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Iketla Lodge

4.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Off R555 | Ohrigstad - Burgersfort rd, Ohrigstad 1122, South Africa
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Iketla Lodge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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28 reviews 28 reviews
25 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed two nights and did not leave the premises, since the lodge and the surrounding bush and tracks provided all the relaxation and entertainment we needed. A warm and personal welcome and a good introduction to the facilities and the area. A marvelous view over the bush and mountains from our room/terrace and from the restaurant area, and even... More

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alberthennielene, Manager at Iketla Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Lars, thanks so much for the lovely review and for the compliments on the staff, food and facilities. We're glad that you enjoyed our hospitality and the beautiful Iketla nature. It was a pleasure hosting you and we hope to see you again in the near future! Kind regards from the Iketla team More

Grindsted, Denmark
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We stayed at Iketla for 2 nights, with view to the valley, and the great experience to sense the sound of silence. Unique hospitality and service, we can only recommend Iketla Lodge. If we ever visit this area again, we sure will stay at Iketla. Lene + Palle Hartmann, Denmark

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

Thank you for the kind words. We are very priviledged to share the tranquil nature we live in, with our guests. We hope you will return to South Africa and look forward to welcome you again at Iketla. More

The Hague, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Very friendely personnel and owners. Nice place to enjoy nature and very good food. Nice private lodges. Many different birds and some other small wildlife. We stayed for two nights, but as already read on their website three nights might have been better to be able to do some more walking. Nice starting point to drive the Panorama route. Very... More

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alberthennielene, Manager at Iketla Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the nice review and compliments on the staff, food and accommodation, Ginette. It's highly appreciated! We are glad that you enjoyed your visit at Iketla and we hope that you enjoyed the rest of your honeymoon in South-Africa as well. Next time, come and relax a little bit longer. Kind regards, the Iketla-team. More

Hoedspruit, South Africa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

We were given to understand that Iketla means "relax" & there is no better way to describe it! The Lodge & its surrounds are truly part of nature & the ambience of the place is one of sheer indulgence. The rooms are built out of the local rock & have stunning views & are very well appointed. The vista is... More

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alberthennielene, Manager at Iketla Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Tony & Alma. Thank you very much for the lovely review! We're glad you enjoyed your visit - you are welcome anytime! We hope to see you again in the near future, and next time, stay a few days longer. Kind regards, the Iketla-team More

Stellenbosch, South Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

We visited Iketla for a one night stop-over on 6 January 2014. Iketla is situated close to Orighstad, conveniently between the northern regions of the Kruger National Park, where we holidayed, and the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport. On our way, we stopped at the JG Strydom tunnel, where we managed to see the Taita Falcon! Ikethla is a small lodge... More

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alberthennielene, Owner at Iketla Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and kind words, Martin. We always enjoy keen birders. We look forward to welcome you and Janice and your friends back at the lodge in the near future. More

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

We slept one night here. The owners themselves were not present, so we were welcomed by the couple that has been in service. It was our last night of the holiday, so we had looked forward to a pleasant evening with the family. However, because we were the only guests the couple came uninvited to sit. Although it was a... More

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alberthennielene, Owner at Iketla Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Willemien Thank you very much for your review - we appreciate all comments. We, as owners, were not on the premises but our managers have been with us for more than 18 months and we have always had very complimentary feedback on our service and interaction with guests. We are small lodge and service is personalised - more often... More

Bülach
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

On the way from Kruger Park to Johannesburg (2nd to 4th October 2013) our friends and we spent two wonderful, relaxing and comfortable days in the Ikleta Lodge. Hennielene and albert are great and very attentive hosts. More than that - the daily culinary dinner in a cozy atmosphere earning 5 stars. Unfortunately we could not stay longer, our South-Africa-trip-schedule... More

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alberthennielene, Owner at Iketla Lodge, responded to this review

Vielen Dank!! Your feedback on your stay at Iketla Lodge is greatly appreciated and we shared your kind words with all our staff members. We are just doing what we enjoy and that is, amongst other things, to interact with our wonderful guests. Thank you again and we hope to see you back at Iketla Lodge in the near future.... More

Brussels, Belgium
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

This is THE PLACE to stay when you (tourist) are travelling to of from the Kruger Park Area to Johannesburg (or direction). An oasis of peace and tranquillity in a wonderful setting, run by the most dedicated people in the business ! Attention to detail is extraordinary and you are really taken care of from the moment you arrive, till... More

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alberthennielene, Owner at Iketla Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and very kind words. Again, our apologies that you had to move to another lodge due to the electrical problem. We are happy to report that the problem was solved quite quickly and that we can again look after our guests in the best possible manner. We really look forward to your return to Iketla... More

Lausanne, Switzerland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

We stayed 2 nights at Iketla at the end of our South African trip in April 2012. We've discovered a wonderful place even though we didn't have the chance to fully enjoy the place and the surroundings as one member of our group was at the hospital in Nelspruit. Our morning walk was a wonderful experience, very different from ther... More

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Otley, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Without doubt a wonderful place to pass the time, and use as a base for touring that area. The view from the room of the valley was wonderful, the room excellent including the outside shower. We ate dinner in the restaurant each evening and the food was outstanding. The service mentall round was faultless and would recommend anyone to this... More

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Address: Off R555 | Ohrigstad - Burgersfort rd, Ohrigstad 1122, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Ohrigstad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Iketla Lodge 4*

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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 
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