Karkloof Safari Spa


Karkloof Safari Spa is a luxurious eco-lodge and spa close to Pietermaritzburg in the scenic KwaZulu-Natal Midlands.

The Karkloof is set in a peaceful environment between the valleys, waterfalls and Acacia in this 3,500-hectare reserve that offers luxury and privacy while maintaining a “green” philosophy. It combines a true colonial atmosphere with a contemporary style, offering personalized service and a peaceful holiday.

Go on hiking, mountain biking and safaris in the surrounding regions. In addition to the varied wildlife and spectacular bird species, the reserve offers five waterfalls and a breathtaking landscape to explore.

The award-winning Karkloof Spa is Africa’s largest and offers a wide range of treatments in a tranquil environment that reflects the natural environment. Spend time on the large rooftop terrace overlooking the valley, next to the heated pool or library.


  • Located in the scenic kwaZulu-Natal Midlands
  • Eco-conscious lodge & spa
  • Tranquil atmosphere & privacy
  • Warm, personalised service
  • One of South Africa’s best destination spas

More Information


South Africa, Kwazulu-Natal, Midlands

Type of Accommodation


Comfort Level



The award-winning spa is the largest in Africa and is divided into four sections depending on the treatments offered: Wetlands, Savannah, Forest and Thai Hall.

Karkloof Safari Spa is also known for its hydropower area which includes a floating hall and a Moroccan rhassoul. The Spa includes a Roman bath, Kneipp basin, whirlpool, steam bath and sauna.

In addition to the first-class spa, there is a barber / beauty shop, laundry service, heated pool, library and a cellar.

General Facilities

  • Wi-fi available
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Computer facilities
  • Laundry Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Library


The lodge’s restaurant offers freshly prepared dishes using organic ingredients. Every meal is a culinary delight, as the chefs of the hotel combine international and local flavors.

Located in the spa area, Greens & Teas Café offers healthy meals and snacks, including fried tuna salads and banana-strawberry smoothies. Whether you are at the lodge or on the deck, you can enjoy a cocktail, cappuccino or local or foreign wine from the cellar.

Enjoy a relaxing day in the rocky pools and claim your picnic basket along with refreshments prepared by the staff.


Luxury Villa

There are 16 luxury villas and 8 luxury awnings with underfloor heating, air conditioning, minibar, espresso machine and Internet access. Each villa and tent is designed to create an oasis of privacy in the beautiful valleys of the reserve.

The luxurious attention to detail is in double bathrooms, heated towel bar, private outdoor showers and secluded verandas. The villas and tents are all connected to the main spa and overlook wooden boardwalks.

Room Amenities

Luxury Villa AMENITIES

  • Air conditioning
  • En-suite bath only
  • Mini bar
  • Television


  • Biking
  • Bird watching
  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Hiking
  • Fly fishing
  • Mountain biking

Tour Rates

DatesBoard BasisRates From
01 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018Fully Inclusive Plus R12900

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.