Karkloof Safari Spa 5 Star Hotel in the Natal Midlands

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  • Property TypeGame Lodge
  • Guests20
  • Rooms/Units6

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Karkloof Safari Villas is a 5 star graded game lodge offering Karkloof accommodation in 6 guest rooms.

About Karkloof Safari Villas

Karkloof Safari Villas, located just 24 kilometers from Pietermaritzburg in KwaZulu Natal's magnificent Midlands offers guests an opportunity to absorb the sights and sounds of Africa in a private enclave, which provides one of the continent's most exhilarating ecological experiences.

At a Glance

  • Malaria-free area
  • Safari / bush walks by arrangement
  • Game drives by arrangement


Linked to the main lodge and dining area via charming wooden walkways crisscrossing over gently trickling streams and cleverly hidden amongst verdant trees, are 16 individually decorated and furnished villas, all of which feature spacious bathrooms with double baths, secluded wraparound viewing decks, and enchanting views.

Modern and indulgent conveniences are included to ensure a comfortable and pampering stay, comprising of; satellite TV, complimentary internet access, under-floor heating, air-conditioning, espresso machine and a complimentary mini bar. The lodge is designed to complement its splendid surroundings and styled with meticulous attention to detail, embodying the surrounding rich heritage, whilst also exuding a sense of elegance and sophistication.


Rates are either bed and breakfast or on a full board basis. One shared game drive is also included.

The Spa

The spa features 16 beautifully appointed treatment rooms (two of which are couples’ suites), all with stunning views of the native bush and surrounding gardens, a four-chair manicure and pedicure treatment lounge, Rassoul, flotation pool and kneipp pools, jacuzzi, sauna and steam rooms.

The eco-design incorporates natural materials, with thatch and living roofs where small animals can graze). Each therapist has been individually handpicked, and each treatment is carried out with a fresh combination of natural ingredients.

The Property

Buffalo and white rhino roam this spectacular terrain, together with various small carnivores and numerous antelope species, including the elegant nyala, zebra, giraffe and wildebeest. The property is undeniably amongst the most picturesque in the country, nestling in the almost cinematic splendours of the Karkloof Valley.

There are five waterfalls, various dams and three rivers, all located within the reserve, which makes for an amazingly varied landscape. The area's mist belt, open plains and riverine valleys all contribute to the guest’s sense of peace and restoration. Become consumed by the awe-inspiring beauty as you stroll, hike, mountain bike or safari through this glorious terrain, rich in wild wonder.

Blend these natural assets with the careful attention to detail, personalised service and unfailing standards of African hospitality, not to mention the lodge's superb cuisine and outstanding wine cellar, and you have an experience to be savoured by the most discerning clientele.

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Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Air-conditioning
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • Fan(s)
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • International plug point(s)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Mini- / courtesy bar
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Telephone (direct dial)
  • Television (with M-Net)
  • Television (with satellite)
  • Underfloor heating

On Site

  • Air-conditioning
  • Business facilities
  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Childcare / babysitting service
  • Concierge
  • Garden(s)
  • Health spa
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Jacuzzi
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (off street)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Security (guard)
  • Smoking: in demarcated areas
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool
  • Wake up calls
  • Wheelchair access

Food & Drink

  • Bar (fully licenced)
  • Restaurant / dining room
  • Room service


  • Free Wi-Fi


  • Airport transfers
  • Other transfers available
  • Tour assistance
fluentsome understanding

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Xhosa

Rooms & Rates

Select your check-in and check-out dates to view availability and the rates applicable.

Luxury Boutique Villa

An expansive luxury villa set in the beautiful wilderness features a lush king or twin bed, a private deck to take in the breathtaking views and modern conveniences for the ultimate comfortable and pampered stay.

Qty: 16
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Rates are either bed and breakfast or on a full board basis
One shared game drive

Guest Reviews

3 Reviews from SA-Venues.com travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewexcellent

Amazing experience ! fantastic facilities, incredible service and hospitality. A definite return. only negative ? Too short a visit !!

May 2018

Gina (Johannesburg)

Verified reviewexcellent

What can I say!!!! Sun City Spa can learn alot from Karkloof, very professional.Had the best day ever of being spoilt and pampered. Thanks to all the staff at Karkloof who made our day very special.

November 2009

Anne De Bruyn (Ixopo)

Need to Know

Child policyChildren of all ages are welcome.

Closest airport(s)Pietermaritzburg Airport - 40km
Durban International - 120km

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 14h00
Check-out by 11h00

Payment methods accepted by the propertyAmerican Express, Diners, Mastercard, Visa, EFT or secure online payment via SA-Venues.com

Listed on SA-Venues.com since November 2008

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