Karkloof Spa,Wellness & Wildlife Retreat is the only true destination spa in South Africa, and arguably one of the very best on the continent. It’s not only the world class spa treatments you’ll enjoy, but also superb spacious facilities, gourmet food, luxurious accommodation, awesome scenery and teeming wildlife.

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It’s taken nearly a decade to return Karkloof to its natural diversity and abundance

Karkloof Spa,Wellness & Wildlife Retreat prides itself on being arguably the largest and most exclusive destination spa in Africa.

It’s certainly different from most other spas because it offers not only superb health and wellness treatments with world class Thai therapists, but also provides the opportunity to experience the African bush and its teeming wildlife at first hand.

From the moment you arrive at Karkloof Spa,Wellness & Wildlife Retreat you’ll forget all about time, because ‘timelessness’ is its major theme.

Your private sanctuary is a luxurious villa with breathtaking views over the mountains and Karkloof Valley from where you’ll venture out only when and where you want.

You tailor your visit to suit your own individual preferences. Take food, for example. Perhaps you’ll breakfast on your deck, lunch al fresco on the lodge’s huge wooden verandah, dine in style in the gracious dining room or under the stars, picnic on a hillside, or eat healthy but scrumptious food in the spa’s on-site bistro.

Would you like to cram in as many treatments as possible into your day, or just choose two or three between lounging by the spa’s Roman baths, being gently massaged by falling rain in the Moroccan-styled Rassoul, soaking up the sun in the open-air jacuzzi or relaxing totally in the Kneipp Therapy pools, sauna or steam rooms? It’s your choice.

Treatments and therapies are Thai-inspired, and use only the finest natural ingredients, from avocado oil and lemon grass, to green tea, honey, melon and grapefruit, all blended freshly for your personal therapy.

However, don’t forget there’s so much else to do. Hike up to the dramatic 100m Karkloof Falls on a 1 200-step boardwalk, go horse riding, bass fishing, mountain biking or birding.

And enjoy spectacular game-viewing (including the endangered black and white rhinos) from your personal open game vehicle with your own dedicated game ranger.

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