Ikhaya Lodge jumped onto my Cape Town itinerary quite unexpectedly. One moment I was getting lost between the hundreds of stalls at World Travel Market Africa and the next moment I found myself sitting on a balcony staring at Table Mountain, relaxing for the first time in weeks.
IKhaya Lodge is an urban utopia situated in the heart of the city of Cape Town in Dunkley Square where the soothing beats of African drums and friendly “welcome home” smiles greet you.
“Ikhaya” means “home” in isiXhosa and here they give meaning to “home”.
The elegantly decorated African-inspired boutique hotel is more than just a home away from home; it is the city’s answer to the daily metropolitan hustle and bustle.
IKhaya Lodge – The City’s Remedy
IKhaya Lodge is one of those “best of both worlds” kind of places where you can have your bread buttered on both sides. It is the city’s remedy and the perfect concoction of Table Mountain views, heritage, comfort and accessibility to the city; whether you want to explore, do business or just relax.
Ikhaya Lodge, situated around the quirky coffee shops of Dunkley Square, is just a few minutes’ walk away from the city. The Company Gardens is just a block away, the Castle of Good Hope and the buzzing Long Street and Greenmarket Square is a kilometer away and if you don’t feel like walking there is always the alternative option of taking a MyCiti Bus or an Uber ride.
Due to the perfect location you can also easily, within a few minutes, avoid the city’s traffic and drive to some of South Africa’s best blue flag beaches like Camps Bay and Clifton, the V & A Waterfront, Kirstenbosch Gardens, Table Mountain, Lion’s Head and Signal Hill.
If you are a business traveller you can enjoy the hotel’s close proximity to town, the ease to get around, safe and secure parking and also the on-site conference center that can accommodate up to 64 delegates.
And if you are looking for a place to unwind and recharge your batteries but you still want the comfort of being close to the city, then Ikhaya Lodge is your remedy. If you want a little bit of soul rejuvenation then take off your watch, sit on the balcony, tune into the peace and quiet and enjoy the soft breeze and views of Table Mountains. I did exactly that and minutes turned into hours.
IKhaya Lodge – The Rooms
All the rooms at Ikhaya Lodge are elegantly decorated with an African touch, well-equipped with en-suite bathrooms, wi-fi and tea and coffee making facilities. For bigger families or longer stays, the hotel also offers Family Apartments; a loft with a separate entrance, balcony, lounge, open-plan kitchenette and dining room and one double bed, one single bed and one sofa bed.
For more details about your home away from home stay in the heart of the city, visit www.ikhayalodge.co.za.
I was a guest of Ikhaya Lodge & Conference Centre and all opinions expressed are my own.