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Ithala Game Reserve is located 15 km from Louwsburg in the rolling hills south of the Pongola River. Drainage lines and deep valleys, extending predominantly north-south, and opening mostly into the Pongola River basin, cleave the area. The reserve is known to support over 300 bird species. The riverine forest contains Half-collared Kingfisher Alcedo semitorquata and the mountainous cliffs also hold a colony of Southern Bald Ibis Geronticus calvus.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Ithala Game Reserve. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/ithala-game-reserve-iba-south-africa on 05/10/2023.