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Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway

Safari Lodge in the malaria-free Welgevonden Private Game Reserve


Welgevonden Private Game Reserve
Waterberg region
South Africa
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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.

Clifftop’s eight well positioned suites are luxurious and spacious, equipped with a fully stocked mini bar, safe, telephone, tea and coffee making facilities and large bathroom with a bath, hairdryer, indoor and outdoor shower, and a 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. The stylish air-conditioned suites with their earthy colours and textures also feature indoor and outdoor showers with sweeping views – they’re the type of place where you could disappear into for an entire weekend without emerging except for the odd meal!

That would be a pity though as the Welgevonden is certainly worth exploring on the twice-daily game drives (the lodge’s spectacular cliff top positioning does exact a small price in this regard in that it’s about a 20 minute drive down to the prime game viewing areas on the plains) Situated only 3 hours drive from Johannesburg, Welgevonden boasts some 36000 hectares of diverse and scenic bushveld and adjoins the Marakele National Park, making for a massive area under wildlife of almost 60000 hectares! Welgevonden boasts magnificent scenery with rolling mountains interspersed with deep gorges, river valleys and grassy plains. Clifftop is the one and only lodge in the eastern region of the park, therefore if you're looking for exclusivity and romance on your getaway then this is the place for you!

Twice daily game drives depart in the early morning, stopping for refreshments en-route – on these 4x4 drives you and your ranger will explore both the beauty of the reserve and enjoy some excellent game viewing. Welgevonden is home to over 50 different mammals, including the Big Five, and boasts one of the largest populations of white rhino on a private reserve anywhere in Africa. The wide diversity of habitat encourages this wide range of wildlife and birds - there are rare and unusual species too, such as brown hyena, aardwolf and aardvark which are best seen at night. The grassy plains abound with antelope from the largest eland to the diminutive duiker, and cheetah, lion and leopard are always close by.

SADC Last Minute Midweek Special


per person sharing per midweek night. Book within 7 days. Valid 01 June - 31 August 2024

SADC Last Minute Weekend Special


per person sharing per night. Book within 7 days. Valid 01 June - 31 August 2024

SADC Specials

Midweek - R4,485
Weekend - R5,979

per person sharing per night. Valid 01 June - 15 December 2024

Standard Rate


per person sharing per night


Luxury accommodation
Three meals daily
Selected beverages (soft drinks, water, beer, selected wines & spirits).
Two safaris daily
Road transfer from the Welgevonden Main Gate or either of the 2 runways to the lodge


The lodge’s setting must be one of the most spectacular in the country with outstanding views from the cliff top over the river cutting through the ravine below
Cross rivers and climb rugged hills as you venture through the beautiful Welgevonden, a haven for the Big Five, Little Five and all manner of astounding wildlife species making this a wildlife experience to remember.


The Clifftop Lodge layout and setting is unique with outstanding views. It offers an elegant safari experience just three hours from Johannesburg. The private and very luxurious suites with their plunge pools and salas are perfect for romance – you could just hole up there for your entire stay only emerging at meal times!

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