South Africa – Sept 7-19, 2017

Greetings and Happy Holidays!  Space has opened up for 2.   It won’t last long.  $600 per person confirms your reservation.  5 Star accommodations  and dining in Joburg, at the Game Reserve at Kruger, Cape Town on the waterfront, wine tasting  in the Winelands and to top it off…..we fly Emirates!   Interested? Inbox me at

Happy Birthday, DeeDee

41 years ago today I was blessed with DeeDee. I remember being in labor a very long time and then I was rushed into delivery, hemorraging and the doctors didn’t know why and apparently couldn’t stop it.  My husband, the notorious Bill Bailey, got tired of waiting all night and morning and had gone home. The nurse said, “We better call your husband back”. I said, “No! Call my mother, she can get a prayer through.  Soon everything was alright and I had  9 lb 4 oz Alicia Nicole Bailey in my arms.  That’s the name her dad chose. He named her  after his very beautiful cousin with the long flowing golden brown hair. I did not like that name and neither did she because at the tender age of 3 she began telling people her name was DeeDee and then when she turned 5 she told people her name was Ms DeeDee.  I knew she was probably not going to be a follower because when I would pick her up from nursery school she would always be by herself, not playing with the others.

She went on to be a fashionista and was  voted Best Dressed at Oakland High.  Man, she wanted that title so bad. She purchased her first home at the age of 21 with no help from the family and then a #2 and #3.  After giving birth to Casey, she went on to get her Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice.  Aside from maintaining and juggling a very busy schedule with 3 yr old Sakari, she works as an Underwriter and handles all the back-office business for Kattrax Tours and does a fantastic job.

DeeDee may you continue to enjoy God’s richest blessings!  Love, Mama

South Africa, Room for 2 More


South Africa……..There has been quite a demand for Sept 2017.    A few wouldn’t give up so I got more space and then they flambed out on me. So if you thought you missed out; you have another opportunity for one of thee best, “Kat-i-fied ”  tours.  This is it right here. This space will not last very long.  Trust and believe!!!!   If interested inbox me at for more details.


And there is nothin’ like experiencing it the KATTRAX way: First Class and definitely top of the line.  The purpose of this blog is to put all contemplaters on notice that at this point September 2017 is on a waitlist if you have not already signed up.  Yes, just like Our Stroll through Black Paris in April 2017—WAITLISTED.  In Jamaica there is a saying: Think long, think wrong.

As my good friend, International Wine Broker, Jess Peters says: “Kat, folks like places and things where the lines are out the door, wrapping around the corner, like great restaurants.  That’s what you give your clientele”.  Some of you have met Jess.  He’s the one who connected me with the black wine estate owners in Cape Town.   Will there be a 2018?  I don’t know, the jury is still out plus yours truly is not getting any younger.   So my friends, for 2017 right now you have a good chance to get on the Priority Waitlist.  Inbox me at