The Unique Karkloof Safari Spa is a 5 Star boutique lodge consisting of 16 opulent villas, all of which are elegantly

furnished and designed to complement the beauty of the surrounding natural environment. 

Recognised as the Best Luxury Destination Spa in Africa by The World Spa Awards 2012, the Karkloof Safari Spa offers guests the opportunity to enjoy world class hydrotherapy facilities and spa treatments performed by internationally trained Thai therapists. Karkloof Safari Spa has 17 luxurious treatment rooms that have been designed to highlight the breathtaking

views of the surrounding natural environment.

Karkloof Safari Spa

Luxury Boutique Villa
Sixteen private and individually decorated Villas each have their own hiding place amongst the verdant trees and night eyes. Settle into seamless luxury where underfloor heating takes the edge off the night chill, sunsets rival satellite television and chattering birds outdo internet connectivity. Soak in a bath with a view, wrap yourself in a sumptuous fluffy gown and sink into a giant bed adorned with 1000 thread count percale linen and a choice of down or allergy-free pillows.

Facilities & Activities

The Hotel



Hydrotherapy Award Winning Spa
Built to embrace the natural environment, the spa features 17 generous treatment rooms, all with wonderful views over the native bush and surrounding gardens. The eco-design incorporates natural materials with thatch and living roofs which invite game to graze gracefully in full view. Choose from an exotic list of natural treatments and signature spa journeys uniquely created to uplift, revitalize and recharge your body and mind. With a team of exceptionally skilled and hand-picked Thai Therapists you are in the very best hands.

Game Drives
Private guide and game drive vehicle for your stay.
All guests benefit from a private guide and private game drive vehicle when choosing to visit Karkloof Safari Spa in Kwa-Zulu Natal.With over 3500 hectares of vast and varied terrain to explore, Karkloof Safari Spa offers a safari experience like no other. Abundantly stocked with game including black and white Rhino, Buffalo, Hippo, Giraffe, Zebra, Wildebeest and a multitude of Antelope, Warthog and Monkeys, it is hard to believe that one is only 30 minutes from Pietermaritzburg. 


Cycling & Mountain Biking
With no predators in the reserve, guests can experience the spirit of the bush and enjoy the freedom to explore the reserve amongst the wildlife. Cycle with the game vehicle and ranger trailing behind you.

The Karkloof Safari Spa cuisine has been featured on 3 time Emmy Award Winning shows across the globe. All food is freshly prepared and organic by nature with every meal a delectable celebration of flavours. Along with our extensive and locally-flavoured decadent menu, guests can also choose from a wide selection of the very best organic gourmet Raw Food cuisine.

​​The Green & Teas Cafe'
Delicious healthy meals, refreshments and teas can be enjoyed at the café before, after or in between treatments surrounded by nature and wildlife.