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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 11 February 2017

We are SAn and have been privileged to go on many safaris and visit many top lodges and CLIFFTOP excelled in every aspect ... Ursula the Manager at the lodge and her staff are what the makes the lodge stand out for us ... They did everything possible to make our three night stay special... The rooms each with private...

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Dear Lorna P - Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of Clifftop Exclusive Safari Lodge - we're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay and that the Clifftop team took such good care of you. Thank you also for recommending Clifftop to future travellers - we appreciate that!

Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Clifftop was a good experience and we enjoyed our stay there; however, it is not worth the prices they are trying to charge. The rooms need renovating but relatively comfortable. The best feature is the pool that looks out over the valley below but there isn't much time to relax in the pool and is very weather dependent. The food...

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Dear Andrew S – Thank you for taking the time to review your Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway experience. We appreciate your candid feedback, and we’d like to take this opportunity to apologise for your experience not being at all what we aim for. We set ourselves extremely high standards in all areas and it seems that in this instance we’ve...

Hereford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Just can't thank these guys enough. My wife and I are not strangers to the game farm and fine dining experience in South Africa. People also make places and Clifftop had an awesome team. We'll be back. X N&S

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Dear Biggles-minus-one - Thank you for posting your review of Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway here on TripAdvisor. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay, and that the Clifftop team took such good care of you.

Bela Bela, South Africa
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Clifftop has it all. Super accommodation, friendly helpfull staff, excellent management, good food, very peaceful atmosphere, and fantastic reserve for viewing the Big 5 and many others as you travel in well maintained vehicles.

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Dear Fuggly20 - Thank you for sharing your CLifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway experience. We're thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your time with us, and the peaceful atmosphere at Clifftop.

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 16 January 2017

We spent the weekend at Clifftop Lodge and loved every minute. The lodge is very well managed by Ursula and Eric who are always present and very helpful. The setting of the lodge is incredible on the edge of a rivine overlooking the Sterkstroom River. The common areas are beautifully done and probably the best we have experienced in terms...

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Dear T-Africa2000 - Thank you for taking the time to post your very detailed review of Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway here on TripAdvisor. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay, and we're honoured that you would recommend Clifftop to future travellers - thank you.

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 11 January 2017

From the second we arrived to the minute we departed we felt our every need and request being attended to with the highest regard. The staff are friendly and well trained, and they make the effort to "click" with all the guests. The manageress and her team were well prepared and ready for our arrival and we did not have...

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Dear 782shaneb - Thank you for taking the time to post your very detailed review of your stay at Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed every moment of your stay, and we're honoured that you would recommend Clifftop to future travellers.

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Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

My sister, her husband and I had a fabulous three days here. The greeting was friendly, the staff so helpful nothing was a problem, the food top quality and beautifully presented. The views from all directions of this lodge are spectacular and made easy to see via the many viewing decks but this is also true from the rooms with...

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Hello and 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 we look forward to welcoming you all back again in the future.

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Clifftop is set in a wonderful location, and a quick drive from Johannesburg. We were welcomed warmly and offered lunch - even though we arrived late afternoon. The food is excellent. We had special meal requirements, and the lodge made every effort to make sure they were met. The staff are friendly and incredibly efficient. Both managers made a special...

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Dear Neeb_Neeb - Thank you for sharing your Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway experience. We're very happy to hear how much you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back here soon. One point that we just wanted to clarify: we're not quite sure how this misunderstanding arose, and our apologies for it, but there definitely are big...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 29 December 2016

We had the most fantastic 5 days at Clifftop and would wholeheartedly recommend the magical place to anyone. Every last staff member from Ursula, Larrie, Hope to Oupa makes this place so wonderful and they do it with the most unassuming grace. Accommodation is wonderful, food is great and the views from the lodge can keep you staring for hours....

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Dear wikusdutoit - Thank you for sharing your Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway experience. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed every aspect of your trip, and that the Clifftop team took such good care of you. We're honoured too that you would recommend Clifftop to future travellers.

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 24 December 2016

Clifftop Lodge was an outstanding experience for us. Not only were the staff friendly and attentive to our every need, but the facilities were exceptional, from our room to the dining/lounge areas - breathtaking views and fabulous service was enjoyed throughout our stay at the lodge. However, we will highly recommend to friends and family mainly for the incredible experience...

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Dear Wes91 - Thanks for taking the time to post your review of Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway on TripAdvisor. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed every aspect of your stay, and especially the safaris. We're honoured that you would recommend Clifftop to your family and friends and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Minibar
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  • Free Parking
  • 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: $428 - $1,041 (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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