Travel Tips

View the travel directions from Maclear town to Woodcliffe here.

  • The weather can be variable in the mountains. Guests are encouraged to bring warm clothes and weather-proof jackets year-round.
  • In the summer months thunder showers typically occur in the mid to late afternoon, we advise guests to take this into consideration when planning their activities.
  • As part of the grassland management in the area, sections of veld are burnt in the late winter and early spring months. On high-risk days open fires are not allowed (including braai fires).
  • All guests are required to sign an indemnity on arrival.
  • Woodcliffe is a self-catering destination. Meals are on request only.
  • Woodcliffe is not licensed to sell alcohol. So please arrive with your drinks.
  • Braai grids are provided.
  • Firewood is provided. Please bring fire lighters and insect repellent for your evening braai.
  • Linen and bath towels are supplied in the units, except for the campsite. Please note that swimming towels are not provided.
  • For guests needing to do laundry, please enquire at reception. Laundry is charged at a per kilogram rate for wash and fold.
  • Guests may have visitors who are not checked-in guests join them at Woodcliffe by arrangement only. Additional rates may be applied.
  • No pets allowed.
  • We suggest that our guests plan to check-in between 14:30 and 16:30. This is to promote arrival in daylight hours and avoid any confusion from travelling on gravel roads at night.
  • Check-out time is 10:00. If you need a late check-out, please enquire in advance.
  • For guests wanting to do a day drive over Naude’s Nek to Rhodes, please ensure that you begin your journey on a full tank of fuel. There is no fuel available in Rhodes.
  • The Eastern Cape roads department has several projects to upgrade road surfaces. When planning your travel to Woodcliffe please allow for extra time.
  • Maclear Butchery will pre-pack your meat order if you contact them in advance (+27 45 932 1039).
  • Maclear has a Spar and Tops where you can get all your basic grocery requirements. Please bring any speciality items with you.