From the moment you drive into the shaded carpark, you are treated in a warm and welcoming manner which continues throughout your stay. Iketla is wonderfully situated for those wanting to do the Panorama Route, which makes for a beautiful drive either on your way into or out of Kruger. Rather than stay in one of the towns, we were thrilled to discover Iketla, beautifully secluded with 8 thatched chalets built along the escarpment,each with their own look out to the wooded valley below. Our 2 night stay was ideal, giving us a day to experience some of the walks, both guided and on our own. Paul and Yolandi are enthusiastic hosts, and ensure that all your needs are met. The food is delicious, and beautifully presented in an unpretentious style -- which epitomizes your whole Iketla experience!
- 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