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Munich, Germany
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Fantastic location on the top of a canion with fantastic fiew. Very profesioonal and friendly rangers which are allways highly motivated to show you the best places of the day and/or your favored animals. Very luxury and clean rooms with private pool. The highlite was the private candle light dinner. Each day at another place of the main building in...

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Dear michaelklinger2016 - Thank you for taking the time to share your Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway experience. We're very happy to hear how much you enjoyed your stay, especially the romantic atmosphere and the wildlife. However we're concerned to learn that your farewell was not handled at all how it should have been - our apologies for this oversight by...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 9 November 2016

The biggest problem we had with Clifftop was that the two nights we booked was way too short! That said, our 2-night stay was jam-packed with the most amazing experiences. Our game drives with our guide, Steve, will live in our memories. As if the elephant, rhino, lion, buffalo, jackal pups and huge array of animals wasn't enough, we saw...

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Dear 21stCenturyExplorers - Thank you for taking the time to write your very detailed review of your time at Clifftop Exclusive Safari Lodge. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your time there, and that you were so well looked after by the Clifftop team. Also that you had such incredible wildlife sightings! We look forward to welcoming you...

Paarl, South Africa
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

What an amazing experience. Our stay at Clifftop exceeded all expectations! From the staff to the view to the animals. We saw a wide variety of animals and birds and the Welgevonden reserve is just beautiful. Our guide Larrie was excellent. All the staff at the lodge were helpful and friendly, especially our butler Simon. Thank you also to Anelle...

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Dear ADT1234 - Thank you for taking the time to post your review of Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway. We're thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your stay, and how well looked after you were by the Clifftop team. We very much look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit.

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Reviewed 30 October 2016

Wow. My first trip and spoilt by the welcoming staff and butler team. First class lodges with huge bed, bath and terrace with plunge pool. Safari was great, enjoyed both breakfast and evening drives. Amazing escape!

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Hi there - Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway. We're delighted to hear just how much you enjoyed your stay, and we very much look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.

Stellenbosch
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We just stayed at Clifftop for 3 days on our Honeymoon. The staff did a fantastic job of making our time there very special. Our butler Richard was kind, caring and attentive. Our Ranger Larrie was fantastic, he showed us 4 of the 5 big and most of the animals several times. The Cheetahs with a kill was the highlight....

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Dear Jaco G - Thank you for posting your review of your stay at Clifftop Exclusive Safari Lodge. We're very happy to hear how much you enjoyed almost every aspect of your stay, but we were naturally concerned to read your comments about the food and service. We really appreciate your constructive feedback which we will be sharing with the...

Reviewed 22 October 2016

Stayed an amazing three nights at this lodge in November 2015 and it was amazing! Views from out accomomodation were were second to none. The reserve was amazingly well stocked, seeing everything you can think of over three days - the highlights being lions plus cubs, cheetah, rhino, massive herds of elephant and a leopard. The accommodation was very spacious...

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Dear Matt C - Thank you for sharing your Clifftop Exclusive Safari Lodge experience. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed every aspect of your stay, and that you plan to return. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Grevenmacher
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Stayed here three nights and were pampered non-stop. In fact, two of the three nights, we had the lodge to ourselves. Food was excellent and plentiful, the rooms were fantastic, the staff enthusiastic and helpful, especially our ranger. In the morning you could come across one or the other antelope around the cottages and in the afternoon you could watch...

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Dear Lucretius - Thank you for posting your review of Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your time at Clifftop, and we hope you will visit again in the future.

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 October 2016

I was only there for a couple of days, but managed to cram a lot in including 3 safari excursions with Larry. The location and views across the valley are wonderful, the staff are brilliant, the food was fantastic and the safari trips are a lot of fun, especially with the drinks and nibbles at sundown out in the park....

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Dear Nick M - Thank you for taking the time to post your review of your stay at Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay - especially the wildlife experience - and we're honoured that you would recommend Clifftop to future travellers.

Reviewed 18 October 2016

We spent 3 night at this lodge during December 2015 and it was spectacular. The reserve has a great population of animals. The Clifftop experience is something special. This was one of our most memorable safari trips to date due to the isolation of our cabin, spectacular views from our deck and the privacy you have while relaxing in your...

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Dear Joanjack - Thank you for sharing your Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway experience. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay, and especially that you plan to return soon!

South Africa
Reviewed 15 October 2016

We stayed at the lodge for our 25th Anniversary. Beautiful looking lodge. The staff were wonderful and always keen to please. Stephen was our game ranger and took us on some wonderful drives. Oupa was our Butler/waiter and nothing was a problem. The food was good and we were always seated privately on various verandahs. There were 2 groups at...

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Dear PetraSA - Thank you for honouring us by spending your special occasion at Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway. We're very happy to hear how much you enjoyed your stay and we appreciate you taking the time to review your experience in such detail. We also appreciate your constructive comments on the areas where you felt we could improve.

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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: $602 - $961 (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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“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
“We stayed in room 6 which was incredible. Doesn't look like there is much difference between the chalets though.”
 of 5 bubbles T-Africa2000, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Room 2 - Closest to the main building with amazing views.”
 of 5 bubbles wikusdutoit, 29 Dec 2016 | Read review
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