White Lion Lodge on the Sanbona Wildlife Reserve  Verified Listing

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SUITE (From R4000 /night.)

Sleeps 2 people, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom. 60 m2


Rate Basis: Full board (breakfast, lunch and evening meal included)

Bedroom 1

1 King

From R4000 /night
Good Breakfast, lunch and evening meal included
Boma Fire
Private Bathroom
Selected DSTV Channels
Breakfast included
Wardrobe or closet
Bath towels
Covid-19 Certified
Swimming Pool
Cleaning service
Outdoor furniture
Parking on Premises
Game Drives
Dinner included
Breakfast and Dinner
Dining Area
Fire extinguishers
Safety Deposit Box
Airport Transfers
Bar fridge
Ceiling fans
Laundry facilities
Mini Bar
No smoking
Serviced Daily
Tea and coffee facilities
Underfloor Heating

58000 ha of farmland in the Klein Karoo were restored and restocked with African Wildlife. Today, thousands of animals including white and tawny lion, rhino, buffalo, elephant, leopard and cheetah roam free in this diverse and fascinating Reserve.

Sanbona is home to free self-sustaining White Lions, the Big Five and the endangered riverine rabbit.

The privately owned White Lion Lodge on Sanbona 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.

The Lodge is a combination of contemporary décor mixed with Karoo sandstone, timber, thatch, airy free flowing spaces and hues of Karoo slate are breathtaking stylish, sophisticated yet refreshingly simple. Nature fibers and textures characterize the interiors.

In Room Facilities:

The unique Lodge offers four individual stilted glass and thatch Suites. Each has a spacious bedroom, a dressing room, a full bathroom and an own outdoor half moon shower. Each suite is equipped with a fireplace, satellite television, air-conditioning, mini bar fridge, Nespresso Machine, Hairdryer

Panoramic views over the riverbed can be enjoyed form the private wooden veranda. The bathroom offers twin hand basins, a spacious bath, separate rain dance shower, toilet and bidet. The bedrooms are decorated with hand made bed linen, custom made fabrics and furniture which blend in with the nature and environment.

Area Information:

Klein Karoo
The Klein Karoo offers visitors an unusual and diverse landscape. It is also a lifestyle destination. Visitors to the region come here for quality and inspiration. A visitor may expect: ??Breathtaking scenery - One of our main attractions is our unspoilt natural environment. We have majestic mountain views - the Langeberg in the southwest, the red koppies at Calitzdorp, the Swartberg with its well-known pass near Oudtshoorn and the Outeniqua. To experience Klein Karoo veldt at its best. Unique vegetation - The Klein Karoo houses three of the most important biomes that were identified as world hot spots, namely fynbos, thicket and succulent Karoo. Each of these important biomes houses at least 1 500 endemic species (more than in the whole of Europe) and most of these plants are extraordinary, special and unusual.

Klein Karoo Wine Route
The Klein Karoo Wine Route in the Southern Cape is arguably the most diverse of South Africa's wine regions. It is the easternmost wine-producing region in the country, stretching along the Cape Route 62 from Montagu in the west to the Langkloof in the east.

Property Facilities:

The privately owned White Lion Lodge is a perfect place for the sole use of a group up to eight guests.
Natural stone walkways meander through a Karoo garden to provide easy access between the Main Lodge and the Suites.
Experience the restful tranquillity of the Klein Karoo while our discreet Staff provides impeccable and personalised service.
The Main Lodge is focal meeting point for a pre dinner drink in the lounge next to a crackling fire or relax with a book from the Library on one of the outside sun decks.
To connect to the outside world complimentary Wi-Fi connection is located around the Lodge.
South African cuisine is served either in the dining room, outdoors on the dining veranda or under a glorious African sky.
A fireplace at the swimming pool invites for a pre-dinner drink or enjoy a Karoo night around the fire wile stargazing.
A private Game vehicle with a qualified ranger is available at all times.
Enjoy bush walks through the Karoo Wilderness Area together with a qualified field guide. Or simply relax around the 15 metre rim flow swimming pool or laze on your private wooden deck and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the Klein Karoo and the Lodge.


The Reserve is situated on the foot of the Warmwaterberg, in the heart of the Little Karoo, between Montagu and Barrydale on the famous Route 62.
The Reserve covers an area of 58 000 hectares of undulating mountains, gorges, canyons, plains, indigenous fauna and flora, rock formations and rock art make this a destination not to be missed.
Specialist guiding is a key element in providing a memorable and varied experience. The name Sanbona is a combination of the "San" people who roamed this area for thousands of years and "bona" which represents their vision in order to position this portion of the Little Karoo.
Guests are offered many opportunities to experience the wonders of Sanbona. There are 260 km of roads for game viewing in a game vehicle with an experience ranger.
Sanbona Wildlife Reserve is home to free-roaming white lions, the big 5 (Elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino), the rare riverine rabbit and numerous other species.
The beauty of Sanbona is reflected in the large private Bellair dam.
Bird watching is excellent with over 200 species recorded.
The Reserve exists within various flora kingdoms, Acacia Thickets, Nama Karoo, Renosterveld, Succulent Karoo, Central Mountain Fynbos.
The colorful huges varied habitats and panoramas will delight and entertain photographers and visitors.
Please note: until the 31.01.2021 the 2 guided tours per day are only carried out in the South of the Reserve, enjoying the Fauna & Flora of the Klein Karoo: Antelopes, Cape Mountain Zebras, Elephants, Buffalo, Birds & Klein Karoo Spring flowers.


Extra Info

Property Type Guest House, Game Lodge, Hotel
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Check-in after 02:00 PM
Check-out before 10:00 AM
Cancellation Policy No Refund
Can Be Used For Film Location, Wedding
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Joe Nel
14 September 2021

Fantastic place to relax and see the beauty of this reserve.

5 star.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Felicity haskins
03 April 2019

A romantic idyllic setting; only four lodges. Far away from it all with amazing views. Facilities great; good super; Staff great; really enjoyed the game drives and all the animals we saw, particularly the white lions. Majestic. Book early!

Superb. 5 out of 5

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