Kateka - The Safari & Wellness Experience

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Overview

Situated in the expansive Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, found in the Greater Kruger, Kateka the Safari & Wellness Experience enjoys scenic terrains, low vehicle density, and Big 5 game viewing. Designed with holistic wellness in mind, Kateka offers luxury accommodation and amenities that provide guests with a feeling of opulence and peace throughout their stay.

A limited number of suites and a villa, furnished to the highest standard, provides an intimate safari experience. At the main lodge, a large poolside deck and outside dining room make for a wonderful place to relax and observe the live show at the watering hole. Between activities, enjoy a refreshing dip in the large pool at the main lodge, or the suites’ private plunge pools. An on-site spa offers guests the ultimate indulgence; luxurious treatments featuring an uninterrupted view of the surrounding bush and the soothing soundtrack of nature.

Discover the exquisite natural beauty surrounding Kateka on morning and evening game drives accompanied by passionate, knowledgeable guides and trackers. Take to Klaserie Private Nature Reserve on foot for a guided bush walk for an immersive experience. Walk along wild paths and discover the small details – a paw print in the sand, a broken branch from a passing elephant, or the unmistakable colours of a Lilac-breasted roller. Launch into the sky on a chartered helicopter flight for a bird’s eye view of the lush Blyde River Canyon and its surrounding waterfalls – a fantastic photographic opportunity.

Highlights

  • Extensive Wellness Centre
  • Twice daily game drives
  • Guided bush walks
  • Private pools plus a main pool at the lodge
  • Nearby waterhole visible from each suite & main lodge

Activities

  • Game drives
  • Scenic flights
  • Spa treatments

Rooms

Classic Suite

Well-paved pathways provide an established guide from the main lodge to each separate suite and villa. Luxurious, modern fittings and large windows create a sense of opulence and space while private pools offer the ultimate post-safari respite.

Rooftop viewing platforms complete with loungers and umbrellas overlook the nearby waterhole and provide an ideal spot to soak in the natural surroundings. Each accommodation option offers Wi-Fi, tea- and coffee-making facilities, air conditioning, and both an indoor and outdoor shower as well as several other amenities.

Facilities

Kateka, meaning ‘Be Blessed’ in Tsonga, has designed a modern space featuring facilities to enable a seamless integration of a holistic wellness experience and a safari adventure. Enjoy an invigorating yoga flow on the raised deck or an active session in the state-of-the-art F45 gym. Spend evenings sharing stories and connecting around the boma fire.

To connect mind and body, take part in meditation workshops, and sound therapy sessions before heading to the on-site spa for some pampering courtesy of the wellness team. Take a plunge in the ice bath and practice breathing exercises or embrace the heat of the infrared sauna. To complete the wellness centre, an indoor spa pool with a view provides a perfect spot to relax and unwind. Visit the on-site boutique shop and hair salon for extra pampering.

Dining

With a focus on holistic wellness, Kateka and their expert culinary team work to provide nourishing meals from plant-based fare to locally inspired cuisine. Dine al fresco on the deck overlooking the waterhole, or in the spacious dining room on cooler evenings in the bush.

Head to the raised deck for sundowners and expansive views of the Drakensberg escarpment and enjoy one of Africa’s signature calling cards, its sunsets – vivid reds and rich orange blend to create a vibrant canvas before turning to a dark starlit sky. Alternatively, head out into the bush for a classic safari sundowner experience and enjoy the transition from day to night. Be sure to sample some of the wines from the carefully curated private cellar.

General facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Wi-fi available
  • Gym
  • Spa

Why travel with us

  • Independent experts since 1998
  • Our best price promise
  • Full service, flights included
  • Complete financial protection
  • 24/7 on-safari support
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