Barrydale Game Reserve Accommodation – White Lion Lodge – Klein Karoo, Western Cape

Barrydale Game Reserve Accommodation – White Lion Lodge offers holiday accommodation in the Western Cape Breede River Valley, South Africa

White Lion Lodge
P O Box 5546, Cape Town 8000

Tel + 27 (0) 21 847 1043
Fax + 27 (0) 21 424 2567

The White Lion Lodge is situated along the Klein Kalkoenshoek River on the Sanbona Wildlife Reserve. The 54000 ha privately owned Wildlife Reserve is situated along the Warmwaterberg Mountains, in the heart of the little Karoo, along the Route 62, the longest Wine Route - The Little Karoo Wine Route - in the world.

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.

The Sanbona Wildlife Reserve has about 600 species of plants. Various floral kingdoms make up the Reserve. These include the Acacia, Karoo, Renosterveld, Succulent Karoo and the Mountain Fynbos.

The Karoo is a spectacularly wild and open landscape of rugged mountains, stony plains, saltpans and sand dunes. Rain may fall in winter. In summer without warning or not at all. The indigenous plants and animals of the Karoo have been selected over hundreds of thousands of years to escape or endure heat, droughts and floods. The unpredictability of the weather, together with the unusual vegetation of the region, makes it a very special place.

The Succulent Karoo with its winter rainfalls is known for its hundreds of kinds of succulent plants. It has a variety of small shrubs, as well as winter-growing grasses, which disappear during the drought and re- appear after the rain.

Animals, which used to roam freely in former times, are being reintroduced to Sanbona. The big 5 - Lion, Leopard, Buffalo, Elephant, Rhinoceros and Kudu as well as other species such as Gemsbok, Springbok, Hartebeest, Eland, Kudu, Wildebeest, Zebra. The natural small game such as Jackal, Caracal, Aardwolf, Ant bear, brown Hyena, Grey Reedbuck, Steenbok, Klipspringer, Grysbok, Duiker can also be observed.

A variety of these species has adapted to the diversity of habitat types found in the Karoo. Eland, Hartebeest, Springbok, Duiker, Steenbok are Karoo generalists. Other species prefer more specific habitat conditions. The Cape Mountain Zebra, Mountain reedbuck, Grey rheebok, and Klipspringer occur in mountainous and broken habitats. The specialists of the grassy plains are the Black wildebeest, Gemsbok. The network of wooded kloofs, valleys, and river channels that dissects much of the Karoo provides habitat for specialist woodland browsers such as Black rhinoceros and Kudu. Permanent water and rivers support the Hippopotamus, Elephant and Buffalo.

The San People of Africa lived in this area for thousands of years until 100 years ago. The Ixam tribe, the nomadic hunter-gatherers living in harmony with nature, realised then that man and nature together are sustainable. There are 7 sites throughout the Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, rock art sites dating back more than 3500 years depicting the spiritual beliefs and lives of these fascinating people.

  STO Rates (20%)


Price per Suite
2 people sharing

Additional person
11.01.2016 - 30.04.2016 R6000.00 R3000.00
01.05.2016 - 30.09.2016 R4800.00 R2400.00
01.10.2016 - 20.12.2016 R6400.00 R3200.00
21.12.2016 - 10.01.2017 R6800.00 R6800.00
11.01.2017 - 30.04.2017 R6400.00 R3200.00
  RACK Rates


Price per Suite
2 people sharing

Additional person
11.01.2016 - 30.04.2016 R7500.00 R3750.00
01.05.2016 - 30.09.2016 R6000.00 R3000.00
01.10.2016 - 20.12.2016 R8000.00 R4000.00
21.12.2016 - 10.01.2017 R8500.00 R8500.00
11.01.2017 - 30.04.2017 R8000.00 R4000.00

Child 0 - 3 years stay for free
R1800.00 per night per child 4 - 11 years, sharing room with parents, until 30.09.2016
R2000.00 per night per child 4 - 11 years, sharing a room with parents, from 01.10.2016
No single rate and no child rate from the 21.12.2016 - 10.01.2017
The rates are quoted per Suite, per night and inclusive of accommodation,
meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner), selected, local South African beverages and drives

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Tel + 27 (0) 21 847 1043
Fax + 27 (0) 21 424 2567