The key elements for a great family holiday are excellent weather, clean, comfortable accommodation to suit your budget, a safe and stimulating environment for you and your kids, easy access for stress free self drives and of course a malaria free reserve, all of which can be found at Izintaba.
Izintaba is the perfect destination for a family bush holiday as we accept children of all ages, and children can partake in all activities either with you as a family or on a special kiddies encounter, leaving you as parents, or grandparents, a few well deserved quiet hours on your own.
Apart from the usual facilities for kids, such as the jungle gym and swimming pool, Izintaba is the perfect place for kids to have an up close and personal bush experience. Because there are no dangerous animals, it is perfectly safe for you to explore the farm on foot with your children, discovering new bugs or tracking a wildebeest or Giraffe down a game path. You can also join our qualified guide to learn about the ‘toilet paper tree’ or have a ‘bok drol spoeg’, buck poo spitting, competition or make a bow and arrow the traditional way. Game drives are also always very popular and can be enjoyed either in your own vehicle or with our guide on an open 4x4.
And because holidays are also about parents recharging their batteries, you can choose to enjoy some or all of your meals with us in the dining room, at affordable family rates. This takes the hassle out of deciding what to eat and cooking, giving you more quality time to spend together as a family.
There are over 40 mammal species to be found on the property, large and small. These include giraffe, zebra, kudu, eland, waterbuck, blue wildebeest, gemsbok, bushbuck, blesbuck, mountain reedbuck, red hartebeest, klipspringer, duiker, steenbok, impala, bush pig and warthog. Predators such as leopard, brown hyaena, genet, civet, black-backed jackal, caracal, and African wildcat are occasionally sighted. The elusive aardvark, pangolin and honey badger also occur in the area. There is also a pack of free roaming wild dogs that have been sighted, very briefly, on a few occasions on the farm.
The Waterberg boasts over 200 bird species. These include raptors such as snake eagles, buzzards and secretary birds as well as numerous different kingfishers, hornbills and sunbirds. Izintaba is also home to a breeding pair of Denhams Bustards. Innumerable species of insects and reptiles occur, including the endemic Giant plated lizard.
Izintaba offers a wide range of habitats and scenery. A perennial stream, which feeds a dam and provides an interesting wetland that attracts a variety of water birds, wide open savannah plains where game is easily viewed, dense bush and rocky outcrops. On the north-eastern side of the property a densely vegetated horseshoe ridge looks out on an endless vista of mountains and valleys with no sign of civilization. It is down this ridge that a number of rocky ledges and beautiful seasonal waterfalls can be found.