The White Lion Lodge is situated along the Klein Kalkoenshoek River on the Sanbona Wildlife Reserve. The 54000 ha privately owned Reserve is situated along the Warmwaterberg Mountains, in the heart of the little Karoo, along the Route 62.
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 the only free self-sustaining White Lions in the world, 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
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.
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, under floor heating, air-conditioning, mini bar fridge, tea and coffee making facility.
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.
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 complementary 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.
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.
White Lion Lodge Activities:
There are 260 km of roads for game viewing in a game vehicle with an experience ranger.
Sanbona Wildlife Reserve is home to the only free-roaming white lions in South Africa, the big 5 (Elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino), the rare riverine rabbit and numerous other species.
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.
The beauty of Sanbona is reflected in the large private dam, 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.
White Lion Lodge Map:
Th cold weather (including some hail)inhibited the appearance of some of the animals, but as far as taking care of and feeding guests, it was an excellent experience and a very relaxing weekend close the Cape Town.
Accommodation, meals, atmosphere and staff at White Lion were excellent and our guide was extremely knowledgeable with traditional/cultural history of the area and about the wildlife, botany and the landscape/ habitat. We came away more informed about the reserve and the people who live and work there. Very relaxing and peaceful at the lodge. We would highly recommend it to our friends and anyone. We are already planning for our next visit, perhaps in a year or two.
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The malaria-free Sanbona Wildlife Reserve is around a three-hour scenic drive from Cape Town in the heart of the Little Karoo, along Route 62 – the world’s longest wine route.
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