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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Loved the location and design of the individual bungalows Food was good not outstanding Game drives were well led by Larrie but a little long at 4 hrs. Massage was also very good. Enjoyed having my own mini pool and sun lounging area but no sun lounger seemed a bit odd, apparently scratchs the wood decking too much.

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Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I had three awesome days at the Clifftop Lodge. We didn´t had too high expectations which were exceeded by far. As many times mentioned the location on top of the cliff is awesome. The individual located houses are each with breath taking views. The entire "africa-design" of the lodge is harmonious and nicely decorated. Right from the...

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

Dear Wiebeck - Thank you for posting your review of Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway here on TripAdvisor. We're thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your time here, especially the views from the lodge and the game drive experience.

Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The title says it all, although it does need repeating - Wonderful, Wonderful, Wonderful. My partner and I spent 3 nights at Clifftop. We had the best time. The food is outstanding and plentiful (as is the wine). The rooms are amazing, and the guest experience is really well thought out. Ursula is a gem, as are all her staff....

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Dear Tariq K - Thank you for sharing your wonderful Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway experience. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a fabulous time at Clifftop on a long weekend and it was much more than I hoped for. Jasper, our ranger, was so knowledgeable and interesting and we learnt so much about the fauna and wildlife. Cheetah, leopard, rhino, hippos, elephants, jackals and beautiful baby Impala and wildebeest. I would recommend a game walk if you can fit...

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

Dear Julie S - We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed every aspect of your stay at Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway, and that the Clifftop team took such good care of you. We look forward to welcoming you back to Clifftop when you return.

London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Clifftop Lodge was one of the best places I have ever been, from the moment we arrived to the moment we left we were pampered and treated like royalty! Everyone who worked there made the effort to learn our names- our butler Oupa and the manager Ursula were particularly friendly; but all the staff were fun to chat to you...

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

Dear Ruthwb10 - 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 that the Clifftop team took such good care of you. We really appreciate your recommendation to future travellers, and we look forward to welcoming you back to Clifftop soon.

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are SAn and have been privileged to go on many safaris and visit many top lodges and CLIFFTOP excelled in every aspect ... Ursula the Manager at the lodge and her staff are what the makes the lodge stand out for us ... They did everything possible to make our three night stay special... The rooms each with private...

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Dear Lorna P - Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of Clifftop Exclusive Safari Lodge - we're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay and that the Clifftop team took such good care of you. Thank you also for recommending Clifftop to future travellers - we appreciate that!

Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Clifftop was a good experience and we enjoyed our stay there; however, it is not worth the prices they are trying to charge. The rooms need renovating but relatively comfortable. The best feature is the pool that looks out over the valley below but there isn't much time to relax in the pool and is very weather dependent. The food...

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Dear Andrew S – Thank you for taking the time to review your Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway experience. We appreciate your candid feedback, and we’d like to take this opportunity to apologise for your experience not being at all what we aim for. We set ourselves extremely high standards in all areas and it seems that in this instance we’ve...

Hereford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just can't thank these guys enough. My wife and I are not strangers to the game farm and fine dining experience in South Africa. People also make places and Clifftop had an awesome team. We'll be back. X N&S

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Dear Biggles-minus-one - Thank you for posting your review of Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway here on TripAdvisor. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay, and that the Clifftop team took such good care of you.

Bela Bela, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Clifftop has it all. Super accommodation, friendly helpfull staff, excellent management, good food, very peaceful atmosphere, and fantastic reserve for viewing the Big 5 and many others as you travel in well maintained vehicles.

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Dear Fuggly20 - Thank you for sharing your CLifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway experience. We're thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your time with us, and the peaceful atmosphere at Clifftop.

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 17 January 2017

We spent the weekend at Clifftop Lodge and loved every minute. The lodge is very well managed by Ursula and Eric who are always present and very helpful. The setting of the lodge is incredible on the edge of a rivine overlooking the Sterkstroom River. The common areas are beautifully done and probably the best we have experienced in terms...

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Dear T-Africa2000 - Thank you for taking the time to post your very detailed review of Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway here on TripAdvisor. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay, and we're honoured that you would recommend Clifftop to future travellers - thank you.

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
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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: RM2,012 - RM3,252 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Clifftop Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 8
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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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