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Press Release – Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway wins four awards at the 2021 Haute Grandeur Hotel Global Excellence Awards

15 September 2021

Ready to celebrate!

We are excited to announce that Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway has been recognised as a global leader in hospitality at the recent 2021 Haute Grandeur Excellence Awards and was honoured to win four awards at this prestigious event.

Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway won Excellence Awards  in the following categories:

  • Best Bush Lodge on a Global level
  • Best Game Lodge in Africa
  • Best Marketing Director in Africa
  • Best Relaxation Retreat in Africa

“We are delighted to be selected for this very prestigious accolade. Our recent refashioning and upgrade of this unique safari destination has contributed to our award,” says Wouter Pienaar, General Manager – Operations for Extraordinary.

The Haute Grandeur Global Excellence Awards recognise remarkable achievements in delivering consistent, exceptional experiences in the global luxury hospitality industry.

“To win a Haute Grandeur Global Excellence Award an establishment must excel on all levels. This season demonstrated remarkable consistency amongst our associated members, in a year that held unprecedented challenges”, says Founder and President, Marinique de Wet. “Healthy competition is essential to achieve even greater heights because it ensures sustainability as a guaranteed golden stamp of excellence. Award-winning establishments are perceived as the benchmark in the industry and Haute Grandeur only award the most remarkable, of already exceptional hotels, spas and restaurants.

“The industry is highly competitive. Only those who constantly exceed attain prestige in an industry that creates many jobs. An association with Haute Grandeur Global Awards guarantees participating establishments status and distinction. The organization is proud to contribute annually in raising the standards of excellence in hospitality worldwide.” “These Awards trigger greater success in already remarkable hospitality establishments and set a new standard of excellence,” says De Wet. “The Haute Grandeur Global Awards is more than just a celebration of our dignitaries’ achievements. It honours the principles of hard work, commitment, determination, leadership and success. More than ever before, recognition helps teams to remain positive and goal-driven.”

The Awards inspire even greater success in already remarkable hospitality establishments and set a new standard of excellence.

Among the victorious, this year were top hotels, spas and restaurants from 60 countries as rated for by guests and industry experts. Acclaimed hospitality groups represented amongst winners this year includes Accor, Anantara, Four Seasons, Mövenpick, Fairmont, Hilton, Kempinski & Mandarin Oriental, Marriott, Six Senses, Sofitel, St Regis, Melia, Intercontinental Hotels & Resorts, Peninsula, Rosewood, The Ritz Carlton Hotels & Resorts and Westin.

Atana Musandam Resort from Oman gained recognition for its eco-credentials winning the highest position in the category “Best Eco-Friendly Hotel” name and Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle won on a Global level the position as “Best Eco-Friendly Lodge”.

In the new categories launched this season Hotel Grand Windsor secured the “Most Hygienic Hotel Global Award”, whilst Delaire Graff Estate Hotel from South Africa picked up the highest position as “Best Culinary Experience.”

Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway is part of the Extraordinary Collection of Lodges and Hotels in Southern Africa. These destinations include a wide range from Cape Town to private concessions in the Kruger National Park through to the Waterberg and Limpopo safari areas. Extraordinary boasts an impressive collection of luxury lodges and hotels that extends beyond South Africa into Zimbabwe.

For more information, contact Cindy Sheedy Walker of Extraordinary on Tel: +27 82 779 4479, Email