Sip a soothing G&T as you relax in your very own plunge pool overlooking the gorge, or disappear in to the depths of a comfortable wicker chair to watch the male Weavers tempt their mate with their nest of the day.
Clifftop is a serene sanctuary amidst spectacular scenery; a wildlife retreat of extraordinary beauty and home to a myriad of animal and bird species that call the rocky ravines and rolling wooded mountains of this stunning private reserve home. Your precious privacy is interrupted only by the sound of crickets, a tiny gecko scurrying across the deck and the sound of the roaring river a hundred metres below. Relax on your private deck enjoying the cool breeze or sip a full-bodied red in front of one of the lodge’s cosy fires. Whether you’re on honeymoon or simply seeking a romantic sojourn, Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway will soothe your soul; its characteristic silver, grey and white tones, private nooks and natural wood and stone features creating a sense of calm throughout.
The seclusion and romance throughout Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway makes it an incredible wedding destination and heaven for honeymooners. Spend the best day of your life or the days thereafter in intimate surroundings with the one you love. Get married in the middle of the Welgevonden bushveld or on Clifftop’s pristine white teak deck, the sound of the Sterkstroom roaring below, the sun hitting the gorge’s red and grey sandstone rocks, the fresh breeze wafting through the lodge as you exchange your vows. This will be a day to remember.
Get down to business in the bush. For companies, Clifftop offers basic conferencing facilities for up to 16 delegates. But it’s certainly not all work and no play as you set off on your game drive, devour delicious bush cuisine and bond with your colleagues within a breathtaking setting.
Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway brings the bush to life, delivering a secluded, romantic retreat within Limpopo’s beautiful Waterberg, just three hours’ drive from Johannesburg. Romance the bush at Clifftop and it will romance you right back.
Guests are accommodated in eight stunning air-conditioned guestrooms 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 eight guestrooms are luxurious and spacious, equipped with tea- and coffee-making facilities, a fully stocked minibar, safe, telephone and large bathroom with a stone 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 white 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.
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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 on 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, 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 mouthwatering 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, chocolate mousse and a myriad of tasty treats on offer.
After a long evening’s game drive and sundowners, you’ll be ushered to your private dining area, specially selected and decorated for you by your personal butler. Oxtail, lamb shank, kudu steak and venison are just some of the incredible dishes prepared by the talented chef at Clifftop. A ginger and lychee sorbet clears your palate before you tease your tastebuds 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.
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.
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 Clifftop Lodge 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.