Imagine an undisturbed paradise just a stone’s throw from the city, hidden in the Karkloof Valley – a place where time is suspended. From the moment of your arrival, as you’re whisked away from Reception in a private game drive vehicle, you’re told to regard Karkloof Safari Spa as your home – everything is at your disposal and everything is included. Nestled in indigenous mist-belt forest and grasslands, your private villa exceeds all expectations.
Sink into the hydrotherapy Jacuzzi, indulge in a four-course lunch of gourmet dishes carefully crafted to suit your tastes accompanied by the best wines, and just when you thought your day couldn’t get any better, a game drive awaits with one of the knowledgeable guides, or a meandering mountain bike ride.
And as the sun sets, and you watch the dark settle over the valley through the large windows of your treatment room, your tensions dissipates under the capable hands of your expert Thai masseuse. Here, the time away from it all is truly yours – to do what you want, and whenever you want to. That is, after all, what one would expect from the world’s finest safari spa.
Built to embrace the natural environment, the world-renowned Karkloof Safari Spa features 17 generous treatment rooms, all with wonderful views 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 rassoul, floatation pool, Kneipp therapy pools, open-air Jacuzzi, saunas, steam rooms, and the Reflections Lounge.
Some of the irresistible packages include the Luxury Accommodation Package, Day Spa Package and Wellness Package, offering anything from a Thai massage and hydrotherapy treatments to the weightless programs and full on safari experience.
Karkloof Safari Spa
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa