The charming aha Kathu Hotel has just undergone a luxurious transformation. And guests who stop in will feel the fresh new energy that has been injected into this cosy bed and breakfast option in the heart of the Northern Cape. The aha Kathu Hotel is a beautiful, welcoming place to stay, and perfectly suited to both business and leisure travellers. 


The hotel recently reopened after a comprehensive revamp, which has revitalised the premises and added a few high-tech upgrades without compromising on its quaint charm. The extensive makeover project included a complete overhaul to every room, bathroom and public facility at the hotel. All 79 bedrooms were transformed entirely, elevating the grandeur and contemporary feel that has always made the aha Kathu Hotel so unique. 


The new-look includes touches of detail like modern furniture and light fixtures, USB ports in the rooms for easy charging of devices and new mirrors. The hotel’s luxurious suite now also includes walk-in cupboards and fashionable décor. All the resident technology has been upgraded too.


The renovated interior area of the hotel’s restaurant accommodates 36 guests, and the outside pool area accommodates nine in its luxurious setting. There is also a breakfast area, which serves delicious morning fare, and brand-new bar and pause area furniture have helped create the ideal spaces for a bit of relaxation after a long day. 

 The aha Kathu Hotel is a comfortable and affordable accommodation choice right in the middle of Kathu’s business hub and main shopping destinations. Its central location makes it a convenient option for guests, who can quickly get to their business or leisure destinations nearby.


Kathu is the iron ore capital of the Northern Cape and an established mining mainstay in South Africa’s great mining economy. It is a familiar fixture in the legendary and vast Kalahari Desert and conveniently situated along the N14 between Upington and Kuruman. Many travellers stop by the quaint town for a round of golf  in one of South Africa’s Top 20 golf courses, or to attend the annual Kalahari Classic Golf Tournament. Affectionately known as the “town under the trees”, Kathu was once part of the Camel Thorn Forest, and there are still many thorny trees lining its streets today. The town is a business hub for mining and sees many business travellers passing through for a stay all year round. 



This establishment is the perfect base for travellers who would like to explore the legendary Kalahari Basin’s endless dunes, mythical heat and cloudless blue skies. Nearby reserves like the Witsand Nature Reserve and Tswalu Kalahari Reserve are great spots to experience natural fauna and flora. And Kathu’s quirky local bars offer inclusive sociable experiences that allow you to immerse yourself in small-town life. 

Come through to aha Kathu Hotel for some classic Kalahari comfort and hospitality and discover a hidden treasure in the warm heart of the Northern Cape. 


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