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Northwood, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great scenary, excellent property . great views. Most amazing thing was the spa and spa staff .Really good experience at spa. best ever spa experience. Breakfast was same everyday. Omellette took about an hour and was really not good at all. the fresh juices were excellent.when we arrived we were the only ones at the place, but were very diappointed...

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Thank zakharia56
Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Karkloof spa was an amazing experience. Thai thearipsts were very professional and the treatments were exceptional. The Spa is a sanctaury of clam, beauty and very well run. A must on everyones bucket list.

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Thank debs0l
Pietermaritzburg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent property, spa is great and the check in and out times are perfect. Eat whatever you want and drink whatever you want. The waterfall is a must to see. We also enjoyed the picnic, couldn't believe the length to which the staff went to prepare all of those goodies for us

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Thank sollym806
Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our stay at Karkloof was truly an amazing experience we will never forget. From the staff to the views to the game drives, food and spa, we could not fault it. Thank you to the owner, Fred, and all his staff for making our stay such a pleasant and memorable one. We highly recommend Karkloof as a wonderful getaway destination.

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Thank lisaN9669VJ
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 11 January 2017

My third visit to Karkloof. Wonderful retreat in the middle of the Midlands rolling hills tucked away In the bush. A truly relaxing getaway where the staff is wonderfully courteous and seem to work seemlessly together in perfect harmony from reception to Spa. Highly recommended.

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Thank nompumelelom2017
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Karkloof remains one of our favourite spoils in South Africa! The location hidden in the mountains just outside of Pietermaritzburg really gives you the sense that you have truly escaped into a mystical mountain retreat! The food is the most perfect combination of being delicious yet fresh and healthy! We loved the lamp chops and it was a treat to...

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Thank TheNagle
Pietermaritzburg
Reviewed 24 December 2016

I had high expectations after my friend told me about the place however to my disappointment there was very little to be impressed with....bets in the rooms, poor chefs...mosquito...limited menu options

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Thank 768khumbulanim
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Love the serene and most spectacular views. It was baby boom time and we saw lots of young roaming with their mamas, so cute, baby Pumbas, zebras, adorable 2. Week old impala, even baby giraffes. The staff are all so friendly and professional, they really make one feel special and go the extra mile. The rooms are very clean and...

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Thank ninaw521
Pietermaritzburg
Reviewed 25 November 2016

Karkloof is a hidden jewel that reveals its facets as your days unfold. A truly unique experience that evolves into a getaway that you don't want to leave. A luxurious getaway with a surprise around every corner.

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Pietermaritzburg
Reviewed 23 November 2016

I went to Karkloof to distress and unwind. Well what an amazing experience. I have never been so pampered and looked after. i cannot explain how wonderful this resort is, in every aspect from the amazing staff to the rooms, view and every little detail was paid attention to. I was attending a wedding over the weekend they even gave...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Spa
  • Room Service
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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: RM4,346 - RM4,520 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16
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“rooms facing the valley are good.most rooms are facing the valley”
 of 5 bubbles zakharia56, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All suites are amazing!”
 of 5 bubbles Merelvanh, 7 Feb 2016 | Read review
“all rooms were spectacular however if you dont feel like walking to far from reception choose room 7 or 8”
 of 5 bubbles stephaniev297, 26 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Some rooms have views of the valley and some are set back. All the rooms are very private.”
 of 5 bubbles Thermopolye, 25 Jan 2016 | Read review
“We were in room 2 and it was AMAZING! View was great.”
 of 5 bubbles MarieLBrand, 3 Jan 2016 | Read review
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