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White Lion Lodge on the Sanbona Wildlife Reserve

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On the Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, Montagu 6720 South Africa
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The White Lion Lodge is situated on the Sanbona Wildlife Reserve 200 km from Cape Town. Sanbona is home to free self-sustaining White Lions, the Big Five, the endangered riverine rabbit and Cape Mountain Zebras. The privately owned White Lion Lodge offers luxury accommodation for maximum 8 people (4 rooms), exceptional personal service and delicious cuisine. The Lodge lies in the southern part of the Reserve, traverses 30000 ha over the Sanbona Wildlife Reserve. Is set along a tranquil, remote river valley offering an ultimate Karoo experience.
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Free parking
Pool
Free breakfast
Car hire
Concierge
Gift shop
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Secured parking
Outdoor pool
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Taxi service
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
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Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Bidet
Bathrobes
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Electric kettle
iPod docking station
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, German

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On the Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, Montagu 6720 South Africa
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laura S wrote a review 16 May
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This is an elegantly designed, very comfortable small lodge that serves delicious meals presented beautifully at a single large table for the small number of guests. Many lovely touches made us feel pampered and our specific interests catered to. The drives delighted us in the extraordinary range of geological formations, endemic plants, and animals found only in South Africa. Gerry was a wonderful host(ess), and Israel a very knowledgeable and considerate guide. Oneof our favorite safari experiences ever.
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William R wrote a review 09 May
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From the time you arrive at the lodge your experience starts, you are warmly greeted with a nice cold towel. The drive from Cape Town takes about 3 hours and would HIGHLY recommend going through the Franschhoek pass either going or coming. There are only 4 units on the property and all are luxurious and large. The private balconies and outside showers are very nice, with you own deck chairs and tables give you a great sense of privacy. There are 2 safari drives every day, early morning, lasting about 4 hours and an evening one for about 2 hours. Your guide, Israel, has a genuine love of his job and it shows. The sunsets are are spectacular, and even better with a cocktail. Should you choose just to relax and sit by the pool, you will feel very relaxed. The reserve is NOT a park, its just that, a reserve and you may or may not see the animals. but when you do, it is amazing and natural. What makes the experience really amazing is the care you get from the staff. As there are only 4 units, everyone has dinner in the dining room. The food is really fabulous. Gerry and Alicia prepare perfectly cooked and presented meals. We were there for 4 days, and every meal was outstanding. They will also cater to vegetarian needs. All the Yogurt, Muesli and vegetables are all grown or sourced locally. The tomatoes actually have taste. I will definitely return, and would HIGHLY suggest that you make your reservations as soon as possible.
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Wanderer521632 wrote a review Apr 2022
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Our host Gerhild and her welcoming crew made us enjoy our 2 days in this beautiful little lodge in the Little Karoo. Do not expect the game abundance of a Krügerpark but it's as close as you gonna get to it in the Western Cape. Israel our guide still managed to find 4 out the big 5! The Lodge bungalows are very comfortable and the food was excellent! We came as family with 3 kids, everybody enjoyed it!
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gertrautenberg wrote a review Apr 2022
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We stayed at the White Lion Lodge for 2 nights as a group of 7 and had a great time. The rooms were very nice, with all the features of a 5* hotel. Service was very professional and friendly, with Gerri offering interesting insights into Sanbona and its history. The food was also excellent. The drives with Israel were a real highlight. We had been to Sanbona before, but this time the game drives were better, even if one has to add some driving time to the north as compared to other lodges. Israel made every effort and offered a lot of detail which made it all the more interesting. We were lucky (and fortunate to have Israel!) and saw all the different kinds of animals. However, having read some other reviews, do come with an expectation to see a really well managed reserve, including flora and fauna, which means that the animals have space to move around (as they should) and their density is not as high as in some of the other well-known reserves. If you're looking for a high-quality, professional and friendly stay in a personalised environment, I highly recommend the White Lion Lodge. We will certainly be back. Anyone wanting to see a different animal every 5-10 minutes should go to the local zoo.
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AnnekathrinEdelmann wrote a review Mar 2022
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As family with 3 grandmas nearly 90 and 3 kids under 12 we had unforgettable 4 days - not only the nature experience and the wonderful animals but also the introduction in the plant world made us enjoy our stay so much. Accomodation and food quality best as well.
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US$273 - US$616 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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South AfricaWestern CapeMontagu
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Frequently Asked Questions about White Lion Lodge on the Sanbona Wildlife Reserve
What are some of the property amenities at White Lion Lodge on the Sanbona Wildlife Reserve?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at White Lion Lodge on the Sanbona Wildlife Reserve?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at White Lion Lodge on the Sanbona Wildlife Reserve?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at White Lion Lodge on the Sanbona Wildlife Reserve?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at White Lion Lodge on the Sanbona Wildlife Reserve?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at White Lion Lodge on the Sanbona Wildlife Reserve?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Afrikaans.