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AN INTIMATE SELF-CATERING GEM IN DINOKENG GAME RESERVE

WELCOME TO

IKHAYA LAMADUBE

Welcome

2020, 2021 & 2022

8 private units, ±16 Guests
Self-catering

8 private units, ±16 Guests

self-catering

2020, 2021 & 2022
About Us

Private, tranquil,

self-catering luxury

at its finest.

iKhaya LamaDube Game Lodge is a self-catering lodge situated in the Dinokeng Game Reserve. The reserve is known for being malaria-free and home to the Big 5 while being right on the doorstep of Johannesburg and Pretoria. Our lodge is a home-away-from home where romance, peace and serenity awaits you in a natural African bush setting.

We, at iKhaya LamaDube strive to provide our guests with a true atmosphere of relaxation, seclusion and absolute tranquillity.

A variety of private and intimate accommodation is available to suit individual preferences. Each of our eight units accommodates two persons only.

The lodge opens itself up to the opportunity for small groups of friends to book the lodge in its entirety, be it a small conference, wedding or just a getaway.

Our no young children policy creates an opportunity for our guests to unwind and relax while rekindling by the fire and spending some private, quality time together.

We can’t wait to share our piece of paradise with you and welcome you with open arms into the iKhaya LamaDube family!

– Tienie and Gerd, Your Hosts

Accomodation

explore our units

Each and every iKhaya LamaDube unit has been intricately, intentionally and personally designed by iKhaya co-owner, Tienie Graf.

Not only has her design eye lent itself to every aspect of the lodge but its effect has been soulful, calming, and extremely comfortable, without ever detracting from the incredible structures.

Immerse yourself in the quirks and charms of iKhaya LamaDube’s bush-inspired units.

Luxury bush villas

A new dimension of self-catering in Dinokeng.
2 exclusive luxury units in modern bush-style with own undercover parking and private splash pool. Featuring state of the art kitchen equipment, bathtub, indoor and outdoor showers, indoor fireplace, outdoor braai/firepit boma (boma with fireplace) and additional covered built-in braai place.
Enjoy a beautiful bush view overlooking a watering hole. Kingsize or 2 single bed configuration available.

Log cabins

2 Units on stilted wooden decks. Small open plan kitchen and living area, fully equipped for self-catering. Shower and basin. Outlook deck. Own private bushveld boma.

Safari Tent

Glamping in style: Safari Tent at iKhaya LamaDube Lodge. On a wooden deck, Thatched, Quaint Kitchenette, Private bush boma, Own bathroom with basin, toilet and shower, fully equipped for self-catering.

Poolside cottage

Own Private outdoor backyard braai/patio adjacent to Cottage. Kitchen fully equipped for self-catering.

Close to the communal 8-10 person swimming pool.

Hideaway Cottage

Hidden amongst the trees, our newly renovated modern-rustic Hideaway Cottage allows you fully immerse yourself in nature while enjoying upgraded amenities, a private splash pool and your own fire pit boma.

Log Cottage

Quaint and romantic, bathroom with shower and basin. Small open plan kitchen, dining and living area, fully equipped for self-catering. Own private bushveld boma

LUXURY BUSH VILLAS

A new dimension of self-catering in Dinokeng.
2 exclusive luxury units in modern bush-style with own undercover parking and private splash pool. Featuring state of the art kitchen equipment, bathtub, indoor and outdoor showers, indoor fireplace, outdoor braai/firepit boma (boma with fireplace) and additional covered built-in braai place.
Enjoy a beautiful bush view overlooking a watering hole. Kingsize or 2 single bed configuration available.

LOG CABINS

2 Units on stilted wooden decks. Small open plan kitchen and living area, fully equipped for self-catering. Shower and basin. Outlook deck. Own private bushveld boma.

SAFARI TENT

Glamping in style: Safari Tent at iKhaya LamaDube Lodge. On a wooden deck, Thatched, Quaint Kitchenette, Private bush boma, Own bathroom with basin, toilet and shower, fully equipped for self-catering.

LOG COTTAGE

Quaint and romantic, bathroom with shower and basin. Small open plan kitchen, dining and living area, fully equipped for self-catering. Own private bushveld bomaFully equipped for self-catering.

HIDEAWAY COTTAGE

Hidden amongst the trees, our newly renovated modern-rustic Hideaway Cottage allows you fully immerse yourself in nature while enjoying upgraded amenities, a private splash pool and your own fire pit boma.

POOLSIDE COTTAGE

Own Private outdoor backyard braai/patio adjacent to Cottage. Kitchen fully equipped for self-catering.

Close to the communal 8-10 person swimming pool.

Reviews

Guest Reviews

  • star rating  My husband and I always enjoy our stay at iKhaya LamaDube Game Lodge. The only setback this time was due to Eskom outage for an entire day and a half.... read more

    elizabethn158
    January 18, 2024

    star rating  Experience the true essence of the bush. - We chose Ikaya Lamadube Game Lodge to experience the true essence of the bush, and it exceeded our expectations in every way. Our accommodation was exclusive with a private splash... read more

    Daan R
    December 23, 2023
  • star rating  Amazing Service - A great experience for a couple seeking a romantic get away not to far from the city yet enough that you can let go and relax, The rooms are very... read more

    agoven898419
    December 15, 2023

    star rating  Traveled with partner  - Ikhaya LamaDube is a wonderful game lodge which has great service and a good atmosphere.

    We chose the place as it promised to be quite . We had... read more

    Happiness15876907443
    December 8, 2023
  • star rating  Excellent - We stayed in the villa that was absolutely amazing. So comfortable with so much detail. We saw the wildebeest and giraffe at the waterhole in front of the villa. Staff... read more

    elsiestig21
    December 7, 2023

    star rating  A Five-Star Stay at iKhaya LamaDube Game Lodge - I had a wonderful time at iKhaya LamaDube Game Lodge in Dinokeng. The staff was friendly and helpful, especially Cynthia! The accommodation was cozy and comfortable, and the wildlife was... read more

    Mark H
    November 17, 2023
  • star rating  Second visit to ikhaya lamadube in 2023, but still haven't had enough of the place. From the reception you feel welcomed. Philip, Cynthia and all staff members are stars... read more

    Samuel Paballo M
    November 3, 2023

    star rating  Awesome, awesome, awesome!!!! - One of the best places we have visited. The staff were friendly and helpful, from arrival to departure. Cynthia welcomed us with a welcoming drink. She and Phillip checked in... read more

    avdmerwe006
    October 14, 2023
  • star rating  We are happy Guest. - We had an awesome experience at iKhaya LamaDube Game Lodge, it was more than what we expected. The customer service was simply the Best. We were also happy to see... read more

    mnguni2023
    October 11, 2023

    star rating  Worse customer service experience  - Worst customer service experience I have ever experienced. Talking as a individual who has over 22 years of customer service experience.
    I booked this getaway for my parents. I flew... read more

    Chantal D
    October 6, 2023
  • star rating  5-stars! - I have been in the travel industry for over 20 years and I can honestly say this lodge's villa is top notch. The staff, amenities, peace and quiet, ambience and... read more

    Jo K
    October 4, 2023

    star rating  Tranquility at its best - We had a beautiful stay at iKhaya LamaDube Lodge. My husband and I booked the Log Cottage and to say it exceeded our expectations is an understatement. Beautiful, luxurious... read more

    nngwen789987
    September 25, 2023
  • star rating  We were travelling to SA on a quick trip to JHB from Dubai. A friend recommended this place as we just wanted to get away for a few days.... read more

    Dorothy N
    September 6, 2023

    star rating  Beautiful and peaceful. - What an amazing place to rest. It is quiet and peaceful. The accommodation is well equipped, clean and beautiful. The staff is friendly and very helpful. The owners definitely have... read more

    Tour23717346443
    July 29, 2023
  • star rating  A calm cocoon away from the Johannesburg "rat race" - Thank you to iKhaya lamaDube Game Lodge & their staff for making our stay so welcoming and comfortable. Once you enter the premises, from feeling the Johannesburg "rat race" stressors,... read more

    sdemet779511
    July 25, 2023

    star rating  Great weekend away! - Thoroughly enjoyed our stay - beautiful luxury accommodation, friendly staff and great service. A lovely getaway in the Dinokeng Game Reserve for couples who want time out... read more

    sabrah160574
    July 3, 2023
  • star rating  Do not hesitate – book this Gem of a place!!! - We stayed in the luxury villa, and it was indeed luxury. The photos and narrative on the website certainly reflect the villa’s luxury. The attention to interior design, villa functionality... read more

    catmatics
    June 23, 2023

    star rating  Serenity - We had a beautiful experience. The stuff were welcoming and friendly. The lodge is well kept, clean, beautiful and a perfect get away destination from everyday business. They provide you... read more

    tpmdluli
    June 18, 2023
  • star rating  From arrival to departure the experience was just a pleasure. The staff was extremely friendly and assisted with all requests. The units are clean and wonderfully arranged with nothing lacking... read more

    akraff494833
    May 17, 2021

    star rating  Thank you to iKhaya LamaDube Game Lodge for an unbelievable break and romantic stay. They think about everything to inform the guests about which roads are better with different vehicles,... read more

    Franshorty
    April 20, 2021
From our guest book

Words cannot describe the experience, they do not do it justice. iKhaya lodge was magical, the staff were friendly and attentive, the atmosphere was peaceful and we had an amazing time at the lodge, and due to the rain we spent a lot of time at the lodge. The accommodation was comfortable and perfectly suited for the bushveld experience. The bed was comfortable and the kitchen well equipped. Attention to detail especially the small things ie the mosquito mats and welcome drinks. Complete privacy and peace. Will definitely return, even if it is just to sit on the balcony overlooking the Zebra, Antelope and Gnu drinking at the dam and absorb the tranquility and ambiance of what iKhaya lodge has to offer

09/12/2019 – Angela

It was amazing to join Tinie and Gerd in iKhaya!
It would be impressive to sit on the deck of the two new apparments and watch the Rhinos drinking water!
Thanks for the expeeriences.
best regards

02/12/2019 – Tilman

Ek sal iKhaya LamaDube enige tyd aanbeveel. Alles is daar vir ‘n lekker kuier en is super skoon, netjies en die detail om alles besonders te maak is daar, wow. Personeel is vriendelik en behulpsaam en gaan uit hulle pad om dit so lekker as moontlik vir jou te maak. Sal definitief weer kom kuier. Tienie, Gerd en span, baie dankie.

01/12/2019 – Dirk

Baie mooi, privaat en perfek vir ‘n romantiese wegbreek.
Die eenhede is baie mooi uitgelê vir privaatheid en ontspanning. Die personeel is vriendelik en behulpsaam. Ons het die wegbreek baie geniet en sal definitief weer gaan.

24/11/2019 – Yolande

Vreedsame lodge met uitstekende persoonlike kliëntediens.
‘n Lodge wat die ekstra tree sal neem vir hulle kliënte. Vanaf die verwelkoming en kamer wat pragtig opgemaak is, tot die vuur wat reeds gepak was vir ons, sal ons vir seker weer hierdie lodge besoek en aanbeveel.

25/11/2019 – Elmarie

We really had a wonderful time and will be back to try the new units as soon as they are completed.
Your staff was very friendly and helpful and really made it special for us.
Thank you so much!!

17/11/2019 – Tanja

Intiem, romanties, privaat.
Pragtige plek, daar was vreeslik baie moeite gedoen omdat dit ons huweliksherdenking was. Die staf is ongelooflik vriendelik. Vreeslik privaat, romanties en mooi.

17/11/2019 – Carel

Nice stay and very quiet,had a great time thank you.

29/10/2019 – Philipp

For anyone looking to get away from the busy city life I would highly recommend ikhaya lamadube Game Lodge. The staff is extremely friendly and the way they welcom you to the lodge is very special.
Thank you for an amazing weekend.

28/10/2019 – Quentin

We were well welcomed…our chalet was neat and clean when we got there…
Their staff is very friendly…
We really loved the Boma..
Thank u, we are definitely considering coming back!

26/10/2019 – Phumzile

Very quaint, neatly kept accommodation. Everything you need! Friendly staff and great setting.

20/10/2019 – Mark

Ons sal iKhaya LamaDube enige tyd aanbeveel, dit was ‘n belewenis! Almal is vreeslik vriendelik en behulpsaam en gaan uit hulle pad om dit so lekker as moontlik te maak. Alles is superskoon en netjies. Sal definitief wees soontoe gaan. Tienie en Gerd en span, baie dankie vir die al die moeite wat julle doen.

25/10/2019 – Desiree

Rus vir ‘n mens se siel.
As dit privaatheid, rus en vrede is wat jy soek is dit beslis die plek om te gaan. Almal is so vriendelik en gasvry. Beslis ‘n plekkie waar ons weer sal gaan.

14/10/2019 – Karlien

My stay at Ikhaya Lamadube Lodge was out of this world. The hospitality at the lodge is really top notch. Friendly staff members who went out of their way to make sure our stay was perfect.

Cleanliness of our room was very impressive. I’m a hotelier by profession and not even hotels are as clean as the lodge.

Money paid for the Poolside cottage was worth it and given the chance I will come back again, again and again :-):-)

I’m surely going to recommend the lodge to all my family and friends:-)

Thank you once more for a beautiful fun weekend we had…

22/02/2021 – Lebo Ngoepe

 

Absolutely lovely place very peaceful. They staff is great and they make the place feel like a home.

The best part is the just being surrounded by nature and having my own private space and could hardly tell if they were other visitors around that for me ticks all the right boxes.

I would definitely come back for such a relaxing environment. Thank you for keeping your lodge clean and making it relaxing for us.

22/11/2021 – Neo Tladi

 

Happy with the stay, peaceful atmosphere and weather conditions were great, hospitality was great and can’t complain, had a lekker time and thank you again for the hospitality.

08/11/2021 – Lesley Motsoane

 

We had a fantastic stay and will be back.

The hospitality was fantastic and your staff were so friendly and polite. The lodge is beautiful and clean really more than a home away from home.

Thank you for making our stay wonderful we will be back.

21/10/2021 – Bev & Clinton Bacon

 

We spent a weekend there recently in one of the private units with its own swimming pool.

From the time of our arrival, (we were met by two of the staff); who were absolutely excellent in arranging everything we asked for (we forgot ice).

The unit was immaculately presented and extremely well furnished and thought out; the unit had everything we needed to enjoy our stay.

Will definitely be back…

21/10/2021 – Lucia van Wyk

 

Really enjoyed my stay at iKhaya LamaDube Game Lodge! The log cabins were stunning. Nothing better than sitting on the patio watching the sunset.

We came down there to plan a engagement for my brother in law. The staff was so friendly and helpful in making this happen. Will definitely be back.

18/10/2021 – Jamie Lee Waldauer

 

iKhaya LamaDube is an exquisite break away lodge in a tranquil atmosphere.

The unit is well equipped. The staff reception is making you feel like a VIP guess. The room service is a spoil returning to your unit after a day of game viewing. The roaming animals outside the lodge was very special.

Thank you for a special memory made

16/10/2021 – Sunelle du Toit

A tranquil, safe, private and beautiful location and so close to the City. Staff (Cynthia) professional and friendly. The Villa in which we stayed was clean and neat with the perfect ambience created, attention to detail is noticeable.

Nice to sit on the deck and watch the variety of game passing by. We also went for a self drive and were lucky to see the rhinos.

We had a great stay!! Have already send photos to friends and recommended your facility.

07/10/2021 – Ria & Rudolph Waldauer

What a wonderful stay we had! The staff are incredibly welcoming and the accommodation super. Loved the private boma and beautiful views from our own private deck. Will recommend this place to anyone.

20/09/2021 – Lani Uys

Photos do not do justice to the place, its beyond amazing. Well stocked for self catering. A real tranquil place. Staff that does beyond the call of duty. From arrival to departure we felt at home.

Thank you iKhaya LamaDube. Until the next 5star experience.

07/09/2021 – Jerry Chikawa

This has been an amazing stay for me and my partner. The experience was incredible from communication before the actual arrival date. We were at ease knowing what we need to do before hand.

The reception process was top class. Our suite was really luxurious, well prepared for us. The stay for the whole weekend was really pleasant.

Thank you so much for such a memorable stay.

02/08/2021 – Motlatsi and Robert

We stayed at the Luxury bush villa for 3 unforgettable nights during July 2021.

This lodge is exceptional. From the location to the views, to the staff, to the owners, everything is perfect. The villa is large and very luxurious. You have a great view and you can see the animals from your terrace at the waterhole.

The place is very safe and clean. This is an amazing place and we will definitely be back soon.

27/07/2021 Jonanda van der Merwe

We had a wonder stay. Everything was outstanding, and the owners were very accommodating despite us having to re-schedule our dates at the last minute. The suite was well equipped and beautifully presented, staff were exceedingly helpful.

21/06/2021 – Darryl Harbour

We live in JHB and wanted a breakaway from the city noise etc. We searched and came across iKhaya LamaDube. What a wonderful place. We were met with such professionalism and grace.

We were taken to our SafariTent and a full walkthrough of the place was given. We were blown away by the staff’s friendliness and the place of course.

I can recommend this place as a great go to if you want to escape the city and go to the bush!

Keep up the good work and we will definitely see you again soon!!!

12/06/2021 – Angelique Burr-Dixon

The place is home away from home. We got to relax and our eyes were feasting on the amazing nature and its animals.

We were welcomed with warm hands, the lodge was spotless. The staff is warm and always ready to help. The place my wife called pure serenity. Thank you again and not forgetting the owners who are always willing to put their visitors first.

We were spoiled to an African dance snacks and drink. Wow and wow. Next time am staying at what used to be the Rondavel (Now: Hideaway Cottage)

10/05/2021 Solomon Makota

Was absolutely n fantasiese wegbreek tussen die bos en stilte. Personeel is vriendelik. Ek kan nie wag vir n vlg nie. Verseker n aanbeveling..

10/05/2021 – Hans Nel

iKhaya LamaDube is a wonderfully situated place ideal for a relaxing getaway. We appreciated the discreet but attentive staff who took care of our needs while we enjoyed the peace and tranquillity of the lodge.

We had a thoroughly relaxing time during our stay there and can highly recommend iKhaya LamaDube if you are looking for the same. Thanks to Tienie and Gerd for their warm hospitality. We will definitely be returning.

09/05/2021 – Byron de Goveia

We had a great stay once again. The luxury villas are a real home away from home and the staff went above and beyond to see to everything we needed. One of our favourite places to breakaway to.

13/04/2021 – Chris Reeder

The stay at this place was beyound my expectations,the place extremely clean,the staff is friendly… The 3 day stay was not enough, defently coming back Soon

07/04/2021 – Thelma Maboe

What an amazing special romantic venue, very private for those wanting to spend a romantic break away.

The unit is spotless with amazing views of the open bush and a lot of different animals.

Thank you to all the staff for making our weekend one to remember. The welcome drink as well as the Romantic candle table setup for us to use when we wanted.

We will definitely be back !!!!!!!!

15/03/2021 – Monia Steyn

What a wonderful Hide away gem.

We had an amazing time and our accommodation was fantastic, everything was so clean and prepared for us on our arrival.

The little details of our table had been set outside and our flowers on our bed, plus the gowns and slippers made us feel so special.

The staff were so helpful and caring and our little pool put the cherry on the cake.

Thank you for a wonderful visit,

08/03/2021 Louise and Carl Booysen

What a lovely experience we had at iKhaya LamaDube Game Lodge. We were made to feel special since we set our feet in the reception area. The cabin was absolutely spotless and we felt safe at all times. We would love to revisit at some time.

Thank you to all the staff.

05/03/2021 – Ben Nortje

We stayed in a Luxury Villa for our pre-honeymoon getaway, but our pre-honeymoon turned into a sort of main honeymoon when we stepped into the unit. Just WOW! Its an amazing spot with breathtaking views. Exceptionally furnished and kitted out with everything you need. Highly recommend this for a breakaway location!

Thanks to Tienie, Gerd & your wonderful staff.

30/11/2022 – Quinton & Henroe

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