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Switzerland
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 16 October 2015

We've enjoyed our last night at Iketla and it's been really perfect. Very friendly staff, wonderful views, very nice and clean cottages and great food. The perfect place to stay for a while - next time we'll stay longer :)

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UweSilke, General Manager at Iketla Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very must for rating us on Tripadvisor! We are glad that you enjoyed your short stay with us and we look forward to hosting you a little bit longer next time! Kind regards, the Iketla Team More 

Niederanven, Luxembourg
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56 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2015

The lodge is located far away from the main road, ca. 5 min driving an unpaved road (but no 4x4 required). We particularly liked the own single cottages, which made our stay very cozy and quiet. Our cottage was very nice, very comfortable and well equipped with everything required to feel good. All service from welcome to leaving was excellent,... More 

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UweSilke, General Manager at Iketla Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for reviewing us on Tripadvisor and for complimenting our chalets, food, wine and staff! Your recommendation is highly appreciated and we hope to see and host you again in the near future! More 

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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2015

Superb place for nature lovers. The lodges are lovely and you can take a walk by your self through the valley and see some wildlife, like Kudu, Baboons, Bushbokkies. Very nice small place withe friendly peolple. Good place to visit the surrounding, like Bourke's Pothole and Blyde River Canyon

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UweSilke, Manager at Iketla Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much Sander your nice review on Tripadvisor. It's always nice to hear that guests enjoyed the nature here at Iketla as much as we do. Thank you for complimenting our staff, chalets and walking trails. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Bracknell, United Kingdom
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203 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2015

We stayed for one night in April 2015 as part of a 34 night road trip, so this review is relatively objective. Great location for the Panorama route and easily found off the main road. The drive in was a little bumpy, but easily navigable in a hire saloon/sedan car. We stayed on our way from the Kruger to Pretoria... More 

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UweSilke, Manager at Iketla Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review. We hope you enjoyed your visit to South Africa and arrived home safe. Hope to see you again at Iketla Regards More 

Belgium
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2015

We spent the last 2 nights of our holiday in South-Africa in Iketla. It was perfect. The guesthouses are beautiful, well-equiped, very clean and have amazing views. The welcoming is warm and friendly. The food is really good. When staying here try some of the walking trails and enjoy the beautiful surroundings! Iketla is perfectly located to go to the... More 

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UweSilke, Manager at Iketla Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Lizzy, Thank you for your kind post on Tripadvisor! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us as well as the walking trails on the property. As for the birthday cake and singing by the members of our staff, we did that especially for such lovely guests as yourselves. We do hope to see you again. More 

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Reviewed 2 March 2015

We stayed 2 nights in Iketla lodge. De staff was so friendly. The environment is beautiful and the food is really good. The lodge was good en very clean. I would definitely book this lodge again! And it is a perfect stop if you travel from Johannesburg to Kruger. Stay 2 nights, because the panorama route is very beautiful .

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alberthennielene, Manager at Iketla Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the lovely Tripadvisor post! We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay, the hospitality and the food. We are looking forward to hosting you again. Kind regards, the Iketla Team. More 

Augsburg, Germany
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18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2014

Wonderful lodge with a familiar atmosphere. It’s an excellent place for retreat and to relax. Thanks to Albert, Hennielene, Reino und Adri who had an open ear and help with any question, also silly ones. It’s not really a great distance to Blyde River Canon and Panorama Route, but it’s great to return from some crowded places into a little... More 

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Hennielene B, Owner at Iketla Lodge, responded to this review

Vielen Dank Manfred for your special comments on your stay at Iketla!! After 12 years we still appreciate our little paradise and we happily share it with our guests. We used natural materials in the construction of the lodge and we are aware that a few people are very sensitive to smells which may not be common in other parts... More 

Wimborne, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 290 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2014

Our first stay in South Africa, for 3 nights, after a long international flight, short internal one and quite a long (and beautiful) drive. Were a bit surprised at the 2km dirt track to get in (hadn't realised then how common they are), but had a lovely welcome and drink. Bags taken care of (as almost everywhere... something else to... More 

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alberthennielene, Manager at Iketla Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for a wonderful review and for all the lovely comments about the lodge, the chalets, the area, service and food, Geoff! We're glad that you finally got to see the Boabab Tree - it is a rare sight in this area. It was a pleasure to host you and we are very happy that you and... More 

Montreal, Canada
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29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2014 via mobile

Very calm, relaxing B and B in a secluded mountain setting. Very nice owners, friendly service, a good meal. Nice walking trails,very well marked. Just be carefull of the gift shop, a lot of nice stuff, fairly priced!!

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alberthennielene, Owner at Iketla Lodge, responded to this review

Merci!! We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to a return visit. More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2014

Very comfortable rooms with fabulous views on the hills and valley below. Starting point for well-marked walking trails of different length and difficulties. Friendly and helpful staff. Food is being served in a semi-open dining room. We stopped here during our sightseeing tour up to the Kruger Park area. In the night hours we could watch from our porch the... More 

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alberthennielene, Manager at Iketla Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely comments! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at Iketla and we must definitely agree with you... the thunderstorms we have here at Iketla is spectacular - an experience that is difficult to explain in words! We hope to see you again soon! More 

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Romantic retreat with spectacular scenery and unspoilt nature. A 4-star, luxurious, small and intimate country lodge, near the Blyde River Canyon. Ideal base for exploring the Panorama Route. En-route to the Kruger Park. Accommodation in spacious stone-built cottages with private patios and views. Swimming pool, walking trails and guided walks on this 540 ha private reserve. Some wildlife and excellent bird life. DB&B, traditional SA food, superb company & a peaceful environment. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Iketla Lodge

Address: Off R555 | Ohrigstad - Burgersfort rd, Ohrigstad 1122, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Ohrigstad
Price Range: ₹ 11,415 - ₹ 12,069 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Iketla Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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“Best view in Bungalow 3 and 4”
 of 5 bubbles desiree242014, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All the cottages are private, so are all equally good”
 of 5 bubbles janechater, 17 Feb 2016 | Read review
“The wifi is available in the common areas not in the rooms”
 of 5 bubbles DRas_12, 20 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Try to get a Chalet with a view to the valley!”
 of 5 bubbles ManfredS_12, 26 Dec 2014 | Read review
“All rooms pretty much the same - good!”
 of 5 bubbles Geoffy, 22 Dec 2014 | Read review
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