Accommodation at Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway. Welgevonden Private Game Reserve

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"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 onto 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, reenergize, de-stress and detox". Quote from the official website

 

 

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To use a Game Show quote…”What is behind door number 2″? My wife and I were about to find out. Our accommodation was just a short walk from the main building. Close enough to not be a long trek back for meals and game drives, but not too close to lack privacy. The neutral colour of the walls blended into the vegetation and even though we were there in winter, the fallen leaves and bare trees were almost part of the colour palette of the lodge. I should imagine that in the summer months when the trees have leaves again, the accommodation will vanish behind a verdant curtain.

 

 

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This is what awaited us once the door was opened!  Indeed, the space exceeded all our preconceived ideas of what we might have expected. This is the view of the suite as seen from the bathroom. Obviously, the bed features prominently, but given the overall size of the accommodation, it does not overwhelm but forms a cohesive part of all that is on offer to guests.

 

 

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Looking from the entrance side, you get a perspective of how the interior and exterior flow into one another, via an intimate seating area that is accessed from the ‘bedroom’. Out on the deck are a plunge pool and a covered seating area.

 

 

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The bathroom has a double basin vanity slab and a bath that was almost too comfortable to be in. Although I usually like to try out the outdoor shower, it was too cold for that and I chose to relax in the tub on our nights there just before getting into a bed, warmed by the hot water as well as the electric blanket that kept my side of the bed toasty warm.

 

 

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From the inside looking out. Both the interior and exterior seating areas were comfortable and offered us both an extensive view of the sheer cliff face in front as well as the Sterkstroom River that flows through the gorge below.

 

 

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As the sunset and the temperature dropped, it was time to light up the room with both electric light as well as candles that turned it into an intimate and very cosy space to be in.

 

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So cosy in fact that when we were offered the option to have dinner in our suite, we jumped at the opportunity.

 

 

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