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Norwich
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...

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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...

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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...

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2Thank JHerlig
Cape town
Reviewed 11 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...

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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.

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1Thank Ursula S
Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

Highly recommend white lion lodge! From the moment we got there to the moment we left, the hospitality was exceptional!!!! The staff were just so wonderful. Our guide Isreal was fantastic. He was extremely knowledgeable and had a gift for finding the wildlife (other guides were following our group to find animals). The food was great and the wine even...

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1Thank Elisa I
Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

Safari ,guides and accommodation fantastic, great experience only spoilt by dining experience or rather lack of it, worse food we have had in SA ! not what you would expect from this standard of establishment ! Very poor! Don't be taken in by pictures of food.

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1Thank John P
Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 20 December 2015

Firstly, having been fortunate enough to have been on quite a few safaris before we can easily say that Sanbona is the best game reserve we've ever visited! It is epic and completely different, a huge expanse of Karoo barrenness apparently a quarter the size of Kruger. The desert like, mountain adorned remoteness teamed with a lush lake strewn valley...

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5Thank Howzit_CT
Madrid, Spain
Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

At White Lion Lodge everything is perfect! We were there in a group of 9 and had the whole place to ourselves, which made it even better. The lodge is small and very private, there are only four rooms. Every room is a separate house, which is beautiful! It is highest standard, you have a high quality room with everything...

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1Thank goeti
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 March 2015

This is a very different safari to one in the Kruger or Limpopo region as it's a Big 5 in the middle of the Karoo which by definition is desert like so dry and rocky. We went to try and see the White Lions and were not disappointed. They had recently killed a large Kudu bull and were pretty full!...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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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 6720, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Montagu
Price Range: $657 - $847 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“Only 4 lodges all first class.”
 of 5 bubbles KeithRaven, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are similar and near the pool”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles 773robertf, 24 Nov 2014 | Read review
“There are only four lodges and I assume they are all the same.”
 of 5 bubbles Marshase, 2 Sep 2014 | Read review
“Bring comfy clothes & shoes for the drives; blankets, food, drinks & binoculars already supplied by the lodge!”
 of 5 bubbles scorpiofi, 13 Feb 2014 | Read review
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