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Karkloof Safari Spa

5.0 of 5 Otto's Bluff Road, Pietermaritzburg 3231, South Africa
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Ballito
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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6 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Cape Town, South Africa
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I had no idea how healing and transformational my time at Karkloof Safari Spa would be. I went expecting a regular 5 star Safari Spa experience. I underestimated what was in store for me. The love and care that was shared by Spa & Restaurant staff will stay in my heart for a long time. The service was impeccable, the... More 

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Durban
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Our return visit, after almost five years, was over New Year's eve and my husband and I had a wonderful time. The villas are beautifully appointed and we had buck visit us right outside our front door! The spa treatments were out of this world and I have never experienced such great attention to detail elsewhere during treatments. New Year's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We received the best customer service on arrival up to the end of our stay. Very friendly and professional staff. Everthing in the hotel is quality and kept clean at all times. The lodge serves the best healthy food and beverages. The rooms have a spactacular view that makes you feel totally relax. The highlight of my stay was the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Compared to our stay at a lodge in the bush, this was quite different. If you are looking for a more rugged experience, this may not be your choice. However, the nature of this private reserve allows for very close interaction with the animals and wonderful photo opportunities. The villas are extremely comfortable and the public spaces including the lodge... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

This was the second stay for my husband and I - we stayed last year for the first time and decided there and then that this needs to become a fixture for us. Nonetheless I was a bit nervous staying at the same place twice, as you never know if it will live up to your memory and expectations. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

For someone who has lived most of their life in KZN, and never really heard about the Karkloof Spa might sound a little odd, but this is testament to the exclusive nature of the establishment. The property, the accommodation, the service, the spa - are all world class. We enjoyed a fantastic 2 days at the spa, where time literally... More 

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Address: Otto's Bluff Road, Pietermaritzburg 3231, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Pietermaritzburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Karkloof Safari Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 16
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