Home to Africa's most spacious and eco-friendly Spa, Karkloof invites you to connect with nature and yourself. Set amidst the savannah plains, the central lodge is all old world colonial charm, with comfy fireside couches, quaint library, and stunning deck with sweeping valley views. It is here that I ponder my day, premium malt in hand. With 17 treatment rooms, a Rassoul, Kneipp pools, flotation pool, steam rooms, saunas and open-air Jacuzzis I'm set for some first-class pampering. My kind of safari!
Next, dinner: mouth-watering organic fare bursting with local ingredients and flavour. I opt for succulent game but there's also super healthy (and surprisingly tasty!) organic gourmet Raw Food cuisine to pep up your system! Shrouded in greenery the 16 private villas are all out luxury from the air con to the heated towel rails, fluffy gowns and gigantic beds with fine linen. Four of the villas are interconnected (ideal for parties).