If you are a yogi with a passion for nature, then mastering the art of yoga from one of the most exceptional and unspoilt areas of South Africa must be high on your to-do list. Discover the vast array of flora and fauna homed by this immense landscape on a luxury safari and yoga holiday at Karkloof Safari Spa. After a morning of sight-seeing, turn your attention to yourself, improving flexibility, strength and skill with a daily yoga class. Afterwards, relax in one or more of the spas rejuvenating hydrotherapy facilities. Commence the day with nutritious and organic cuisine aimed to compliment your health goals.

What's included

7 nights accommodation
Meal Plan Full board
Transfers Return private transfers (included, but optional)
Flights Flights available on request

- 1 x Daily yoga class
- 2 x Game drives (morning & afternoon)

- Complimentary use of spa hydrotherapy facilities including; sauna, steam room, Roman bath, Kneipp pools etc.
- Complimentary access to all activities on site; mountain biking, fishing, guided walks and hikes

Added Value

Exclusive for Health and Fitness Travel guests

  • Complimentary Karkloof Canopy Tour excursion (valid for 5 night + stays) 
7 days from £2,905 pp Other durations available
DEPARTING BETWEEN SHARING FROM Per person, based on two guests booking together and sharing a room (unless otherwise stated) SINGLES FROM Per person, based on private single occupancy (unless otherwise stated)
01 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019 £2,905 £3,805

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Location Overview

Situated within a scenic 3,500 hectare game reserve in the region of Kwa-Zulu Natal, Karkloof combines the therapeutic treatments of Africa’s largest spa with an unforgettable safari experience. Though it is less than 30 kilometres from the city of Pietermaritzburg, this retreat offers a chance to encounter stunning wildlife, including zebras; giraffes; black and white rhinos; hippos; over three hundred different species of bird; and more. In the surrounding area, you can also enjoy dramatic cliffs, lush valleys, and magnificent waterfalls.


Eat Anywhere 
During your stay at Karkloof, you can do more than just enjoy nutritious cuisine in the lodge dining room or the spa’s Greens & Teas Café. There are no scheduled meal times, so whether you prefer to savour delectable organic food in your villa, on the deck areas, or on a picnic, you are free to do so at your own leisure. The menu includes gourmet raw options along with locally-flavoured food for a well-rounded set of healthy diet possibilities. 

Dining Room
You may wish to join the other guests in the dining room for your meal. The ambiance is lively, in the winter there's a large fire and in summer the doors are flung open.

Facilities & Services


Dining room
Café (Greens and Teas)
Indoor pool
Heated outdoor pool
Wine cellar
Mountain bikes
Guest business study (computer work station, copy services, internet e-mail capabilities, shipping/courier services)
Boardroom w/ 12 leather reclining chairs


Personal dietary consultation with chef
Complimentary Wi-Fi
Laundry and pressing service
Guest business study
Personal villa attendant / butler


- Yoga
- Tai Chi 
- Bamboo dancing 
- Thai boxing 
- Private guided mountain biking 
- Private guided fishing 
- Private guided walks and hikes 
- Private guided safaris

Wellness Facilities

The Spa

Karkloof’s award-winning spa is the largest in Africa and its extensive offerings reflect that stature. Its hydrotherapy arena’s relaxing facilities include a Roman bath, Kneipp pools, sauna, steam rooms, Jacuzzi, and more. You can also unwind in the glass fronted manicure and pedicure lounge; the reflection lounge; or the comfortable treatment rooms where internationally trained Thai therapists deliver revitalising treatments, like uplifting grapefruit facials, Maldivian black pepper scrubs, and Thai de-stress massages, while you take in views of the attractive surroundings. 

With unlimited spa therapies, you can also try the following and more:
- Thai melon and honey facial
- Passion fruit vitamin C facial 
- Coconut body polish 
- Lime and ginger salt body polish 
- Karkloof Thai yoga massage 
- Royal Thai massage

Wellness Approach

The wellness approach at Karkloof has a tremendous amount of built-in flexibility and can be tailored to meet the needs of each individual. With unlimited spa treatments, free reign of the hydrotherapy arena, stimulating activities, and the option of a nutritious raw food diet, these healthy holidays are able to cater to a variety of different personal goals, including weight loss and detox. They also provide you with the freedom to re-energise at your own pace.

Accommodation Overview

Karkloof offers sixteen luxury boutique villas with either comfortable king or twin beds. Most are peacefully set apart on their own, but four are interconnected for families or groups. All villas are impeccably furnished and incorporate design features, such as large verandas and view windows, in order to accentuate the surrounding area’s natural grandeur.


Luxury Boutique King

Added Value

Exclusive for Health and Fitness Travel guests

  • Complimentary Karkloof Canopy Tour excursion (valid for 5 night + stays) 

Guest Reviews

  • janeto632, Trip Advisor Review

    Visited October 2015

    Kaarkloof Safari Spa was a lucky find! environment is classy, clean, elegant, luxurious and wonderfully self indulgent. Peacefully, cosy a perfect treat if you need to pamper yourself and get away from it all. Nice touch of intimacy from personal interaction with the property owner and generally friendly staff. A sensuous treat for all senses: sounds of waterfalls, musical tinkling of water and birds; Smells of cleansing and healing aromatherapy; Tastes buds are tantalised with cuisine including health options; Sight - with amazing views, a great library to loose yourself in; Touch - with endless massages for tired achy muscles, delicious roman bath waters on your skin, sauna etc etc. Must do again!

  • Denise D, Trip Advisor Review

    Visited September 2015

    Karkloof is a very peaceful beautiful place in the Kwa Zulu Natal provence of South Africa The rooms are lodges scattered around a very large world class spa deep in the the bush. The quality of the spa treatments is excellent Imagine coming out of a treatment and wondering into a herd of beautiful buck or viewing a rhino or giraffe on the way back to your room. Each lodge has a very high standard of accomodation with a spacious bedroom and separate lounge. The main lodge is where the dining is either indoor with a roaring fireoutside around the pool The Karkloof waterfall is magnificent.

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