Iketla Lodge


Unparalleled natural beauty, silence, peace and tranquility – thus making it easy to live out the meaning of the name Iketla: “be relaxed… be peaceful”


Iketla Lodge nestles in the middle of a 540 hectare private nature conservancy on the Panorama Route, approximately 30 minutes’ drive from the famous Blyde River Canyon. The lodge is surrounded by undulating mountains, valleys and cliffs. Unspoilt African bush and indigenous forests are a haven for more than 200 different bird species and numerous migratory species of wildlife.


A maximum of 16 guests per night can enjoy luxury and elegance in a relaxed and convivial environment. Our personal service and attention to detail will ensure an unforgettable experience. The very nature of Iketla Lodge and the tranquil environment make it unsuitable for young children. We regret to advise that children under 12 cannot be accommodated at Iketla unless by prior arrangement.


Whether lounging by the pool, enjoying the view from your patio or sitting quietly on a rock looking into the valley, Iketla is the perfect spot to relax and unwind.


Chalets at Iketla Lodge


Using natural materials where possible, the accommodation units were designed and built to ensure maximum comfort, luxury, space and privacy. The private patios provide magnificent views of the valley below, mountains, cliffs and indigenous forests.


Five of the eight chalets were built on the edge of a small rise and each offers a secluded look-out point into the valley – the ideal place to spend a romantic hour or two.


Chalets have been furnished with ultimate comfort in mind: a choice of queen-sized bed or two twin beds, tea and coffee making facilities, minibar and a comfortable reading area. Carefully chosen African décor and accessories create a feeling of serenity and elegance.


Unique en-suite bathrooms provide a stone-built shower, hand-made ceramic basin set in a hardwood slab and a separate toilet. All units also feature an open air outdoor shower.


Activities at Iketla Lodge


Iketla is ideally located to use as a base to explore the famous Panorama Route: God’s Window, Blyde River Canyon, etc. With more than 32 km of well-marked nature trails, Iketla offers a myriad of opportunities to explore nature. The trails vary in difficulty and distance. The unspoilt bush and indigenous forests are a haven for more than 200 bird species.


To learn more about the smaller animals, insects, impressive bird life of the area and the traditional African uses of indigenous trees and plants, why not take a walk with our field guide. This service is free of charge.


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