This is a beautiful place, but a bit hard to find. We got immediate contact with the owners when we booked and could reserve dinner in advance. It all seemed really nice and well organised. We had a hard time finding the place so we called and they directed us by phone to the place. We were travelling from Sweden and upon arrival it was obviouse the owners were german. This much I knew from the email conversation. But for the woman to greet us with "Uh, you don't look swedish" This was not just an inappropriate comment but also very rude. We didn't really know what to say. Should we appoligize for beeing swedish with dark hair? This kind of set the mood for our (fortunately short) stay over night. She informed us that the dinner was to be served in 15 min from our arrival and we had no time to take a shower!!! This beeing after a long drive from Kruger (because of worker's strike in the park and having to drive to another gate to exit Kruger). We accepted this. The food and wine was fine but we couldn't shake this feeling we were not welcome. She had previously informed me there would be another swedish group on the premises but beeing of the wrong colour in the hostess mind, even when a member of their group had a medical issue (and me beeing a doctor from Sweden) the owner knowing this didn't even mention it to the group and tried to advice them herself! It was really pathetic. The room was clean and the breakfast was all right but comments about people's looks or race when they're your customers... I really lack words to describe this. The price was all right but I regret wasting one night here and having this experience. I won't go back if I got paid to stay there and I totally agree with the viewers saying that the atmosphere is full of distrust and you're not welcome here specially if you're not white!!!
- Also Known As:
- White House Lodge White River, South Africa - Mpumalanga
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- White House Lodge is situated 5 km out of White River close to Kruger National Park and Blyde River Canyon and offers you comfortable and affordable accommodation. Enjoy the magnificent views and tranquility of our place. Relax at our pool area or let us spoil you with international food and South African wines. ... more less
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