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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 8 July 2013

This lodge is a perfect place for relaxation, adventure and a lot more. Beautiful setting, tranquil with all modern interior combined with traditional outside look . Exceeded all my expectation ! Clean , neat and very well designed rooms/cottages. Incredible location and setting. Very friendly and efficient staff. The ranger Gerry , very knowledgeable . Highly recommended place in my...

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Whitelionlodge, Owner at White Lion Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for such a detailed and kind review about the stay that you had here with us. I will be sure to pass it on to all the staff members. It is very rewarding to hear we exceeded your expectations and that it was one of the best lodging house experiences that you have ever had. What an accolade?...

Immenstaad, Germany
Reviewed 16 June 2013

We stay two nights there and it was fantastic. The rooms are very comfortable and lovely.enjoy thesilence on the terrace.all people on the lodge gave the best to realize a pleasant stay. Special thanks to israel,our guide. The game drives were very informative. It was a highlight in our holidays.

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Whitelionlodge, Owner at White Lion Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your comments on Trip Advisor. I am delighted you had such a memorable stay with us. Your opinion counts a lot and is highly motivating for the entire team. Therefore, it is wonderful to read that you relished the atmosphere and service. It makes us very happy that you enjoyed a perfect...

Somerset West, South Africa
Reviewed 30 May 2013

The logde and the people there are so lovely! Especially the ranger Israel is excellent! He has a great knowledge about the nature and the animals. He loves his job and you can see it as well. The cook cooks delicious and she is also very friendly to the guests. Gerhild places a high value on the guests to be...

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Whitelionlodge, Owner at White Lion Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I am thrilled that you felt as though you were in paradise- as that is exactly how we want you to feel. Thank you so much for your kind words and taking the time to share them following your stay with us. It makes us very happy that you had some time to relax and that you appreciated...

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 22 May 2013

If you want to experince true beauty in nature as well as people, this is the place to go. The Lodge is uber magnificent with attention to detail in the finishings with so many extraordinary art pieces and special touches. If a room with a view is what you always wanted, here it is. Lying in bed at dawn or...

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Whitelionlodge, Owner at White Lion Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, This bunch of compliments is just impressing! Thank you very much for your detailed and kind review about the stay you had with us at White Lion Lodge. It is an honour and very rewarding to hear we exceeded your expectations and that you had such a magnificent experience – in all the aspects we offer. Your compliments...

Somerset West, South Africa
Reviewed 19 May 2013

We spend a fantastic weekend at the lodge and where spoilt the minute we arrived. Every room was decorated with such detail and love, that even only being there for two days allows you to completely wind down, The lunch was served and off we went on a most informative tour on flora of the Karoo. Israel was extremely knowledgeable...

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Whitelionlodge, Owner at White Lion Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review on your stay here at the lodge. I am glad that you had such a wonderful experience here in the tranquillity of the Klein Karoo. It is also pleasing to hear that you enjoyed excellent service and a relaxing atmosphere as well as appreciated the game...

Somerset West, South Africa
Reviewed 13 May 2013

My wife and I spent two nights with Gerhild and her amazing team and came away with a deep desire to repeat the experience as soon as possible. Israel, the guide, managed to organise close (very close) encounters with the white lions and elephants on two separate days and in general took us to see whatever our heart desired over...

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Whitelionlodge, Owner at White Lion Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your positive review on White Lion Lodge. It is a great pleasure to receive such wonderful feedback from our guests and we trust you had a magnificent stay. Thanks so much for referring to us as “simply the best”. We pride ourselves in providing our guests with simply the best service. It really looks like...

uckfield
Reviewed 24 March 2013

We were greeted with warm towels and the attention to detail and care afforded us just carried on for the two nights we spent at the White Lion Lodge. The accommodation is really beautiful, with great attention to detail - the outdoor shower is particularly to be recommended, and the loo with a view! The food and wine was plentiful...

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Whitelionlodge, Owner at White Lion Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks so much for the review and the compliments. I am glad you appreciated the game drives and seeing all the animals. It is fantastic that you saw such great game, although it is unfortunate that you could not see the lions. I am also pleased that the service and food quality was of a good standard. Thanks...

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 25 February 2013

We only stayed one night at this amazing lodge and we wished that we could have stayed forever! Gerhild and the staff are amazing and will attend to all your needs, even before asking or knowing that you have them! The lodge and the units are very luxurious with attention to details and beautiful art. The rancher, Israel, is very...

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Whitelionlodge, Owner at White Lion Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for the awesome review. I'm glad you regard the White Lion Lodge as one of the best getaway places of the Karoo. We do our best to make sure the experience is top class for all. It always makes me happy to hear such positive remarks of appreciation and enjoyment- as having a fabulous experience at our...

The Hague
Reviewed 20 February 2013

Great experience and within driving distance of Cape Town. Gerhild, Libby, and Israel took great care of us. The lodge was superb and the food great. The scenery is beautiful as is all of South Africa. Regarding the game it was a question of quality rather than quantity: we saw the white lions in the wild on two days- one...

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Whitelionlodge, Owner at White Lion Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I am delighted that you had such an enjoyable stay with us here in South Africa. We are particularly happy that you saw such great wildlife. Hence, we certainly try to provide all the best comforts while maintaining the best bush experience. Your compliments make me very...

Chichester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 February 2013

We stayed at White Lion Lodge for three nights and it proved to be the undoubted highlight of our holiday. The accommodation was superb - the unit had everything we could ask for. The swimming pool was a short (50 feet) way from the front door. All the furniture, the fittings etc throughout the lodge were of the highest quality....

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Whitelionlodge, Owner at White Lion Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, This is a fantastic review and a great compliment. For that I would like to thank you on behalf of the entire team. We are so pleased that you allowed yourself to be exposed to the wilderness and even happier that you had the most amazing time when you went on the game drives. All in all I...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
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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 - $841 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“All the rooms had excellent views of the Little Karoo hillside. We would suggest that they are all excellent.”
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“There are only four lodges and I assume they are all the same.”
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“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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