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Italian hospitality combined with the African soul.
Kaia Tani is your guesthouse just 1 km from the Kruger Park.

Italian hospitality combined with the African soul.
Kaia Tani is your guesthouse just 1 km from the Kruger Park.

At one stone’s throw from the Kruger,
at the heart of emotions.

What makes a trip unforgettable?
Emotions, feeling welcomed, flavours, and the collection of experiences that we carry with us when we return home.
What is most important to us is that you live extraordinary moments and will remember and keep them in time.
Here’s what we do every day for our guests.

Welcome to Kaia Tani

A small piece of paradise,
surrounded by green, a few minutes’ from nature: the Kruger Park.
Our guest house has a swimming pool where you can relax after an intense day safari,
a lounge area, free Wi-Fi and the cherry on the cake – a local chef who will delight your palate with African and Italian specialities, cleverly mixed.

A small piece of paradise,
surrounded by green, a few minutes’ from nature: the Kruger Park.
Our guest house has a swimming pool where you can relax after an intense day safari,
a lounge area, free Wi-Fi and the cherry on the cake – a local chef who will delight
your palate with African and Italian specialities, cleverly mixed.

Small number of rooms,
lots of pampering.

So as to have the chance to pamper our guests during their stay we only have 7 rooms,
decorated in typical African style and with all the amenities:
television, hair-dryer, air conditioning, fridge, and safe.

The Adventure Begins

The Kruger Park alone is already worth the trip here.
For this reason, we arrange safaris with experienced guides in the park, to show you the greatest stage on earth: nature.
In addition to safaris, you can book other activities
to discover the area and get to know the local culture.

The Kruger Park alone is already worth the trip here. For this reason, we arrange safaris with experienced guides in the park, to show you the greatest stage on earth: nature.In addition to safaris, you can book other activities to discover the area and get to know the local culture.

Meet the Big Five

Follow the great family

Emotions 20,000 km wide

Experience Nature as the protagonist

Our excursions

All activities begin and end at Kaia Tani.

Safari to Kruger

SAFARI – NIGHT SAFARI – MORNING WALK – SUNSET WALK – MORNING DRIVE – MOUNTAIN BIKE

Safari to Kruger

SAFARI – NIGHT SAFARI – MORNING WALK – SUNSET WALK – MORNING DRIVE – MOUNTAIN BIKE
  • barbara in una scuola africana
    Townships Tour
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  • blyde river canyon
    Blyde River Canyon
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  • elefante al tramonto
    River Safari
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  • golf in the wild con giraffe
    Golf In The Wild
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  • barbara che bacia ippopotamo
    Animal Rehabilitation Centre & Jessica
    Discover the activity
  • safari notturno leonessa
    Night Safari and Bush Braai Exclusive
    Discover the activity

Our offer

Our packages

VALID PACKAGES
WITH DEPARTURES BY 30 NOVEMBER 2022

(not valid for the months of July and August)

IMPORTANT NOTES

Guaranteed departures with a minimum of 2 participants
Air fares (where indicated) subject to availability
Customers must have flights arriving in Johannesburg by 10:00
Customers must have return flights departing from Johannesburg no earlier than 18:00

Nature & Culture – 7 days/6 nights
IMPORTANT NOTES

Guaranteed departures with a minimum of 2 participants Air fares (where indicated) subject to availability
Customers must have flights arriving in Johannesburg by 10:00
Customers must have return flights departing from Johannesburg no earlier than 18:00
Includes the domestic flights indicated

DAY 1
Arrival in Johannesburg – stay at hotel***, breakfast included.
Guided tour of Soweto and Mandela House. Stop for a tasting in a well-known local brewery

DAY 2
In the morning, transfer to the airport and flight to Hoedspruit (flight is approximately 1 hour) – After completion of landing formalities, transfer to Kaia Tani****. Half board service (drinks not included).

DAY 3
Full-day safari inside the Kruger National Park in search of the Big5s. Lunch not included. Return to the lodge for dinner. Entrance fees to the park are excluded and payable onsite.

DAY 4
After breakfast, departure for Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre. A rehabilitation centre for injured animals where they receive treatment and, when possible, released back into the wild. For those who have to undergo long therapy and therefore being released into the wild is not an option, the Centre offers a “permanent residence”. These are the animals that members of the public are able to get an ‘up close and personal’ experience with. It is an excellent opportunity to meet these incredible creatures. The entrance fees, offer financial support to the centre to partly cover costs of the continuous care provided. The day continues with a visit to Jessica and her brother Richie. Both these hippopotamuses were found and rescued by Tonie and Shirley. While living freely in the river below the home of the couple, Jessica and Richie have decided not to abandon their “parents”: Tonie and Shirley. It’s the only chance in the world to get close to the most dangerous animal for humans in Africa, the hippopotamus.

DAY 5
Full-day safari inside the Kruger National Park in a different area than the previous day’s safari. Lunch not included. Return to the lodge for dinner. Entrance fee to the Kruger Park is excluded and to be paid on site.

DAY 6
After breakfast, departure on an ethnic-cultural morning focused on visiting the nearby townships and villages but with the utmost respect for the locals. Traditional lunch included (not including drinks). Afternoon: safari-cruise on the river Olifants. While on the cruise and the lookout for animals, snacks and aperitifs will be offered. Return to the lodge for dinner.

DAY 7
After breakfast, transfer to the airport and board flight to Johannesburg with arrival in the early afternoon. End of services.

BASIC RATE PER PERSON
Rand 24999.00

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
Rand   2000.00

AIRPORT TAXES PER PERSON
Rand   2800.00

Self-Drive - 10 days and 9 Nights

IMPORTANT NOTES

Guaranteed departures with a minimum of 2 participants Air fares (where indicated) subject to availability
Customers must have flights arriving in Johannesburg by 10:00
Customers must have return flights departing from Johannesburg no earlier than 18:00
Includes the domestic flights indicated

DAY 1
Arrival in Johannesburg – collection of rental car and drive towards the Kruger National Park. Accommodation at Kaia Tani**** with double room. Half board included (drinks not included)

DAY 2 to DAY 6
4 overnight stays on site with breakfast included. Free time at leisure

DAY 6
drive to Hoedspruit airport – drop-off rental car – check-in and board your direct flight to Cape Town with arrival in the early afternoon – rented vehicle collection and accommodation in the city centre hotel***, bed and breakfast service

DAY 6 to DAY 8
2 nights at hotel***, free time at leisure

DAY 8
drive to Hermanus – accommodation in hotel*** with double room and breakfast

DAY 8 to DAY 10
2 nights at hotel***, free time at leisure

DAY 10
Drive to Cape Town airport in the afternoon and drop-off rented vehicle.

 

BASIC RATE PER PERSON
Rand 16500.00

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
Rand   3100.00

AIRPORT TAXES PER PERSON
Rand   1900.00

Fully Guided – 9 days/8 nights

IMPORTANT NOTES

Guaranteed departures with a minimum of 2 participants Air fares (where indicated) subject to availability
Customers must have flights arriving in Johannesburg by 10:00
Customers must have return flights departing from Johannesburg no earlier than 18:00
Includes the domestic flights indicated

DAY 1
Arrival in Johannesburg – stay at hotel***, breakfast included.
Guided tour of Soweto and Mandela House. Stop for a tasting in a well-known local brewery

DAY 2
Transfer to the airport for check-in and boarding of flight to Hoedspruit in the morning (duration about 1 hour) – After completion of landing formalities, transfer to Kaia Tani ****, accommodation in a double room – half board service (drinks not included).

DAY 3
Full-day safari inside the Kruger National Park in search of the Big5s. Lunch not included. Return to the lodge for dinner. Entrance fees to the park are excluded and payable onsite.

DAY 4
After breakfast, departure for Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre. A rehabilitation centre for injured animals where they receive treatment and, when possible, released back into the wild. For those who have to undergo long therapy and therefore being released into the wild is not an option, the Centre offers a “permanent residence”. These are the animals that members of the public are able to get an ‘up close and personal’ experience with. It is an excellent opportunity to meet these incredible creatures. The entrance fees, offer financial support to the centre to partly cover costs of the continuous care provided. The day continues with a visit to Jessica and her brother Richie. Both these hippopotamuses were found and rescued by Tonie and Shirley. While living freely in the river below the home of the couple, Jessica and Richie have decided not to abandon their “parents”: Tonie and Shirley. It’s the only chance in the world to get close to the most dangerous animal for humans in Africa, the hippopotamus.

DAY 5
After breakfast, departure for an ethnic-cultural morning focused on visiting the nearby townships and villages but with the utmost respect for the locals. Traditional lunch included (not including drinks). Afternoon: safari-cruise on the river Olifants. While on the cruise and the lookout for animals, snacks and aperitifs will be offered. Return to the lodge for dinner.

DAY 6
After breakfast, transfer to the airport and direct flight to Cape Town – meet with a representative and transfer to the hotel ****, breakfast included.

DAY 7
After breakfast meet the tour guide. Full day dedicated to the visit of the Cape Peninsula. Entrances and lunch are excluded. Return to the hotel. 

DAY 8
After breakfast meet the tour guide. Full day dedicated to the visit of the Winelands. Entrances and lunch are excluded. Return to the Hotel.  

DAY 9
After breakfast, in good time, meet the appointed private driver and transfer to the airport. 

BASIC RATE PER PERSON
Rand 35700.00

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
Rand   2000.00

AIRPORT TAXES PER PERSON
Rand   4700.00

About us

A warm welcome by your hosts Barbara and Paul.

On a day like any other, you decide that you want to change your life, you actually want to believe in your dreams, because dreams have no age or expiration date.That’s how an ordinary day for us turned into a unique day. It was the first of July 2016 when we began our adventure at Kaia Tani.
This was our smile that day! .
This is our smile still today!

 

I want to live like this interview

A warm welcome by your hosts Barbara and Paul.

On a day like any other, you decide that you want to change your life, you actually want to believe in your dreams, because dreams have no age or expiration date.That’s how an ordinary day for us turned into a unique day. It was the first of July 2016 when we began our adventure at Kaia Tani.
This was our smile that day! .
This is our smile still today!

 

I want to live like this interview

Our other interviews

Watch exclusive interviews of Rai journalist Paolo Emilio Landi.

Our other interviews

Watch exclusive interviews of Rai journalist Paolo Emilio Landi.

We are supporting the local community

Everybody knows that the African continent has many problems due to poverty, but it is only by living in close contact with the local people that one can work out how best to help them. We often visit the so-called Townships and, as guest house managers, we devised a tour to recommend to our guests. We have been studying this carefully with the aim of making people aware by allowing them to experience the typical, local lifestyle for half a day. Also, we take our guests to a school with about 1,500 children and 2 kindergartens that get our support and receive small donations on site directly by our generous guests. In 2018, we were able to turn our dream into a reality and replaced the ramshackle tin-plate structure of a kindergarten with a brick and mortar building thus giving dignity and safety to its children.

We are supporting the local community

Everybody knows that the African continent has many problems due to poverty, but it is only by living in close contact with the local people that one can work out how best to help them. We often visit the so-called Townships and, as guest house managers, we devised a tour to recommend to our guests. We have been studying this carefully with the aim of making people aware by allowing them to experience the typical, local lifestyle for half a day. Also, we take our guests to a school with about 1,500 children and 2 kindergartens that get our support and receive small donations on site directly by our generous guests. In 2018, we were able to turn our dream into a reality and replaced the ramshackle tin-plate structure of a kindergarten with a brick and mortar building thus giving dignity and safety to its children.

Transfers

Johannesburg to Phalaborwa Shuttle Service provides an affordable & reliable transfer. Departing from Sasol Persequor Park in Pretoria and the Shuttle Terminus Building at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airportdirectly to Phalaborwa

On route the shuttle will take you through some of South Africa’s most beautiful scenery. Two 15 minute comfort stops along the way will allow you to stretch your legs, have a bathroom break and enjoy a quick bite or drink.

Shuttle rate: R950 per person (till 31 Dec 2022)

  1. use the below botton “book now”
  2. ask them to drop you at Kaia Tani
  3. use this discount code KAIATANI01
    so you can receive a 12% OF DISCOUNT

Place and time:

From Pretoria Sasol Persequor Park, Sasol Fuel Station Departure: 7:00AM
From Johannesburg O.R.Tambo International Airport, area Shuttle Terminus Building Departure: 7:45AM
To Phalaborwa Kaia Tani Exclusive Guesthouse Arrival time: 2:30PM

The above timing is purely a guideline and is affected by traffic, weather, comfort stops and road conditions.

Place and time:

From: Pretoria
Sasol Persequor Park, Sasol Fuel Station
Departure: 7:00AM

From:Johannesburg
O.R.Tambo International Airport, area Shuttle Terminus Building
Departure: 7:45AM

To: Phalaborwa
Kaia Tani Exclusive Guesthouse
Arrival time: 2:30PM

The above timing is purely a guideline and is affected by traffic, weather, comfort stops and road conditions.

LOCATIONS

SASOL FUEL STATION IN PERSEQUOR PARK, PRETORIA is located on the corner of Meiring Naude Road and Hotel Street, opposite the main entrance to the CSIR International Convention Centre in Pretoria.

OR TAMBO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (Johannesburg): shuttle clients will be met inside the Shuttle Terminus Building which is located behind the Intercontinental Hotel and very close to the Car Rental Offices. Follow the overhead signboards through the airport stating ‘Transport’ or ‘Car Rental’ or ‘Bus Terminal’ or ask at any Information Desk for directions.

Reviews Gallery

You can also use the hashtag “#kaiataniexclusiveguesthouse” on Instagram, and leave us a review that will be published right here, on our website.

You can also use the hashtag “#kaiataniexclusiveguesthouse” on Instagram, and leave us a review that will be published right here, on our website.

Tripadvisor

Stefy T
Stefy T
2020-02-16
Ci tengo a precisare che nonostante questa struttura sia una guest house offre tutti i comfort che potreste trovare in un hotel! Camere comode e bagni privati con doccia, colazione internazionale (sia calda sia fredda), non mancano mai TV-WIFI-AC nonostante tutti i problemi legati alla mancanza di acqua e energia che ci sono in Sudafrica! Abbiamo provato la cucina dello Chef e ogni piatto era sublime!!! Hanno accontentato anche tutte le nostre richieste di provare i piatti tipici del posto anche se non erano previsti. Qualsiasi richiesta veniva esaudita sempre col sorriso sia da parte dei proprietari sia da parte del personale. Quando si alloggia al Kaiatani sembra di stare in famiglia…..i proprietari Paolo e Barbara iniziano a viziarti mesi prima del viaggio quando rispondono via mail a tutte le domande e dubbi che uno può avere, ti aiutano ad organizzare un soggiorno indimenticabile……fatevi suggerire da loro le varie escursioni in base alle vostre esigenze……io e la mia famiglia non ce ne siamo pentiti!!!!!!!! Punti di forza che non mi sarei mai aspettata e voglio precisarli: - Se il vostro safari parte la mattina molto presto e non riesci a fare la colazione prevista dalla struttura, ti preparano una colazione al sacco da portarti dietro durante l’escursione. - Non ti lasciano mai solo e ti organizzano tutto nei minimi particolari, si parte e si arriva sempre al Kaiatani sia per i safari di gruppo sia per i tour privati. Con la mia famiglia siamo arrivati e non abbiamo dovuto più pensare a nulla per 5 giorni…….solo ad amare questo paese che Paolo e Barbara con le parole e con i fatti ti fanno entrare nel cuore!!! Complimenti per quello che siete riuscire a realizzare e grazie mille per la vacanza (ripeto!!!) indimenticabile.
Salv T
Salv T
2020-02-15
Soggiorno di 5 notti con accoglienza e attenzioni superiori alle attese. La gestione dei proprietari è meticolosa e fanno di tutto per organizzare un soggiorno piacevole che soddisfi le attese, sia all'interno della struttura che nelle escursioni scelte. I suggerimenti forniti sono perfetti per sfruttare al meglio il tempo disponibile.
Haumide
Haumide
2020-01-29
Top Gastgeber, Top Essen, Top Lage, Top Unterkunft Sehr freundliche Gastgeber, nicht nur die Freizeitempfehlungen (Morning Walk, Night Safari und Tagestour im Kruger NP) waren Klasse - Abholung jeweils direkt von der Unterkunft, sondern auch das Frühstück (auch Lunchpakete) und das Abendessen. Danke für den italienischen Abschiedsabend. Grazie
Claude S
Claude S
2020-01-09
Thanks to the entire staff for their warm welcome and their kindness. The guesthouse is very clean, the rooms are a bit small but very well furnished. We really enjoyed the two dinners we had there and there are good restaurants in the neighbourhood. A very good plan if you look for a good accommodation (pool, WiFi, bar, ...) close to the Kruger. Thanks to all Cheers
Daniela L
Daniela L
2020-01-06
Abbiamo appena lasciato il kaia tani dopo 5 notti e vorremmo già tornare. Le camere sono pulitissime arredate in stile africano. La doccia è perfetta. Abbiamo cenato da loro ed il cibo era ottimo. La struttura è perfettamente organizzata. Paolo e Barbara ci hanno dato preziosi consigli e ci hanno aiutato nella scelta e nell’organizzazione delle escursioni sia dentro che fuori dal parco kruger, curando tutto nei minimi dettagli. La disponibilità, simpatia e cortesia di Paolo e Barbara sono impagabili! Daniela e Roberta

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