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Guest book and Reviews

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.
Marion
April 2017

Very familiar and wonderful stay.
Fee & Angelika | Germany
19.02.2015

Honoured the Lodge and Setting. Food, Service and Drives all excellent. Thank you Angie for the recommendation.
Kean | UK
28.01.2015

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
28.01.2015

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.
Regards
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.
Cheers
Angie

 

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

 

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 22 2013

Brilliant- Had a lovely time. Thanks for everyone for making our stay so enjoyable.
Ms. Downey & Mr. Coleman
Dublin, Ireland
November 21 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
Austria
October 24 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
UK
October 16 2013

Great 2 days!
Justin
Canada
29 Augustus 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
USA
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
14 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
20 May 2013

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

 

Big Five Safari

 

Thank you for a wonderful weekend. It was an experience that we want to forget.
De Kock Family
Strand, Cape Town
June 23 2013
 

Nice to try Ostrich and Springbok, and absolutely amazing to see all the animals!
Fillip Hulthen
Stockholm, Sweden
July 1 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 27- 29 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

Perfect experience. Great lodge, excellent drives and food. Thanks to you all!
Christoph & Lada
December 20 2012
Düsseldorf, Germany

Amazing! Wonderful experience and wonderful team! Will definitely com again!
Thorsten, Karen, Kerri and Erin
December 22 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 24 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 10 2012
Anderson, South Carolina, USA

Thank you very much for this very nice stay. I hope to meet you again soon.
Matthew
November 3 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
UK

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 22 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 3 2012
Little Lyth, Shrewsburry

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