Holiday and safari on high ground in South Africa to get the most fabulous views and ‘peak experiences’ of the literal kind. We have a stunning selection of exclusive hilltop and clifftop hotels and lodges throughout South Africa


Singita Lebombo, Kruger National Park

Singita Lebombo could easily be the last word in luxury safaris in South Africa. By its own definition, the lodge is “a celebration of cutting-edge design in an African context where everything defers to nature.” Lebombo’s exclusive glass suites are poised up on a clifftop above the Nwanetsi River within the Kruger National Park. Guests at Lebombo are privy to one of the finest safaris imaginable, in an area teeming with wildlife. Expect abundant and flawless luxury at this spectacular clifftop sanctuary. Mail us.

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Enjoy the wilderness from the top of the world, on the pool deck of sublime Singita Lebombo in Kruger National Park
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A clifftop safari hideaway second to none at Singita Lebombo

Simbavati Hilltop Lodge, Timbavati Game Reserve

Simbavati Hilltop Lodge provides luxury safari accommodation in South Africa’s Timbavati Game Reserve. From its hilltop location, views of the wilderness are expansive and soothing. Each guest suite is very private and comprises two tents, one enclosing the bedroom and the other accommodating a separate bathroom. Shared leisure areas include a river-facing viewing deck, infinity pool with panoramic views, comfortable lounge areas and a 360-degree bar. Big Five safaris happen twice daily, and the days are concluded by African-inspired dinners. Kindly note that some of the tents at Simbavati Hilltop Lodge are accessed by stairway paths, and these tents would be less suitable for guests with mobility challenges. Mail us or Get Rates & Availability / Book Online

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Simbavati Hilltop Lodge offers a wonderful tented safari from its hilltop location in Timbavati Game Reserve.
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A lounge with a big, wide view at Simbavati Hilltop Lodge in Timbavati South Africa

Shamwari Eagles Crag, Eastern Cape

Stay at Shamwari Eagles Crag in the wilderness of the Eastern Cape, and be surrounded by rock faces where eagles are known to soar. Glass and stone suites provide lavish luxury. There are nine suites, each with private deck and plunge pool from which views are majestic.  Mail us 

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Hide away in a mountain gorge at Shamwari Eagles Crag and look out onto cliffs and a riverbed
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Your suite at Shamwari Eagles Crag invites opulent living indoors and out

Head Over Hills, Knysna

In Knysna Head Over Hills is an exclusive holiday retreat, idyllically situated on the cliff edge of the Knysna Heads. This is a unique and spectacular setting for a breakaway, close to Knysna’s many attractions. Extraordinarily majestic views are maximized from a central rimflow pool, and from private decks equipped with comfy loungers. Luxurious and well equipped suites have sea or lagoon views. Mail us or Get Rates & Availability / Book Online

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Head Over Hills is perched on the edge of a cliff in Knysna
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From atop the Knysna Heads, views at Head Over Hills are dizzyingly beautiful

21 Nettleton, Clifton, Cape Town

In Cape Town, 21 Nettleton is an exclusive private villa set high against the slopes of Lion’s Head in Cape Town’s seaboard suburb of Clifton. Here, discerning guests enjoy immaculate accommodation and some of Cape Town’s most enviable views across the Atlantic. Enjoy privileged private access to the Table Mountain National Park. Mail us or Get Rates & Availability  Book Online

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Marvel at the majesty of Cape Town from the high slopes of Lion’s Head, at the opulent 21 Nettleton
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Breakfast at the heavenly heights of 21 Nettleton in Clifton, Cape Town

Isibindi Zulu Lodge, KwaZulu-Natal

Head for the hills, to Isibindi Zulu Lodge, set at the top of an eco-reserve in Zululand, close to the Anglo-Zulu battlefields of Rorke’s Drift and Isandlwana. Traditional beehive suites are delightful, and offer wide reserve views from their decks.  Nature drives, picnics, tours of the battle sites and lively cultural experiences are among the activities available. Mail us or Get Rates & Availability  Book Online

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Stay at the heady heights of an eco reerve at Isibindi Zulu Lodge in KwaZulu-Natal
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Isibindi’s swimming pool is positioned for fantastic views over the wilderness

Nambiti Hills, Nambiti Game Reserve, Kwa-Zulu-Natal

Nambiti Hills Private Game Lodge is an exclusive, five-star luxury safari lodge in KwaZulu-Natal’s beautiful Nambiti Game Reserve. Glass-enclosed dining and leisure spaces are set high for stunning views of the bushveld and the rolling hills of a quintessential African landscape. A gorgeous pool deck, wide verandah and bar are superb vantage points from which to appreciate the reserve.  Mail us or Get Rates & Availability / Book Online

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Get high in the Nambiti Private Game Reserve of Kwaulu-Natal and enjoy sensational bushveld views. 
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The pool deck at Nambiti Private Game Lodge is set on high ground, granting excellent views

Mail us to book your holiday accommodation and sightseeing tours throughout South Africa, or call +27 21 797-7122 (international) or 0860 102 907 (local).