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.


Hello my friends, it’s been a rough 11 months as we faced and dealt with this horrific pandemic, COVID-19. We’ve been locked down, shut down repeatedly and forced to change even the most basic things in our daily life. I know a lot of you are just like me; so ready to travel somewhere, anywhere.   Before I repost a couple of older posts allow me to share mes deux centimes (2 cents)    In no way am I pushing for anyone to get the vaccine.  I had my first dose of Pfizer with no adverse effects. I’d rather deal with side effects of the vaccine than be ravaged by the disease.   While it is a matter of personal preference; masking, social distancing and constant hand washing is something we all should be doing along with religiously taking the 3 important supplements: Zinc, vitamins C and D.  The difference between D2 and D3 is that 2 is plant  based and 3 is animal based. I remember as a kid we couldn’t go to school without immunizations for Diphtheria, mumps, rubella and standing in line at school to get the sugar cube for the polio vaccine.  In order to enter Ghana I had to pay $325 for the Yellow Fever Vaccine, good for 10 years and further, need to travel with it for any other country that requires to see it to gain entry.

Those that have a desire to travel once it’s safe…let’s do it.  CDC announced yesterday: “Fully vaccinated persons who meet the criteria will no longer be required to quarantine following an exposure to someone with COVID-19”. Next up: Those who have been vaccinated will not have to be tested to travel. There is already talk on the international level of some sort of vaccine passport (similar to our current Yellow Fever cards).
In South Africa most camps have reopened already.  Regional and international flights are currently operating  even though albeit on a modified level.

There is nothin’ like experiencing a tour the KATTRAX way: First Class and definitely top of the line.  That has always been my focus. That is my purpose. That my friends, will never change.

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.  I don’t know about you but I’m ready to go to: South Africa,  Rotterdam, Iceland, Jamaica, Australia, Egypt, the Maldives and Black Paris. I’m so ready