Combine the magic of a safari with all the benefits of a spa retreat at Karkloof Safari Spa, the ultimate escape from everyday life. Built to embrace the natural environment, the world-renowned Karkloof Safari Spa features 17 generous treatment rooms, all with wonderful vistas over the native bush and surrounding gardens. The eco-design incorporates natural materials, with thatch and living roofs which invite game to graze gracefully in full view. Facilities include a glass-fronted, four-chair manicure and pedicure lounge, Moroccan-flavoured rhassoul, floatation pool, Kneipp therapy pools, open-air Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and the Reflections Lounge. After a splendid day of relaxation, adventure or rejuvenation, overnight guests can return to their stylishly decorated and tastefully furnished private villa which offers seamless luxury, mesmerising sunsets and soothing nature sounds.
In this realm of timeless satisfaction guests are the architects of their own experiences. There are no wake-up calls or set itineraries; bespoke safaris can be arranged on demand; culinary delights are tailored to desires; and spa experiences are beyond compare.
Karkloof Safari Spa is home to 16 villas, hidden among the trees to offer their occupiers privacy and views of the natural surroundings. Each villa is fitted with all the amenities that could be needed for a luxurious stay, including underfloor heating, air conditioning, DSTV, a private viewing terrace and more. Wooden walkways connect each of the villas to the main lodge, dining area, and spa.
The spa at Karkloof Safari Spa has been designed to embrace the beauty of the natural land, with each of the 17 treatment rooms having stunning views over the surrounding native bush and surrounding gardens, you may even glimpse the game strolling across the landscape as you receive your treatment. There are also hydrotherapy facilities (including Kniepp pools, floatation pools, Jacuzzis and more) which guests have access to all day, and a manicure and pedicure lounge.
The treatments at the spa include:
- Facials (Avocado Firming Facial, Green Tea Detoxifying Facial & more)
- Maldivian Black Pepper Scrub
- Coconut Body Polish
- Classic Coffee Scrub
- Nourishing Coconut Wrap
- Green Tea, Ginger and Lemongrass Body Wrap
- Lanna Hot Oils, Hair and Scalp Treatment
- Asian Hand and Foot Ritual
- The Detox Herbal Bath
- Aroma Thai Massage
- Thai De-Stress Massage
- Thai Lymphatic Drainage Massage
- Thai Slimming Massage
- & more
Meals at Karkloof Safari Spa are prepared fresh by the resort’s team of chefs using ingredients sourced locally from their own farm, as well as neighbouring ones. The menu changes daily and can be tailored to suit different dietary requirements, with their being a raw food option on each menu as well as a separate vegetarian/vegan menu. Gluten-free, Kosher, and Halal meals can also be provided.
The spa also has its own café The Greens and Teas Café where healthy meals, refreshments, and teas can be enjoyed around your treatments.
- Game Drives
- Mountain Biking
- Nature Walks
- Asana Yoga
- Thai Chi
- Muay Thai
- Bamboo Dancing Exercise
- Spa including hydrotherapy facilities
- Heated Pool
- Wine Cellar
- Boutique Shop
A colonial feel runs throughout this Pietermaritzburg property. A warm colour palette mixed with bespoke blown glass, and numerous sofas are dotted around, inviting you to sit and take in the art work decorating the walls. It's African with a modern twist.
Getting to Karkloof Safari Spa is quite straight forward. You can fly directly from London to Johannesburg where you'll get on a connecting flight to Durban. Then it's only an hour and 20 minutes scenic drive.
- The best villas are 4 and 11
- Karkloof allows you to indulge in up to 11 hours of spa treatments per day, inclusive in the rate, so be sure to take advantage of this.
- Karkloof is ideal for enjoying a private and exclusive experience, with villas secluded under trees, and private cars and guides provided for game drives.
- The menu at Karkloof Safari Spa can be tailored to your individual dietary requirements.