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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, all staff competent and nice.
We had dinner in the hotel’s restaurant (there is no alternative around), which we enjoyed very much. Excellent food and good wines, very nice service and staff !
Very good breakfast with lots of fresh and good tasting food.
I would absolutely recommend this hotel !

  • Stayed: September 2015, travelled as a couple
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UweSilke, General Manager at Iketla Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2015

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!

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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

  • Stayed: October 2014, travelled as a couple
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UweSilke, Manager at Iketla Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2015

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!

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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 - arriving just after midday having exited via the Orpen Gate.

We last visited 5 years ago - the previous high standards of accommodation and hospitality remain. Our thatched chalet/banda was the furthest away from the main building and had a wonderful view out over the valley and hills from the patio/stoep. Regret the number escapes me. The banda was clean, large, very comfortable and well equipped - really excellent value.

Light lunch, dinner and breakfast were of a good standard, with dinner being particularly enjoyable with drinks in front of the fireplace in the dining area. The hosts were pleasant, informative and engaging without being too full on.

The property offers excellent walking opportunities, with the various trails being well signposted and accurate 'difficulty' descriptions.

Ikelta offers excellent value.

If we are back in the area in 2016 we will return - this time planning for two nights..

  • Stayed: April 2015, travelled as a couple
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UweSilke, Manager at Iketla Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2016

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

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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 Panorama Route.
Many thanks for D's birthdaycake and birthdaysongs!

  • Stayed: April 2015, travelled with family
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Thank Lizzy L
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UweSilke, Manager at Iketla Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2015

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.

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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 .

  • Stayed: February 2015, travelled as a couple
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alberthennielene, Manager at Iketla Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2015

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.

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