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IKhayalamafu Mountain Reserve

23 reviews
Self Catering

Review Summary

4.9 out of 5from 23 reviews for IKhayalamafu Mountain Reserve
Cleanliness
4.9/5
Service
4.9/5
Location
5.0/5
Safety
5.0/5
Value for money
4.8/5
Jurie K - Apr 2021
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Jurie K
With spouse/partner

Baie lekker.

Soveel hout as wat jy mee kan vuurmaak. Goeie diens, met 'n waterval net langs jou kamer. Baie spesiaal.

IKhayalamafu Mountain Reserve's response

Baie dankie dat jy die moeite gedoen het om 'n goeie woord te laat. Ons hoop om julle weer te sien. Groete, Ricky.

IKhayalamafu Mountain Reserve
Carmen B - Mar 2021
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Carmen B
With spouse/partner

Asemrowende mooi omgewing.

Ikhayalamfu is regtig 'n juweel wat ons ontdek het. Die Ikhayalamafu staproetes begin reg voor jou deur en lei ook na verskeie staproetes van Monk’s Cowl. Die ontvangs was baie verwelkomend. Dit is duidelik dat die eienaars ‘n passie het vir hulle plek. Ons sal definitief weer soontoe gaan!

IKhayalamafu Mountain Reserve's response

Baie dankie, Carmen. Ons sien uit om julle weer te sien. Groete tot volgende keer, Ricky.

IKhayalamafu Mountain Reserve
Malcolm F - Jan 2021
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Malcolm F
With spouse/partner

We really enjoyed the peace and the solitude.

The walks in the area of iKayalamfu were spectacular and wondrous. The rainy weather did not dampen spirits because of the beauty of the place and in spite of the rain, a walk was possible on most days. The beauty of the area is beyond description. Our hosts were most considerate and did everything they could to ensure our comfort in spite of the weather which was not ideal.

IKhayalamafu Mountain Reserve's response

Thank you for the kind words, Malcolm. We hope the weather is kinder on your next visit. All the best, Paul and Ricky.

IKhayalamafu Mountain Reserve
Wilna D - Nov 2020
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Wilna D

Ongerepte natuurskoon - toorberg.

Ricky en Paul, dankie dat jul ‘n stukkie privaat paradys met ons gedeel het. Dankie vir jul vriendelikheid en werklike omgee. Die besoek aan julle het vir ‘n magiese, onvergeetlike verjaarsdag gesorg. Die suiwer vars lug, die kristalhelder bergwater oral om ons, die besondere uitsigte en die lieflike voëlgesange van die ryk voëllewe sal ek altyd in my hart koester. Dit was fantasties om so een met die natuur te wees. Die kothuis is uiters gemaklik en ruim, daar was oorgenoeg vuurmaakhout (selfs genoeg fynhoutjies), vars blommetjies in die badkamer, ag sommer alles het getuig van ‘n opregte en persoonlike omgee vir jul gaste. Ons beveel iKhayalamafu Mountain Reserve beslis vir almal aan. Ons verblyf was heeltemal te kort, maar ons sal definitief terugkeer vir nog meer magic.

IKhayalamafu Mountain Reserve's response

Baie dankie Wilna.
Ons is baie bly julle het dit geniet. Ons hoop om julle weer te sien. Alles wat goed is vir julle. Groete Ricky.

IKhayalamafu Mountain Reserve
Jaco V - Oct 2020
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Jaco V
With spouse/partner

Magical Mountain and Forest hideaway

Privacy and serenity

IKhayalamafu Mountain Reserve's response

Thank you Jaco. It was a pleasure having you stay with us.

IKhayalamafu Mountain Reserve
Chris C - Oct 2020
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Chris C
With spouse/partner

Fantastic beyond expectations

It was great to share in a small piece of paradise even though our stay was short. We plan to return soon.

IKhayalamafu Mountain Reserve's response

Thank you, Chris. It was great to have you stay with us. Regards, Paul & Ricky

IKhayalamafu Mountain Reserve
Chrsitiaan D - Aug 2020
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Chrsitiaan D
With spouse/partner

IKhayalamafu Mountain Reserve was a perfect start to our honeymoon.

This place is such a gem. The Cabin is cosy and we absolutely loved the fireplace in the bedroom. If you are looking for a breakaway, this is the place to go. The views are amazing from the cabin, and there is no better place to enjoy your morning coffee than on the deck of the cabin! We especially loved all the trails we could do. All the trails start right at your doorstep and you will get to see the most amazing scenery here. We loved hiking to Nandi falls, walking through the forest trail with all the small waterfalls and all the way up to the famous Sphinx and Crystal Falls. This place is just magical! Thanks, Ricky and Paul for having us. We will most definitely be back soon!

IKhayalamafu Mountain Reserve's response

Dear Christiaan
Thank you for this lovely review. We loved hosting you and your beautiful wife. We hope to see you again and best wishes for the future.
Regards Paul & Ricky

IKhayalamafu Mountain Reserve
Franci S - Aug 2020
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
4/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Franci S
With spouse/partner

Fantastic location with wonderful nature hikes.

Very romantic location with the most beautiful forest and mountain views. Lovely hosts.

IKhayalamafu Mountain Reserve's response

Hi Franci

Thank you for the 4-star review. It is really appreciated. We hope to see you again. Regards, the Brogans.

IKhayalamafu Mountain Reserve
Eghardt V - Jan 2020
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Eghardt V
With spouse/partner

Plek in die wolke.

Dis waarlik beeldskoon met die forest op jou stoep en rustige strome, met baie staproetes. Waarlik die beste plek om te rus.

IKhayalamafu Mountain Reserve's response

Baie dankie Sindie. Ek is bly julle het dit geniet. Groete, Ricky and Paul.

IKhayalamafu Mountain Reserve
Andrew D - Sep 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Andrew D
With spouse/partner

Lekker privaat in 'n pragtige omgewing.

Gawe gashere. Baie spesiale plek om te wees; natuurskoon en bergklim areas. Hutte baie gesellig en aangenaam.

IKhayalamafu Mountain Reserve's response

Baie dankie Andrew.

Dit was lekker om julle te ontmoet. Alles wat mooi is vir julle.

Groete
Ricky.

IKhayalamafu Mountain Reserve
Charlotte K - Sep 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Charlotte K
With spouse/partner

Lieflike staproetes en baie gemaklike huisies!

Dit was ons eerste keer in die Drakensberge en ons kon nie vra vir beter nie. Ons het vreeslik lekker gestap, geslaap en gekuier!

IKhayalamafu Mountain Reserve's response

Baie dankie Charlotte,

Daar wag nog baie stap roetes hier vir julle en wanneer die berge roep, kom kuier. Hoop om julle spoedig weer te sien.

Groete,
Ricky.

IKhayalamafu Mountain Reserve
Naomi S - Sep 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Naomi S
With spouse/partner

Snoesig en weggesteek in die natuurskoon.

Beste verblyf om die berge ten volle te beleef en besigtig. Dis ver genoeg om weggesteek te voel, maar naby genoeg aan ander besienswaardighede. Die heerlike staproetes is in 'n goeie toestand en begin by jou voordeur. Groot, uiters gemaklike kothuis het alles wat jy nodig het, is baie snoesig en omring deur suiwer natuurskoon. Daar is ook oorgenoeg hout vir braaie en kaggelvure. Dankie dat ons jul privaat juweel vir 'n tydjie kon gedeel het.

IKhayalamafu Mountain Reserve's response

Baie dankie Naomi, ons waardeer dit opreg.

IKhayalamafu Mountain Reserve
Louis D - Aug 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Louis D
With spouse/partner

Breathtaking experience, peaceful without any noise.

If you're looking for peace far from the noise, this is the place to be. And it has bushveld character too!

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Asemrowende ondervinding, rustig sonder enige lawaai.

As jy rus en vrede soek, weg van die lawaai, is dit die plek om te wees, met 'n bosveld karakter daarby ook ingesluit.

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IKhayalamafu Mountain Reserve's response

Baie dankie vir julle besoek en hierdie positiewe woorde.
Groete,
Ricky.

IKhayalamafu Mountain Reserve
Shani L - Jul 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Shani L
With spouse/partner

One with nature!

It was an incredible experience. At iKhayalamafu you become part of nature. Very cosy, private cottage in the woods and mountains with everything you need. One of the most beautiful trails we have ever walked from our own front door. Thank you for your hospitality, Paul, Ricky, Hector and Sheba. You will definitely see us again.

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Een met die natuur!

Dit was 'n ongelooflike ervaring. By iKhayalamafu word jy deel van die natuur. Baie gesellige, private huisie in die bos en berge met alles wat mens nodig het. Een van die mooiste roetes wat ons nog gestap het, van ons eie voordeur af. Baie dankie vir jul gasvryheid Paul, Ricky, Hector en Sheba. Julle sal ons beslis weer sien.

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IKhayalamafu Mountain Reserve's response

Liewe Shani Baie dankie, dit was so lekker om julle te ontmoet. Alles wel tot weer siens.

IKhayalamafu Mountain Reserve
Dimoina T - May 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Dimoina T
With spouse/partner

Fantastic.

We had a great stay. The walking paths are nicely marked and the fresh mountain air was wonderful. Fireplace and king-size bed win!

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Fantasties.

Ons het baie lekker gebly. Die staproetes is mooi gemerk en die vars berglug was wonderlik. Kaggel en koninggrootte-bed ‘n wenner!

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IKhayalamafu Mountain Reserve's response

Baie dankie Dimoina, dit help as ons gaste lekker mense is.

IKhayalamafu Mountain Reserve
Helene D - Feb 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Helene D
With spouse/partner

Ongelooflike natuurskoon, privaatheid en rus!

IKhayalamafu is ‘n juweel in die hartjie van die Sentrale Drakensberg. Dit is hoogs aan te beveel. Die natuur, vars berglug, veilige staproetes, vriendelike gasheer/vrou maak van hierdie verblyf iets baie besonders.

IKhayalamafu Mountain Reserve's response

Baie dankie vir hierdie wonderlike woorde ons waardeer dit opreg, Helene en hoop om julle spoedig weer te sien.
Groete,
Ricky

IKhayalamafu Mountain Reserve
Harry H - Jan 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
4/5
Location
5/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
4/5
Harry H
With spouse/partner

We had a lovely quiet stay.

We feel that a register should be kept of when and which walking trails one will be on. We got a bit lost and it was scary.

IKhayalamafu Mountain Reserve's response

Dear Harry Thank you for this review and I am sorry that you got a bit lost. There is a notepad on the fridge where you could jot down where you are walking and you could have phoned us at anytime if you felt lost. We know the mountains very well and could have assisted immediately. We do hope that we will see you again. Best regards Ricky

IKhayalamafu Mountain Reserve
Anita V - Aug 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Anita V
With spouse/partner

Amazing views and tranquillity. Nature at its best.

Wonderful sounds and fresh mountain air. The views was awesome and the quiet nature surrounds you. Private and relaxing. This place is an all in one package. A must to visit. Just breathtaking.

IKhayalamafu Mountain Reserve's response

Thank you so much, Anita. It was lovely having you stay with us. Come visit us again!

IKhayalamafu Mountain Reserve
Cindy H - Jul 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Cindy H
With spouse/partner

Beautiful location, very peaceful, perfect location to unwind and get in touch with nature again.

We enjoyed our stay very much. The reserve is situated deep into the mountains, far away from everyday distractions. The forest surrounding the cabins are filled with cheery birdsong and the stream passing the cabins provide a relaxing background noise. Room service is great, and the cosy fireplace kept us warm during the night.

IKhayalamafu Mountain Reserve's response

Thank you very much for this lovely review, Cindy. We hope to see you again soon.

Regards
Ricky

IKhayalamafu Mountain Reserve
Fires V - May 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Fires V
With spouse/partner

Amazing!

Fantastic area. Pretty accommodation in the mountains. Hiking trails a great experience.

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Ongelooflik lekker.

Fantastiese omgewing. Pragtige verblyf in die berge. Staproetes 'n belewenis.

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IKhayalamafu Mountain Reserve's response

Baie dankie Fires. Ons is baie bly julle het dit geniet. Ons hoop om julle gou weer te sien.

IKhayalamafu Mountain Reserve
Muriscka A - Jan 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Muriscka A
With spouse/partner

Dit was 'n asemrowende ervaring.

Dankie aan Paul en Ricky wat hul wonderlike stukkie paradys met ons gedeel het. Dit was absoluut perfek. Dit is beslis 'n bestemmimg ek aan elke person sal aanbeveel.

IKhayalamafu Mountain Reserve's response

Baie dankie vir die mooi woorde. Ons waardeer dit opreg en hoop om julle weer te sien.

IKhayalamafu Mountain Reserve
Gwyn M - Jan 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Gwyn M
With spouse/partner

Heaven on earth! It is so beautiful, peaceful and relaxing.

We felt so relaxed after just one day. Nearly cried when we left having spent 7 nights. Paul and Ricky are the most caring and attentive hosts. They made our stay so special and their love for the mountain is shown through their wonderfully well kept hiking trails, best hikes ever, for the exclusive use of their guests. Sheba and Hector, the Great Danes will be missed! Treat yourself and your partner to this dream getaway.

IKhayalamafu Mountain Reserve's response

Thank you so much for this lovely review Gwyn. We actually missed you after you left your wonderful laughs and the chats. All the best.

IKhayalamafu Mountain Reserve
Stephan T - Mar 2017
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Stephan T
With spouse/partner

Deeply hidden in the mountains.

These two little houses are ideal for anyone who likes remote places where nobody ever pass by. The two houses are in the forest with various rare forest bird species in the vicinity. The only difference is that Ingwe has a deck with a view of the Sterk River Valley. Both units are well equipped and the owners provide enough wood to keep the indoor fireplace burning all day long in the cold, rainy weather. The owners Ricky and Paul are always willing to handle any problem and provide advice about the area (like attending a concert of the Drakensberg Boys Choir, for which Ricky even booked us tickets). The water- and solar energy is sufficient, even when the sun doesn't shine for days on end. The sweetest water.

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Diep-diep in die berge.

Hierdie twee huisies is ideaal vir enigiemand wat hou van eenkant-plekke, waar niemand ooit verbyry nie. Die twee huisies is in die woud geleë, met allerlei skaars woudvoëls daar rondom. Die groot verskil is dat Ingwe 'n dek het, met 'n uitsig oor die Sterkriviervallei. Beide eenhede is baie goed toegerus, en die eienaars verskaf genoeg hout om die kaggelvuur heeldag aan die gang te hou wanneer dit koud en reënerig is, soos toe ons daar gebly het. Die eienaars (Ricky en Paul) is byderhand om enige probleem te hanteer, en om advies oor die omgewing te gee (soos om die Drakensberg Seunskoor se konsert te gaan bywoon; waarvoor Ricky sommer vir ons kaartjies ook bespreek het). Die water- en sonkrag is voldoende, selfs wanneer die son vir dae nie skyn nie. Die water is die soetste wat bestaan.

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IKhayalamafu Mountain Reserve's response

Baie dankie vir die mooi woorde. Ons waardeer dit opreg. Dis altyd aangenaam as gaste die natuur waardeer.

IKhayalamafu Mountain Reserve
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  • Capacity: 4 people
  • Check-in: 12:00 to 19:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Address: Farm Wostijn 2, Portion 10, Champagne Valley, Central Drakensberg, 3340, KwaZulu-Natal
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