Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway

Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway

Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway

From ZAR 4077 per person sharing per night

Perched regally amidst the bushwillows on the tip of a magnificent gorge overlooking the Sterkstroom River, Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway is just that; a romantic, secluded hideaway from the world’s worries, an intimate encounter with the beauty of the ruggedly scenic Welgevonden Game Reserve.

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Guests are accommodated in eight stunning air conditioned suited decorated in Clifftop’s signature silver, grey and white tones, with natural fixtures and materials incorporated throughout including large pebble and tree trunk tables and towel racks made of distressed branches.

Clifftop’s 8 well positioned suites are luxurious and spacious and equipped with:

  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Fully stocked mini bar
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Large bathroom with a bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Indoor and outdoor shower
  • Full range of bathroom amenities

Enjoy a quiet read in the comfort of your own lounge area shielded from the outdoors by massive floor to ceiling glass French doors, or step outside on to your private timber deck complete with your very own plunge pool, an outdoor seating area and splendid views of the Sterkstroom river gorge. You need never leave the comfort of your private Clifftop sanctuary. Relax in breathtaking surroundings, reenergise, de-stress and detox.

Activities at Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway include:

  • Bird watching
  • 4×4 open vehicle safaris with experienced field guides  
  • massage treatments in the privacy of your suite

Cross rivers and climb rugged hills as you venture through the beautiful Welgevonden, a haven for the Big 5, Little 5 and all manner of astounding wildlife species making this a wildlife experience to remember.

See the giraffes teeter up the cliffs as they seek the very juiciest of leaves on which to graze, the white rhinos crossing the plains or taking a messy mud bath and the lions lazing under a bush to escape the harsh African sun.

Spot the mighty eland, revered by so many, the elusive leopard and the brash honey badger as they go about their daily bush business. Observe the wonders of the bush undetected; your expert guide helping to decipher the mysteries of the bush and its creatures.

Track a herd of majestic elephant as they trudge through the bush to fill their bellies, spot a hippo pair hiding from the heat of the African sun, admire the African darter drying its wings in the reflection of a waterhole. This is Africa at its most interesting and at its best.

Clifftop's amazing array of features include the following:

  • Infinity edge swimming pool with sweeping views
  • Outdoor dining deck
  • Indoor restaurant
  • Magnificent lounge with fireplace
  • Dramatic views over the edge of ancient cliff
  • Vista deck, complete with hanging chairs and outdoor fireplace
  • Game viewing from the privacy of your private deck
  • Wine cellar boasting the finest South African wines
  • 36 000 hectare Private Game Reserve adjoining the Marakele National Park
  • Savannah Horse Trails nearby. Only experienced riders, price on request and subject to availability. Please make your own transport arrangements as this service is not offered at the lodge.

Every dish served at Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway is a culinary masterpiece. Romance runs through everything the staff does, from the beautiful individualised table decorations to each dining location that has been specially selected with your needs in mind.


Enjoy a hearty cold and hot breakfast at Clifftop’s restaurant deck overlooking the Sterkstroom river gorge; the roaring river below and happy chatter of birds accompanying a delicious starter of fruit, homemade granola, cheese and pastries, followed by the tastiest hot English breakfast or omelette.


You may be full but when that clock strikes one thirty, you’ll be scurrying back to devour a delectable lunch of rib-eye steak, lamb chops, Nicoise salad, or even sushi, to name but a few of the mouth-watering dishes served up in stunning surroundings. There’s always space for dessert and at Clifftop, and you’ll be sorry if you didn’t save it with crème caramel, strawberry sensation and a myriad of tasty treats on offer.


After an evening’s safari and sundowners, you’ll be ushered to your private dining area, specially selected and decorated for you by your personal butler. Oxtail, lamb shank and venison are just some of the incredible dishes prepared by the talented chefs at Clifftop. A ginger and lychee sorbet clears your palate before you tease your taste buds with cheesecake, apple crumble or a traditional South African malva pudding, among others. All washed down with some of South Africa’s tastiest, award-winning wines.

Then it’s off to the bar for an Amarula nightcap before retiring to the comfort of your Clifftop sanctuary in preparation for yet another gorgeous African day.

Rate Inclusions:

Accommodation, three meals and selected beverages (soft drinks, water, beer, selected wines & spirits). 2 safaris daily and VAT at 15%.

Rate Exclusions:

Transfers, premium brand beverages and conservation fees, (currently R 235.00 per person per night), which are payable directly at the lodge on departure. Subject to increase without prior notification.

Child Policy:

0 – 12 years Not permitted at the lodge 13 years and older are considered as adults and accommodated in their own rooms. Pay full adult rates.

Wellness Treatments:

Our therapists at Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway are from local community and have been professionally trained, empowering the ladies to support themselves by being “hands on”.


Private Room dinners with bubble bath and romantic turndown and private Wine Cellar dinners are available with prior arrangement.

No cellphone signal available at Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway, however, we do offer phones in the rooms for personal use and there is limited wi-fi connection (restricted to the main area only).


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Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway Facilities Restaurant
Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway Facilities Lounge
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Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway Facilities Dining Area
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Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway Facilities Safe