On-site ActivitiesGame Drive/Bush Dinner:
A 2-3 hour guided game drive followed by a 3 course dinner in our dining room, around the bonfire. Must be booked in advance.
Guided Game Drives and Bush Walks:
Although you are welcome to do your own game drives and bush walks, guided game drives and walks can be booked.
A good network of farm roads and some single tracks enables the cyclist to enjoy riding in the bush. Tracks are either smooth or 4x4. There is always the possibility of coming face to face with a Zebra or a Giraffe around the next corner! Alternatively, the public roads outside the farm have very little traffic and offer longer scenic rides.
Izintaba offers a diversity of habitats from open plains to rocky kloofs, to dams and seasonal rivers. This enables it to support a wide selection of wildlife. Guests are able to drive in their own cars on the farm roads to look for game. Most roads are suitable for sedan cars and only a few require 4x4. A map of the farm is provided on arrival. Alternatively we do also offer guided game drives on an open landrover with a qualified guide.
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. There are game paths and with over 25km of roads on the property one can enjoy long easy leisurely walks. For the more energetic, there is a marked walking trail leading down a scenic kloof, which has waterfalls and rock pools in the rainy season. For the less energetic, there is much less strenuous marked footpath that follows the game paths and meanders around the cottages.
Discover the joy of bird watching with over 200 species recorded in the area. Check lists provided on request.
Cool off in the large swimming pool set amongst large boulders with lovely views.
The flora is very diversified due to the variety of habitats. It's a wonderful hobby to walk about identifying trees and wild flowers with a good reference book.
Pack a picnic and enjoy the surroundings at one of our two picnic sites. One is situated on the banks of the dam, the other is close to the start of the walking trail with beautiful views.
There are endless possibilities for the keen nature photographer, especially as guests have access to all areas of the property, including a few hides.
There is limited cell phone reception. MTN is generally better than Vodacom. To ensure the peace and quiet which our guests expect when in the bush, there are no T.V's in the lodges. However, guests are very welcome to use the TV in the Burkea Boma.
Meals in the Burkea Boma:
Meals can be enjoyed in the Burkea Boma dining room. As this is not a restaurant, but a dining room with set meals, these please need to be booked at least one week in advance. Nothing is kept in stock, we only cater on request. Enjoy 3 course dinners, traditional Bushbraais and poitjies around the raging bonfire under the star filled African sky. There is a very limited cash bar. You are welcome to bring your own drinks
Places of Interest in the area:
- Lekhalo Safaris Zipline and restaurant, 30km
- Exceptional curio shops and African Art shops including the Black Mamba Gallery and Tea Garden in Vaalwater
- San Rock Art at Masebe Game Reserve, which is approx. 70km away. Day visits are accepted.
- Horse riding approx. 30km away
- Elephant back safaris
- Golf courses at Lephalale (Ellisras) or Potgietersrus
- Challenging 4x4 trails
- Telekishi Community trail
- Waterberg Meander, scenic drives in the surrounding area.
- Eventieria, Game auction venue and restaurant, where white lions, tigers, leopards, wild dogs and lots more can be viewed.