Guest reviews

The authentic, off-the-beaten-track iganu experience has attracted returning guests from across the world. Find a vignette of reviews from South Africa, United Kingdom, Australia, Zambia, United Arab Emirates and Hong Kong below.

Paul Burston, former editor of TimeOut London, a long-standing fan of iganu comments:

Most guests stay for a few days. Some stay for over a month enjoying the home-cooked food, romantic game drives, wide open skies and lashings of South African wine. The atmosphere is very relaxed and the hosts so warm and friendly it’s a wonder the guests left at all.”

We lazed by the pool, gazed up at the stars, ate like kings (or African queens even) and spent happy hours driving around on quad bikes

One of the male giraffes did have suspiciously long eyelashes.

Nothing competes with the wide open countryside and it’s natural inhabitants.”

Carmel Armstrong, Hong Kong: “Our second visit and it just keeps getting better. The animals are looking healthy and the animals continue to amaze.”

Kea Herewini, Loughborough, United Kingdom: “I will definitely one back soon and hopefully have a summer job too.”

The Maitre family, Hong Kong:We came as guests but are leaving as friends.

The Donnelly’s, New South Wales, Australia: “Thank you for an amazing experience.”

Caroline Abbassy, Dubai: “We had a brilliant time with great friends in an amazing place.”

Robin Maharaj, Durban, South Africa: “iganu, we love you as our favourite destination. Hospitality like nowhere else.’’

Daniel Lukonde Kasonde, Johannesburg, South Africa: “What an amazing birthday weekend.”

Nick Holmes, Hong Kong :“An amazing experience. Great food, great wine, company and environment.”

Bruce Langlands, St Margarets, United Kingdom: “Thank you for sharing your African dream with us.”

Skelton family, Selby, United Kingdom: “Had a right good time. Hetty and Dries are cool as they cook good meals.”

Pavita and Steve Cooper, London, United Kingdom: “Josh, our boy, thoroughly enjoyed seeing his first giraffe and zebra ever anywhere in the world.”

Geeta Maharaj, Verulam, South Africa: “I salute Iganu and the spirit of nature and all creatures great and small.”