African Safari Lodge

An assuring old-world colonial feel is lifted with contemporary accents; think Swarovski crystal chandeliers, over sized blown-glass vessels and hand painted aloes on canvas. Whether you settle on one of the countless cosy couches, hugging winter fires or catch a cool summer’s breeze on the wrap-around exterior deck overlooking the valley, the pervading feeling is oneness with nature.

Our Boutique Shop has a carefully selected range of hats, clothing, gold and silver fashioned jewellery, carvings and local upmarket crafts. Wildlife prints and artworks are also available. No need to wait for specific mealtimes, as time is yours. Dine as and when your body calls for nourishment. Local fare is freshly prepared and set to satisfy the discerning gourmand in search of health, indulgence or simplicity. Local farms bordering the area are a source of many of the ingredients like organic avocados and game meat. Expert chefs are well briefed in healthy fare including food intolerances and specialist diets.


At Karkloof Safari Spa we offer a number of personalised services to ensure your stay is one of perfection, allowing you freedom and leisure. And there is no signing for the extras, its all part of the package.

12 hour Spa access
24 hour room service
Wireless internet access
Assisted disabled rooms and facilities
Game drive and activities throughout the day
Laundry service
16 Seater Boardroom
Wine Cellar

The Villas

Sixteen private and individually decorated Villas each have their own hiding place amongst the verdant trees and night eyes. Settle into seamless luxury where underfloor heating takes the edge off the night chill, sunsets rival satellite television and chattering birds outdo internet connectivity.

Soak in a bath with a view, wrap yourself in a sumptuous fluffy gown and sink into a giant bed adorned with 1000 thread count percale linen and a choice of down or allergy-free pillows. Expect full amenities, a well-stocked bar fridge, air conditioning, heated towel rails, a work area, comfortable armchairs with sherry in crystal decanters and glasses, awaiting your return from dinner, DSTV and a large private viewing deck. With such comfort, space and grace, it’s pretty hard to leave the villa… but then there is so much to explore… Streams trickle gently around the villa’s, which are linked through wooden walkways, connecting the Villa’s to the Spa, Lodge and dining areas.

Boardroom and Conferencing Facilities

For conferencing, corporate getaways, think tanks, deal breakers, director or strategy meetings, Karkloof Safari Spa provides an ideal escape from the pressures of the city and offers the ideal environment for creativity, inspiration and clear thinking. Our luxurious appointed boardroom with a capacity for 16 people is the perfect place to do this. The convenience of location and modern communication facilities allow our corporate clients peace of mind, privacy, confidentiality and ensures a quick transition from stressed to relaxed, enabling one to work effectively and without interruption. With the spa open from 09h00 to 20h00, this allows our clients down time after all day conferencing to enjoy the power and benefits of treatments and the extensive hydrotherapy facilities.

With 17 treatment rooms and a team of exceptionally skilled Thai therapists you are in the very best hands, leaving you, as the leaders of our country, ready to face the challenges that lie beyond Karkloof Safari Spa.

Outdoor Activities

Explore the Land and Waterfalls

Explore the Land and Waterfalls through Walking, Hiking, Mountain Biking or Game drives. Follow the Karkloof River, the birds or the tracks left by wildlife. Wooden walkways, paths and trails weave through thorn thickets over dolerite rocks, into the mist-belt forest or across the savannah. Amateur biologists may decide to make tree bark their project, dreamers can wander aimlessly soaking up nature or pause at a reflection whilst world acclaimed photographers have chosen Karkloof Safari Spa for its undeniably, unbeatable opportunities to capture Africa at its finest.

There are 5 waterfalls located within the 3500 hectare reserve of Karkloof Safari Spa to explore during your journey with us. Whether you feel like having a brisk walk, cycle or hike to get the blood circulating or admiring the breathtaking scenery, bird or wildlife this is the place to be. Most definitely the pearl secret of KwaZulu Natal.

No matter what your purpose you can be sure the 105m high waterfall will overwhelm you with positive ions and feel-good endorphins. Colourful butterflies are in abundance including the rare Karkloof Blue Butterfly.


Become one with nature and her natural bodies of water by fly fishing for Yellow tail in one of the various rivers during the summer months, or relax and reflect while Fishing for Bass or Tilapia with your own private guide.

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