Exclusive Safari Hideaway (Welgevonden Game Reserve) South
Situated a mere 2 ½ hours drive from Johannesburg, the
Waterberg Mountains are acclaimed by South African Tourism
as “South Africa’s hottest bush destination… a glorious
Clifftop Lodge is situated on a cliff overlooking the
Sterkstroom River in the Welgevonden Private Game Reserve.
The lodge offers the seclusion of the African bush, yet with
the small luxuries that make for a relaxing and invigorating
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 antelope, and 30 other species of mammals.
Accommodation is in 8 suites which each have a private
deck with plunge pool and thatched sala. There are also
indoor and outdoor showers.
The suites also have air conditioning, direct dial
telephones, hairdryers, mini bars, room safes, separate bath
and shower with bath consumables, tea/coffee making
facilities, electric blankets, indoor and outdoor lounges,
and viewing decks overlooking the cliffs onto Sterkstroom
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
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 idea generation.
The Waterberg Biosphere’s approach to both conservation
and community upliftment recently led to its recognition by
the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural
• Infinity edge swimming pool with sweeping views
Outdoor dining deck
• Indoor restaurant
lounge with fireplace
• “Vista deck” complete with
hanging chairs and outdoor fireplace
• Dramatic views
over the edge of ancient cliffs
• Game viewing from
privacy of your private deck
• Wine Cellar boasting the
finest South African wines
• 36 000 ha Private Game
Reserve adjoining the Marakele National Park
Cuisine at Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway is a superb
affair offering a dramatic fusion of African and Western
flavours brought together in specialty local game dishes,
far surpassing expectations of even the most discerning
Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway boasts an extensive
wine cellar, stocked with premium wines for any wine lover.
The warm ambience of this delightful venue offers our guests
the opportunity to enjoy a cheese and wine tasting or
Activities / Game Drives:
Game viewing at the Clifftop Lodge 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 Welgevonden Game
Reserve is well stocked with lion, leopard, cheetah, wild
dog, rhino, elephant, zebra, giraffe and plenty of other
mammals, birds and trees.
Daily safaris depart in the early morning, stopping for
refreshments en-route. Explore the beauty of the Welgevonden
Private Game Reserve which is 37 500 hectares in size.
Welgevonden Private Game Reserve lies in the Waterberg
plateau, just north of Johannesburg, South Africa. Here
guests enjoy unlimited traversing through the reserve and
experience an environment where biodiversity conservation
and game viewing are managed in harmony.
Our Afternoon Safari departs at 15h30 and allows guests
the opportunity to spot the wide variety of animals which
inhabit this Game Reserve.
Accommodation Rates:- Please contact us
for a quote and suggested itinerary.