Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Karkloof wins another award...


Breaking news...
Karkloof Safari Spa brings home another accolade!
Well done.
Africa's best kept secret?
This stunning property is situated a mere 20 minute drive
from Pietermaritzburg.
Should you wish to fly in from Johannesburg or Pretoria,
Airlink will get you to Oribi Airport in under an hour.
The drive from the airport is 30 minutes,
and that means that you can be enjoying a Spa treatment
in less than 2 hours of leaving Johannesburg!
Karkloof is also only 100km from Durban ICC.


The main lodge building by night.
Gently lit, it radiates a warm and welcoming feeling.


The main dining room.
The d├ęcor is understated elegance at its best.
Breakfasts and dinners can be enjoyed in this warm space.


Although Karkloof does have two of the "Big 5",
there are many beautiful dragonfly and butterfly species
to capture the attention of guests.


Each Villa is a "holiday destination" of its own.
Individually designed around a subtle theme,
guests might find it very difficult to leave
the warmth and comfort of their accommodation.


The main lodge building by day.
You can have meals on the deck here,
or just relax and watch the world go past.


Good healthy food...
breakfast, lunch and dinner.


A massage, a smoothie and feet soaking in warm water.
What more could a guest want.
This will sooth away all the accumulated stresses
that modern day living causes.


Spend some time here sourcing products to take home with you.
That way you will be able to feel like you are in the Spa,
even when you are back at home.


Thanks for visiting,
we hope to see you again soon.

Some of the prestigious awards that Karkloof Safari Spa
has garnered over the last few years.
Including the "Best Safari Spa in Africa"!
It does not get any better than that.

Because of the "timeless" nature of Karkloof Safari Spa,
meals, spa treatments and extra curricular activities
can be organized to suit the needs of the guests.
Take the time to wander the property,
savouring what nature has to offer.
"Timeless" is a way of life at Karkloof Safari Spa,
and the staff will help accommodate almost any request.

Karkloof Safari Spa reservations manager, Lawrence,
was a guest on the "Travel & Things" radio show.
This is what he had to say...
(His interview starts about 16 minutes into the program)
Use this link:

Do come and visit us very soon.
Find out more about what Karkloof has to offer:

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Karkloof Safari Spa. Africa's best kept secret no longer.


Africa's best kept secret?
This stunning property is situated a mere 20 minute drive
from Pietermaritzburg.
Should you wish to fly in from Johannesburg or Pretoria,
Airlink will get you to Oribi Airport in under an hour.
The drive from the airport is 30 minutes,
and that means that you can be enjoying a Spa treatment
in less than 2 hours of leaving Johannesburg!
Karkloof is also only 100km from Durban ICC.


The alarm clocks of Karkloof Safari Spa!
No-one has taken the time to inform these Trumpeter Hornbills
that Karkloof operates as a "timeless" venue...
and  therefore their services are NOT required to wake guests.


Look carefully and you will see two dainty Jacana chicks.
These birds are literally able to walk on water,
due to the size of their feet and their weight.
Not something that the guests should try in the swimming pools


A cool drink to quench a thirst on a warm day.


You can choose to relax in your spacious Villa
or...


You can come and relax pool side at the Spa.
And as these pools are heated, seasonal weather does not affect them.


Enjoy a light, healthy lunch at the Spa "cafe"


Or spoil yourself with a decadent dessert...
The food on offer will make you wish for more.

Some of the prestigious awards that Karkloof Safari Spa
has garnered over the last few years.
Including the "Best Safari Spa in Africa"!
It does not get any better than that.

Because of the "timeless" nature of Karkloof Safari Spa,
meals, spa treatments and extra curricular activities
can be organized to suit the needs of the guests.
Take the time to wander the property,
savouring what nature has to offer.
"Timeless" is a way of life at Karkloof Safari Spa,
and the staff will help accommodate almost any request.

Karkloof Safari Spa reservations manager, Lawrence,
was a guest on the "Travel & Things" radio show.
This is what he had to say...
(His interview starts about 16 minutes into the program)
Use this link:

Do come and visit us very soon.
Find out more about what Karkloof has to offer:

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Time to rejuvenate your body and soul


Africa's best kept secret?
This stunning property is situated a mere 20 minute drive
from Pietermaritzburg.
Should you wish to fly in from Johannesburg or Pretoria,
Airlink will get you to Oribi Airport in under an hour.
The drive from the airport is 30 minutes,
and that means that you can be enjoying a Spa treatment
in less than 2 hours of leaving Johannesburg!
Karkloof is also only 100km from Durban ICC.


Karkloof Safari Spa is designed in such a way,
that you feel welcome from the moment you arrive.
The reception area will remind you more of a lounge
than the usual "reception desk" type set up.


Don't feel like doing anything?
Then why not just sit on the veranda at the main lodge building
and watch the clouds scurrying by?
Read a book, eat  or just shed your urban "cloak" of stress


Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
And that idiom is certainly practised here.
Continental or Full English...
you can have either, or both!


There is a "river" that runs through the foyer
of the lounge in the main lodge.
If you don't believe me, pay Karkloof a visit!
Stop for a moment to enjoy the Koi


Or you can enjoy the wildlife,
that will come to inspect you.
Like this Nyala calf


It might be hard to remember that you should
ACTUALLY be working.
There is a very comfortable purpose built conference facility
that is situated in the main lodge building.


And if you are on a conference,
why not spoil you staff at the end of the event
with a picnic out in the bush?

Some of the prestigious awards that Karkloof Safari Spa
has garnered over the last few years.
Including the "Best Safari Spa in Africa"!
It does not get any better than that.

Because of the "timeless" nature of Karkloof Safari Spa,
meals, spa treatments and extra curricular activities
can be organized to suit the needs of the guests.
Take the time to wander the property,
savouring what nature has to offer.
"Timeless" is a way of life at Karkloof Safari Spa,
and the staff will help accommodate almost any request.

Karkloof Safari Spa reservations manager, Lawrence,
was a guest on the "Travel & Things" radio show.
This is what he had to say...
(His interview starts about 16 minutes into the program)
Use this link:

Do come and visit us very soon.
Find out more about what Karkloof has to offer:

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Spring into Summer at Karkloof Safari Spa.


Africa's best kept secret?
This stunning property is situated a mere 20 minute drive
from Pietermaritzburg.
Should you wish to fly in from Johannesburg or Pretoria,
Airlink will get you to Oribi Airport in under an hour.
The drive from the airport is 30 minutes,
and that means that you can be enjoying a Spa treatment
in less than 2 hours of leaving Johannesburg!
Karkloof is also only 100km from Durban ICC.


With only a few weeks left to the official start of Spring
here in the Southern Hemisphere (1 September),
it might be time to prepare your "summer body".
So, put on a gown and enjoy this post as you reach for your laptop
to book your place at Africa's best kept secret,
Karkloof Safari Spa.


Walking is great "unconscious" exercise.
Use the walkways around the property to explore
and at the same time enjoy what nature has to offer.


Views that will make you gasp in awe and wonderment.
Spend a quiet evening on the deck of your Villa
as the sun fades over the horizon.
Marvel at the changing colours and shadows.
Breath deeply and centre your soul


Relaxing in the main lodge building is an option
as you enjoy a pre-dinner drink.
The subtle lighting makes this space both inviting and romantic.


Wildlife come to visit at the Spa.
Are these Nyala ewes  looking to have a treatment?
Or just looking in on the guests?


Each treatment is proceeded with a foot massage.
The feet connect to various parts of the body,
and these relaxing and invigoration foot massages
prepare guests for whichever treatments they have chosen. 


There is nothing as exhilarating as a Thai massage!
The therapists that offer their services at the Spa
have been hand-picked and are the very best.


A smoothie to make you feel GREAT.
Post treatment, or just as a "snack",
they are freshly prepared to order.


A picture is worth a 1000 words...
If so, then this is priceless.
You too will feel rejuvenated and
ready to face whatever lies in store when you return home.
One thing is guaranteed,
you will never forget your time at this wonderful venue. 

Some of the prestigious awards that Karkloof Safari Spa
has garnered over the last few years.
Including the "Best Safari Spa in Africa"!
It does not get any better than that.

Because of the "timeless" nature of Karkloof Safari Spa,
meals, spa treatments and extra curricular activities
can be organized to suit the needs of the guests.
Take the time to wander the property,
savouring what nature has to offer.
"Timeless" is a way of life at Karkloof Safari Spa,
and the staff will help accommodate almost any request.

Karkloof Safari Spa reservations manager, Lawrence,
was a guest on the "Travel & Things" radio show.
This is what he had to say...
(His interview starts about 16 minutes into the program)
Use this link:

Do come and visit us very soon.
Find out more about what Karkloof has to offer:

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Natural beauty.Karkloof Falls at Karkloof Safari Spa


Africa's best kept secret?
This stunning property is situated a mere 20 minute drive
from Pietermaritzburg.
Should you wish to fly in from Johannesburg or Pretoria,
Airlink will get you to Oribi Airport in under an hour.
The drive from the airport is 30 minutes,
and that means that you can be enjoying a Spa treatment
in less than 2 hours of leaving Johannesburg!
Karkloof is also only 100km from Durban ICC.


Nyala ewes look on as visitors head off
to one of Nature's highlights at Karkloof Safari Spa


The walkway to the Falls was all constructed by hand.
Materials had to be carried in as there
was no room for motorised transport.
Every piece had to be cut and secured "in situ"
as manufacturing off site was not an option.
Vegetation clearance was kept to a minimum
and what was trimmed back has regrown.


The walk to the final destination is spectacular,
especially when the river is in full flow.
The walkway meanders alongside before "disappearing"
back into the shade of the foliage.


There are several "mini waterfalls"
along the way.
Guests are encouraged not to see the walk as a race,
but rather as a journey.
To enjoy the time to drink in the beauty
and the splendour of the gorge.


Getting closer...and the sound of the water is almost deafening


Karkloof Falls.
Could this be seen as the biggest outdoor shower on the property?
There is a viewing platform at the base of the falls,
in order for guests to enjoy the spectacle while feeling safe.


Spend time here while you contemplate what treatments
lie in store for you back at the Spa...
OR, just take time out to enjoy what Nature has to offer.


The walk back to your transport is all downhill.
Once again, enjoy the views and the vegetation.

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Instead of heading straight back to the Lodge,
perhaps you would like to enjoy a picnic meal.
This can be easily arranged and
it is a great way to end off this "adventure".
Karkloof Safari Spa certainly has a variety
of natural beauty to offer the jaded urban visitor.
Take advantage and let Nature form part of your
revitalization package.


Some of the prestigious awards that Karkloof Safari Spa
has garnered over the last few years.
Including the "Best Safari Spa in Africa"!
It does not get any better than that.

Because of the "timeless" nature of Karkloof Safari Spa,
meals, spa treatments and extra curricular activities
can be organized to suit the needs of the guests.
Take the time to wander the property,
savouring what nature has to offer.
"Timeless" is a way of life at Karkloof Safari Spa,
and the staff will help accommodate almost any request.


Karkloof Safari Spa reservations manager, Lawrence,
was a guest on the "Travel & Things" radio show.
This is what he had to say...
(His interview starts about 16 minutes into the program)
Use this link:

Do come and visit us very soon.
Find out more about what Karkloof has to offer: