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Kaia Tani Guesthouse

29 Boekenhout Street, Phalaborwa 1390 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 20/08/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20/08/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#2 of 39 B&Bs / Inns in Phalaborwa
Travellers' Choice
Kaia Tani is a small piece of paradise, surrounded by green, a few minutes’ from nature (Km.1.5): 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. 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. Un piccolo angolo di paradiso, immerso nel verde, a pochi passi dalla natura (Km.1,5): il parco Kruger. La nostra guesthouse ha una piscina dove potrai rilassarti dopo un’intensa giornata di safari, un’area relax, wi-fi free e un asso nella manica: uno chef locale che delizia i palati con specialita africane e italiane, in un sapiente mix. Poche stanze, solo 7, per coccolarti al meglio durante il tuo soggiorno, arredate in tipico stile africano, ma con tutti i comfort: televisione, asciugacapelli, aria condizionata, frigorifero e cassaforte.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Bar / lounge
Children's television networks
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Swimup bar
Shuttle bus service
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
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Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Italian
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Claude S wrote a review Jan 2020
Champery, Switzerland246 contributions72 helpful votes
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
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Paolo Croce, Proprietario at Kaia Tani Guesthouse
Responded 21 Feb 2020
Good Day Claude. Thanks so much for your review. Kind Regards Paolo
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flafla_06 wrote a review Nov 2019
Rome3385 contributions36 helpful votes
We spent one night at Kaia Tani before entering Kruger Park, the guest house is set in very lush garden and in a quiet road not far from supermarkets and ATM and also close to the Kruger entrance gate. Our room wasn’t wide but nice and cozy and the bed was very comfortable. We had a very good dinner and a yummy breakfast. Barbara and Paolo are very kind and the staff as well. They can arrange several activities in Kruger, Blyde River Canyon and surrounding area for their guests.
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Date of stay: August 2019
1 Helpful vote
Response from PaoloKaiaTani, Proprietario at Kaia Tani Guesthouse
Responded 30 Nov 2019
Hello Flafla and thank you so much for your review. Kind Regards Paolo
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MattWolters wrote a review Aug 2019
Maastricht, The Netherlands6 contributions
Stunningly beautiful guest house, nice staff and very warm Italian couple running the place. We stayed there for two nights. It is ideally situated 3 minutes from the Phalaborwa Gate to Kruger Park. We loved it there. They serve a good breakfast and dinner. Our host created his own desserts. I tried one and it was great (forgot the name but ask for the one with coconut in it) Can’t think of a better place to stay in Phalaborwa !
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from PaoloKaiaTani, Proprietario at Kaia Tani Guesthouse
Responded 07 Aug 2019
Hello Matthias. Thanks very much for your review and in particular because (lol) you enjoyed my new dessert!!! :-) The name is Kaiacream... so our guests decided the name. Do you remember that evening? Warm regards Paolo
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andycamphausen wrote a review Apr 2019
Johannesburg, South Africa10 contributions
Very easy to find.. Situated in a quiet street.. Welcomed by African Reeds as a wall... From the time you enter it is exceptional... From a South African perspective, this is better than what a person would expect. The dinner is exceptional too. There is an aire of welcoming from the owner and his husband. If you are looking for an unwind or just a relaxing evening, this establishment has everything you need.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
Response from Paolo C, Proprietario at Kaia Tani Guesthouse
Responded 13 Apr 2019
Hello and thank you so much for your review. I hope to see you again. Kind Regards Paolo
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Anton N wrote a review Dec 2018
Johannesburg, South Africa109 contributions36 helpful votes
Arriving at Kaia Tani I was greeted friendly. Check in was quick and was shown to my room. The very welcome air conditioner sorted out the moggy smell in the room since it was very hot. Very nice bathroom with towels and soap. A bottle of water will be very welcome. Very comfortable bed and the room was clean and neat. I was shown the coffee station that was available all night. I did request via email if supper would be available and was under the impression there was a restaurant as well. I never got a response and had to get a take away meal from a fast food place around the corner. I would suggest to respond to requests in time, and inform us so we can make provisions beforehand. Breakfast was well prepared and delicious and enjoyed overlooking the beautiful garden. It is still a very nice place and I will stay again, just small things will make this fantastic!
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Date of stay: December 2018
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Confirm beforehand if supper is available.
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1 Helpful vote
Response from Paolo C, Proprietario at Kaia Tani Guesthouse
Responded 22 Dec 2018
Hello Anton. Thank you so much for your review. I would like to point out only: 1) Maybe new wood (because that room is new) and the hot weather created that particular "fragrance" 2) Yes, we forgot to ask you about dinner but it was been an exception because usually we ask our guests it till when they reply us. Sorry if we didn't reply to you but this was not for our mistake: you asked it to us by mail on 13.12.18 at 21.45 (for 14.12.18) and the day after we wasn't able to reply you because there wasn't power in Phalaborwa so we didn't have internet for checking our mail. Sorry for this. I'm sure that next time we'll ask you for dinner (like our habitude). :-) Thank you so much Anton and we wait you again. Kind Regards Paolo
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US$73 - US$92 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaLimpopo ProvincePhalaborwa
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kaia Tani Guesthouse
Which popular attractions are close to Kaia Tani Guesthouse?
Nearby attractions include Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park (1.2 km) and Foskor Mine Museum (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Kaia Tani Guesthouse?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Kaia Tani Guesthouse?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Kaia Tani Guesthouse?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Kaia Tani Guesthouse?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kaia Tani Guesthouse?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bushveld Terrace Hotel - Restaurant, Buffalo Grill & Bistro, and Gholovan Pub & Grill.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Kaia Tani Guesthouse?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Kaia Tani Guesthouse have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Kaia Tani Guesthouse offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Kaia Tani Guesthouse?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Italian.