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Big Five Safari at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve

Big Five Safari at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve near Montagu on Route 62 in South Africa.

Natural Body Products from the Renosterveld

“Let you skin be pampered by the Renosterveld”

The White Lion Lodge has introduced Natural Body Products, produced by Liana from the Kogman and Keisie Organic Farm in Montagu.

The products are hand mixed by Liana, lovingly formulated with a range of oils that reflect the Renosterveld/Fynbos, one of the biome’s found on the Reserve.  She uses no chemicals that are detrimental to human and environmental health, specifically no parabens, sulphates, mineral oils and obviously no animal testing.

 At present the range includes a wonderfully scented Fynbos/Renosterveld Liquid Soap and Body Lotion, Sea Salt Bath Scrub and Soak and a selection of Healing Balms. The balms are made from beeswax and propolis from the area and a blend of Fynbos/Renosterveld essential oils to specifically target skin irritations (Healing Balm) headaches and sleeplessness (Happy Balm) and an all around luxurious balm for hands and lips (Nurture Balm).


Ingredients from the Fynbos/Renosterveld used in the Soap and Lotion:

Rose Geranium - Pelargonium Graveolens oil
Lavender - Lavendula Angustifolia oil
Wild Rosmary – Eriocephalus africanus/tenuipes oil
Buchu Oil – Agathosma Betulina oil
Olive – Olea Europaea oil

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Handmade Jewellery created with Love for you

Heart for wildlife (www.heartforwildlife.co.za), a non-profit initiative organisation, is creating wildlife themed jewellery 'handmade and sourced in Africa' to raise awareness about endangered species and funds for their conservation.100 % of our profit goes to conservation NPO's, carefully selected by us. Materials originate from Africa, to suppo...
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Important Information For Our Guests Traveling From Cape Town

Important Information For Our Guests Traveling From Cape Town

Update March 12, 2018

New Blastings planned in autumn 2018:

Thursday 15 March 2018 Blasting
Tuesday 20 March 2018 Blasting
Thursday 22 March 2018 Blasting
Tuesday 27 March 2018 Blasting

Tuesday 10 April 2018 Blasting
Thursday 12 April 2018 Blasting
Tuesday 17 April 2018 Blasting
Thursday 19 April 2018 Blasting
Tuesday 24 April 2018 Blasting

Thursday 03 May 2018 Blasting
Tuesday 08 May 2018 Blasting
Thursday 10 May 2018 Blasting
Tuesday 15 May 2018 Blasting
Thursday 17 May 2018 Blasting

Future dates will be confirmed at a later stage.

The major blasting required in Cogmanskloof is complete, so scheduled road closures have been suspended until further notice. Occassional road closures my be required from time to time to eable necessary services to be installed.


From November 2015 to December 2016 the Cogmanskloof, Eastern Side of Montagu might be closed on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11.00 -13.00 for Blasting.

Alternative Route to the White Lion Lodge on Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, coming from the N1:

Drive through Ashton and turn right direction Swellendam (R60) for approx. 45km.
In Swellendam turn onto the N2 direction Heidelberg. After 11 km turn left onto the R324 for ca. 15 km. You will drive through Suurbraak.
Than turn left, stay on the R324 for another 17km. You will drive over the Tradouw Pass.
Thereafter you turn left onto the R62 and after 20km turn right onto the Sanbona Road.


If you travel the N2 from Cape Town, carry on going until you turn off onto the R324.

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Meet the Cape Mountain Zebra in Sanbona Game ReserveIn September 2016 a herd of Cape Mountain Zebras were introduced to the South of the Sanbona Wildlife Reserve. The Cape Mountain Zebra (Equus zebra zebra) is a subspecies of the Mountain Zebra. It occurred in the Mountain Region of the Cape Fold Belt and along the Southern portion of the Great Esc...
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Elephant Movements within the Park

Elephant Movements within the Park

It has been a very exciting start to November 2015 as we collard an elephant in the Northern herd and in the Southern herd.

Elephants in the Sanbona Game Reserve

The oldest elephant bull in the south was collard on Wednesday 4 November 2015 with a GPS collar. Since then I have been able to view their movements as hourly readings are taken.

Over the 6th, 7th and 8th they have spent time moving from the Gatskraal river line, west of the Almond Farm, through to Windmill Valley, Raltelfontein South, and the valleys around the Hoeksberg, before moving back to the Gatskraal river line.
This movement was often covered in the space of 24 hours, before being repeated. Midday on the 8th they returned to the Gatskraal river where they stayed for three days before heading back through the valleys to Windmill road, Ratelfontein South and the area around Hereroa Track.

The Matriarch in the northern herd was collard and is also doing well. They have spent most of their time this week on the western side of the dam this week. We will start the diet monitoring and so spend a day every two weeks viewing the herd in the south and a day in the north.

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