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“Above and Beyond My Expectations” 5 of 5 stars
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White House Lodge
4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   PO Box 4490 | White River, White River 1240, South Africa   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #1 of 33 White River B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
New York City, New York
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3 hotel reviews
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“Above and Beyond My Expectations”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

I took a short personal holiday to South Africa, and wanted to spend time in Kruger Park. I was looking for a modest place to sleep, preferably in a family-owned business near the park entrance. I picked White House Lodge out of the pack mainly because of promising reviews. I couldn't have been happier. Suzanne and Detlef were warm, welcoming and very helpful. The lodge is spotless and tasteful. The breakfest superb. The lodge is perched on a hill with a beautiful view of orchards and an idyllic countryside. The property is fenced in and totally secure. I will be going back with my wife...without question. I loved this place

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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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
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Purmerend, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

A realy nice(german) couple who run the place. We got a free upgrade for the bungalow, due to unexpected visitors. The white house is situated on the top of a hill with beautifull view to the east and even nicer sunrise (if you get up at 6:00am). You can see at least 50 away. The place is very well maintained and it was the first realy spotless swimmingpool we had in South Africa. The full south-african breakfast is superb and up to German standard. They have a few lovely dog's and from your balcony you see the most beautifull birds in the morning and even some .
WIFI is available, but you have to pay for it. (not cheap)

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Torremolinos, Spain
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

I used this lodge as headquarter for visiting the Kruger N.P.
I was there alone with a rental car, and location was perfect:
Very close to Nelspruit, the safest and cleanest city close to Kruger.
Also conveniently located for the gates at Kruger.

But the best of all was the hospitality of Susann and her husband,
they really made me felt home and took very much care of all details
required for a comfortable stay: Meals, equipment for Kruger, directions, ...
If I come back to the area, I know for sure that is going to be my hotel again!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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St. Petersburg, Russia
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

This bed and breakfast operates according to European standards. The area is beautiful, outside the city and in the country. The host and hostess are very hospitable and answer to all requests and queries.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Centurion, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Stunning location, beautiful cottage, delicious breakfast and wonderful hosts!!! We had a wonderful weekend and regret not having spent more time on the farm! Thank you for the perfect B&B!!! We highly recommend White House Lodge and will definately go back!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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London, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

Having spent one night with our young son we were most impressed with the size of our bedroom and how beautiful the Lodge and surroundings were. Our hosts were incredibly warm and welcoming and went out of their way to make our stay was a safe and comfortable one. The local pub Susann recommended, da Loose Goose, was also great and we would definitely recommend the White House Lodge to anyone visiting the park and area.

Thanks Susann and Detlef for your hospitality. Happy New Year!!!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Berlin, Germany
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

The lodge was the best accommodation I have had during my three weeks in South Africa.
The two German hosts are very helpful and organized everything for the guest.
The next time you visit South Africa Lodge White pants for me is the first address.

Room Tip: I slept in room 3. A super room with panoramic views.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Additional Information about White House Lodge

Address: PO Box 4490 | White River, White River 1240, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Mpumalanga > White River
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 33 B&Bs / Inns in White River
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — White House Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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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White House Lodge White River, South Africa - Mpumalanga

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