Karkloof Spa Retreat

Karkloof Spa Retreat


Where the Umgeni meets the Karkloof River, the luxurious Karkloof Spa Retreat nestles amidst the natural splendour of the KwaZulu Natal Midlands, at approximately 24 kilometres from Pietermaritzburg.


The Karkloof Spa is the perfect destination for all those that seek supreme relaxation and a tranquil setting at the heart of nature. The five-star retreat offers everything you need to unplug completely: serene nature, first-class accommodation and superb spa facilities!


A small network of boardwalks read more » connects the opulent Luxury Boutique Lodge, with the smaller Tented Safari Camp and the 16 individually designed villas to the 17 treatment rooms and Kneipp pools. Allow caring hands to spoil you with any of the countless professional spa treatments.


Energies restored, set off to explore the beautiful surroundings. Whatever it is that sparks your fancy – live for the moment and follow your every inclination! The Karkloof inspires you to drift through the day in happy contentment.


Of course, this also applies to the Karkloof’s delightful cuisine. The delicacies are prepared only with fresh and healthy ingredients. Special needs and requests are accommodated with a smile and picnic baskets may be prepared for longer excursions into the KwaZulu Natal.


Everything at the Karkloof Retreat has been constructed, arranged and designed with great attention to detail. The result is stunning and exceeds even the most demanding traveller’s expectations.


Last but not least, the Karkloof Nature Reserve encompasses vast 3500 hectares of wilderness. Two of the famous Big Five as well as countless other species inhabit this natural paradise. Experienced and dedicated guides make every safari a memorable event.


However, you may also set off exploring on your own. Hiking or mountain biking – discover the overwhelmingly beautiful surroundings! Welcome to the KwaZulu Natal and the Karkloof Spa – the “Most Exciting Discovery 2009”!


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Nestling amidst the natural splendour of Africa’s wilderness, the luxurious Karkloof Spa Retreat encompasses 16 separate and individually designed villas, carefully hidden in the lush vegetation.


However, read more » four of the refined units are connected to accommodate families and groups of friends travelling together. The villas all boast an extra large bed promising sweet dream to come and a bathroom with a stunning view of the surroundings.


Other facilities include a mini bar, air-conditioning, heated towel racks, a daily laundry service, underfloor heating, satellite TV and, of course, a romantic viewing deck for a quiet moment with nature.


Boardwalks connect the villas to the excellent Karkloof Health and Beauty Spa, which lends the luxurious hotel its name, and the general facilities like the gourmet restaurant.


Apart from the villas, the Karkloof Retreat offers refined accommodation at the Tented Safari Lodge. Perched on a hill, the Tented Safari Lodge’s units all command a wonderful view of the Karkloof Valley.


Settle down, a glass of wine in hand and admire the colourful event of the setting sun dipping the valley’s hillsides into hues of red and purple. The eight luxury tents include such extravagant camping facilities as a TV, mini bar, underfloor heating as well as an exciting outdoor shower.


However, in the end it hardly matters whether you lean more towards the classic comforts of the villas or the adventurous luxury tents: the restaurant, the spa facilities and the superb service are available to all guests.


A 24 hours room service takes perfect care of you and the elegant spa is open twelve hours every day. Explore the bush on one of the exciting safaris or simply lean back and enjoy the relaxing flair of your refined accommodation at the Karkloof Spa Retreat!


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Escape from everyday life and regain your balance at the Karkloof Spa Retreat in the KwaZulu Natal Midlands! The luxury hotel’s name already hints at the extraordinary spa facilities.


Surrender yourself read more » to sweet bliss for body, mind and soul. Allow caring hands to apply a full-body Thai massage or unwind in the open-air Jacuzzi or heated outdoor pool.


The Karkloof oasis of wellbeing is located amidst breathtaking natural splendour. Explore nature’s wonders on guided game drives, hikes or long mountain bike tours.


Well trained guides and trackers help you find the rhinos, buffaloes, giraffes and zebras as well as the regional attraction, the unique Samango Monkey. Afterwards, hop on a bike and follow the graceful Karkloof River or tie up your hiking boots and head into the forest.


No matter how you decide to explore the bush, at some point you will certainly come across one of the 3500 hectares large Karkloof Nature Reserve’s four thundering waterfalls. All are beautiful but the most impressive is the 105 metres high Karkloof Falls.


The region is furthermore a paradise for bird watcher. Keep a pair of binoculars handy. A keen eye may spot as many of 300 different species, including several eagles and buzzards.


Having exhausted yourself out and about, return to the cosy Karkloof Hotel for a refreshing drink or spa treatments. Pull an interesting read from the library’s long shelves or exchange wilderness adventure stories with the other guests in the lounge.


Wine connoisseurs will be thrilled to learn that nearby vineyards offer wine tasting. Golfers may practise their favourite sport on several courses in the vicinity, like the venerated Pietermaritzburg Country Club, South Africa’s second oldest club.


The luxurious Karkloof Spa Hotel in the KwaZulu Natal Midland – paradise on earth in South Africa!


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