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Katekani Tented Lodge

Guernsey Road, Hoedspruit 1380 South Africa
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#15 of 142 Speciality lodging in Hoedspruit
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On a secluded piece of prime bushveld, bordering with the Big Five Kapama Game Reserve, KATEKANI TENTED LODGE is open to the upmarket Wildside Africa development. It comprises of four beautifully appointed tented chalets. Each chalet has a thatched roof and is elevated so as to allow for spectacular views of the bushveld.
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Free internet
Outdoor pool
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Private pool
Bar / lounge
Special diet menus
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Meredith H wrote a review Jul 2020
82 contributions25 helpful votes
This was THE PERFECT couples getaway! The accommodation is well appointed and luxe, with crisp white linen and soft fluffy towels. The plunge pool makes one feel as if you’re in your own private slice of the bush! Food and service are truly outstanding! Loved every minute! Can not fault this place :)
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Piero Colia, General Manager at Katekani Tented Lodge
Responded 07 Jul 2020
Hi Meredith Thanks for an absolutely AMAZING review !! We are pleased that you and your partner found Katekani to be the PERFECT couples getaway venue. We hope you will have the opportunity to repeat your experience as soon as possible. Be well
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NSBDolphin wrote a review Jun 2020
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No water or electric when we arrived. Electricity went in and out for entire stay, due to load-shedding. We were not told in advance, and we would not have booked. No hot water most of the time. Private plunge pool on deck was filthy and unusable. Had to change rooms--safe in first room broken. Left one day early, due to lack of water and electricity.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Response from Piero Colia, General Manager at Katekani Tented Lodge
Responded 17 Jun 2020
Hi Prior to your appallingly malicious and grossly exaggerated review, Katekani Lodge was rated # 1 out of 136 specialty accommodation venues in Hoedspruit. 114 out of 118 reviews ( representing 96,6 % ) were 5 star !!!! Given that it has taken you five months to write this review, we believe you have an ulterior motive . Load shedding was happening on an irregular and largely unannounced basis throughout South Africa. In January 2020 the maximum time duration of any electricity break was two (2) hours, so your review is sadly devoid of truth. We deny that the plunge pool was unusable - possibly there were leaves on the surface. Despite your unfair review, we are reasonably confident that it will have minimal or zero effect on our future bookings.
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Miriam N wrote a review Apr 2020
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Amazing lodge for everyone who is looking for a tranqulil and quiet place. I travelled alone and found exactly what I was looking for. The staff was really exceptional - cook "Tiger" asked my everyday what I would like to eat. The small size of the lodge allows for a lot of extra service and added individual value for the customer. Margaret is the good soul and always there for any customers' wishes. I stayed a week and was really sad when I had to feave. The staff had already become family. Every day, I was picked up for amazing safari drives and other tours. The room was clean, lovely furnished with a comfy bed and all the heart desires. Book Katekani if you want a great time! Absolutely nothing to criticize!
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Room Tip: The rooms on both sides of the Restaurant still have a bit of WiFi signal left. Generally, WiFi...
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Response from Piero Colia, General Manager at Katekani Tented Lodge
Responded 23 May 2020
Hi Miriam Wow ! " Time of my Life" says it all !!! We are thrilled to read that you so loved Katekani Lodge and especially Tiger's exceptional cooking and the supervision of Margrett. We are pleased that you enjoyed all the wildlife safaris and tours. Be well Thanks for an exceptional recommendation.
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markingthemap wrote a review Apr 2020
Bronshoej, Denmark74 contributions31 helpful votes
My wife and I visited Viva Safaris as part of our honeymoon and we opted for the 3 night / 4 day safari. We thought it was perfect in every way. The ride from Johannesburg to the Kruger National park area was quite long but well organised. The accommodation was excellent and the food was fabulous. But as with a lot of things, the people made it. The accommodation staff and the safari guides were fantastic (big shout to Smiley) and we were lucky enough to see the Big Five which made a great experience into an incredible one. Highly recommend Viva Safaris
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Piero Colia, General Manager at Katekani Tented Lodge
Responded 23 May 2020
Hi there Thanks for a brilliant review. We are so pleased to know that Viva Safaris contributed to a "perfect" honeymoon ! "Excellent" accommodation, "fabulous" food and our remarkably passionate staff ( with the inimitable Smiley at the fore ) make this ,as you say, an " incredible" experience. Thanks for your recommendation. Be well Piero
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Joy Chadwick wrote a review Apr 2020
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How spoilt was I for 4 nights! I enjoyed 3 home cooked meals everyday which were amazing. Tiger, our personal chef catered to everyone's individual dietary needs and were prepared and presented worthy of any fine restaurant. The unique 'tents' came with all mod cons and private plunge pool. The rooms were serviced daily and even included a coffee machine. The highlight each night after dinner was the timetable delivered personally to each guest including times and activities. Everything went to plan and everything was included except for drinks. The camp wasn't very busy when I visited so you got to share your days adventures with other guests in the lounge upon everyone's return. I was sad to leave and would return if I get the opportunity to get to that part of the world again.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
Response from Piero Colia, General Manager at Katekani Tented Lodge
Responded 23 May 2020
Hi Joy Thanks for a 5/5 review ! We are happy that you felt spoilt ! Our chef, Tiger, is great and it is wonderful to sense your genuine appreciation of his culinary expertise. We are very pleased that you enjoyed the accommodation and the organisation. We would certainly love to see you at Katekani again. Be well Piero
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South AfricaLimpopo ProvinceHoedspruit
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Frequently Asked Questions about Katekani Tented Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Katekani Tented Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (3.3 km) and Nyani Cultural Village (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Katekani Tented Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Katekani Tented Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Katekani Tented Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Katekani Tented Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Katekani Tented Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.