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South Africa Tourism Awards

Type: Accommodation – Resort
Category: Service Excellence

Motivation for award: In the generously sized rooms, we’ve got all the necessary guest room conveniences. Accommodation is comprised of en-suite units, self-catering chalets and camping sites all located on the river bank. Each unit is equipped with a kitchenette and barbecue/braai facilities. All units are equipped with air-conditioners and are designed with style and elegance. Ikaia also has an on-site restaurant called the River Café, where you can enjoy breakfast as well as an à la carte menu. Free roaming Springbok, rabbits and more make the experience for Ikaia’s guests even more relaxing. Ikaia strives to make everyone feel at home.

Region: Northern Cape / Keimoes

Ikaia River Lodge

Home away from home

Ikaia River Lodge is a fisherman and nature lover’s paradise, where you can relax near Keimoes – the jewel of the Northern Cape. It is conveniently located close to the national route to Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Augrabies Falls National Park, Riemvasmaak, Namaqualand, Upington, Namibia, Kenhardt, Cape Town, Johannesburg and Bloemfontein.
Accommodation comprises of en-suite units, self catering chalets and camping sites. There are also activities on-site like bird-watching, fly-fishing, swimming, walking, kayaking and more. Ikaia strives to make their guests feel relaxed and comfortable. A home away from home…

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Angelique Perie – 28.05.2022
Ikaia River Lodge

jemiel Rehman bhatti – 15.05.2022
it just beautiful

Liesl Neethling – 15.05.2022
Beautiful place. Wonderful people

John Theron – 15.05.2022
Lovely place

Lorna Basson – 15.05.2022
Mooiste uitsig en gasvryheid!

Eldorene Afrikaner – 15.05.2022
Ikaia River Lodge,is n baie pragtige ontspannings plek geleë in die Noord-Kaap,Keimoes. Dis n plek waar almal welkom is en waar jy kan ontspan en leker bederf word. Jy as persoon kan ook jouself geniet deur te kyk na die pragtige diere en die sons ondergang,en dit als by Ikaia River Lodge. Die plek waar jy altyd tuis voel,want jy word op die hande gedra,van die wonderlikste en dierbaarste mense. Baie dankie.

Milisson – 15.05.2022
Ikaia River lodge is a beautiful gem in Keimoes. Not only for the scenery, but exceptional service, delicious food and the ultimate venue for small and intimate functions.

Thea visser – 15.05.2022

Marli Van Wyk – 15.05.2022
Ikaia River Lodge Stunning place!

Valne – 09.05.2022
The most amazing lodge I have ever seen.

Mary van Wyk – 05.05.2022

Theodorety Malgas – 28.04.2022
Best service you’ll ever get

Rosemary Molefe – 28.04.2022
Ikaia… Home of nature’s beauty… A place where you can be away from home, yet you’re at home

Chantal Els – 24.04.2022
Simply beautiful! ♥️

Marli Van Wyk – 20.04.2022
Ikaia is something to come experience

Marli Van Wyk – 20.04.2022
Ikaia is something beautiful!!

Eyvatene Van Wyk – 19.04.2022
Most beautiful lodge in Keimoes. The river view is breathtaking. Would definitely have my wedding there one day.

Gerdine Van Rooyen – 17.04.2022
Beautifull & A m a z i n g venue

Handré Titus – 17.04.2022
Fantastiese tyd gehad verlede November! Alles wat mooi is voorentoe. GELUK met die nominasie

maurice – 17.04.2022
Een van die plekke wat ek nog graag wil gaan visit. lyk verskriklik mooi♡ # SouthAfricatourismawards

Lalie – 17.04.2022
Th most beautiful place I know of in Keimoes.

Hester Coetzee – 17.04.2022
Stayed only one night, but aal the extra effort from Johan and the most beautiful sunset, the calm and total atmosfere won us over for ever.

Nelson Nicole – 17.04.2022
Absolutely smitten. A peaceful river that flows with a view of greenery and wildlife. How we are blessed to have such scenery.

Nately Du Toit – 17.04.2022
You will not get better, greener and beautiful like Ikhaya

Brandt – 17.04.2022
Very nice n impressive place…very welcoming staff also..I would recommend it to anyone…keep up the good work…

Joselene Daniels – 26.03.2022
Privileged to have stayed there. Such a tranquil environment, great food and best hospitality….. Will visit again

Ettiene Jacobs – 21.03.2022
Best break, fishing rafting and camping on the orange river

Mariska Engelbrecht – 20.03.2022
Bitter nice plek met die awesomeste mense!!!! Ons het heerlik daar gebly en die kos was uit die boeke!!

Mariki Jordaan – 19.03.2022
Fantastic to relax at Ikaia while exploring the beautiful Green Kalahari. Peace and comfort on the river bank.

Erina Keyser – 15.03.2022
Mooiste plek….daar wil ek rustig met ‘n koffie in die hand ❤

Edgar Wiese – 15.03.2022
Die pragtigste Lodge.Will nog eendag daar gaan oornag.

Tracy Maarman – 15.03.2022
Best place in the Northern Cape

Denique Smith – 14.03.2022
Ikaia River Lodge is one of the best resorts in the Northern Cape. Stayed there for our visit to the Augrabies Falls and we had an amazing time!

Liefie Vanzyl – 13.03.2022
Rustig stil lyk na n lieflike kampplek. Kan nie wag om jul te besoek nie.

Dorethea Coetzee – 13.03.2022
I was at Ikaia lodge in December and it is an amazing place I shall go there again

Visagie Cicelia – 13.03.2022
One of the most beautiful and relaxing places I have ever visited. ❤️

Cornel Jansen Van Vuuren – 12.03.2022
Beautiful place. Proud of the places in our region.

Esteria Visagie – 11.03.2022
Ikaia river lodge

Adéle Richardson – 11.03.2022
Beautiful place to stay at, a must see for everyone!

E de Klerk – 11.03.2022
Plattelandse ontvangs, boere mense, vars lug. U sal nie spyt wees nie!

carmen visagie – 10.03.2022
Ikaia is a very good place

Bernadette Beukes – 09.03.2022
Its beautiful surroundings is one of a kind.

Valencia Links – 09.03.2022

Valencia Links – 09.03.2022
Dit is n baie mooi plekie met die vriendelikse mense

Keobakile Mokhuane – 09.03.2022
Comfortable, the hostess made us feel at home after a terrible day.

Hermas Nieuwoudt – 09.03.2022
Ikaia is baie mooi.

Ikaia – 09.03.2022
Ikaia River Lodge

Nieuwoudt – 09.03.2022

Nicole – 09.03.2022
Great place

Sarie – 08.03.2022
Beautiful place…so relaxed

Letitia Sawyer – 08.03.2022
Such a beautiful lodge would love to spend a night there and such a calming view.

Anthony H. Ruiters – 08.03.2022
One of the best outlook and hangout places along the Orange river in Keimoes

Hannetjie O’Connell – 08.03.2022
Baie mooi en rustig so op die walle van die Oranjerivier.

Edith van Rooyen – 08.03.2022
The service is great

Maranda Lesch – 06.03.2022
Stunning place

Ellanza – 06.03.2022
It’s a beautiful place to be

Nathelee – 04.03.2022
Ikaia River Lodge is absolutely the best place to get away and relax with a glass of good wine ,good food especially a nice tendered steak or oxtail and with good company and beautiful river view.Have been there many times and will surely go again.Keep up your great hospitality.

Mugelaine Brandt – 04.03.2022
1st Class

Mari Brits – 01.03.2022
Ikaia lodge die mooiste juweel langs die oranje rivier

Claudine – 01.03.2022
Beautiful place

Etienne Swartz – 01.03.2022
Ikaia River Lodge

Bronwin Peter Engelbrecht – 28.02.2022
Best lodge win

Jansen Jansen – 28.02.2022
Absolutely a fantastic place.Tranquality atmosphere.If you need to break away for a fewe days.Is this the place.To escape too.!!!!!

Bernadina Jackson – 28.02.2022
What a beautiful place! I love the different activities that is available to.

Jan Hendrik – 27.02.2022

Hanri – 27.02.2022
Ikaia River Lodge is an amazing and beautiful tourism destination, next to the beautiful Orange River.

Toufieka Ali – 27.02.2022
I’ve only had exellent service wen I go there and friendly staff

Conchita Olyn – 27.02.2022
Home away from home, your own little heaven along side the orangeriver, alles is perfek❤ #SOUTHAFRICATOURISMAWARDS

Marihana dutoit – 27.02.2022
Fantastiese oird

Katriena van wyk – 27.02.2022
This is the best lodge in keimoes love ht this place

Renate Van Rooy – 27.02.2022
Peace and tranquility next to the mighty Orange River!

Riaan Coetzee – 26.02.2022
Fantastic place to stay.

Cinty Strauss – 26.02.2022
Breathtaking sight at night over the river.

Elroy Scobie – 26.02.2022
Ikaia river lodge offers the best service the several times i visited the lodge i always experience first class service and so much on offer.

Elroy Scobie – 26.02.2022
Ikaia river lodge offers the best service the several times i visited the lodge i always experience first class service and so much on offer.

Felicity February – 26.02.2022
Ikaia River Lodge Keimoes lovely, friendly people, service tops 100 % best ever lodge.

Danny Theron – 26.02.2022
Home away from Home for sure!!!!

Shane – 26.02.2022
Ikaya lodge

Jemaima Tieties – 26.02.2022
Ai wat kan mens se van so n pragigte,rustgige plek. Versadiging vir die seil en liggam..Keimoes het n jewel in Ikaia River Lodge

Jason – 26.02.2022
The best hang out place for a weekend away

Loren-lee – 26.02.2022
Pragtige plek in keimoes met die mooiste uitsig oor die oranjerivier

Anneke Krynauw – 26.02.2022
Worth a visit!

Elize Nel – 26.02.2022
Ikaia, is ‘n juweel tussen die brûe oor die prentjie mooi Oranjerivier. #southafricatourismawards

Juliana Titus – 26.02.2022
Een van die mooiste plekke langs die Oranje! Prentjie Mooi

Maureen Bull j – 26.02.2022
Most beautiful place.

Ralph – 26.02.2022
Die beste Lodge ooit !! Been There more than once

Karen Kriek – 26.02.2022
Dit is ‘n baie mooi plek teen die rivier. Baie rustig vir ‘n weg breek wat jou besig lewe.

Jakobus gouws – 26.02.2022
Best of the best

Wilna Kaindlbinder – 26.02.2022
If you want peace and quiet, no better place to rest…

Louis Pickard – 25.02.2022
Ikaia River Lodge What a sublime experience.

Neville Schubach – 25.02.2022
iKaia Lodge is phenomenal!!! A five star destination away from it all, but close enough to not bother.

Barnard Smit – 25.02.2022
Mooiste plek as jy wil rus.

Ruth – 25.02.2022
Mooiste plek in Keimoes

Jaclynn Cloete – 25.02.2022
One of the most beautiful lodges out there! Love the beautiful maintained green areas, plus views for days! It meets all of your needs! Definitely a final destination and not just a stop over!

Sherelee Steenkamp – 25.02.2022
Very friendly owners ,staff lol even the animals are friendly ,would go back there anytime enjoyed every moment ; )

Elizna Isaacs – 24.02.2022
Ikaia is Prentjie mooi

Suné Bezuidenhout – 24.02.2022
If you’re looking for a high-end ambiance along with a picture perfect nature paradise I highly recommend Ikaia River Lodge. Beautiful place

Dominique – 24.02.2022
I would love for a night there

Gerelda Britz – 24.02.2022
A very beautiful and calm place

Leonore Titus – 24.02.2022
Such a beautiful place , hope you win

Wilicia Lubbe – 24.02.2022
You guys have a very nice place you deserve to win

Jonathan Klaaste – 24.02.2022

Richard – 23.02.2022
I really really do Hope you win

Janodene De klerk – 23.02.2022
Ikaia river lodge Best of the best

Wilbur Lubbe – 23.02.2022
Ikaia River Lodge is a fisherman and nature lover’s paradise, where you can relax near Keimoes – the jewel of the Northern Cape. It is conveniently located close to the national route to Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Augrabies Falls National Park, Riemvasmaak, Namaqualand, Upington, Namibia, Kenhardt, Cape Town, Johannesburg and Bloemfontein.

Linten Mckenzie – 23.02.2022

Collen august – 23.02.2022
Beautiful place

Anelie – 23.02.2022
So prousld of this jewel in our home town Keimoes! Stef and Nico you deserve this

Mildred – 23.02.2022
One of the best places I love to go to. Friendly stuff, exceptional view and good food and cocktails. #SoutAfricaTourismAwards

Brandon O’Callaghan – 23.02.2022
Incredible place to stay at.

Camelia Jaffer – 23.02.2022
Best place ever a diamond in the ruff

Marius – 23.02.2022
Ikaia river lodge

Rachel – 23.02.2022
This is truly a paradise in my hometown #Keimoes

Anzo – 23.02.2022
Good Service

Jacqueline – 23.02.2022
Ikaia river lodge

Marlize van Wyk – 23.02.2022
baie rustige plek om te kamp of in die chalets te bly. heerlike kos by restaurant.

Else Strauss – 23.02.2022
Lovely place!!!

Anusha De Klerk – 23.02.2022
Ikaia River Lodge

Mareanne – 23.02.2022

Mareanne – 23.02.2022

Mercia Smith – 23.02.2022
Ikaia River Lodge

Annatjie du Plessis – 23.02.2022
Ikaia River Lodge. Simply the best !!!!

Riaan Hanekom – 23.02.2022
Mooiste uitsigte met die vriendelikste personeel en die beste kos. Voorwaar ‘n juweel teen die Oranjerivier.

Smith – 23.02.2022
Ikaia lodge is the best with excellent services

Gretha Hayes – 22.02.2022

Ann Nel – 22.02.2022
Just love this place,home sweet home

Johan Hayes – 22.02.2022
Ikaia River Lodge is my Place of Employment… My Home away from Home. Because of the Serenity of Ikaia, I feel like I’m Holiday all year-round. All the Money in the world cannot buy this.

Lenie de Jager – 22.02.2022
N heerlike oorbly plek. Die kos is heerlik en die mense vriendelik en aangenaam. Net asemrowend en fantasties

Este van Niekerk – 22.02.2022
Ikaia River Lodge

Marlize Claassens – 22.02.2022
Mooiste plekkie! Bestuur en personeel vriendelik en het ons so tuis laat voel. Bokkies wat rondloop by jou voorstoep. Mooiste uitsig van Oranjerivier.

Lizna van Deventer – 22.02.2022
Ongelooflike mooi plek!! Gasvryheid soos min!! Eienaars en staf baie vriendellik, diens is uitstekend!! Romantiese wegbreekplekkie teen die Oranje!!

Marli Van Wyk – 22.02.2022
Ikaia River Lodge flippen mooi❤️

Bazil De Wee – 22.02.2022
Top of the range accommodation. Always book my stays with Ikaia River lodge.The staff make you feel like family. Also willing to assist when ever the guests needs them.

Gerda van Rooyen – 22.02.2022
We used to pass Ikaia, thinking it was a very exclusive and expensive lodge, but to our surprise very affordable and wow, what a view and experience of piece and serenity. The service is excellent, always neat and clean rooms and the restaurant serves delicious food whether it be breakfast or dinner. Will definitely recommend to family and friends!

Olivia – 22.02.2022
This place is the most peacefull place ds di meest romantiekste plek Di uitsig is baie wonderluk

Shahieda Peterse – 22.02.2022
What a beautiful place with most friendly staff just love the walks close to the river

Marli Van Wyk – 22.02.2022
Ikaia River Lodge is absolutely amazing!!!

Nico Titus – 22.02.2022
Best lodge because of its most friendly environment, so friendly and exellent service, best steak served, best view over the orangeriver.

Stephanie Visagie – 22.02.2022
Absolute lovely and tranquil place to find peace and quiet for the soul.

Dineo Mienies – 22.02.2022
Ikaia is the most beautiful accommodation around here, the staff members are friendly and so welcoming. You get a experience a true Northern Cape and a very beautiful view of the Orange River.

Greg Squires – 22.02.2022
You guys are the best.

Mrs Johanna Thys – 22.02.2022
I VOTE FOR ikaia it is the best place to be excellent sevice

Petro Van zyl – 22.02.2022
Very nice and clean place to stay over…great service and helpfull staff

Marli Van Wyk – 22.02.2022

Anatisia – 22.02.2022
Yes for ikaia River Lodge for #south africa tourism awards ikaia is the best the view is beautiful and the food is next level

Josina – 22.02.2022
The best in Lodge in Keimoes. With wonderful activities and the best services ever?

Camelia Jaffer – 22.02.2022
Ikhaya is definately the best Lodge, with its beautiful views and best food. You will feel refreshed after your stay.

Jordan – 22.02.2022
There’s no lodge better than Ikaia River Lodge.It has the most beautiful views over the migthy Orangeriver.I’m proud to say that Ikaia is the heart of my hometown’s tourist attractions❤️

Marli Van Wyk – 22.02.2022
Ikaia River Lodge

Jeanetta – 22.02.2022
Ikaia River Lodge deserves to win SA tourism Award with its beautiful view over the river

Hester Goncalves – 22.02.2022
Beautiful ♥️

Marius Pretorius – 22.02.2022
I vote for Ikaia River Lodge

Andrew Coetzee – 22.02.2022
Ikaia River Lodge.the best one TV TV

Alita Nieuwoudt – 22.02.2022
My seun se GUNSTELING plek in die hele wye wêreld.

Leshley Jonkers – 21.02.2022
The Best River side Lodge in our town and the best in its industry

Cleo – 21.02.2022
Excellent Accommodation. The staff is very Friendly and Helpfull would recommend them to anyone who wants to take a break and relax.. #KeimoesSeTrots.. Langs die Magtige Oranjerivier..

Frederick Rooi – 21.02.2022
The best along the orangeriver..very beautiful and professional staff

Roger Frazer – 21.02.2022
Home away from home, awesome Lodge. Very professional and friendly staff. Will always get my vote.

Christil Oosthuizen – 21.02.2022
You can relax and enjoy youself.

Susan Storm – 21.02.2022
Best service, excellent views and tranquility. Highly recommended!

Nicky – 21.02.2022
Ikaia is the best

3s 4e – 21.02.2022
Rus en Vrede

Adelia – 21.02.2022
Ikaia River Lodge – South Africa

Matthias De Nicolo – 21.02.2022
I love that place. Beautiful view on the river, friendly staff, delicious food, cozy Accommodation,…

Cobus Farmer – 21.02.2022
Excellent place.As a resident of Keimoes Ikaya is putting us on the map.Well done guys

Shulene-Mari Plaatjies – 21.02.2022
I’ve stayed and dined at Ikaia before and the service was excellent! Best pizza ever!

Izak Smith – 21.02.2022
What a lovely place!!!!they sure are a place to visit we love it there will do it again!!

Dina Jacobs – 21.02.2022
Ikaiah lodge is beslis di trots van keimoes, mooi uitsig oor di oranjerivier, pragtigste scenery met n rustige atmosfeer vir enige een vir n rustige vakansie!!!

Lauretta – 21.02.2022
Baie mooi lodge. Personeel ook Baie vriendelik en gasvry.

Yolanda Badenhorst – 21.02.2022
Wonderful place and excellent food

Stephanie – 21.02.2022
Where I find peace!

Pierre Neuhoff – 21.02.2022
Tranquility that refreshes mind and body.

R Maass – 21.02.2022

Thembekile – 21.02.2022
Very good stuff this is a place of relaxation

Ria Laubscher – 21.02.2022
Really a home away from home!!

Tiaan le Roux – 21.02.2022
Excellent accommodation, friendly staff and beautiful scenery. Visiting Ikaia Lodge is a wonderful and peaceful experience.

Henk Bosman – 21.02.2022
Hi, We stayed over last year after a trip through the Richtersveld and Eco 4×4 route. Just the place to relax and recover after an touch trip. Planning to go back later this year.

Iona Frazer – 21.02.2022
Love this place.. why go home, home was never like this! Ikaia River Lodge gets my vote!

Rachel Smith – 21.02.2022
Ikaia River lodge is the best coz they strives to let their guests feel comfortable in all there needs.I vote Ikaia River Lodge..

Sharleen – 21.02.2022
Definitely one of the best places for a good time and peace. Staff is friendly and so helpful

Shanice Caron Visagie – 21.02.2022
Beautiful place I vote for Ikaia River Lodge

Bionique Beukes – 21.02.2022
Een Van Keimoes se mooiste Lodges ! Baiie vriendelike personeel ‘ uitsteukende diens en bonop die mooiste uitsig oor ons pragtige Oranje rivier . Trotse inwoners van Keimoes klein plekkie , maar met pragtige tourisme plekke waarna jy kan gaan en kyk !

Marli Van Wyk – 21.02.2022
Ikaia River Lodge

Lucinda – 21.02.2022
Die mooiste plek om na uit te sien, mooi van binne na buite, met vriedlike personeel, kos gehalte uitstekend.

Kathija Abbas – 21.02.2022
#southafricatourismawards ikaia river lodge

Dries – 21.02.2022
Lovely place, friendly staff.

Jessica Horn – 21.02.2022
Ikaia River Lodge very beautiful en peaceful place.

Wesley Papier – 21.02.2022
One of the best accommodations in western cape.

Liza Van der Merwe – 21.02.2022
Book your next stay at Ikaia River Lodge close to Orange River..

Bradley de Klerk – 21.02.2022
Excellent accommodation

Jayco Benson – 21.02.2022
I had the pleasure to stay at this beautiful place with its gorgeous rooms with view over the river. I would always recommend this place.

Marli Van Wyk – 21.02.2022
Ikaia River Lodge

Lorna Basson – 21.02.2022
Awesome, friendly and peaceful!!

Elsa Strauss – 21.02.2022
Beautiful place to stay. The people are friendly.

Mirelle Maasdorp – 21.02.2022
I vote for Ikaia River lodge

Marli Van Wyk – 21.02.2022
Ikaia River Lodge

Eleanor Pieters – 21.02.2022
I would really recommend Ikaia River Lodge for the nomination, because you can enjoy nature scenes and calming waters while sipping your daily stress away. The food and hospitality is a bonus too!

Nico – 21.02.2022
Great lodge best of the best- Ikaia

Dirk Brandt – 21.02.2022
Uitstekende plek

Charmaine – 21.02.2022
Fantastic lodge. Beautiful rooms, friendly staff, live the animals grazing around its as if your in a sanctuary.

Braam le Roux – 21.02.2022
If I ever want to go somewhere to camp or spend the night, it will be at Ikaia River Lodge. Simply divine.

Eric februarie – 21.02.2022
It became one of my favorite breakaway destination in the country.

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