Clifftop Lodge Exclusive Hideaway
The exquisite Limpopo Province features the Waterberg Mountains, where
the Welgevonden Private Game Reserve is situated.
Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway, a 5 star lodge is a a mere 2 ½ hours
drive from Johannesburg.
Perched on a cliff overlooking the Sterkstroom River, one of the watercourses
that give the Waterberg its name, Clifftop Lodge was designed by one
of South Africa’s leading architects to be eco-friendly, both in
its aesthetics and in its impact. The result is a truly breathtaking
lodge that offers the seclusion of the African bush, yet with the small
luxuries that make for a relaxing and invigorating game experience.
Awash with the sounds of the Sterkstroom River flowing
below, each of the 8 luxury suites is en suite, with both indoor and
outdoor showers. Each room has its own private deck and plunge pool affording
our guests the opportunity to watch game in the river valley and the
opposing cliff face while basking in the privacy of their secluded suite.
All children from the age of 13 are welcome at the Clifftop Exclusive
Safari Hideaway. They will need to stay in their own rooms and are charged at adult rates.
The cuisine at Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway is a superb fusion
of African and Western flavours. The team (whilst specialising in an
extensive variety of unique game dishes) offer a menu to surpass the
expectations of the most discerning diner. The talented chef’s
cater for Vegetarians, Vegans, Halaal and Kosher (prior arrangement)
Commanding a magnificent view of the Sterkstroom River valley, the saligna
decks of the main complex are complemented by the rimless pool. Enjoy
sundowners from an extensive bar, a sherry next to one of the many
indoor fireplaces, or cocktails on the pool deck while watching the
The lodge has been designed for the purposes of catering for corporate
workshops, merger & acquisition meetings, and other senior management
meetings of a private nature. As the only official fully commercial
site in a reserve designed to be private, we offer companies a secure
total experience, away from prying eyes.
In addition to the 22-seater boardroom, the lodge boasts a well-stocked
library with Internet facilities for those wanting to catch up on emails.
There are numerous “break-out” areas for work shopping and
breathtaking lodge that offers the seclusion of the African bush, yet
with the small luxuries that make for a relaxing and invigorating game
Affectionately known as Oupa se Stoel, the site for the wine cellar is
the heart of the central main lodge. It is a place where one can rest,
engulfed by the serenity of the view and the murmur of the river below.
Our wine cellar’s walls are adorned with premium wines for the
connoisseur. Enjoy an intimate dinner, cheese and wine, or a small function,
in the privacy of the cellar,whilst being confronted with the panorama
Fauna and Flora
Within this conservation area is the privately owned
game reserve Welgevonden. The result of a pioneering project begun in
1987 to return farmland to its original wild state, Welgevonden has grown
to become one of South Africa’s premier privately held reserves.
Ambitious game relocation efforts and careful ecological management have
resulted in a reserve today that is home to the Lion, Leopard, Elephant,
White Rhino, Cheetah, Wild Dog, Brown Hyena, 15 different types of buck,
and 30 other species of mammal.
The Welgevonden bird checklist currently exceeds 280 birds and is increasing
steadily. Welgevonden is currently in the process of dropping its fences
with the neighboring Marakele National Park and a neighboring private
reserve which will allow free traversing of game ultimately across approximately
150 000 hectares
Game viewing in open vehicles affords guests the opportunity of viewing
fauna and flora, whilst traversing the undulating hills, following river
courses and open savannah plains.
The reserve is well stocked with lion, leopard, cheetah, wild dog, rhino,
elephant, zebra, giraffe and plenty of other mammals, birds and trees
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