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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I just got back from a 3 night stay at Clifftop and all I can say is wow! I have stayed at many fine places around the world(Four Seasons, etc) and this place for the money was outstanding! The physical product was great and staff were excellent!!! The F&B was great too - delicious!! Our guide Stephen was awesome and...

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inkbos737, Public Relations Manager at Clifftop Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Grant F - Thank you for taking the time to review your Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway experience. We're delighted to hear to how much you enjoyed every aspect of your stay, and that the Clifftop team took such good care of you. Thank you too for recommending Clifftop to future travellers - we're honoured.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Staying here for a few nights was an escape from reality. Everything was taken care of at the Lodge and it was a great opportunity to switch off and enjoy the bush. The Lodge is set a top a very steep hill but allows for excellent views. Accordingly, it is unlike the usual bush lodges. The staff were very friendly...

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inkbos737, Public Relations Manager at Clifftop Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Q-Raisha - Thank you for taking the time to post your detailed review of Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway. We're very happy to hear how much you enjoyed your stay, and honoured that you would recommend Clifftop to future travellers - thank you. We also appreciate your constructive comments on the areas where you felt we could improve, and we'll...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow, what can I say? We had 4 short days at Clifftop but wish we could stay forever! Ursula, Larrie, Hope, Robert and staff all made us feel like royalty in comfort and style in a spectacular setting! Oh, and not to forget the twice daily drives with Larrie and sightings of Lion, Elephant, Giraffe, Cheetah, Rhino and Hippo....

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inkbos737, Public Relations Manager at Clifftop Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Rikidick - Thank you for posting your review of Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed every aspect of your stay, and that the Clifftop team took such good care of you. We look forward to welcoming you back to Clifftop soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a place one can relax and enjoy. So beautiful and dreamy, your very own private bungalow with your own swimming pool and outside shower!!! game drives with breakfast in the bush and lunch and supper was chilling with people from all over the world with great food and drinks. loved loved loved it.

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Dear Fazela B - Thank you for taking the time to post your review of Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed every aspect of your stay and we hope that now you've discovered Clifftop, you'll visit again soon.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband booked this lodge for 2 nights as a surprise and I was not disappointed ! The views are breathtaking, the food was some of the best we have had compared to other lodges we have stayed at. Our Butler(s) could not do enough for us and Ursula made you feel as though nothing was too much trouble. The...

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Dear Joeybum - Thank you for sharing your memories of your surprise Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway visit. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed every aspect of your stay, and it's great to hear that you're already planning to return!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved the location and design of the individual bungalows Food was good not outstanding Game drives were well led by Larrie but a little long at 4 hrs. Massage was also very good. Enjoyed having my own mini pool and sun lounging area but no sun lounger seemed a bit odd, apparently scratchs the wood decking too much.

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Dear DoctorSteve - We're very happy to hear how much you enjoyed your stay at Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway, and at the same time, we appreciate your constructive feedback which will be used in our continuous improvement programme - thank you.

Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany
Reviewed 21 February 2017

My wife and I had three awesome days at the Clifftop Lodge. We didn´t had too high expectations which were exceeded by far. As many times mentioned the location on top of the cliff is awesome. The individual located houses are each with breath taking views. The entire "africa-design" of the lodge is harmonious and nicely decorated. Right from the...

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Dear Wiebeck - Thank you for posting your review of Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway here on TripAdvisor. We're thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your time here, especially the views from the lodge and the game drive experience.

Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 February 2017

The title says it all, although it does need repeating - Wonderful, Wonderful, Wonderful. My partner and I spent 3 nights at Clifftop. We had the best time. The food is outstanding and plentiful (as is the wine). The rooms are amazing, and the guest experience is really well thought out. Ursula is a gem, as are all her staff....

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Dear Tariq K - Thank you for sharing your wonderful Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway experience. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed 17 February 2017

We had a fabulous time at Clifftop on a long weekend and it was much more than I hoped for. Jasper, our ranger, was so knowledgeable and interesting and we learnt so much about the fauna and wildlife. Cheetah, leopard, rhino, hippos, elephants, jackals and beautiful baby Impala and wildebeest. I would recommend a game walk if you can fit...

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Dear Julie S - We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed every aspect of your stay at Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway, and that the Clifftop team took such good care of you. We look forward to welcoming you back to Clifftop when you return.

London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Clifftop Lodge was one of the best places I have ever been, from the moment we arrived to the moment we left we were pampered and treated like royalty! Everyone who worked there made the effort to learn our names- our butler Oupa and the manager Ursula were particularly friendly; but all the staff were fun to chat to you...

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Dear Ruthwb10 - Thank you for taking the time to post your detailed review of Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay, and that the Clifftop team took such good care of you. We really appreciate your recommendation to future travellers, and we look forward to welcoming you back to Clifftop soon.

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Pool
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Clifftop Exclusive Safari Lodge is an exquisite bushveld hideaway, a unique resort, where service is understood and luxury is elegantly understated. The setting is breath taking and provides a beautiful African backdrop for a world of easy going elegance.All 8 suites have a private deck with plunge pool,thatched sala and indoor and outdoor lounges. The en-suite bathrooms have both indoor and outdoor showers, separate bath and bath consumables. The suites are non-smoking and have air conditioning, direct dial telephones, hairdryers, hotel stationery, mini bars, room safes, electric blankets and tea/coffee making facilities. Private Wine Cellar dinners are available by prior arrangement.The Lodge is situated in the 36000ha malaria-free Welgevonden Game Reserve in the Waterberg Mountains, offering the Big 5. Gate entry fees are applicable and are charged per person per night.Halaal, Kosher and any other special meal requirements are catered for by prior arrangement. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Clifftop Lodge

Address: Welgevonden Game Reserve | East Gate Entrance, Welgevonden Game Reserve 0530, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Welgevonden Game Reserve
Price Range: R4 072 - R10 025 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Clifftop Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 8
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Clifftop Hotel Vaalwater
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“all is good rooms”
 of 5 bubbles , 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Room 2 - The best views”
 of 5 bubbles Joeybum, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
“not necessary- all of them have breathtaking nice views.”
 of 5 bubbles Wiebeck, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Chalet 1 is separate from the others. No. 8 where we were is furthest away from the main lodge. Zebra on the path at night.”
 of 5 bubbles , 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“They all have private splash pools!”
 of 5 bubbles Fuggly20, 25 Jan 2017 | Read review
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