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Established by Drini Jacob, Izimbali Lodge offers 35 fully serviced private luxury twin or single suites, a fully equipped conference centre which can cater for 50 people, and a restaurant which has become an institution, with style and cuisine to suit absolutely everyone. We also have our own art gallery, featuring artworks by well-known South African artists.

We here at Izimbali Lodge are eager to serve you and to make sure that your stay here to be a memorable experience.

The town of Ermelo was established on the site of a church built in 1871 by the Reverend Frans Cachet. The site was named after a town named Ermelo situated in the Netherlands. The town was razed to the ground by the British during the Anglo-Boer war, but rebuilding began at the end of the war in 1902. There is a British Anglo-Boer war campsite about 2km from Izimbali Lodge.

The longest stone-arched bridge in the province, the Begin der Lijn Bridge, straddles the Vaal River roughly 30km south of Ermelo. The bridge dates from 1898, when it marked the old border with Swaziland, and it is 124 metres long.

Ermelo boasts magical beauty as it is ideally situated amongst the grass and wetlands region of the Mpumalanga Province. About 35km from Ermelo lies Chrissiesmeer (Lake Chrissie). After good rains, this is the largest natural body of inland water in South Africa, roughly 9km long by 3km wide. In drought times, however, the lake can be reduced to a few pools, inhabited by hundreds of flamingoes.

This spectacular area affords visitors the opportunity to enjoy numerous watersports including fishing, swimming and bird watching.