Rest and recreation in an oasis of solitude

iganu is a Swazi word for marula, the symbol of the lodge. This  fragrant golden yellow fruit is a close cousin of the cashew, mango and pistachio, all favourites of our regular guests.

iganu is a malaria-free lodge, a place to indulge in nature’s therapy. Fall in love with the smells and sounds of the bush, fawn over the long eye lashes of giraffes, admire the elegance of the eland, Africa’s largest antelope, and be captivated by the beauty of the sable bull.

For most, the star attraction is sunbathing at the swimming pool with a book and a beer or a summer cocktail. For others, walking in the bush, taking in the fresh air and stumbling upon warthogs and tortoises holds attraction.

A favourite is a game drive at sunset enjoying the textures of cumulus clouds and orange skies. For the energetic, an early morning drive, after coffee and rusks, offers the joy of the rising sun over the nearby hills that border Botswana.

Supper is always a convivial occasion. Sip on a pre dinner gin and tonic at the bar followed by a sumptuous African feast cooked on an outdoor fire. iganu is well known for homegrown organic meat, fire-cooked bread and farm recipes. Just ask our regular guests from South Africa, United Kingdom, Australia, Zambia, United Arab Emirates and Hong Kong.

Please visit our sister site for a Spanish adventure in the rolling hills of Andalucía


Private Chef
Enjoy rustic, farm-style grub prepared by our in-house team. Opt for a barbecue/braai-style meal or a hearty sit-down meal.

Swimming Pool
Swim in the pool in the middle of our indigenous garden frequented by butterflies, hornbills, and with the constant sights and sounds of the bush.

Thatched cottages/rondavels
All villas have a shower, comfortable mattresses, luxurious bedding, dressing tables, luggage racks, cupboards, fans, bathroom amenities, access to safety deposit boxes and toiletries.

We offer reliable, cost effective and safe road transportation to and from OR Tambo International Airport, Pretoria and Johannesburg to Iganu.

Full Staff Services
Enjoy the personal attention of lodge, while enjoying total privacy. Our staff will cater to your every need, if required, from kitchen, lodge and bedroom cleaning, to serving you drinks by the pool and on game drives, laundry, guided walks in the bush, to helping plan local activities. Or you can opt to look after yourself, if you really prefer privacy.

Our team is well versed in health and safety measures. Emergency kits are stored on site. The closest hospital is 70 kilometers away from Iganu.