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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first time to South Africa and first time visiting a game reserve. From the moment we stepped foot in the lodge we were treated like royalty. The room was great and so private with its own plunge pool overlooking the valley (room 1). Each game drive we went on was spectacular with so many animals to observe...

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Dear Jacob S - Thank you for sharing your Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway experience here on TripAdvisor. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your first ever safari experience, and we very much look forward to welcoming you back to Clifftop the next time you visit South Africa.

Nerja, Spain
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I cannot recommend this place enough, it is absolutely stunning. The staff, the food, the safari, the ranger and the rooms were fantastic. Every meal was beautiful and the wines which are all included in the price are great. Our Ranger, Duwayne was very informative and you could really tell he loved his job. It truly is a dream experience,...

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Dear Iamthebride - 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 Clifftop experience, and honoured that you would recommend Clifftop to future travellers.

Bryanston
Reviewed 23 November 2016

We have travelled to many places around the world, but this has been the best experience ever. Romantic, fun and just perfect. The staff make your stay a dream. In this world, just picture a place with absolute beauty, no technology, no internet and no phone... HEAVEN ❤️❤️❤️ Larrie as your safari guide is truely an experience. He goes out...

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Dear 449pietrog - Thank you for taking the time to review your dream Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway experience. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed every aspect of your stay, and that you plan to return.

Bryanston
Reviewed 21 November 2016

- Great experience in getting closer the mammals, birds, etc. - Good explanation from the ranger of all questions - perfect cuisine at the lodge - good earlyy bird during morning safari - good drinks during afternoon safari

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Dear rainerandberitg - Thank you for posting your review of your stay at Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway. We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay so much, especially the wildlife experience. We hope you'll visit again soon.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 21 November 2016

We had the most wonderful 3 night stay at Clifftop. The rooms are clean and spacious with the most wonderful breathtaking views from the rooms and and main lodge - you really feel a million miles away. Ursula and all her staff were extremely welcoming and attentive throughout our stay. The settings for dinner were fantastic - all private dining...

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Dear Oceandaze - Thank you for sharing your wonderful Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway experience. 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.

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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: ₹ 34,133 - ₹ 48,330 (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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“Room 2 - Closest to the main building with amazing views.”
 of 5 bubbles wikusdutoit, 29 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Room 1 and 2 are close to the main building, room 8 is ~200 m (downhil) away”
 of 5 bubbles michaelklinger2016, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room 1 is isolated from the rest of the rooms, very private.”
 of 5 bubbles Joanjack, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“I would ask for a suite not too close to the main lodge as persons standing on the deck can look onto the 'private plunge pool'”
 of 5 bubbles S8612KXtonyc, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All rooms excellent.”
 of 5 bubbles GaryDouglas, 14 Jul 2016 | Read review
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