Karkloof Safari Spa is a luxury eco-lodge and spa located near Pietermaritzburg in the scenic kwaZulu-Natal Midlands. Offering luxury and privacy while maintaining a ‘green’ philosophy, Karkloof is set in tranquil surrounds amongst the valleys, waterfalls and Acacias of this 3 500ha reserve. Combining an authentic colonial feel with contemporary style, it offers personalised service and a serene escape.

Explore the surrounding reserve on hikes, mountain biking excursions, and game drives. In addition to varied wildlife and spectacular bird species, the reserve boasts five waterfalls as well as breathtaking scenery to explore. The award-winning spa at Karkloof is the largest in Africa and offers a wide range of treatments in a tranquil setting that reflects the natural surroundings. Spend time on the large viewing deck overlooking the valley, beside the heated pool or in the 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

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The award-winning spa is the largest in Africa and is divided into four areas according to the specific treatments on offer - Wetlands, Savannah, Forest and Thai Sala.

Karkloof Safari Spa is also known for its hydro area, which includes a flotation room and a Moroccan Rassoul. The use of the Roman bath, Kniepp pools, Jacuzzi, steam room and sauna are all inclusive.

In addition to the world-class spa, the lodge’s amenities include a hair/beauty salon, laundry service, heated swimming pool, library and wine cellar.

General Facilities

    Wi-fi available
    Swimming Pool
    Computer facilities
    Laundry Service


The lodge restaurant offers meals that are freshly prepared from organic ingredients. Each meal is a culinary delight as the in-house chefs merge international and local flavours. The Greens & Teas Cafe, located in the spa area, provides healthy meals and snacks, such as seared tuna salads and banana and strawberry smoothies. If you are lounging about the lodge or on the deck, friendly staff members are on hand to whip up a cocktail, cappuccino or suggest a local or foreign wine from the cellar. Those wanting to spend a day relaxing by the rock pools can enjoy a picnic basket and refreshments prepared by the staff.

Luxury Villa

There are 16 luxury villas and 8 luxury tents with under floor heating, air conditioning, complimentary mini bars, espresso machines and internet access. Each villa and tent is designed to create a haven of privacy overlooking the beautiful valleys of the reserve.

Luxurious attention to detail is found in the double baths, heated towel rails, private outdoor showers and secluded verandas. The villas and tents are all connected to the main spa and lodge via wooden walkways.

Luxury Villa AMENITIES

    Air conditioning
    En-suite bath only
    Mini bar


  • Biking
  • Bird watching
  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Hiking
  • Fly fishing
  • Mountain biking
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017 $955 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018 $955 Fully Inclusive Plus

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.

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