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Clifftop Lodge

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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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.

Free State, South Africa
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Clifftop has been on my to do list for some time now. I have read a few reviews recently that made me a bit worried that I would be disappointment, but I am glad to say that this was not the case at all. Having visited a few game lodges before its good to keep in mind that every lodge...

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Dear LauretteMM - Thank you for taking the time to write your detailed review of your time at Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed every aspect of your stay and would like to thank you for sharing all this information with future travelers. We look forward to welcoming you back to Clifftop in the...

Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed our stay. Staff were friendly and helpful and hotel facilities good. Standard of food not quite as good as we had hoped. However will not return because we discovered the lodge has a Gupta connection.

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Dear John A - Thank you for sharing your Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway experience. We're happy to hear that on the whole you enjoyed your stay, and we also appreciate you constructive comments on the areas where you feel we could improve - thank you.

Oberhaching, Germany
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Love to come back. Everything was great, especially the Ranger. Steven was the best one we ever had! Stuff nice and friendly, food very good. Nothing more to say. Thank you very muuuuuuch! Keep on going like this

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Dear Thomas K - Thank you for your kind words in your review of Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your return visit and that the Clifftop team took such good care of you.

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

The game reserve has a perfect position in this beautiful game reserve. The rooms are well equipped and have their own little pool, so that exclusivity is guaranteed. About decor one can argue, as it is very personal and one should not judge. Seperate dining experience is welcome. Food is plentiful, but the quality could be improved, together with the...

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Dear pzan - Thank you for sharing your Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway experience on TripAdvisor. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and at the same time we appreciate your constructive feedback on areas where we could improve, and we will be looking into these immediately.

Bryanston
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Easy drive from Johannesburg and stunning place to stay. Rooms are huge and comfortable, wonderful facilities to encourage rest and relaxation! The deck with the pool feels very private, the decor is minimalist and beautiful. We also had an amazing safari experience with Victor - close-up with cheetahs and a huge herd of elephants. Would highly recommend!

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Dear nicolak383 - Thank you for sharing your Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway experience. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed it, and honoured that you would recommend Clifftop to future travelers.

Hilton, South Africa
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We were greeted at the reserve gate by Larrie who transported us to the Lodge. This is a luxurious establishment with sumptuous suites and a private plunge pool. There are indoor and outdoor showers as well as a large bath. The food is excellent, and we were well looked after by waiters Nathi and Robert. Larrie is an experienced game...

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Dear Tony C - Thank you for posting your review of Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway here on TripAdvisor. We're very happy to hear how much you enjoyed your Clifftop experience, especially the game drives.

Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Spent a memorable couple of days at this truly spectacular setting. Accommodation, service and atmosphere combined to make this a memorable weekend breakaway. Annele, Stephen, Oupa and Nathie went out of their way to compliment the setting with excellent service. Hope to visit again soon!

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Dear Stephan J - Thank you for sharing your Clifftop Exclusive Safari Lodge experience - we're honoured that you would recommend the lodge to future travelers and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Reviewed 16 September 2016

It was our first safari, and we had an incredible experience! Wonderful staff, felt so cared for, beautiful place, and Steven was an amazing safari guide! Ursula the manager made sure all our needs were taken care of and we had specific needs for kosher and they were so knowledgeable, respectful and caring to make sure we were comfortable. Wish...

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Dear Aden R - Thank you for sharing your amazing experience at Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed every aspect of your stay and that our team took such good care of you. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Reviewed 14 September 2016

Shocking experience. We have never been so disappointed. And at the 5 star rates charged, we are regretting the decision. Rooms were fine and the game Ranger professional but the food was dreadful. Terribly constructed Chicken salad for lunch at a 5 star establishment? We sent meals back on almost every sitting. Only one poorly trained cook in the kitchen....

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Dear Jane R – Thank you for your feedback on your Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway experience. We would like to take this opportunity to apologise for not being able to meet your expectations during your stay with us, particularly in terms of the dining experience. We are sorry that you did not feel that you could enjoy the meals prepared...

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  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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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: $360 - $999 (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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