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“Amazing! Big 5 in one morning!”

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Kaia Tani Guesthouse
Ranked #2 of 25 Phalaborwa B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Amazing! Big 5 in one morning!”
Reviewed 18 October 2010

I'd recommend Kaia Tani for anyone looking to visit this part of South Africa.

We arrived in South Africa as the last leg of our short African adventure and were, a bit, apprehensive of what we would experience.

Any concerns were eliminated on arrival. The guest house is fantastic. It's small and personal. The rooms were to the highest standard and everyone was so welcoming.

We didn't have a hire car but that wasn't a problem. Thanks to Daniela, we were able to do everything we wanted to in the 8 days that we were there. She organised all the trips and made excellent recommendations about what we may like to do. A very big gold star for taking us on a game drive on our last day & spotting the big 5 in one morning!!

The food is fantastic ... just ask for the Amarula Tiramisu!

A big thank you to Daniela, Alberto, Robbie & Malcolm. We hope to be able to visit you again soon.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 October 2010

The Kaia Tani is a very nice lodge directly in Phalaborwa only 5 minutes away from the gates to the Krüger National Park. This lodge is a very good alternative to the much more expensive private lodges in the park, while for most activities it is not a problem not to sleep in the park directly. Such activities like night safaris, or walking safaris can be arranged in the lodge. The rooms are very nicely furnished in local style. Especially the bathroom has a very nice architecture. Breakfast is served in the partially open common room which can be cold in winter month. Dinner is served after previous arrangement, also we found the dinner in the Sefapane lodge much more worth the money and would suggest to walk the 5 minutes there. The lodge has a nice garden including a small pool which can be used to cool down after extended trips to the Krüger Park.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 September 2010

We went here with a large group of friends, 15 people, enough to occupy the whole guesthouse, for about a week. We felt at home, because Daniela and Alberto made everything it's possible to make us feeling like that.
Other reviewers have talked about how much Kaia Tani is beautiful, comfortable, clean or how good are all the services, encluded the restaurant, a real surprise. I confirm all this, even more.
And there's a great added value too, maybe the main characteristic that makes Kaia Tani so distinguishable: Daniela and Alberto as guides.
They are recognized ad professional guides and they really are.
Daniela took us in a lot of wonderful activies that made our days completely full, without forgetting our "safaris" in Kruger, where Alberto had the main role and what a role!
Alberto is a real hunter, but not for killing animals, of course, but for finding them. With Alberto you cannot miss something special, because he will continue to go around until he catches something valuable, from bird to lions to leopards.
Well, my hearth is still there, I hope to come back, one day.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with friends
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Property: Kaia Tani Guesthouse
Address: 29 Boekenhout Street, Phalaborwa 1390, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Phalaborwa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 25 B&Bs / Inns in Phalaborwa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Kaia Tani Guesthouse 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kaia Tani is an exclusive guesthouse, situated 1km away from the famous Kruger National Park. Besides 1 Suite/Honeymoon, 3 twin-rooms and 2 family-rooms, all equipped with bath and traditional african furniture, a luxurious garden including a beautiful pool is waiting for you. In the evening, let yourself be regaled by our kitchen. We offer a mixture of mediterranean and african dishes. ... more   less 
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