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LOCATIONKwazulu-Natal Midlands, PietermaritzburgPOOLYes
BIG 5 GAME RESERVENoSPAYes
OFF ROADYesAIRCONYes
CAMP FENCEDYesCELLPHONE SIGNALYes, Vodacom & MTN
CHILD POLICYChildren of all agesMALARIA AREANo


UNIQUE SELLING POINTS
  • With a wrap-around exterior deck for sensational summer lounging that overlooks the breath-taking valley & cosy couches near the fireplace Karkloof Safari Villas truly is a destination for all seasons where the pervading feeling is oneness with nature
  • For guests who require gluten-free meals, one can rest assured as the lodge can not only cater for this but they also freshly prepare gluten-free bread & muffins
  • One can truly immerse themselves in an African wilderness wonderland by settling into seamless luxury with underfloor heating, mesmerising sunsets & melodious sounds of nature effortlessly outshining modern music
  • One has the opportunity to explore abundant wildlife with private guides in luxury game vehicles or on foot which comes complete with bespoke safari experiences on demand

     




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DATE ROOM TYPE RATES RULES
24 December - 31 December 2018 Luxury Villa From R 6,399 pppn sharing special rate for advance bookings
01 January - 30 September 2019 Luxury Villa From R 2,740 pppn sharing midweek special advance rate (Sun - Thurs)
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Luxury Villa From R 3,655 pppn sharing weekend special advance rate (Fri & Sat)
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Luxury Villa From R 3,699 pppn sharing starling rate for advance bookings.
see details below.
Luxury Villa From R 6,399 pppn sharing special rate for advance bookings
01 October - 31 December 2019 Luxury Villa From R 3,699 pppn sharing starling rate for advance bookings.
see details below.
Luxury Villa From R 6,399 pppn sharing special rate for advance bookings
Midweek (Sun-Thurs) Special Offer!
From R 2,740 per person per night sharing in a Luxury Villa
- valid from 01 January 2019 to 30 September 2019
- rate includes accommodation, dinner & breakfast, one hour use of the hydro spa facilities, bottle of house wine and one game drive daily
- special offer above is based on a midweek stay only in a Luxury Villa, available on a request basis and subject to availability

Weekend (Fri & Sat) Special Offer!
From R 3,655 per person per night sharing in a Luxury Villa

- valid from 01 January 2019 to 30 September 2019
- rate includes accommodation, dinner & breakfast, one hour use of the hydro spa facilities, bottle of house wine and one game drive daily
- special offer above is based on a weekend stay only in a Luxury Villa, available on a request basis and subject to availability

Starling Special Offer!
From R 3,699 per person per night sharing in a Luxury Villa

- valid from 01 January to 31 December 2019
- rate includes accommodation, dinner & breakfast, one hour use of the hydro spa facilities, bottle of house wine and one game drive daily


*surcharges may apply on all rates and special offers over peak holiday periods and long weekends.

RATE INCLUDES
• Luxury Villa accommodation
• All meals
• Two game drives (morning & afternoon)
• Use of the spa hydro facilities (for guests from 13 years)
• Unlimited WiFi
SINGLE ACCOMMODATION
A 30% single surcharge may be charged.
CHILD POLICY
• Karkloof Safari Spa welcomes children – subject to availability. Children's rates are:
• 1 – 3 years stay free of charge
• 4 - 11 years pay 50% of the adult per person sharing rate per night when sharing with the parents
• 12 years & above pay the full adult rate
• Children under 13 years are not permitted at the Spa
ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES
• Privately guided safaris
• Hikes
• Cycling
• Fishing.
• Game viewing:
• Wine Tasting
• Birding
IMPORTANT NOTES
• Rates quoted are only applicable to South African Residents. Discounted special rates for International Residents are available on request.
• Unless otherwise stated, all rates listed are based on a minimum 2 night stay. Surcharges may apply for a 1 night booking.



INFORMATION
GETTING THERE
5 ½ hours drive from Johannesburg & 2 hours drive from Durban
 
ACCOMMODATION
16 Luxury Villas
 
ABOUT KARKLOOF SAFARI VILLAS & SPA
Karkloof Safari Villas is a hidden paradise, a stone’s throw from the city, where wildlife roam free across rolling green valleys & hills that are adorned with waterfalls & lush vegetation. One finds tranquillity & an abundance of peace here in the Kwa-Zulu Natal Midlands. 
Guests wellbeing & satisfaction is the highest priority and is expressed through truly attentive service, dining at leisure and safaris on demand. 
Whilst staying at this magnificent lodge one becomes enveloped by a sense of villas spaciousness, grace & unrivalled comfort as you enter the lodge.
With a wrap-around exterior deck perfect for summer lounging which overlooks the breath-taking valley & cosy couches near the fireplace this destination is for all seasons where the pervading feeling is oneness with nature . 
 
The Luxury Villas 
Charming wooden walkways crisscrossing over gently trickling streams link the lodge and dining areas. The 16 villas are surrounded by nature and each have their own unique style and are tastefully decorated. 
Settling into luxury has never been easier with underfloor heating, mesmerising sunsets evoking feelings of deep satisfaction & melodious birdsong which effortlessly outshine modern music. Guests have the opportunity to take advantage of a generous viewing deck & slowly soak away the stress in a lavish bath with a desirable view. Comfort and convenience are ensued with full amenities while anything else one may desire can be arranged.   
 
Cuisine 
Mealtimes are a leisurely affair at Karkloof, scrumptious local fare is freshly prepared & set to satisfy the most discerning palate in search of health, indulgence or simplicity. 
The exceptional chefs of Karkloof are experts in nutrition and are able to accommodate any dietary requirement. By creatively incorporating incredible ingredients, locally sourced from their farms each dish is delightful & delectable. The menu changes daily * meals are all inclusive.  Guests requiring gluten-free meals can rest assured as the lodge also freshly prepares gluten-free bread and muffins daily.
 
Safari Experiences 
Karkloof is a place of spectacular beauty boasting great grasslands, rolling green hills & glorious valleys which are adorned with waterfalls & lush vegetation. 
One cannot help but spend time outdoors in this African wonderland. Each guest has the opportunity to explore abundant wildlife with private guides in luxury game vehicles or on foot with complete bespoke safari experienced on demand. One can enjoy wild Free-roaming game viewing from the comfort of their very own private deck whilst sipping on morning coffee or sundowners in the afternoon. Private picnics are available on request in the reserve or by the near an awe-inspiring waterfall. 
With over 3 000 hectares of vast & varied terrain to explore, this lodge is nestled in the hearth of the glorious Kwa-Zulu Natal Midlands stands to offer a safari experience like no other with 93 Butterfly, 283 Bird, 67 Amphibian and 43 Mammal Species, this  is  a virtual sub-tropical paradise with no predators that offers 486 reasons to visit.
 
Karkloof Safari Spa
Karkloof Safari Spa is a luxury day spa located just outside Pietermaritzburg in the KZN in Midlands which offers a range of treatments & therapies at the hands of a team of highly skilled hand-picked Thai therapists.
The 17 treatment rooms are spread out around the spa and designed to offer breath-taking views and a feeling of “oneness” with nature.
Each treatment & modality offered has been carefully crafted from a range of cultures, leaning heavily towards Eastern practices, with a range of Germanic and Western influences having been incorporated to provide guests with the most relaxing experience possible. Karkloof Safari Spa offers a range of treatments, from facials, manicures and pedicures, through to massages, wraps and scrubs.
 
Additional Activities 
In and around Karkloof there are a range of outdoor activities to suit every personality. 
Become consumed by the awe-inspiring beauty of the land & power of soul-moving waterfalls as you explore this glorious terrain through:
 
Hikes
Mountain biking 
Safari drives
Fishing
Birding 

ROOM FEATURES

Mini bars
Air conditioning
WiFi and Lan connectivity
Satellite TV (Plasma)
En-suite bathrooms with separate bath
Toilet and shower
Luxury linens
Bath robes
Slippers
Hair dryer/shaver outlets
Tea and coffee making facilities (espresso machine)
Laundry service
International plugs
Electronic safes
Desk
Dressing area

LODGE FEATURES

Outdoor pool
Library
Wine cellar
Mountain bikes
Boutique curio shop
 
 




GETTING THERE


DIRECTIONS
Directions for Johannesburg or Harrismith 
  • Take the N3 Highway South towards Durban.
  • Remain on the N3 Highway until you reach Pietermaritzburg. Pass the Midlands Mall on your left-hand side and take the next off-ramp off the highway. Exit 81 (Chota Motala / Greytown Road).
  • At the traffic lights, turn left into Chota Motala Road. Continue straight through the next set of traffic lights.
  • The Northway Mall SUPERSPAR is ahead of you. Just before the traffic lights, take the slip road to the left. This is Otto’s Bluff Road.
  • Travel straight along Otto’s Bluff Road for approximately 20 km. The first 11 km of the road is tar, the rest is gravel.
  • After crossing Morton’s Drift Bridge, take the first left. Travel along this road until you reach GATE 7, which will be on your left-hand side.
Directions from King Shaka International Airport
  • When leaving the main airport exit gates, travel over the bridge and turn right onto the N2 South on-ramp towards Durban.
  • Go through the toll and stay on this highway until you take the N3 turn-off left towards Pietermaritzburg.
  • Continue on the N3 Highway for about 45 minutes. In the Pietermaritzburg area (still on the N3 Highway) take Exit 81 (Chota Motala / Greytown Road).
  • At the traffic lights, turn right, over the highway, towards Greytown. Continue straight through the next two sets of traffic lights.
  • The Northway Mall SUPERSPAR is ahead of you. Just before the traffic lights, take the slip road to the left. This is Otto’s Bluff Road.
  • Travel straight along Otto’s Bluff Road for approximately 20 km. The first 11 km of the road is tar, the rest is gravel. 
  • After crossing Morton’s Drift Bridge, take the first left. Travel along this road until you reach GATE 7, which will be on your left-hand side.
Directions from Pietermaritzburg 
  • Upon departure from Pietermaritzburg Airport, turn right at the stop sign.
  • Travel straight on this road for a few kilometres until you reach a T-junction and traffic light. Golden Horse Casino will be located in front of you. Turn right at the traffic light once you’ve seen the casino.
  • Continue straight through one traffic light. Take the off-ramp left onto the Highway (N3) towards Harrismith (1st off-ramp).
  • Travel along the highway and take Exit 81 (Chota Motala / Greytown Road) turn-off. Turn right across the highway. Continue straight with this road through one set of traffic lights.
  • Take the slip road to the left before the traffic light at the Northway Mall SUPERSPAR (Woodlands/Claridge turn-off ). You will travel underneath a bridge. This is Otto’s Bluff Road.
  • Travel along the road for approximately 20 km. The first 11 km of the road is tar, the rest is gravel.
  • After crossing Morton’s Drift Bridge, take the first left. Travel along this road until you reach GATE 7, which will be on your left-hand side.
 

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