Stay in an award winning, three-star self-catering accommodation including two self-catering chalets, a communal chalet consisting of a fully equipped kitchen, a central fireplace, a dining area where you can enjoy your meals and a lounge area where you can chill paging through wonderful coffee table books and magazines. There is also an outdoor lapa overlooking the mountains and Cata village.

There are two options with regards to accommodation in Cata: chalets and homestays. Each option has its own appeal, and the visitor to Cata is encouraged to give careful consideration to the type of accommodation that he or she would like to arrange.

THE CHALETS Perched high on the mountainside with spectacular views are two comfortable, fully equipped self-catering chalets – each with a bath, shower and toilet facilities. Each chalet has four bedrooms with eight beds (2 rooms with double beds and 2 rooms with single beds each) and a communal bathroom and lounge area. There is also a washing machine and tumble drier should you wish to do laundry. Click here to view photos of the chalets.

HOMESTAYS Get a taste of warm Xhosa hospitality in the home of a Cata Village family. Each member of the homestay programme has been trained to ensure your stay is comfortable and memorable. Share meals with village families, pick up some Xhosa language skills and learn about Xhosa arts, craft and culture. You will also get to know some ordinary South Africans and learn about their extraordinary history.

CATERING You can bring your own food and prepare it in the fully-equipped communal kitchen, which images a stove, microwave oven, pots, pans, cutlery etc. There is also a braai area and wood for sale. If self-catering is your preference, please consider calling ahead to see what fresh produce is currently available in the village. Eggs, free range chickens and a variety of organic vegetables are usually easily arranged.

You may also wish to hire the local caterer to cook your food for you, or request the local caterer to cater for you if you book in advance. Especially trained for the hospitality industry, these local women can provide a range of meals to suit every taste – speak to Boniswa to arrange your meals, so that you can spend time taking advantage of the attractions on offer at Cata, rather than toiling in the kitchen. See the price list for catering rates.

If you have stayed at the chalets, but didn’t fill in an evaluation form, please download it here, fill it in and email it back to

C: 072 568 7926


Chalet Rates*
R1 200 if you book out a full chalet. R150 per person sharing a single room. R300 per room for a double room. *Stay 3 nights get the 4th night free.
Homestay Rates
R200 dinner, bed and breakfast


    Tyhilelwa Gcilitshana
    Cata Tourism
    C: 072 568 7926

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