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Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway

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East Gate, R517, Welgevonden Game Reserve 0530 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 06/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 06/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#5 of 20 Specialty lodging in Welgevonden Game Reserve
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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.
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Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Free breakfast
Hiking
Business Center with Internet Access
Massage
Baggage storage
Secured parking
Internet
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
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Air conditioning
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Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Great View
Luxury
Languages Spoken
English, Dutch

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East Gate, R517, Welgevonden Game Reserve 0530 South Africa
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Polokwane Airport166 kmSee all flights
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TPM wrote a review 3 Feb
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Ranger Keegan is a star! Although just a youngster, his knowledge of the bush, passion for sharing his knowledge and care that he shows for his guests is phenomenal. The food was outstanding...every meal was unique and delicious. Our room was comfortable, although like most of the property could use a refreshing (just seemed a bit dated). The game drives were full of spectacular scenery, great views but unfortunately the animals weren't too keen to be spotted. We did see more rhinos than my 15 other career safaris combined (they were everywhere!), but the cats and elephants decided to stay away...luck of the draw :( All in all, the staff was fabulous and a great value for the price...and not to far to Joburg! Well done.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Response from Nick Galpine, Agency / Consultant at Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear tommM5668ZU, thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted you enjoyed you stay at Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway and hope to welcome you back in the not too distant future. Kind regards, The Clifftop Team
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Tessa D wrote a review Jan 2021
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I have completely fallen in love with the bush 🦏 . This will surely be one to remember. Wow! Wow ! This is an absolute gem, from start to finish. I loved my time at the Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway in Welgevonden. The rooms are absolutely gorgeous, clean and spacious. The food is delicious. The phenomenal staff are so friendly and helpful. A huge thank you to Robert and Hope for waiting on us, really listening and paying attention. A massive thank you to Hazel and Keegan. Hazel, you are always smiling, I loved laughing with you and you really are a hands on Manager which is really so rare these days. Your attention to detail and overall management of the lodge is beyond commendable. Keegan, you were one of the best guides we’ve ever had. You were extremely knowledgeable and really had a passion for nature. You truly are a talented driver, which we witnessed personally in that rain storm ⛈ Thank you for always checking in with us and for working so hard to make sure we had a truly memorable trip. I will surely miss my Pumba’s and Marty’s 🦓 as well as the spectacular beauty of the Welgevonden game reserve
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Dear tessdiedrick, thank you for your glowing review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway experience and look forward to being able to welcome you back in the not too distant future. Kind Regards, The Clifftop Team
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mbotha528730 wrote a review Jan 2021
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The views from our room was breath taking! Food was delicious and staff very friendly! Travelled extensively and this was one of the best overall! The game drives and scenery was exceptional and they did a lot of effort to find animals and show us a great experience - highly recommended!
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Responded 11 Jan 2021
Dear mbotha528730, thank you for your lovely review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your experience at Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway and we hope to welcome you back soon. Kind regards, The Clifftop Team
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GiulZ_SA wrote a review Dec 2020
Sandton, South Africa70 contributions11 helpful votes
My husband and I were booked into another lodge in the area for our honeymoon. Having been treated terribly at that lodge, we called Clifftop in the hope that they had availability for us for the rest of our honeymoon. Thankfully, they did. Within 30 minutes of making the booking we arrived at the lodge and our honeymoon went from a disaster to absolutely wonderful. Naomi, Keagan and all the staff at Clifftop were incredible and went the extra mile for us. The accommodation and food was lovely and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 11 Jan 2021
Dear GiulZ_SA, thank you for your wonderful review. We are absolutely delighted to have made the rest of your honeymoon a memorable one! We look forward to welcoming you both back in the not too distant future. Kind regards, The Clifftop Team
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Leisha B wrote a review Dec 2020
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa71 contributions6 helpful votes
What an out of the world place this is to visit. From welcome to food... Accommodation, service and game drives everything is spectacular. Hazel is amazing and really made sure that every guest was made to feel special. Aubrey our game ranger has so much knowledge and passion for what he does. We cannot wait to visit again.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Nick Galpine, Agency / Consultant at Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway
Responded 22 Dec 2020
Dear 646leishab, thank you for your wonderful review. We are delighted you enjoyed your experience at Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway and we were able to make your stay a memorable one. We look forward to welcoming you back! Kind regards, The Clifftop Team
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PRICE RANGE
US$428 - US$775 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
clifftop hotel vaalwater
LOCATION
South AfricaLimpopo ProvinceWaterbergWelgevonden Game Reserve
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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Frequently Asked Questions about Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway
What are some of the property amenities at Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Dutch.