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Guest Reviews 2019

Hoping this mail finds you well, I would like to thank you for accommodating the Carra Family, they enjoyed their stay at your establishment , the food made by Alicia, our Host Laura and ranger Israel were awesome. Thank you for all that you have done.
Cedric, July 2019

Fantastic stay, Gerry deserves a medal for her quiet and calm organisation, thanks to all for making it so special!
Felicity, March 2019

Dit was fantasties! Baie dankie! Israel & all
Frans & Tina, Australia, February 2019


We thank everyone for their good service and especially Israel. For his patience with the children to answer all the questions. We had a great time!
Elizabeth, Brigitte, Nathalie, Jolina, Mischa, Bradley and Jessy, Netherland, January 2019


Thanks for everything. It was great.
Petra and Dirk, Germany, January 2019


Everything was perfect! The fact that there are only 4 bungalows makes you feel like home, Gerry is a great host and the whole staff is really kind. We saw all the animals we wanted!
Barbara, Greece, January 2019


Thanks for the super nice stay, the delicious food, the hospitality, the beautiful lodge and especially for bringing the medicines. We will recommend you in the Netherlands.
Kind regards and good luck and all the best for the future,
Ria, Netherlands, January 2019


Guest Reviews 2018

Had an amazing time here. Thank you very much.
Jasmine & Marco, Switzerland, December 2018


Wonderful. Israel was a great guide.
Thanks for all your kindness x.
Glen & Kelly Atchison, London Uk, December 2018


Two days of luxury, relaxation and safari.
Sarah, Steve, Jed, Rose, Madie, London, December 2018


Thanks for 3 wonderful days.
Mr/s Dokter, Switzerland, December 2018


A fabulous stay (especially the muesli & hairdryer) Thank you all.
Keith & Vicky, November 2018


What a discovery….. never could/would have thought the Karoo was so beautiful.
Once again… many thanks to the staff
Mike & Jole, November 2018


Thanks a lot for the stay!
We really enjoyed the time at the Lodge and with you
Best wishes
Jana & Hardy, October 2018

Thank you very much for everything.
We had a great time here!
Ute & Jörg, October 2018


Dear White Lion Lodge Team,
Thank you for all, this was our best stay in South Africa!
Food     5 Star
Team    5 Star
Israel    5 Star
See you next year
Boti and Andrea, October 2018


A lovely way to celebrate our 20th Wedding Anniversary
Tanja and David, September 2018


We are safely back home now and really wishing that we had had longer away. What a fantastic time and so many wonderful memories. We just wanted to say thank you to you and to everyone else for such a wonderful time in Sanbona. We are just in process of sorting out our photographs. The Lodge is amazing and your hospitality superb.
I would recommend you to anyone!

I am now trying to shed some of the weight I put on during the holiday - in part due to the fabulous food we had with you. Thank you for looking after us so very well and I do hope we have a chance to come back again. 
With our very best wishes and regards
Felicity and Simon | UAE, April 2018


Thank you so very much for having us!!!
We had such a great time and it was very good to finally get an idea about Sanbona!
I must compliment you on your food – every single meal was delicious!!!
But then again, everything was perfect.
Thank you very much again and happy weekend
Elisa, April 2018


Guest book and Reviews 2017

On behalf of the Erinvale Ladies Section, please accept our sincere thanks for your sponsorship of our 2017 Ladies Classic. Once again we had a field in excess of 180 players from clubs in the Western Province, Overberg and Boland. Despite the afternoon wind, a thoroughly enjoyable day was had by all. Our prize giving evening was a wonderful affair and the players were delighted with their prizes.
We are pleased to advise that we raised R16 000-00 for our nominated charity Township Animal Rescue (Helderberg).
Thank you once again for making the day possible.
The Erinvale Ladies Classic Committee
November 2017


We are now back in Sweden after a wonderful visit in SA.
We loved to stay at White Lion Lodge.
Food, calmness, staff, rooms and the surroundings everything was top notch. The best place to stay if you want to recharge the batteries.
My husband already talks about coming back and I fully agree with him. Don't get surprised if we show up in two years.
Please send our regards to the staff and especially to Israel!
B. Birgersson
November 2017


Hi Gerry and staff
Estelle and I had a wonderful stay and appreciate the excelent service, flexibility and personal attention.
Corrie and Estelle Visagie
June 2017


I would like to thank you for a wonderful stay last week. David and I so enjoyed ourselves. I have been raving about our stay to everyone ever since! I really hope that I can find an excuse to book to visit you all again and do some drives or walks with Israel who was so helpful and interesting. I wish you a good Winter time.
April 2017


Guest book and Reviews 2015

Very familiar and wonderful stay.
Fee & Angelika | Germany


Honoured the Lodge and Setting. Food, Service and Drives all excellent. Thank you Angie for the recommendation.
Kean | UK


It's really worth coming her to be spoiled rotten. Thanks to this great team for having made this stay unforgettable for us.
Cathlene & Holger | Germany/Austria


Thanks for a awesome weekend. Thank you for all staff which made this a unforgettable weekend! :-)
Suretha Henn | Paarl | South Africa


Thank you so much for a great stay over New Years (2014/15) for me and my family.
Andrew Hunt | Hyde Park | South Africa


Thank you and your team so much for making Caz and Martyn's wedding a really special time. We all thoroughly enjoyed the experience and the informality of the day. We are so grateful for all you did.
Please thank all the team and let them know we look forward to future visits.


Guest book and Reviews 2014

Thank you for affording us the opportunity  to enjoy most spectacular stay at your wonderful lodge.  The children and myself really enjoyed ourselves immensely. Israel was such a gentleman on both games drives and really wanted us to experience everything in our short stay.
You have a very special place here in the Karoo and Bushbaby Tours will most certainly encourage our guest to come and experience what you have to offer.
Once again, many thanks for your hospitality.
Gina Malherbe
December 2014


Guest book and Reviews 2013

Had a fantastic time! Great memories to take home. Hospitality and personal care like no other place. Thanks to Gerry and the team as well as Israel- you even taught Warren a few things and he “knows it all”!
Gretna & Warren
Durbanville, Cape Town
November 2013

Brilliant- Had a lovely time. Thanks for everyone for making our stay so enjoyable.
Ms. Downey & Mr. Coleman
Dublin, Ireland
November 2013

Thank you so much for a wonderful stay. Israel was fantastic and so knowledgeable. Libby cooked amazing meals- especially the Springbok. Alecia catered to all our needs. The accommodation was really nice too!! We leave with fond memories!!
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas
October 2013

Accommodation on Sanbona Game Reserve

Many thanks for this amazing two days. We enjoyed this soo much. The drives with Israel were so interesting and we learned a lot of the nature and the animals. Also the meals were very “lecker” and a great feeling of warm hospitality. Thanks to all of you.
Mr. & Mrs. Anjerbauer
Munich, Germany
October 30 2013

So fantastic!
Mr. Anderson & Ms. Gordon
Colorado, USA

Lovely 24 hours- so close to White Lions and hidden from view! Lots of interesting animals. Thanks to all.
Mr. & Mrs. Carter
October 2013

Great 2 days!
August 2013


Amazing time!! The food was fantastic & the safari’s were wonderfully informative. We saw all the animals Big and Small. Excellent time and place to spend our 5th anniversary. Will definitely return and hope to see Libby, Alecia and Israel next time too! Thank you for a lifetime of beautiful memories.
Mr. & Mrs. Medina
7 September 2013

Safari Accommodation and Game Drive


A wonderful two days at this wonderful lodge. Our first time in Africa and thanks so much to Israel for showing us the best that Sanbona has to offer, from the White Lions, elephants and rhino to a tiny mouse and the endangered riverine rabbit. Thanks too, to Alicia and Libby for looking after us so well. The memory of the cheetah family feasting on their springbok kill 6ft from our vehicle is one that will last forever.
Mr. & Mrs. Dick
Berkshire, UK
September 2013

Awesome experience. Food for the soul!! Absolutely amazing. An experience to die for. Heart, mind, body and soul rejuvenated. Thank you to the White Lion Lodge Team. All so awesome. Hope to see you soon!!!
Mr. & Mrs. McLoed
Somerset- West
12 May 2013

Thank you to the wonderful team and for the uplifting and restoring experience! Wonderful to have met new friends! Thank you!!
Penny Musetti
Somerset- West
May 2013

An awesome experience! Thank for a wonderful time!
Mr. & Mrs. Kerr
Cape Town
June 2013


Thank you for a wonderful weekend. It was an experience that we want to forget.
De Kock Family
Strand, Cape Town
June 2013

Nice to try Ostrich and Springbok, and absolutely amazing to see all the animals!
Fillip Hulthen
Stockholm, Sweden
July 2013


Amazing fauna and flora at White Lion Lodge, Sanbona! Sights to behold, forever in my heart to hold!
Bronwen & David Gray
Tokai, Cape Town
April 2013

Loved to stay here! Absolutely fantastic!
Fiona & Ann
Brisbane, Australia
April 15 2013

A beautiful experience from accommodation to game viewing to friendly hospitality- an escape from the city – wonderful, will be back!!
Cliff & Sally Scholz

Thanks for a friendly and personal service. We enjoyed the luxury, food, drinks and the game- ride. Although only one done, we learned a lot from Israel.
Mr. & Mrs. Staal
January 8 2013

Thank you for a fantastic stay. If has been a delight. The game drives with Israel were fantastic, the food was superb and the kindness exhibited by all the staff was great.
Mr. & Mrs. Harland
February 4-7 2013

Many thanks to the White Lion crew! We enjoyed every single minute of our stay! Very nice meal, wonderful room and such friendly people. A special thanks to Israel, who did everything he could to showed us all the animals. We are very aware of his effort!!
Tim & Kelly
February 20 2013
Antwerp, Belgium

Great experience. Most enjoyable. So glad we came. Many thanks.
Sylvia & Shaw Harvey
December 15 2013
Northern Ireland

Guest book and Reviews 2012

Perfect experience. Great lodge, excellent drives and food. Thanks to you all!
Christoph & Lada
December 2012
Düsseldorf, Germany

Amazing! Wonderful experience and wonderful team! Will definitely com again!
Thorsten, Karen, Kerri and Erin
December 2012
Montreux, Switzerland

The grounds are magnificent and the staff/ service is excellent. Thanks for the wonderful hospitality. I will definitely recommend to friends. Thank you to Gerhild and the whole staff. What a marvellous experience. Will recommend highly to friends.
Kendra Kirkland
October 2012
Mauritius, USA

Thanks to all for such an enjoyable stay. The team staff is exceptional. Highly recommended!
Susie Shanon
October 24 2012
South Carolina, USA


This place is amazing. Wonderful staff, food and accommodations will be back later in life!
Craig Kingly
October 2012
Anderson, South Carolina, USA

Thank you very much for this very nice stay. I hope to meet you again soon.
November 2012
Colorado, USA

I liked all the animals. I loved to see the lions and I loved the whole lodge. I also loved Israel’s hair.
Kyle, Jan and Chris
October 5 2012

What a beautiful resort, top class. Fantastic people and wonderful accommodation. Felt like a “rock star” in the open shower on the deck.
Sary, Joie and Joie
October 18 2012
Atlanta, USA

Thank you for an adventure of a lifetime! I hope to return in years to come with my family so that they can share in this taste of paradise.
Mr. & Mrs. Walden
October 18 2012
Charleston, USA

Just a quick note to thank you for the great hospitality we received at White Lion Lodge. The accommodation was superb – everything we could have possibly wanted. Your personal contribution was really outstanding and we all said that we would certainly want to repeat the experience. Please thank Israel for all the information we received while out in the bush (Reece made notes of all that we learnt)! Our thanks also to kind Laura and the ladies who made our delicious meals.
Pam and family and friends
October 2012

Stunning accommodation, delicious food, and lovely staff – looking forward to coming back!
Clare & Myrtle
March 16 2012
London, England

We have never enjoyed a vacation so much! Great to see the animals after searching them like an adventure. Thanks for the wealthy comfort.
Briony Cooper & Roger Finlay
April 2012
Little Lyth, Shrewsburry

Guest book and Reviews 2009

We arrived back OK after only slight flight delay - the worst was to move from +30°C in Pringle to -1°C in London. We are still glowing with pleasure at the whole White Lion Lodge experience, wonderful even for unwedding folk but so much enhanced for us. You really made it a special day for us, quite unforgettable.
Please say a special hullo from us to Kevin, and also thank Dadel and your other so helpful and welcoming staff members.
Very best wishes
Peter and Maria

We do hope you enjoyed your time in Germany with your family. (We were sorry to have missed you while we were there in South Africa.) Ray and I just wanted to say to you how much we enjoyed our time at Glen Abbey, whatsmore we really had a wonderful time at Sanbona. Frank and Annette worked so hard to make sure our stay was wonderful. Our 40th wedding anniversary will be remembered by all of us as a fab day. I'm sure you are well ensconced back into your work by now, time goes so quickly doesn't it? Again thankyou for everything.
All good wishes
Anne and Ray (Horrocks)

Geri, hope you had a pleasent and relaxing trip to Europe. We had really enjoyable stays at Glen Abbey as usual and a truly memorable stay at


White Lion Lodge


The whole concept, design and attention to detail is exceptional,5 star comfort, and friendly atmosphere,in totally natural unspoiled surroundings. The game viewing drives,were excellent,with plenty of animals,the highlights being the white rhinos, white lions and being totally surrounded by 12 elephants, some almost at touching distance. Special words of thanks to Annette for the tremendous job she did with the cooking,to Frank,alias Michael Schum..in his dual role of mine host/apprentice game ranger,to Andrew for his very informative all day game drive and last but not least Daryl who does a great job Hope to see you again in the not too distant future.
Best Regards
John & Marie

"Upon my arrival, Gerry and her staff exceeded all of my expectations with their service, hospitality, and gratitude. The White Lion Lodge is a remarkable place of beauty, tranquility, and romanticism. I loved every minute of my stay from the food, to the accommodation, and of course the safari itself. I would recommend the White Lion Lodge to anyone looking for 5 star treatment for a 2 star cost.
I will definitely be back!"
August 2009