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Bryanston
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

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... More 

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

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. More 

Bryanston
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

- 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. More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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... More 

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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. More 

Illovo
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As you arrive at the lodge you are instantly relaxed! The rooms are beautiful with endless views of mountains and the river. The food is fantastic - well done to the chef! The game is not plentiful but our guide, Steven, was really knowledgeable and passionate with plenty of interesting stories to share. Thanks all for the great stay.

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Dear Candice M - Thank you for posting you review of your Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway experience. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed every aspect of your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. More 

Munich, Germany
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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... More 

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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... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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... More 

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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... More 

Paarl, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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... More 

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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. More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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. More 

Stellenbosch
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12 reviews
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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.... More 

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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... More 

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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... More 

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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. More 

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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: €512 - €666 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Clifftop Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 8
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“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
“Chalets 2-8 are on the clifftop and Chalet 1 is behind the main building. All are close to the dining area. Telephone in each room.”
 of 5 bubbles jrjohns, 5 Jun 2016 | Read review
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