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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

I would have marked this lodge average but for our room, which although slightly old fashioned in furnishings was spacious and comfortable, with a pretty terrace leading to a path to a private rock overlooking the valley, the views were spectacular and it was a lovely place to sit and watch the watering hole in the valley. The bar, dining... More 

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UweSilke, Owner at Iketla Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Shutterbabe2008 Thank you for taking time to review our lodge. We are sorry that you found our food and winelist average. These are specially designed to cater for the needs of all our guests. The reason why we close the bar at 10pm is to maintain the relaxed, quite atmosphere that we create for the guests that come to... More 

Antwerp, Belgium
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30 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

If You like to stay on a very quiet spot in the middle of nowhere then Iketla is the place to be. 550 hectare of pure Drakensberg mountain nature is surrounding the lodge. Very spacy rooms, all the comfort you want, even an all fresco shower . good breakfast and tastefull South-African dinner; nice choise of wines on the card.... More 

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UweSilke, Owner at Iketla Lodge, responded to this review

Dear IVO1SAMUI Thank you for the very positive review! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, and also happy that the service, food and facility met your expectations! Hope that you will visit us again More 

Dortmund, Germany
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Wonderful place! Fantastic Accomodation in an own Bungalow with a view on a waterhole, where Kudus, Bushbocks, Warthogs... come to have a drink in the morning and afternoon. Great hiking opportunities (easy trails for 1 hour up to hiking on a 4 hour trail). Very warm and friendly welcome. Lodge owners are always happy to give advice and help! Food... More 

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UweSilke, Owner at Iketla Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Desiree242014 Thank you for your positive review. We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you will return someday Kind regards More 

The Hague, The Netherlands
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12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 July 2016

A very nice lodge! With a beautiful common area, fireplace and lounges!! Staff was amazing! The food excellent! We had a great stay at Iketla lodge. The couple that maneged the place were very nice and helpfull. You can do nice hikes from here and the panorama route is gorgeous! The owners told us about a nice lunch place! Very... More 

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UweSilke, Manager at Iketla Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Lili V 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 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

One of most spectacular routes in the northen part of South-Africa is the Panorama Route. The Iketla Lodge is close to the route and it is a beautiful hotel to relax after visiting the Route. The lodge is developing and in the next couple of years they want to add more animals. The breakfasts and dinners are delicious, with some... More 

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UweSilke, Owner at Iketla Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Sander A 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 

Groningen, The Netherlands
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

This lodge was great and very relaxing. The staff is super friendly, the food is awesome, the rooms are beautiful (with outside shower!) and there are plenty of scenery in the surrounding. Great experience, definitely come back to this place. I would not dare to skip bushkombuis!

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UweSilke, Owner at Iketla Lodge, responded to this review

Dear iJorien 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 

Warminster, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2016

What a lovely place. Very quiet and friendly. First stop after flight from London and 4 hour drive. Really helped to get us in the mood for what was to come. Individual home cooked food was really good

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UweSilke, Manager at Iketla Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Murray W 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 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2016

Since we stayed here in 2011 Iketla Lodge has changed ownership, it was wonderful then so we hoped it had not changed too much. We found that it was still wonderful, with friendly, helpful staff, beautiful cottages equipped with everything you should need, and the quiet, peace and tranquility that is reflected by the stunning scenery. The food is delicious,... More 

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Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2015

We spent two night in this wonderful lodge, the rooms are unique, in the middle of the nature reserve and have their own viewing point from which we were able to see nyalas, monkeys and baboons. Privacy is guaranteed. Chris and Nandeline, the managers, are really kind and helpful. You can tell that they love their job and attach great... More 

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UweSilke, Manager at Iketla Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Laurence B Dear guest Thank you for rating us on trip advisor. We hope you enjoyed your visit to South Africa and arrived home safe. Hope to see you again at Iketla Regards Iketla Team More 

Fort Belvoir, Virginia
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34 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2015

We stayed there for two nights and used this as a starting point to go to the waterfalls, and other sights in the area. The rooms were nice but did not have air condition, which makes it a little hard to sleep. The food was fantastic. The staff was really helpful and very very nice.

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

Thank you very much for your post on Tripadvisor! We're sorry to hear that you struggled to sleep because it was too hot - usually with the thatched roof the roof fans are enough. We hope that you enjoyed your stay in anyways and that we'll see you back at Iketla again soon. Kind regards, the Iketla-team More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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: $224 - $238 (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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