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White Lion Lodge

11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Watching baboons from the balcony and drinking a cappuccino. Oryx for dinner. A bath with a view. Safaris with a most fantastic guide. I loved every single moment of my stay in this beautiful place. It was stunning.

1Thank Sonja B
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 April 2017

White Lion Lodge is a great location for a stay in the wilderness, superb rooms - both accommodation and dining areas, plus a pool. Yes, it is 1 hour + from the area for viewing the big game, but the early morning drive in itself is a bit of an adventure. The issue we had is that we weren't aware...

Thank ADWL71
Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Can't fault the accommodation, it is superb, and the catering was very good but be warned... you may not be welcomed with warm enthusiasm, but with stern rules and regs. Of the two drives included in our 24 hrs stay only one of them was actually in the part of the park that was home to the big 5 which...

Thank veraverriding
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We went to the White Lion Lodge in the Sanbona Nature Reserve just before new year's eve for 3 nights. The lodge sits in the Southern part of the park and hosts 8 guests in total. Expect to have a lot of interaction with the other 7 people, since the drives, drinks and meals are all taken together. Although there...

Thank Alex B
Reviewed 11 December 2016

I loved everything about the White Lion Lodge. It's around a four-hour drive from Cape Town, but it's a nice drive with lots of great views and interesting shops and restaurants along the way. Our room (one of four detached buildings) was large and luxurious, with a big, comfortable bed, a spacious marble bathroom, huge windows with views of the...

Thank RomanHans1
Reviewed 20 October 2016

We have visited South Africa on several occasions and participated in small wildlife tours. We have never visited any major safari such as Kruger. We decided on Sanbona in particular to view White Lions. We found the whole experience fantastic. On arriving our Lodge was 5 star quality, likewise the food and drink. The staff (as always in SA) were...

Thank Keith R
New Delhi, India
Reviewed 26 June 2016

Let me first apologize for being almost 4 months late in writing this review! My wife and I planned to spend 2 nights in March this year in this place. It was our 4th anniversary and I wanted to spend time doing some real wildlife. On my research I found this to be the only place near Cape Town where...

Thank Kush-Rahul
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

The Lodge is small and intimate with lovely staff and great location. Food was also what one would expect from a lodge in this price range. Our room had quite a few issues which, when we informed management, we were told 'we know'. But the huge drawback of coming here to see wildlife is the 5 hours per day that...

2Thank JHerlig
Cape town
Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

Seven of us (a mix of South African and European) booked out the White Lion Lodge in Sanbona Reserve outside Cape Town. What a wonderful experience it was. I've visited lots of game reserves all over Africa and this was one of the best. The lodge is totally private and set against a mountain with the most amazing rooms and...

1Thank Fathima D
Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 16 March 2016

End February we spent 3 unforgettable days in the White Lion Lodge. Everything was to our best satisfaction.Gerry and her assistants do their best to pamper the guests. Israel is a nowledgeable and excellent guide . He drove us savely through the reserve and explained nature and wildlife. We can only recommend this place as a very personal game lodge.

1Thank Ursula S

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The White Lion Lodge is situated on the Sanbona Wildlife Reserve a 3 hours drive from Cape Town. Sanbona is home to free self-sustaining White Lions, the Big Five and the endangered riverine rabbit. The privately owned White Lion Lodge offers luxury accommodation, exceptional personal service and delicious cuisine. The Lodge lies in the southern part of the Reserve and is set along a tranquil, remote river valley offering an ultimate Karoo experience. ... more   less 

Additional Information about White Lion Lodge

Address: on the Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, Montagu 8000, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Montagu
Price Range: ₹ 31,429 - ₹ 43,350 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“Only 4 lodges all first class.”
KeithRaven, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are similar and near the pool”
derekwrightj, 20 Mar 2015 | Read review
“All the rooms had excellent views of the Little Karoo hillside. We would suggest that they are all excellent.”
773robertf, 24 Nov 2014 | Read review
“There are only four lodges and I assume they are all the same.”
Marshase, 2 Sep 2014 | Read review
“Bring comfy clothes & shoes for the drives; blankets, food, drinks & binoculars already supplied by the lodge!”
scorpiofi, 13 Feb 2014 | Read review
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