This Airbnb Let's You Sleep in a Quaint Cottage Surrounded by 70+ lions for 7,500 rupees per Night!!

Tripoto
6th Jan 2019
Photo of This Airbnb Let's You Sleep in a Quaint Cottage Surrounded by 70+ lions for 7,500 rupees per Night!! by Anil Kumar

Next time you are in South Africa, stay amidst lions. This will be a lifetime experience which you cannot get anywhere in the World, and Lion House offers it for you.

Photo of South Africa by Anil Kumar

You might have stayed in AirBnB’s on mountains, lakes, river side, hills, inside forest areas and many more magnificent places. But have you ever stayed in a cottage where you can witness lions roaring and chatting with each other right in front of you? Then this 5 star rated cottage offers you an experience that you will cherish for whole life. Guests forget the outside World here and indulge in the quiet and stillness of Mother Earth and soak up in the true spirit of Africa’s Wild life.

The GG Conservation Reserve and Lion Sanctuary:

The Glen Gariff Lions NPC is a non-profit charity and your whole booking fees directly benefit the GG lions here.

As per the Airbnb’s website, ‘You are never more than 5 metres away from a lion at Lion House! The whole lion experience is what you get here, as you have lions right outside your door’.

Photo of Harrismith, South Africa by Anil Kumar

The Property:

Lion House is a 3 bedroom cottage which is meant to be a self-contained property. This is not a usual cottage where you have people to serve you food and drinks. Here it is all you who should prepare your food in a kitchen full of amenities.

Photo of This Airbnb Let's You Sleep in a Quaint Cottage Surrounded by 70+ lions for 7,500 rupees per Night!! by Anil Kumar
Photo of This Airbnb Let's You Sleep in a Quaint Cottage Surrounded by 70+ lions for 7,500 rupees per Night!! by Anil Kumar

Speciality:

With a self-contained cottage to stay, you can book tours of the conservation where one can witness zebras, rare black wildebeests, bonteboks, waterbucks, elands, impalas, red hartebeest, oryxes, and wild cats more than 70 in number. The place also provides a free wifi, an indoor fireplace for winter evenings, and a hot water. Mainly the GG conservation centre here helps in protecting lions from habiatat loss, poaching, and hunting.

Photo of This Airbnb Let's You Sleep in a Quaint Cottage Surrounded by 70+ lions for 7,500 rupees per Night!! by Anil Kumar

Food:

Cook your own food in a BBQ area right outside the cottage while Lions watch you cook.

Photo of This Airbnb Let's You Sleep in a Quaint Cottage Surrounded by 70+ lions for 7,500 rupees per Night!! by Anil Kumar

Rooms:

This cottage should be booked for only one family or friends of 6 people as it has only 3 bedrooms in it.

Photo of This Airbnb Let's You Sleep in a Quaint Cottage Surrounded by 70+ lions for 7,500 rupees per Night!! by Anil Kumar
Photo of This Airbnb Let's You Sleep in a Quaint Cottage Surrounded by 70+ lions for 7,500 rupees per Night!! by Anil Kumar

Safety:

The property is completely safe even though you have lions roaming outside. The sanctuary guides escort you in and out of the cottage safely.

Photo of This Airbnb Let's You Sleep in a Quaint Cottage Surrounded by 70+ lions for 7,500 rupees per Night!! by Anil Kumar

Nearby Attractions:

Platberg

HArrismith Botanical Gardens

Platberg Eco Park

Debora Retief Park

How to Reach:

The property is located 7 kms from the nearby town Harrismith. Harrismith is in turn located 270 kms from Johannesburg and 300 kms from Durban. There are flights plying from New Delhi and Mumbai to Durban.

Image Credits: Airbnb.

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