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Karkloof Safari Spa

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Otto's Bluff Road, Pietermaritzburg 3231, South Africa
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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50 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had the pleasure of staying here for only one evening unfortunately and what an evening it was. The staff were quiet extraordinary in terms of their service and friendliness something one rarely finds at any accommodation venue. . The dinner was superb; calamari salad starter and the Kudu fillet was delicious. I also had a fantastic Thai massage in the... More 

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

Dear Leon L All of us here at Karkloof Safari Spa appreciate your patronage and the time you took to provide your comments. It was good to hear that you needed more hours to absorb all of the experiences, sounds and flavours. We offer a 36 hour day experience in one stay, and hope that we reach all of your... More 

cape town
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect Paradise Always a special time. - Staff are unbelievable and so accommodating - I feel well rested- clean and ready for work again - Game watching is peaceful I feel like I am in Eden - saw 3 Rhino -Spotlessly clean spaces - Spa is awesome Thank you once again

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

Dear linsayossie. We are happy you enjoyed your stay with us. The nature and amenities sets a good tone, but the staff are real stars. Thank you for recognizing that. The SPA does put a relaxed angle to your stay, topped up with some good game viewing. Always a good mix. Thanks again. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Writing this in a hurry but it was a spectacular experience that I would recommend to anyone. Best part about the place is that you can do everything at your own time - meals included. Loved it. Looking forward to coming back with loved ones.

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

Dear lindamH5994QX. Thank you for your review. The timelessness of the surroundings makes one to forget the time! We here at Karkloof are happy you enjoyed your stay, and are looking forward to see you again. More 

Pietermaritzburg
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can not buy exclusivity and privacy anywhere these days. To get some time off on our wedding anniversary was a total relaxation through out and the service and attention you get from the staff is very rare, they make you feel like you are the only guest.

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

Dear makhosin2015. Thank you for your review and kind words. It was an honour for us that you shared those special days here with us at Karkloof. We do our best to offer complete indulgence and privacy. Thank you for recognizing the hard work of our staff. They are key players in our success. Hope to see you back soon. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I loved the nature, the whole game reserve the Thai spa , also the great families of the warthogs everywhere I went to. The only hiccup was the unfortunate food choice . Not only the food was made by English chef and the taste didn't have anything to do with cooking but also the portion were small and we were... More 

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

Dear Kvolkova. Thank you for your response. We are happy that you enjoyed the Lodge, Spa and the nature. The warthogs do give you a giggle at times. I am sorry the food offering was not up to expectation. The kitchen is however open 24/7, and your package included unlimited food and beverage. I am sorry our staff did not... More 

Johannesburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I've been lucky enough to visit karkloof on a few occasions. We were ther now at the end of May. It was superb. The spa is the most amazing experience to have. Once you have been lucky enough to experience treatments given by these therapists you are forever spoilt. The attention to detail and service given by the staff is... More 

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

Dear BarendB. Thank you for taking time to let us know if we live up to the expectation. We have a very dedicated team, and we value them dearly. The Thai Spa team is as dedicated and professional as can be expected. We will do our best to keep the standards up there! Hope to see you soon. More 

Ballito, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The minute you walk into Karkloof you know you somewhere special. Karkloof spa and safari has a unique energy that you search for you whole life. its not often you feel "sad" to leave a place. what you have created here amazing! thank you!

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Hilton, Kzn
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

What an amazing 36 hours! From the first staff member we met, through to the lodge staff, the spa staff, and the owner, we received professional, friendly service out the top drawer. The spa experience was incredible, the rooms are stunning, the food incredible - the only problem was having to leave!!!

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We spent 3 nights and had the most wonderful stay. Environment, game drives and walks to the 100m waterfall and 2 rivers simply beautiful. Rhinos, buffaloes and lots of Nyala and giraffe and more. Spa facilities with Thai therapists excellent. Cuisine excellent with a health option for each course of the meal, delicious. Staff friendly and professional. Accomodation luxury and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Karkloof Safari Spa is the most amazing classic wonderful getaway in KZN and very possibly one of the best in the country. It is so fully thought out and so all encompassing that nothing is left to chance that one cannot depart without being rested and thinking about your next visit. Service, cuisine, wine selection, spa, wildlife ... absolutely everything... More 

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