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Pietermaritzburg
Reviewed 8 October 2015

Kaarkloof Safari Spa was a lucky find! environment is classy, clean, elegant, luxurious and wonderfully self indulgent. Peacefully, cosy a perfect treat if you need to pamper yourself and get away from it all. Nice touch of intimacy from personal interaction with the property owner and generally friendly staff. A sensuous treat for all senses: sounds of waterfalls, musical tinkling...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 7 October 2015

Accom was excellent with attention to detail and magnificent views. Staff were attentive and available anytime we needed anything but we hardly noticed them. The Spa was fantastic - if only we had more time and the falls, fishing and game viewing were econd to none. Oh the food, healthy and delicious.

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Ballito, South Africa
Reviewed 5 October 2015

My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed visiting Karkloof again for our girl's weekend away. Every single aspect of our visit, met our expectations. We left feeling pampered, relaxed and thoroughly spoilt. Many thanks to the amazing staff that always make us feel so welcome. See all of you soon ..

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

Karkloof is a very peaceful beautiful place in the Kwa Zulu Natal provence of South Africa The rooms are lodges scattered around a very large world class spa deep in the the bush. The quality of the spa treatments is excellent Imagine coming out of a treatment and wondering into a herd of beautiful buck or viewing a rhino or...

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Dewald K, General Manager at Karkloof Safari Spa, responded to this review

Dear Denise D. Thank you for your positive comments regarding your visit to the Lodge. We believe each Villa is well equipped, to cater to your every need. The views from the deck over the rolling hills, or intriguing thickets are enchanting. To sit out there, after a good workout from the Spa, or gamedrive, can just cause you to...

Durban
Reviewed 26 September 2015

I have visited Karkloof Spa on numerous occasions in the past, many enough to regard myself as a regular visitor. I brought my family and referred many friends as it was one of the highest quality bastion of tranquillity with exceptionally personal touch. Perfect relaxation place. Last year as the establishment become more popular the philosophy started to change slowly...

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 25 September 2015

The waterfall and the area is so beautiful and versatile ! Superb service, great food and a very friendly, warm, welcoming and humble owner ! Loved all the staff as well.....this is truly where time doesn't matter

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Dewald K, General Manager at Karkloof Safari Spa, responded to this review

Dear carlaa790. We at KSS appreciate your time and trouble sending us a review. The Karkloof Falls is a particular pleasing site to visit. We have wild Clivia flowering in the thicket, an added bonus. The walkway is a work of art on its own! We will convey your appreciation to our staff. The owner created a ‘timeless’ gem, to...

Pietermaritzburg
Reviewed 21 September 2015

Fantastic view, great service, food & rooms Overall highly recommended. Visited in Sept 2015 Spa facilities excellent, and therapists highly skilled Yoga Massage to die for, all natural products. Very relaxing

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Dewald K, General Manager at Karkloof Safari Spa, responded to this review

Dear noleenc2015. Thank you for spending time to write a review. We value our guest comments highly. It was a pleasure to have you here. The Thai therapist are very skilled and bring a wealth of knowledge and experience with them. We subscribe to eco-friendly practices, including conservation, logistics and even on our wine list. Please try some of our...

Pietermaritzburg
Reviewed 17 September 2015

A wonderful experience - everyone was extremely friendly and helpful; words cannot describe how nice it is. The scenery is spectacular and one can get really up close to the animals. The waterfalls is enchanting. My only negative comment is that the location seemed very arduous to get to and leaving from as well. It is a two hour drive...

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Dewald K, General Manager at Karkloof Safari Spa, responded to this review

Dear JosephaU1108EV. Thank you for generous words and appreciation of our staff. The Reserve has a magical combination of natural beauty, best of class facility and a giving attitude of the staff. The Spa adds as unique feature to the portfolio. The location is challenging, but we assist in every possible way to accommodate our guests. Please consider our fly-in...

Pietermaritzburg
Reviewed 17 September 2015

Keep it up excellent job karkloof is the best in the world nothing i can complain about everything is excellent from the spa to the hotel I always recommend karkloof spa to all my business partners and my family and friendz

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Dewald K, General Manager at Karkloof Safari Spa, responded to this review

Dear 330queeniem. Thank you for your comments regarding your past stay at our Lodge and Reserve. It is always a pleasure to have you here. Please consider joining our referral system, where you can gain points for every guest referred to our Lodge. We believe that our guests should benefit from their loyalty. Thank you for yours.

Chester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 September 2015

Diamonds are small, rare and valuable. This Gem of a property is well located for Durban, by air (near Pietermaritzburg) or by road from Johannesburg. Great game drives with intimate photo opportunities, a phenomenal Spa with great treatments and facilities, whilst the lodge was luxurious and spacious. The dining was exceptional, the kitchen led by Christine excelled, the bar from...

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Dewald K, General Manager at Karkloof Safari Spa, responded to this review

Dear Gordon C. It was a true pleasure to have hosted your party here at Karkloof. Our cuisine is wild and daring, and we are happy it was well received. Thank you for your compliment regarding the main building. It is stately and comfortable, glad you enjoyed it. To relax next to a fire place, red wine in hand, is...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Surrounded by the cinematic splendor of the Karkloof Valley, this modern and contemporary wellness and wildlife retreat is enhanced with the big heart of African sensibility. Karkloof Safari Spa offers a selection of supreme secluded lodges complimented by the finest cuisine and impeccable international standards. ... more   less 

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Address: Otto's Bluff Road, Pietermaritzburg 3231, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Pietermaritzburg
Price Range: $1,381 - $1,437 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16
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“rooms facing the valley are good.most rooms are facing the valley”
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“All suites are amazing!”
 of 5 bubbles Merelvanh, 7 Feb 2016 | Read review
“all rooms were spectacular however if you dont feel like walking to far from reception choose room 7 or 8”
 of 5 bubbles stephaniev297, 26 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Some rooms have views of the valley and some are set back. All the rooms are very private.”
 of 5 bubbles Thermopolye, 25 Jan 2016 | Read review
“We were in room 2 and it was AMAZING! View was great.”
 of 5 bubbles MarieLBrand, 3 Jan 2016 | Read review
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