White Lion Lodge at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve Game Lodge Western Cape
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  • Property TypeGame Lodge
  • Guests8
  • Rooms/Units4
  • Wir SprechenDeutsch

About White Lion Lodge

The privately owned White Lion Lodge on the Sanbona Wildlife Reserve is a perfect place for individuals, sole use of a group or a family up to eight guests. The Lodge is a combination of contemporary décor mixed with Karoo sandstone, timber, thatch, airy free flowing spaces and hues of Karoo slate are breathtaking stylish, sophisticated yet refreshingly simple. Nature fibres and textures characterize the interiors.

Accommodation

The unique Lodge offers four individual stilted glass and thatch Suites. Each has a spacious bedroom, a dressing room, a full bathroom and an own outdoor shower. Each suite is equipped with a fireplace, satellite television, under floor heating, air-conditioning, mini bar fridge, tea and coffee making facility. To connect to the outside world complementary WiFi connection is located around the Lodge.

Panoramic views over the riverbed can be enjoyed form the private wooden veranda. The bathroom offers twin hand basins, a spacious bath, separate rain dance shower, toilet and bidet. The bedrooms are decorated with hand made bed linen, custom made fabrics and furniture which blend in with the nature and environment.

Facilities

Natural stone walkways meander through a Karoo garden to provide easy access between the Main Lodge and the Suites. Experience the restful tranquillity of the Klein Karoo while our discreet staff provides impeccable and personalised service, relax around the 15 metre rim flow swimming pool or laze on your private wooden deck and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the Klein Karoo and the Lodge.

Dining and Drinks

The Main Lodge is the focal meeting point for a pre dinner drink in the lounge next to a crackling fire or relax with a book from the library on one of the outside sun decks. South African cuisine is served either in the dining room, outdoors on the dining veranda or under a glorious African sky.

Attractions and Activities

A private game vehicle with a qualified ranger is available at all times and you can enjoy bush walks through the Karoo Wilderness Area together with a qualified field guide.

The Sanbona Wildlife Reserve is situated on the foot of the Warmwaterberg, in the heart of the Little Karoo, between Montagu and Barrydale on the famous Route 62. The Reserve covers an area of 54 000 hectares of undulating mountains, gorges, canyons, plains, indigenous fauna and flora, rock formations and rock art make this a destination not to be missed.

The Reserve

Sanbona Wildlife Reserve is home to the only free-roaming white lions in South Africa, the big 5 (Elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino), the rare riverine rabbit and numerous other species. The beauty of Sanbona is reflected in the large private dam, Bellair dam. Bird watching is excellent with over 200 species recorded.

Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Air-conditioning
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Beach towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Children: cot, highchair, etc.
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • Fan(s)
  • Fireplace
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • Hi fi
  • International plug point(s)
  • Internet connection (ADSL)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Mini- / courtesy bar
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: allowed
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Television (with satellite)
  • Underfloor heating

On Site

  • Air-conditioning
  • Business facilities
  • Concierge
  • Garden(s)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (off street)
  • Parking (undercover)
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool
  • Wake up calls

Food & Drink

  • Bar (honesty bar)
  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee
  • Restaurant / dining room
  • Room service

Transfers

  • Airport transfers
  • Other transfers available
  • Tour assistance

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Rooms & Rates

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White Lion Lodge Suites

Bedroom with Twin / King size bed, Flat screen Television, Mini Bar, personal safe, dressing room, hair dryer, tea & coffe making facilities, full en-suite bathroom and an outside shower as well, lovely balcony with views.

Qty: 4
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

Guest Reviews

5 Reviews from SA-Venues.com travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewexcellent

Good Morning Geri Frank & Annette We had really enjoyable stays at Glen Abbey,as usual,and a truly memorable stay at White Lion Lodge. The whole concept,design and attention to detail is exceptional,5 star comfort, and friendly atmosphere,in totally natural unspoiled surroundings. The game viewing drives,were excellent,with plenty of animals,the highlights being the white rhinos, white lions and being totally surrounded by 12 elephants, some almost at touching distance. Special words of thanks to Annette for the tremendous job she did with the cooking,to Frank,alias Michael Schum..in his dual role of mine host/apprentice game ranger,to Andrew for his very informative all day game drive and last but not least Daryl who does a great job Hope to see you again in the not too distant future Best Regards John & Marie

May 2017

John & Marie (UK)

Verified reviewexcellent

White Lion Lodge is a fabulous place to stay and was the absolute highlight of our 3-week trip to South Africa. Everybody present on our two days agreed that White Lion Lodge is the most impressive looking accommodation in the whole of Sanbona by a large margin. Our individual lodge was extremely luxurious with massive bed, top quality sheets, great views, superbly appointed bathroom/toilet etc. The fire was a pleasant addition in the cool September evenings. The attention to detail is second to none. The food was beautifully cooked and presented in a large convivial dining room. We did eat lunch on the terrace, which was lovely but evenings in September were too cool to dine outside. The wine accompanying meals was very pleasant and free flowing. The staff members were enthusiastic and professional at all times and were inspired by the leadership of Gerry who is absolutely committed to ensuring that guests have a fulfilling, interesting and enjoyable stay. She is very knowledgeable and provided many insights into the environment of the Sanbona reserve. The game drives were amazing. Our two ‘morning’ drives turned out to be almost ‘whole day’ events as Gerry took us to the far extremes of the reserve to find as much game as possible. She even managed to lay on a view of the White Lions which had not previously been seen for several days. Andrew’s contribution to the drives was a real bonus providing additional insights into the use of plants by local peoples. We fully recommend White Lion Lodge. Even for people not particularly interested in game a stay here to experience the facilities, the location and the food would fully justify the cost but then it would be a shame to miss out on the wonderful environment of the Sanbona reserve.

September 2010

Phil and Barbara Gordon (Newcastle UK)

Need to Know

Response timeWhite Lion Lodge typically responds to requests in 5-10 minutes.

Child policyChildren 12 years and older are welcome.

Closest airport(s)Cape Town International - 250km

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 13h00
Check-out by 11h00

Payment methods accepted by the propertyVisa, Mastercard, EFT or secure online payment via SA-Venues.com

Listed on SA-Venues.com since May 2009

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