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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...

Essex, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 August 2016

This was one of the best hotels I have ever stayed in.. hotel staff are totally amazing.. from the minute we where picked up and taken to the hotel where we where greeted with drinks and a warm flannel.. the grounds are totally amazing and the rooms where out of this world.. you are made to feel very special from...

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Dear helen31berry - Thank you for sharing your Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway experience. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed every aspect of your stay, and honoured that you would recommend Clifftop to future travelers - thank you.

Centurion
Reviewed 11 August 2016

A wonderful experience! Beautiful, clean rooms and amazing views! Hearty welcome, awesome food and drinks. Our ranger has exceptional driving skills and very good knowledge. An overall outstanding experience

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Dear kobusandcornelp - Thank you for sharing your Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway experience. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay and we hope you will visit again in the future.

Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 August 2016

What a fantastic experience. Myself and my girlfriend stayed at the lodge for 3 nights and I can honestly say it's been one of the best experiences I've had on safari in a long time. Having been born and raised in South Africa myself, I've been on a few safari's however Clifftop have truly managed to capture luxury in the...

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Dear morwed2016 - Thank you for taking the time to post your detailed review of your stay at Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay, especially the luxury of the lodge and the game drive experience.

Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Having been there before I really looked forward to a winter bush break at the lodge as the last time the game, food and the cottage we had were very nice. This time it was very different. About the game no issue we know it’s winter and we are not at a zoo so no problem we didn’t see much....

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Dear Peter_Ahouse - Thank you for taking the time to write your detailed review of Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway. While we're happy to hear that you enjoyed your safari experience, we are concerned to read the rest of your feedback. It has always been our intention that any renovation work should not impact on our guests and we would like...

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Ursula and her Special Team went out their way to make our stay an Awesome and Memorable Experience . The lodge is Stunning , with Beautiful views and the Accomodation is simply Luxurious . The Cuisine was Superb and nothing was too much trouble . Our guide , Sebastian , made our drives exciting and fun and was always willing...

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Dear mark_cowie - Thank you for posting your review of your stay at Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed every aspect of your Clifftop experience, and that the team took such good care of you! We're looking forward to welcoming you back when you visit again...

Boksburg, South Africa
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Very Good Did not see too much game, never the less enjoyed the stay. Sightings however were of good quality. Biggest Kudu bulls I have ever seen. Beautiful and different terrain. Hotel under renovation. Once re vamped, will be excellent.

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Dear 59guestn - Thank you for posting your review of your stay at Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway on TripAdvisor. We're honoured that you chose to spend your birthday at Clifftop, and very happy to hear how much you enjoyed your stay. We hope you will visit again soon to experience Clifftop in its new, even better form!

Bryanston
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Staff, food, accomodation all were fantastic!!! Rooms have own pools with beautiful news. Staff went out of their way to make it a romantic weekend away. I would really recommend cliff top for a relaxing 5 star get away.

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Dear jontiandmandim - Thank you for sharing your Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway experience. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay at Clifftop, and we're honoured that you would recommend the lodge to future travelers.

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  • Free Breakfast
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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: €483 - €653 (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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