it is safe to walk, hike and cycle on your own along the marked trails. Guests can also choose a guided game drive in a 4X4 vehicle with an experienced, knowledgeable ranger or use their own vehicles for their own private game drives.

The Waterberg area is a bird-lover’s paradise, with over 200 species of birds found in the area, where you are bound to spot numerous bird varieties.

Izintaba is perfect for families. Younger children will love the jungle gym, and children of all ages will enjoy the large swimming pool and pedal boat, and the opportunity to have an up-close-and-personal bush experience.

Accommodation is spacious and comfortable. The six cottages are fully-equipped for self-catering purposes and luxuriously furnished. Each cottage has a patio with views over the bushveld and private lapas and braai areas for al fresco dining. All the cottages have indoor fireplaces.

Guests who don’t want to cook can choose to eat breakfast or dinner in the dining room, where the delicious menus include a 3-course dinner, potjiekos and a traditional bush braai or barbecue.

Izintaba, which means ‘a place in the mountains’ is blessed with a temperate climate all year round. Leave the city stress behind you and come and enjoy true peace and tranquillity in the malaria-free Waterberg bush.


  • Mountain Biking

    Mountain Biking

    A good network of farm roads enables the cyclist to enjoy riding in the bush.

  • Game Viewing

    Game Viewing

    Izintaba offers a diversity of habitats from open plains to rocky kloofs, to dams and seasonal rivers.

  • Hiking


    Izintaba supports a wide range of fauna and flora, and because we do not have any dangerous game, the best way to take it all in and enjoy the beautiful scenery is on foot.

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