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White Lion Lodge

on the Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, Montagu 8000, South Africa
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 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!... More 

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Better late than never! This is a review from our stay in September 2013, not 2014 but Trip Advisor doesn't let you go back that far!! My husband and I were invited to Cape Town for his friends 40th birthday. Since this was going to be quite a long way to travel for us, we decided to include a safari... More 

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Melrose, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Arrived early but not a problem tea and coffee not in room and we never got any we stayed 3nights was told this would be enough to see all the animals. We have been on 4safaris before this was by far the worst never got close to the animals as they don't go off road.Only went here to see the... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

For years I wanted to go on a safari and for my birthday, my partner and I decided to make it happen. Since we stayed in Cape Town, I researched a lot of Safari lodges that were nice and not too far from the city. White Lion Lodge is about 3.5h from Cape Town and the drive is scenic and... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We have just returned from a fantastic three day weekend at the White Lion Lodge. Having driven on a number of gravel roads in SA, we found the roads to the Lodge to be of a high standard. The instructions to the lodge were also excellent. It is located in a beautiful area. We were greeted by Alesha with Warm... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 via mobile

We had a great time here. The food and service was fantastic, the accommodations excellent and the guided tours were stunning. Some of the reviews have voiced frustrations about the drive time between the lodge on the south of the reserve and the game which are primarily situated on the north side of the reserve - I actually enjoyed the... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Firstly it is true what all others say, it is miles away from anything and you will be driving a lot, freezing a lot in the open 4WD, however the experience is amazing, the landscape, the food and the animals. It is this earthborn place in the wilderness combined with the luxury of a Five star resort. It is worth... More 

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

Dear Marshase, Thank you very much for the positive and lovely comments on the Lodge. I’m very glad that you enjoyed your stay and the experience. Regarding your comment on the tip, I think I have to clarify the situation at the Lodge and actually the staff made me aware of your comment and they feel very bad because what... More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My husband and I spent the first part of our honeymoon here and could not think of a better, more luxurious way to start married life. As it was winter we were the only guests although the weather was beautiful for us. The rooms are beautiful, large and fitted out with every comfort you could want. The fireplace and underfloor... More 

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Cape Town
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

This lodge is maybe one of the best value for money establishments we have ever stayed at. White Lion Lodge offers a very personal experience that is not overly expensive. The all inclusive rate is well worth the money paid and if you are looking for a break away from the rush of the maddening world then this well worth... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

The Lodge is beautiful with fantastic rooms, very large, nicely decorated and with lots of well thought details. The location of the Lodge allows for absolute peace and quiet and great night skies. The food is very good and the service faultless. Israel is a very dedicated and interesting ranger doing also great botanical tours. The price is more than... More 

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