Katekani 4 star Lodge is brand new. It boasts 6 spacious thatch and canvas chalets, with indoor and outdoor showers. Each magnificent deck, elevated to afford a spectacular view of the bush veld, has its own private splash pool.
The rooms are essentially semi-tents, with brick and mortar back walls and canvas front and side panels.
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. There is a private splash pool on each deck and the rustic ambience is enhanced by liberal use of rocks and tree trunks inside the chalets. The units are air conditioned and boast inside and outside showers. Sliding aluminium doors and windowed canvas panels blend perfectly to make this a unique state-of-the-art accommodation concept.
A modern Lapa with cosy inviting bar adds to the relaxed atmosphere and the BBQ area is conveniently located adjacent to the Lapa.
General game is encountered on the property and the birdlife is prolific. At night the eerie whoops of hyena mingle with the deep-throated roars of the lions.
Our staff have been selected from various 4 and 5 star establishments and bring a wealth of experience in pampering and entertaining our privileged guests while providing a relaxing and comfortable stay.
• SUNSET DRIVE on BALULE Big 5 Game Reserve
• BUSH BRAAI at Marula Tree Boma
• 4 hour BIG FIVE BUSH WALK WITH ARMED RANGER
• 3 hour GAME DRIVE at KAPAMA GAME RESERVE
• 1 FULL DAY IN KRUGER ON OPEN GAMEVIEWER
• 1 FULL DAY ON MANYELETI BIG FIVE RESERVE WITH SHANGAAN CULTURAL EXPERIENCE (SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY)
• MOHOLOHOLO REHABILITATION CENTRE
• 3 hour GAME DRIVE at TSHUKUDU GAME RESERVE
• 1 hour MORNING WALK
• BLYDE CANYON HIGHLlGHTS
DAY ONE : Pickup from your home, hotel or O R Tambo airport and travel in an airconditioned Quantum to Tremisana Game Lodge. At 17h00 board the open Landcruiser for a 4h SUNSET DRIVE. Dinner will be an unforgettable BUSH BARBEQUE at our incomparable MARULA BOMA, deep in the African bush.
Overnight at Tremisana Lodge.
DAY TWO : Early morning coffee and rusks before we drive to the Olifants River for an amazing 4 h BUSH WALK with armed and experienced rangers. You will learn about the smaller denizens of the bush and will learn about tracking and spoor identification. Adrenalin surges will be acute as signs of the presence of the Big Five is everywhere. Return to Tremisana for brunch.
You will then be transferred to the brand-new Katekani Tented Lodge. Lunch will be served in the Lapa and after a rest or swim in your private splash pool, we go to KAPAMA GAME RESERVE for a 3h Big Five Game Drive. Dinner and overnight at Katekani.
DAY THREE : After breakfast, you drive on an open Game Viewer to the ORPEN gate of Kruger Park. You will have a full day of game viewing and bird watching in this world-renowned game reserve. Return to Katekani for dinner and overnight.
DAY FOUR : After breakfast, drive to Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre where you will learn about conservation efforts and interact with injured and orphaned animals. Lunch at Katekani.
At around 15h00 we drive to Tshukudu Game Reserve where we enjoy a 3 h game drive. The chances of finding the Big Five in this enclosed reserve are very high. Dinner and overnight at Katekani.
DAY FIVE : Enjoy a full day of game viewing and Cultural experience on the Manyeleti Big Five Game Reserve. Traditional Shangaan lunch and dancing is included. There may also be an opportunity to engage with a Shangaan elder. (SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY)
DAY SIX : You go on a short morning walk with an armed ranger. After breakfast, we travel to the Blyde River Canyon with a stop at the Three Rondawels.
Return to Johannesburg and surrounds at around 17h00. Airport dropoff by arrangement.
TARIFF includes all transfers, all entry fees, all game drives/ walks, breakfasts and dinners.