THE INVIGORATING FRESH AIR, AROMA OF NATURALLY HYDRATED GREENERY, GENTLE SOUNDS OF BIRDS AND WHISPERING WATER SOURCES CAPTIVATE THE SENSES AS THEY HELP SOOTHE THE MIND AND RESTORE THE SOUL.
Consider a range of outdoor activities, in and around Karkloof, bound to suit every personality. Become consumed by the awe-inspiring beauty of the land and power of soul-moving waterfalls as you stroll, hike, mountain bike or safari through this glorious terrain, rich in wild wonder.
Here, Spending Time Is Unavoidable
Follow the Karkloof River, the birds or the tracks left by wildlife. Wooden walkways, paths and trails weave through thorn thickets over dolerite rocks, into the mist-belt forest or across the savannah. Novice biologists may decide to make tree bark their project and dreamers can wander aimlessly soaking up nature or pause at a reflection. It is hardly a wonder that world-acclaimed photographers have chosen Karkloof Safari Villas for its undeniably unbeatable opportunities to capture Africa at its finest.
If you’re feeling a little adventurous and would prefer to explore the bush by foot, then a guided bush walk is just for you. Become an explorer in your own right as you forge new paths and mosey off the beaten track in search of extraordinary landscapes and unimaginable wildlife sightings. All walks are overseen by our expert rangers, ensuring your safety is always our highest priority.
Unwind and celebrate life in style overlooking your favourite spot in the Karkloof Reserve. Be waited on hand and foot as you enjoy a moreish combination of culinary delights, a bottle or two of bubbly and unforgettable views, all of which make for the perfect picnic, setting the mood for a remarkable stay in the heart of the KZN bush.
An exclusive helicopter flip is highly recommended, adding to the overall experience of your Karkloof Safari Villas & Spa experience, inviting you to explore the magnificent countryside we are lucky to call home. Perhaps an adventure to the Valley of 1000 Hills will suit your itinerary or a flip over the majestic Drakensburg mountain range. Furthermore, if South African history tickles your fancy, then a trip to the Isandwana Battle Fields is ideal.
HOT AIR BALLOONING
Romantic in every sense, a hot air balloon safari at Karkloof Safari Villas & Spa is unlike any other. Drift along the skyline as you watch the sun rise or set, looking below to see roaming wildlife, while enjoying the sights of the countryside as the terrain drastically changes from the dense mist belt to open plains. This journey encapsulates the true essence of this stretch of South Africa, an experience that will certainly be one for the memory banks.
Karkloof Safari Villas & Spa and its surrounds will soon become the first exclusive safe park in the world, utilising state-of-the-art artificial intelligence to ensure the protection and conservation of all wildlife found within the park. The team go to great lengths to ensure the safety and legacy of both its flora and fauna and was one of the first to bread TB-free buffalos many years ago. Find out more about how we strive for sustainability in all aspects of hospitality when you visit our little slice of paradise.
The Junior Rangers Programme allows children the opportunity to truly experience their surroundings during your stay at Karkloof Safari Villas & Spa. This programme is a delightful adventure for the children to partake in as they learn more about the natural habitat and wildlife, exploring the reserve on fun-filled game drives and guided walks.
Wildlife and landscape photographers, whether you’re a professional or novice, will rejoice in the diversity of Karkloof Safari Villas & Spa’s terrain and habitat. Exquisite backdrops make for the most picturesque shots ,while there is ample opportunity to photograph the wildlife up close and personal.