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Pietermaritzburg
Reviewed 16 September 2015

Keep it up excellent job karkloof is the best in the world nothing i can complain about everything is excellent from the spa to the hotel I always recommend karkloof spa to all my business partners and my family and friendz

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Dewald K, General Manager at Karkloof Safari Spa, responded to this review

Dear 330queeniem. Thank you for your comments regarding your past stay at our Lodge and Reserve. It is always a pleasure to have you here. Please consider joining our referral system, where you can gain points for every guest referred to our Lodge. We believe that our guests should benefit from their loyalty. Thank you for yours.

Chester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 September 2015

Diamonds are small, rare and valuable. This Gem of a property is well located for Durban, by air (near Pietermaritzburg) or by road from Johannesburg. Great game drives with intimate photo opportunities, a phenomenal Spa with great treatments and facilities, whilst the lodge was luxurious and spacious. The dining was exceptional, the kitchen led by Christine excelled, the bar from...

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Dewald K, General Manager at Karkloof Safari Spa, responded to this review

Dear Gordon C. It was a true pleasure to have hosted your party here at Karkloof. Our cuisine is wild and daring, and we are happy it was well received. Thank you for your compliment regarding the main building. It is stately and comfortable, glad you enjoyed it. To relax next to a fire place, red wine in hand, is...

Kloof, South Africa
Reviewed 16 September 2015

I spent my 40th birthday at Karkloof and it will be the most memorable experience of my life. I travel a lot but the experience that I encountered there in terms of the venue, service, food, wine, spa, game drive - it has not been met by any other 5 class resort or venue. - I am already excited about...

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Dewald K, General Manager at Karkloof Safari Spa, responded to this review

Dear jacquim876. It was an honour and pleasure to be part of your special celebration. Thank you for your kind words. We tailored some packages to make it possible for our guests to visit us more frequently. Hope it helps, to bring you out here sooner. I am glad you enjoyed the Red Velvet cake and the Chocolate Block red...

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 31 August 2015

Had the pleasure of staying here for only one evening unfortunately and what an evening it was. The staff were quiet extraordinary in terms of their service and friendliness something one rarely finds at any accommodation venue. . The dinner was superb; calamari salad starter and the Kudu fillet was delicious. I also had a fantastic Thai massage in the...

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Dewald K, General Manager at Karkloof Safari Spa, responded to this review

Dear Leon L All of us here at Karkloof Safari Spa appreciate your patronage and the time you took to provide your comments. It was good to hear that you needed more hours to absorb all of the experiences, sounds and flavours. We offer a 36 hour day experience in one stay, and hope that we reach all of your...

cape town
Reviewed 21 August 2015

Perfect Paradise Always a special time. - Staff are unbelievable and so accommodating - I feel well rested- clean and ready for work again - Game watching is peaceful I feel like I am in Eden - saw 3 Rhino -Spotlessly clean spaces - Spa is awesome Thank you once again

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Dewald K, General Manager at Karkloof Safari Spa, responded to this review

Dear linsayossie. We are happy you enjoyed your stay with us. The nature and amenities sets a good tone, but the staff are real stars. Thank you for recognizing that. The SPA does put a relaxed angle to your stay, topped up with some good game viewing. Always a good mix. Thanks again.

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 16 August 2015

Writing this in a hurry but it was a spectacular experience that I would recommend to anyone. Best part about the place is that you can do everything at your own time - meals included. Loved it. Looking forward to coming back with loved ones.

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Dewald K, General Manager at Karkloof Safari Spa, responded to this review

Dear lindamH5994QX. Thank you for your review. The timelessness of the surroundings makes one to forget the time! We here at Karkloof are happy you enjoyed your stay, and are looking forward to see you again.

Pietermaritzburg
Reviewed 12 August 2015

You can not buy exclusivity and privacy anywhere these days. To get some time off on our wedding anniversary was a total relaxation through out and the service and attention you get from the staff is very rare, they make you feel like you are the only guest.

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Dewald K, General Manager at Karkloof Safari Spa, responded to this review

Dear makhosin2015. Thank you for your review and kind words. It was an honour for us that you shared those special days here with us at Karkloof. We do our best to offer complete indulgence and privacy. Thank you for recognizing the hard work of our staff. They are key players in our success. Hope to see you back soon.

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 23 July 2015

I loved the nature, the whole game reserve the Thai spa , also the great families of the warthogs everywhere I went to. The only hiccup was the unfortunate food choice . Not only the food was made by English chef and the taste didn't have anything to do with cooking but also the portion were small and we were...

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Dewald K, General Manager at Karkloof Safari Spa, responded to this review

Dear Kvolkova. Thank you for your response. We are happy that you enjoyed the Lodge, Spa and the nature. The warthogs do give you a giggle at times. I am sorry the food offering was not up to expectation. The kitchen is however open 24/7, and your package included unlimited food and beverage. I am sorry our staff did not...

Johannesburg
Reviewed 14 July 2015

I've been lucky enough to visit karkloof on a few occasions. We were ther now at the end of May. It was superb. The spa is the most amazing experience to have. Once you have been lucky enough to experience treatments given by these therapists you are forever spoilt. The attention to detail and service given by the staff is...

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Dewald K, General Manager at Karkloof Safari Spa, responded to this review

Dear BarendB. Thank you for taking time to let us know if we live up to the expectation. We have a very dedicated team, and we value them dearly. The Thai Spa team is as dedicated and professional as can be expected. We will do our best to keep the standards up there! Hope to see you soon.

Ballito, South Africa
Reviewed 9 June 2015

The minute you walk into Karkloof you know you somewhere special. Karkloof spa and safari has a unique energy that you search for you whole life. its not often you feel "sad" to leave a place. what you have created here amazing! thank you!

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Surrounded by the cinematic splendor of the Karkloof Valley, this modern and contemporary wellness and wildlife retreat is enhanced with the big heart of African sensibility. Karkloof Safari Spa offers a selection of supreme secluded lodges complimented by the finest cuisine and impeccable international standards. ... more   less 

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Address: Otto's Bluff Road, Pietermaritzburg 3231, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Pietermaritzburg
Price Range: $1,322 - $1,391 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16
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“all rooms were spectacular however if you dont feel like walking to far from reception choose room 7 or 8”
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“Some rooms have views of the valley and some are set back. All the rooms are very private.”
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