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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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40 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Johannesburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Ballito, South Africa
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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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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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Time and days spent at Karkoof Safari Spa will always be memorable. Wonderful & Friendly staffs, Excellent hospitality and Fabulous concentration of Africa's best Natures memorability. The resort is very rich in activities from Mountain Biking, Game Drive, flotation pool etc. I will definitely do Karkloof again and again.

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I have had the good fortune of being taken to the Karkloof Spa by friends on a few occasions. It is something to really look forward to. It is nestled in a fantastic reserve with forests, a splendid waterfall and plains game. The trip to the falls is fantastic, especially if you love birds, butterflies and really unspoilt vegetation. The... More 

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Karkloof was the perfect first stop on our holiday - the staff were lovely (especially Esther) and the lodges beautiful. Driving in and through the ford you feel like you have entered another world; as we entered rhino were happily munching on the side of the road with giraffe and zebra mixed in. The animals throughout our stay were fantastic... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

A great place all in all, but in my opinion extremely overpriced. Food was good, staff were excellent, but the lodge and rooms could have been a lot more. The spa treatments were good, but the spa temperature was extremely hot, which actually made it uncomfortable. The treatment rooms could be updated and towels looked quiet old and worn. These... More 

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