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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

Let me first apologize for being almost 4 months late in writing this review! My wife and I planned to spend 2 nights in March this year in this place. It was our 4th anniversary and I wanted to spend time doing some real wildlife. On my research I found this to be the only place near Cape Town where... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

The Lodge is small and intimate with lovely staff and great location. Food was also what one would expect from a lodge in this price range. Our room had quite a few issues which, when we informed management, we were told 'we know'. But the huge drawback of coming here to see wildlife is the 5 hours per day that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

Seven of us (a mix of South African and European) booked out the White Lion Lodge in Sanbona Reserve outside Cape Town. What a wonderful experience it was. I've visited lots of game reserves all over Africa and this was one of the best. The lodge is totally private and set against a mountain with the most amazing rooms and... More 

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Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

End February we spent 3 unforgettable days in the White Lion Lodge. Everything was to our best satisfaction.Gerry and her assistants do their best to pamper the guests. Israel is a nowledgeable and excellent guide . He drove us savely through the reserve and explained nature and wildlife. We can only recommend this place as a very personal game lodge.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016 via mobile

Highly recommend white lion lodge! From the moment we got there to the moment we left, the hospitality was exceptional!!!! The staff were just so wonderful. Our guide Isreal was fantastic. He was extremely knowledgeable and had a gift for finding the wildlife (other guides were following our group to find animals). The food was great and the wine even... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016 via mobile

Safari ,guides and accommodation fantastic, great experience only spoilt by dining experience or rather lack of it, worse food we have had in SA ! not what you would expect from this standard of establishment ! Very poor! Don't be taken in by pictures of food.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Firstly, having been fortunate enough to have been on quite a few safaris before we can easily say that Sanbona is the best game reserve we've ever visited! It is epic and completely different, a huge expanse of Karoo barrenness apparently a quarter the size of Kruger. The desert like, mountain adorned remoteness teamed with a lush lake strewn valley... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

At White Lion Lodge everything is perfect! We were there in a group of 9 and had the whole place to ourselves, which made it even better. The lodge is small and very private, there are only four rooms. Every room is a separate house, which is beautiful! It is highest standard, you have a high quality room with everything... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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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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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The White Lion Lodge is situated on the Sanbona Wildlife Reserve a 3 hours drive from Cape Town. Sanbona is home to free self-sustaining White Lions, the Big Five and the endangered riverine rabbit. The privately owned White Lion Lodge offers luxury accommodation, exceptional personal service and delicious cuisine. The Lodge lies in the southern part of the Reserve and is set along a tranquil, remote river valley offering an ultimate Karoo experience. ... more   less 

Additional Information about White Lion Lodge

Address: On the Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, Montagu 6720, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Montagu
Price Range: $425 - $602 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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