Originally called Stuartstown, the Zulu name Ixopo however prevailed...thanks to its perfect example of onomatopoeia - the sound of cattle squelching through the mud - provided, of course, you pronounce it with the correct 'click'! This implied dampness refers in the main too often misty altitudes of almost 2 000m above sea level.
The surrounding countryside is incredible, and one can find many hiking trails and a few beautiful waterfalls along the Mzimkulu and Mkhomazi rivers
Two 19th century churches and a seminary are still operational in Ixopo, but there are two other landmarks which further enhance the area's spiritual tradition and reputation - a floodlit cross bestowing peace and goodwill on the town and, at the nearby Buddhist Retreat Centre, a tall reliquary radiating wisdom and compassion to the valleys below.
Accommodation in Ixopo
Places to stay with Accommodation in Ixopo which includes hotels, self catering accommodation, guest houses, bed and breakfast, lodges etc
A diverse range of activities are available.
A great selection of Restaurants, coffee shops and pubs to choose from!
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