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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, Gauteng, South Africa
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Singapore, Singapore
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Great location that more than bent over backwards to make you happy. The staff was very good and the property beyond beautiful. The hike up to see the waterfall was very nice and the massages were great. The food was good overall though at times a bit lacking, but maybe that's for the best! Certainly a great place to sit... More 

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Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I booked for Karkloof to celebrate my wifes birthday and I wanted to do something different, private even. I cannot begin to explain the hospitality at Karkloof! Our every whim catered for , a bespoke birthday cake for my wife and spa treatments to die for. Truly a 5 star plus venue. We will definitely be back! The road to... More 

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I stayed at Karkloof in November 2014 for a two night stay... Working for a high end travel company I thought the property may be of interest to my clients. I invited my mother along with me. We were drawn to the concept of unlimited spa treatments...Of course we assumed that this would be with some conditions but with delight... More 

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Ballito
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Karkloof Spa offered something fantastically unique to us...something we have not found anywhere else yet - a sense of timelessness. You can easily leave your routine of life at the welcome gates before stepping into this world of luxury and space, where time literally does not exist. Having whatever you require, whenever you require it is the way they operate.... More 

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Centurion, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This is the most amazing, peaceful place to get away from it all. It is a world-class Spa where the tranquility envelops one. The rates are fully inclusive of all treatments, meals and beverages excluding French Champagne so all one has to decide is when you want to do what. The suites are beautifully positioned and the decor lovely. There... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

I was expecting something special, and my goodness, it was sensational. We had 2 fabulous days experiencing some of what Karkloof Safari Spa had to offer. The accommodation was luxurious and the setting and views superb. It felt like a bit of paradise, a haven of calm and beauty in a madly frenetic world. I loved the animals all around... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

This was a blissful day of treatments in a world class Day Spa - wonderful rest lounges and peaceful treatment rooms. From the moment I was collected from the front gate at 0800 until I was delivered back at 5 pm I was treated like a Queen! I went from one luxury treatment to the next, being attended to by... More 

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