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  • 5/5 Elsabe P. 2 years ago on Google
    We were so privileged to spend three nights at the White Lion Lodge at Sanbona for a 40th birthday celebration recently. The accommodation, consisting of 4 double units, is spacious, beautifully furnished and with excellent attention to detail. The outside shower is a true bonus. All meals were outstanding, beautifully prepared and lamb chops definitely the best I have ever had! Israel our guide is a true gem and impressed with his knowledge about nature, plants and animals, making the game drives interesting and enjoyable. I highly recommend this wild life reserve.
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  • 5/5 Nuno Da R. 2 years ago on Google
    I must say that the weekend spent at White Lion Lodge goes down as one of my best weekends ever in my life. From the moment we arrived and had the first look at the lodge and its setting it was really WOW!!! sensation. We then were taken to our room and again WOW!!! The decor is just to die for. Then we our first game drive and we were introduced to what i must say the most amazing guide Israel. His knowledge about the vegetation and the animals is like no other guide i have ever met. Israel is one of a kind. The meals from breakfast to lunch and dinner were amazing. The host Gerry made you feel special at all times and kept us entertained at dinner time. All i can say is that i cannot wait to go back. I am already planning my next visit. Absolute 5 star.

  • 5/5 Ian 1 year ago on Google
    An outstanding all inclusive game lodge where nothing was too much trouble. Gerry and her team were on hand to make sure we had everything we needed and were ready with helpful pointers and advice to ensure we enjoyed our trip to to full. We will stay for at least three nights next time.

  • 5/5 Tim M. 2 years ago on Google
    I have been to this wonderful place 3 times now and the fourth time will follow soon. Each year we were warmly welcomed and lovingly treated by enormously friendly staff. Everything was taken care of and the food and lovely manner of those helping rounded off the wonderful experience. The drives with Israel or Gerry are informative, exciting and impressively beautiful. Not only do you see many beautiful things of flora and fauna, but you also always learn something new. The lodge is pretty, cozy and furnished with a lot of love. Each room is suitably decorated and has its own beautiful sun terrace to relax after these impressive days. I can recommend it to everyone! Such trips stay in your mind forever. Thanks to the White Lion Lodge!

  • 5/5 Ilona F. 2 years ago on Google
    We had the most fabulous stay at White Lion Lodge 10/10 . Gerry and her team go above and beyond to make sure that every guest is taken care of. The rooms are spotless and beautifully decorated with attention to detail and the food is delicious. It was a very welcome break and we felt like we were saying goodbye to old friends! A magic spot and highly recommended!

  • 5/5 Sascha P. 1 year ago on Google
    perfect time out all the best for Gerry Israel and the whole team

  • 5/5 Wulf L. 3 years ago on Google
    We just came home from our two nights stay at the White Lion Lodge on the Sanbona Wildlife Reserve. We loved it and booked already for another trip in October. Why? For us it is a peace of heaven on earth. If you look for a quiet and peaceful place you have to book there. The lodge has only 4 cottages and so a lot of privacy and personal care from the management. It offers daily two game drives and in Non Corona times you can see the big 5 but rhinos just a 3 hours drive from Cape Town. And Sanbona is really a wildlife reserve and not a zoo like park. The décor inside the cottages is exquisite. You feel that it has been selected with love and taste. The cherry on the top is an additional outside shower from where you can watch Kudus and Baboons passing by. Because the nights were still quite chilly we were happy that the cottage not only has an AC but double glass windows and a gas fire place making the room cosy. We were also fond of the meals. The lodge focuses on organic products and local venison and wines which are included in the price. It is an upmarket place but surely the money worth you pay for it. Thanks again Gerhild and staff. We will see you again soon for our 25 anniversary stay at your amazing lodge.

  • 5/5 Francis F. 2 years ago on Google
    Thanks for the besutiful stay! We enjoyed everything. The game drives with Israel, descendant of the first people, the Khoi, were very informative and pleasant, because of his knowledge in oldest healing plants

  • 5/5 Katie C. 1 year ago on Google
    Amazing lodge! We loved it. Highly recommended.

  • 5/5 Christopher S. 1 year ago on Google
    Very exclusive lodge. The safari guide called Israel is a legend.

  • 5/5 Edward D. 3 years ago on Google
    This being our second visit to White Lion Lodge are expectations were met. Service was very efficient and friendly and nothing was too much trouble for the staff. Thank you to all. We enjoyed our stay thoroughly and will be back again.

  • 5/5 Helen St Leger W. 3 years ago on Google
    What a pleasure to stay at White Lion Lodge. The experience was magical in every sense of the word. The Lodge beautiful .. The staff fantastic and being in the bush of the Karoo just rejuvenates your soul. I will certainly be returning. Thank you.

  • 5/5 Terry K. 8 months ago on Google
    The lodge is ideally placed for wildlife. Romeo is a perfect guide and exceptional knowledge about the fauna as well as animals. The meals where excellent and vegetarians are catered for. Lodges are large and luxurious. Lived the whole experience

  • 5/5 Jonathan G. 3 years ago on Google
    We were treated like royalty. The food was exceptional and the service fantastic. The game drives were amazing, with a highly skilled guide showing us around. I loved the scenery and views. The flora is fascinating. The starscapes impeccable.


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