Friday, November 8, 2013

Karkloof Safari Spa...a secret no longer!


This is the first glimpse of what guests can expect to find just a up the road.
This is the reception area which is situated in a stand alone building
close to the main entrance.


Attention to detail is everything...
Note that even the cord is formed into a perfect circle...

 
Something that guests appreciate.
No loud music or TV blaring in either the public or private areas.


If you do not feel like going back to the main dining room for lunch,
you can always choose something of the Spa menu.
All meals offer a "raw" option. 

The main entrance...as evening descends. 

Our visit celebrated our  belated 6th wedding anniversary.
When we got back to our Villa after dinner we discovered these...
Flowers and champagne...
as well as a hot bubble bath surrounded by candles.
Many thanks to the staff for making the night special 

Spa food can often be bland and boring...
Not at Karkloof... this mini-malva pud was delicious. 

And deservedly so...  

Detailing on the furniture in the lounge.
As a result of the eclectic mix of decor, the public spaces feel more like a home than a hotel 

Instead of a TV room, there is this library...
And it has a wine cellar as well... 

One of my favourite spaces at Karkloof...
The quiet Reflection Room at the Spa 

If the weather plays along, then this is the place to sit and contemplate...
or have a meal...
or read a book...
or just enjoy the silence.

 
The picture on the left was taken on our last visit in 2010...
The one on the right, 2013...
The indigenous bush has almost hidden the Villa entirely...
Which I am certain was the intention all along

The view from our deck.
This is certainly a place to come to recharge batteries.


My wife checking out the Karkloof Falls which are found on the property.
A great place to start off a day. 

Some of the decor in the main dining room.
There have been no significant changes since our visit in 2010,
but "if it ain't broke, don't fix it".
And nothing is broken at Karkloof Safari Spa

Even though our visit was in summer, it was a wet and cool evening,
and this fire was most welcoming 

The seclusion of the deck at our Villa meant that we could chill in private.
And housekeeping did not bother us either.

This was our final meal before we left for the Maritzburg airport and our Airlink flight home


And this is what was on the menu...
Before and after.
It was the first time we had eaten Nyala, and it was delicious.

My wife in a contemplative moment between treatments.
All treatments are included in the price, and there are no treatment limits.
I tried a couple of facials and several Thai massages and well as a rejuvenating bath.
My wife, on the other hand, tried almost the entire Spa "menu"...
And loved every minute...especially the hand and foot massage that we enjoyed as a couple.
To find out more about the Spa and what it offers,


 www.karkloofsafarispa.com



    
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