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5 Day Katekani Lodge Kruger National Park Safari provided by Viva Safaris

5 Day Katekani Lodge Kruger National Park Safari

5 Day Katekani Lodge Kruger National Park Safari
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About
• Sunset drive • Bush barbeque • 4 hour morning Big Five bush walk • 3 hour game drive at Motlala Game Reserve • Full day in Kruger Park on open vehicle • Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre • 3 hour game drive at Tshukudu Game Reserve • 1 hour morning walk • Scenic highlights of Blyde River Canyon including Three Rondawels
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 62517P13
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Local taxes
  • National Park fees
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Lunch on non transfer days & days not in Kruger
  • All activities
  • Local guide
  • Hotel and/or Airport pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Entry/Admission - Maruleng
  • Entry/Admission - Maruleng
  • Entry/Admission - Kruger National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre
  • Entry/Admission - Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve
Exclusions
  • Drinks
  • Lunch on transfer days and days in Kruger (we will stop at places where lunch can be purchased)
  • Gratuities
  • Flight to South Africa
  • Items of a personal nature
Duration
5 days
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Take note that transfers to the lodges are included in the package. All transfers that depart from the airport (O R Tambo Airport) depart no later than 9:30am and flights should be booked accordingly. Allowance needs to be made for disembarkment and customs to meet your driver on time. Drop offs at the airport are by 5:00pm on the last day. Again, allowance needs to be made for Check in and Boarding. Please bear this in mind when booking flights. We will collect you from your Johannesburg hotel (location dependant) or O.R. Tambo Airport on the day of departure as mentioned. We would recommend booking accommodation either at the airport, (O R Tambo Airport) or in Sandton City.
  • Airports:
  • Johannesburg Intl Airport, Johannesburg South Africa
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travellers
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Local taxes
  • National Park fees
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Lunch on non transfer days & days not in Kruger
  • All activities
  • Local guide
  • Hotel and/or Airport pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Entry/Admission - Maruleng
  • Entry/Admission - Maruleng
  • Entry/Admission - Kruger National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre
  • Entry/Admission - Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve
Exclusions
  • Drinks
  • Lunch on transfer days and days in Kruger (we will stop at places where lunch can be purchased)
  • Gratuities
  • Flight to South Africa
  • Items of a personal nature
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Take note that transfers to the lodges are included in the package. All transfers that depart from the airport (O R Tambo Airport) depart no later than 9:30am and flights should be booked accordingly. Allowance needs to be made for disembarkment and customs to meet your driver on time. Drop offs at the airport are by 5:00pm on the last day. Again, allowance needs to be made for Check in and Boarding. Please bear this in mind when booking flights. We will collect you from your Johannesburg hotel (location dependant) or O.R. Tambo Airport on the day of departure as mentioned. We would recommend booking accommodation either at the airport, (O R Tambo Airport) or in Sandton City.
  • Airports:
  • Johannesburg Intl Airport, Johannesburg South Africa
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
5 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
9 stops
Day 1
Transfer from Johannesburg to...
Day 2
Game walk and game drive
Day 3
Kruger National Park
Day 4
Moholoholo and Game Drive
Day 5
Morning walk and Transfer back...
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Rasyid
Singapore, Singapore2 contributions
Amazing 5D4N Safari with Viva Safari
Aug 2019
Amazing guides and lodge staff to make your Safari experience unforgettable.

Guide at Tremisana (Smiley Hakuna Matata for sunset drive and 4-hour bush walk) works hard to make sure the guests are able to spot as many animals as possible. We even bashed through a small bush when he heard some lions roaring off the tracks, and we were rewarded with 3 male lions during the sunset drive.

Lodge staff at Katekani (Margaret and Tiger) are extremely hospitable and friendly. Very well looked after by Tiger with his 3-course meals and his care for guests were clearly visible. Margaret's service was 5-star! The daily turndown service was top-notch and Margaret clearly takes pride in doing her work.

Guides for all the other safari drives and walks (Victor for Kruger, Jordan for Motlala Drive and 1-hour bush walk, and many other guides) are also knowledgable and provide interesting trivia and stories about the wildlife we encountered.

Would definitely return, especially knowing that we will be well looked after by the team of staff at Viva Safari!
Written 18 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi there Thanks for an amazing review ! We are happy that you mentioned your guides by name - Smiley aka Elias is quite a character !! Tiger and Margrett make a formidable team at Katekani and Victor and Jordan add their own personal touch to their guiding. We thank you for such a warm review and will always welcome you back ! Be well Piero
Written 19 August 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

NMK
Seattle, WA4 contributions
An unforgettable experience
Feb 2019 • Couples
The lodge reminded us of places we see on HGTV. The safari guide was knowledgeable, we even booked a private safari and it was a fantastic experience. Highly recommend to anyone looking to explore the Kruger National Park area.
Written 9 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Neeti thanks for a great review - short and sweet and very effective ! Thanks Piero
Written 10 July 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Pernille D
Olstykke, Denmark2 contributions
An amazing experience
May 2019 • Solo
I went on a 5 day safari with Viva Safaris in May 2019, and I had a great time.

All the Viva employees went above and beyond to take care of me and ensure that I got the most out of every day. I can only recommend their safaris.
Written 23 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Pernille Thanks for an amazing review. I am pleased that you had a good time and that our staff looked after you so well. Thanks for your unqualified recommendation. Kind regards Piero
Written 24 June 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

JHOANAMVP
Mexico City, Mexico2 contributions
They make an unforgetable honey moon
May 2019 • Couples
I would like to start my coment with the best part of all. It was to stay at katekani with the amazing people you have working there. 3 of then make our stay a very pleasant one. Tiger's food is delicious and you can see how much he loves what he does. He always surprise us and always with a smile. Nomsa and Madla always making sure that everything looks beautiful and organize and making such beautiful details for our honeymoon. They always made sure we were happy 100 percent. We are very thankful with them and always remenber them.
The safari was also very good. Always on time. We have the oportunity to see many animals from very close from the very first day.
One very important thing for me is that they are very trust reliable. From thw moment they picked us from the hotel a viva safaris van pick you up with all the credentials.
In general a very good experience. We are looking forward to do it again with more family.
Written 1 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Jhoana Thanks for a great review ! We are thrilled that you so enjoyed Katekani and loved Tiger's food. Thanks for complimenting Viva Safaris on being punctual and affording you the opportunity to see so many animals close up. We appreciate your comments on our trustworthiness and reliability. We would love to welcome you again - with your other family members. Kind regards
Written 8 June 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

eddiemac436
windsor ontario307 contributions
Incredible Life Experience
Mar 2019 • Couples
For this safari , I did my research on the internet and trip advisor. I was not disappointed by any means. This was an amazing safari. Having never been here before , it made sense to let Viva Safaris look after the logistics so the trip wouldn't be a learning experience.
Viva Safari is so organized. They keep you busy the entire time . Transfers to and from The airport in Johannesburg were flawless. This is done in a mini-bus.Very comfortable.They organized "Drives" in private game reserves and in Kruger National Park. A trip to the Moholoholo Rehab Center was a special trip. They did their very best to find as many animals as they can for you. Nature gets the final word but Viva Safari does its best.
"Hakuna Matatata" guided our first bush drive with Patrick. He also did the next morning bush walk. They were filling in for extra shifts , and they kept everyone entertained.
A shout out to Richard at the Tsushima reserve and introducing us to Tombie.
Patrick for doing the Kruger Park as someone couldn't make it and he filled in for him.
Charl ,at the Matlala Game Reserve, took us out and made sure that we saw the black rhino before dark. That was an amazing night as we were the only two that night. His love for the animals is amazing.
Moses at the rehabilitation Centre.
Jordan did our last morning bush walk.Very interesting and a great guide.
There was never a moment when I didn't feel safe. The bush guides and the security at the accommodation is top notch . I prepared heavily for malaria but I don't think that i would again. The beds have netting ..it is my opinion that this is sufficient.
Accommodation; First night was at Tremisana Lodge...it is sufficient ,good food but basic.The second night, we were transferred to Katekani. This is an amazing accommodation ...rooms are huge ,indoor and outdoor showers, soaker pool, private deck, not really a tent ..loved it. There are only several units so it is more private. Food was prepared by an amazing Chef ..TIGER. They are lucky to have him. He prepared gourmet food and asked for our input on what he would make. He is proud of his work and the meals are incredible. He works with MARGARET who is the manager of this lodge. She gets everything done ! On the rainy morning she had ponchos and umbrellas at our door. The first few days , POWER (Mandla) helped Margaret as well.
They certainly , were one of the main reasons we had such a great experience.
I highly recommend the Katekani Lodge if you can afford the upgrade as it is well worth it !!
Leave all the organizing up to Viva Safari....They know what they are doing. I heavily recommend going with Viva Safari to make your Safari Experience one you will always remember.
Written 8 April 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Eddie What is equally INCREDIBLE is the passion with which you wrote this review !!!!! We are thrilled that Viva Safaris was " amazing" and that your extensive internet research led to a pleasing safari experience. Thanks for mentioning so many people by name and for emphasising that you felt safe at all times. It is good that you speak so highly about Katekani Lodge - it is indeed under-rated. Thanks for recommending Viva Safaris so highly - we are proud to live up to our claim that we provide " an unforgettable wildlife experience". Kind regards Piero
Written 9 April 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

jetboyb747
Tecumseh, Canada141 contributions
Amazing Experience
Mar 2019 • Couples
This was a bucket list trip. Have always wanted to do safari in Africa, was hard to decide between Kenya/Tanzania or South Africa. Obviously South Africa won out. Not knowing what to expect, I was quite impressed with this operator. Our transfers, our accommodations, our safari trips to Kruger and different game reserves were all more than I would've expected.

I know that it is not a tour operator responsibility for the animals to show up, but we were lucky enough to catch the big 5 (as they say) and then some.

Katekani Lodge is a dream. Not sure why the word 'tented lodge' appears in the description, because this place is pure luxury. There is one wall of the dwelling that is made of canvas, but that would be as much tent as you're gonna get here. Amazing comfortable beds, enough room to have a dance party, a great deck, a dipping pool, and even and indoor / outdoor shower. Make no mistake, this is not a ‘tent’!!!! There are only 6 of these, and we were lucky to be the only ones there one night. Which meant we had are very own personal chef, “Tiger”, who rustled up some of the finest food I’ve had in a long time. Margaret was a dear and made sure our every need was tended to. One morning, it looked like it may rain so she had umbrellas and rain ponchos ready for us when we departed.

What makes this tour so amazing is that you get to go to several different game reserves, Kruger, and a rehabilitation centre. Every transfer was handled with efficiency, and everyone we met was absolutely amazing. I could not believe how friendly everyone was, and so engaging in conversations.

I would not begin to comprehend how someone would want to take on an adventure on this by renting a car and doing this by themselves. You would miss out on so much. This is the only way to do a safari and I would recommend Viva 100%. You will not be disappointed.
Written 25 March 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi What an equally AMAZING review !!! We are thrilled that Viva Safaris vindicated your decision to choose South Africa ahead of Kenya/Tanzania. It is very gratifying to know that all aspects of our operation surpassed your expectations. We are pleased that you so enjoyed Katekani - it is indeed a "dream". Thank you for acknowledging the diverse wildlife activities that make our program so exciting. I am happy to know all our staff were engaging, talkative and friendly. Thanks for a brilliant recommendation. Kind regards Piero
Written 27 March 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Best trip ever
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Wonderful Experience
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