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Karkloof Spa

Karkloof Spa

What could be better than to spend time being pampered, massaged, and fed customized cuisine within the boundaries of a world-class wellness facility far away from the rat race of city life? That is what Karkloof Spa and Wildlife Retreat in malaria-free KwaZulu Natal midlands offers to its guests.

Karkloof is in almost 9,000 acres of pristine wilderness and is home to a wide variety of antelope, herds of buffalo, significant populations of black and white rhino, innumerable hippo, and nearly 300 bird species. The diversity and concentration of wildlife (and wildfowl) make for excellent game viewing. Karkloof assigns you a private vehicle and guide for you’re the length of your stay. What luxury to be able to come and go as you please, not having to share the vehicle with other guests or stick to a set schedule!

Privately guided bush walks are growing in popularity due to the variety terrain and wildlife on the reserve. These are likely to be one of the highlights of a stay at Karkloof. For the more adventurous, Karkloof can arrange other activities including mountain biking, fly fishing, and more.

Accommodation at Karkloof is in sixteen luxury villas that are stylishly modern but have delicious touches of Africa. The villas are spacious stone and thatch buildings featuring large bathrooms (with double baths) as well as all the modern conveniences including satellite TV, internet access, under-floor heating, air conditioning, and complimentary mini bar and espresso machine.

An innovative solution to meal times is not to have any! Eat what you want (within reason for course) when you want. If you want breakfast at two in the afternoon, so be it. Lunch at ten in the morning? No problem. Imagine being able to have a personal consultation with the chef when you arrive to discuss your preferences. Should you want to follow a more controlled ingredient regimen, there are detox and weight loss nutritional programs that are structured by an on-site nutritional pharmacologist.

Included in the cost of your stay is not only as much food and drink as you like (including fine wines and premium spirits), but also up to eleven hours of spa treatments per day! Certainly it would be against the ideals of a wellness center if you were to overindulge more than a little. Yet it is refreshing to know that there will be no nasty surprises on your tab at check-out.

Karkloof’s spa has seventeen delightful treatment rooms, all with excellent views of the landscape. In these rooms, expertly qualified Thai therapists wait to spoil you with the best treatments available. Your options include daily yoga instruction, hydro-therapy facilities, sauna, steam rooms, a four-chair hands and foot treatment lounge, Rassoul, flotation pool, Kneipp pools, and much more.

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