The Wildlife Reserve is only a 3 hours drive from Cape Town, which makes it, the closest free roaming big 5 Reserve to Cape Town.

54000 Hectares 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 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 at Sanbona offers world-class standards in 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 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 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 from 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.

A 15-meter sparkling rim flow swimming pool invites our guests to relax in the afternoon.

The Lodge is a combination of contemporary decor mixed with Karoo sandstone, timber, thatch, airy free flowing spaces and hues of Karoo slate are breathtaking stylish, sophisticated yet refreshingly simple. Natural fibres and textures characterise the interiors. The interactive kitchen allows for intimate and informal dining.


2017/2018 2 people sharing Single rate
01.05.2017-30.09.2017 R6600.00 R3300.00
01.10.2017-20.12.2017 R8800.00 R4400.00
21.12.2017-10.01.2018 R9300.00 R9300.00
11.01.2018-30.04.2018 R8800.00 R4400.00

map & directions

Please use the GPS Co-ordinates from the Main Gate. You will get a map on the gate, how to get to White Lion Lodge. 

Main Gate S 33° 52' 1" S 33.866944 S 33° 52.01663 E 20° 31' 42.1" E 20.528356 E 20° 31.70137

enquiries & reservations

Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, R62, Montagu

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