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“Good B&B close to Nelspruit airport (for Kruger)”
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White House Lodge
Ranked #1 of 36 White River B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Australia
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Good B&B close to Nelspruit airport (for Kruger)”
Reviewed May 1, 2013

We only stayed one night before transferring in Sabi Sand Game Reserve (next to Kruger), we arrived in the dark and left early the next day so not much chance to take advantage of the delightful setting for this accommodation. It is situated only a short drive from the airport and about 2 hours drive from Sabi Sands. Susann the owner was very helpful, assisted with transport to & from the game reserve and also arranged our pick-up from the airport. The accommodation was clean, comfortable and everything worked well. There are a few stairs to the room, no problem unless you have a disability (fortunately we don't). A good breakfast was provided. The dogs came to greet us and there was also a cat wandering around, all very friendly but if you don't like animals it may not suit you :-). We love them so were more than happy to give them some affection. Certainly somewhere we would stay again and would stay longer next time.

Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple

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Australia
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58 reviews
37 hotel reviews
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Reviewed April 29, 2013

We only stayed one night before transferring in Sabi Sand Game Reserve (next to Kruger), we arrived in the dark and left early the next day so not much chance to take advantage of the delightful setting for this accommodation. It is situated only a short drive from the airport and about 2 hours drive from Sabi Sands. Susann the owner was very helpful, assisted with transport to & from the game reserve and also arranged our pick-up from the airport. The accommodation was clean, comfortable and everything worked well. There are a few stairs to the room, no problem unless you have a disability (fortunately we don't). A good breakfast was provided. The dogs came to greet us and there was also a cat wandering around, all very friendly but if you don't like animals it may not suit you :-). We love them so were more than happy to give them some affection. Certainly somewhere we would stay again and would stay longer next time.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 20, 2013

Super location. Suzann and Detlef were very friendly and relaxed hosts. Perfect Lowveld stay. Fantastic views over surrounding countryside. Simple but very comfortable rooms. Nice lounge area and lovely gardens.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Sassel, Luxembourg
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Reviewed April 17, 2013

We stayed in the Gogo's bungalow for 4 night during Easter Week end 2013. Family stay with 2 kids.
The lodge owners were really nice with us and gave us good advices on local activities for the kids.
The breakfast was great with a nice choice of cold meats, eggs, cereals and fresh fruits. We used our kitchen and braai (barbecue) for the other meals. There is a big supermarket (smatch) in White River with all fresh product and a huge choice of meats. Our kids loved the local BoerWorst on the barbecue with fresh vegetables and braai garlic bread.
We had a really minor issue in the bungalow and it was fixed in the 20 minutes after we told the owners. They really payed attention on this. The bungalow was nice and clean. Nice view from the balcony and the master bedroom. Kitchen has basic equipment but we mostly used the braai.
I recommend this place for romantic stay aswell for family vacation.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Bali, Indonesia
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Reviewed April 11, 2013

White house, what a wonderful place!
we had the cottage, surrounded by a large park full of flowers.
the room and 'great neat and quiet, the view and' spectacular.
We also had dinner at the lodge and I have to say that it 'was a great dinner at a good price
shame to have to leave
recommended

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Roma
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Reviewed April 6, 2013

The only issue was being 35km away from the closer Kruger gate - which is not a big issue in itself. I traveled with my wife and 2 kids and I strongly suggest to hire the cottage with 2 bedrooms. It's fully furnished and very comfortable and intimate. Also priced very reasonably in my view. Breakfast is very good as well as the optional dinner.
Staff are kind, nice and efficient and booked for us a very good safari (Boris was the name of the guide, that I recommend to request).

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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New York City, New York
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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
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Property: 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 36 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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