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Kaia Tani Guesthouse

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4.0 of 5
Po Box 6, Phalaborwa 1390, South Africa
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Ranked #2 of 21 Phalaborwa B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014
Stefania3110 Bologna, Italy
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bologna, Italy
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I definitively recommend Kaia Tani guest house to all travelers: try it, you’ll be as enthusiastic as we are!!! Position is right off Phalaborwa gate and ideal for visiting the park even if not sleeping inside. Rooms are nicely accommodated, free wi-fi is available, personnel is super-friendly and very kind. Food at dinner and breakfast was excellent and well presented,... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

A very pleasant little place with a great host by the name of Donald. They also have a bar available near the swimming pool which makes it a little more hospitable than a B&B and more intimate than a hotel. Donald made us a first class breakfast and was extremely friendly and helpful. The rooms were very comfortable and clean.

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Phalaborwa, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

I recently had dinner at Kaia Tani to celebrate a birthday and what a wonderful evening it was. The restaurant is under a lapa which is shielded from any wind by canvas walls and heated by those tall gas heaters. (not that Phalaborwa is ever really cold!) We started however with a drink at the bar, which overlooks the pool... More 

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

We visited the Kaia Tani in May 2013 before entering the Kruger National Park.I was looking for a nice accommodation next to the gate and found on the internet the "Kaia Tani Exclusive Guesthouse" and read a lot of excellent recommendations. We went there and got a room next to the restaurant. To change the rooms was not possible. The... More 

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africanoKruger, Proprietario at Kaia Tani Guesthouse, responded to this review

We appriciate feedback and criticism of our guests but NOT false accusations! We were not empty that night but you insisted on staying in room number 1 which was occupied. We then gave you the most expensive room even though you travelled on a discounted voucher. I personally discussed the dinner menu and price upfront with you and you finished... More 

Pavia, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

We spent five fantastic days in Kaia Tani. It is difficult to add more positive comments to all the comments already written by the other guests. We can only confirm all of them. However we can say that the quality/price ratio is very good and the quality of the food is excellent, even if simple. It is like having a... More 

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Pretoria
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

Had dinner there recently because we wanted to experience typical Italian cuisine. The main course (two pasta dishes) was entirely unmemorable and expensive (R500 for 2, with tip)! You could do better at half the price at the nearest Mimmo's.

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africanoKruger, Owner at Kaia Tani Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for the review, it helps us to improve. We are sorry you didn't enjoy our Italian cuisine. We just want to correct you on the price as you paid R 190 per person for a 3-course dinner. Your total bill was R 455 including your drinks. We believe this is an exellent price for a starter served... More 

Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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30 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

We only stayed for one night and can just confirm what others have described before. – very friendly and knowledgeable hosts, welcoming staff, perfect location close to the entrance of Kruger Park and a well maintained garden. The bed / sleep quality was fantastic and the rooms have everything you need for your stay. Our rating would have been in... More 

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africanoKruger, Owner at Kaia Tani Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear Guest. Thanks a lot for your nice comment. The hot water problem was a once off problem due to the heavy winds on that day and thats why the geyser flame went off. The doors will be replaced in the next months tu fully lenghts doors. More 

Perugia, Italy
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

We spent 3 nights at Kaia Tani, our last South African days and everything has been perfect! The guesthouse has a lovely African atmosphere, I really loved our room!!! And Alberto, Daniela and their staff are so friendly and extremely professional at the same time! They really take care of you and your vacation, from the all-day safaris with Alberto... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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87 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

We stayed just one night at this quaint guesthouse en route into Kruger. What a little gem with amazing lush & tranquil gardens. On arrival we were promptly attented to, shown to our room, then shown around the facilities and before long enjoying a welcome refreshment in the lovely bar & lounge area. When we arrived Daniela was out on... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

Stayed here two years ago as solo traveler and just had to come back this time around. First time in beautiful weather, this time in torrential downpours - but weather doesn't matter here: it's still a great little spot! Rooms are not just rooms, they have their own separate identity. Meals are not just meals, they are delicious creations of... More 

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