Sanbona Wildlife Reserve  Verified Listing

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  • At Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, we promote nature conservation across everything we do, from our environmentally friendly Lodges, to the activities we offer you as a guest. Which is why we take great pride in offering children fun experiences at Sanbona that will create future conservationists for the good of our planet.
    16/30: At Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, we promote nature conservation across everything we do, from our environmentally friendly Lodges, to the activities we offer you as a guest. Which is why we take great pride in offering children fun experiences at Sanbona that will create future conservationists for the good of our planet.
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  • Sanbona is an ongoing conservation project that aims to restore the ecological balance in a landscape formed during cataclysmic times 350 million years ago. Travel through 3 different biomes, and many habitats, including the quartz fields of the succulent Karoo, a very special habitat characterised by beds of angular quartz debris and home to a flora of stunning minute succulent shrubs.
    22/30: Sanbona is an ongoing conservation project that aims to restore the ecological balance in a landscape formed during cataclysmic times 350 million years ago. Travel through 3 different biomes, and many habitats, including the quartz fields of the succulent Karoo, a very special habitat characterised by beds of angular quartz debris and home to a flora of stunning minute succulent shrubs.
  • Awaken your senses and rejuvenate your body, mind, and soul with one of the relaxation retreat therapies exclusive to Sanbona Wildlife Reserve. Inspired by surrounding nature and the four elements, our selection of body and beauty treatments cater for both men and women.
    23/30: Awaken your senses and rejuvenate your body, mind, and soul with one of the relaxation retreat therapies exclusive to Sanbona Wildlife Reserve. Inspired by surrounding nature and the four elements, our selection of body and beauty treatments cater for both men and women.
  • Kids on Safari at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve
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  • Relaxation Retreats
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  • Amazing plant life at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve
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  • Walking Safaris
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  • Let yourself and your family or travelling companions experience Sanbona Wildlife Reserve from a different angle. With the vast and impressive Bellair Dam situated on the property, guests can enjoy our boat safari activities, from the comfort of our spectacular vessel, The Peregrine.
    29/30: Let yourself and your family or travelling companions experience Sanbona Wildlife Reserve from a different angle. With the vast and impressive Bellair Dam situated on the property, guests can enjoy our boat safari activities, from the comfort of our spectacular vessel, The Peregrine.
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The malaria-free Sanbona Wildlife Reserve is around a three-hour scenic drive from Cape Town in the heart of the Little Karoo, along Route 62 – the world’s longest wine route. At the foot of the towering Warmwaterberg Mountains, Sanbona boasts 58,000 hectares of sculpted Cape Fold Mountains, wide-open Karoo plains, indigenous flora and fauna and rare examples of San rock art, some dating back more than 3, 500 years, plus a unique boat safari. More than a Big 5 wilderness reserve, it’s the vastness of the landscape, the alluring stillness and isolation amid raw beauty and boundless plains that make Sanbona unique.

Dwyka Tented Lodge offers the ideal option for anyone in search of a tranquil yet luxurious tented experience. Tilney Manor is steeped in history, designed in true Karoo- Cape Georgian style, it is perfect for guests in need of an exclusive Karoo experience. Gondwana Family Lodge is the perfect choice for families with a tailor-made Kids on Safari program. The seasonal Explorer Camp, is a dedicated walking safari experience, designed for the adventurous traveller.

Property Facilities:
Sanbona boasts an impressive collection of succulents and wildlife, including: elephant, lion, cheetah, buffalo and numerous antelope species, which are all free roaming within this privately owned 54, 000 ha reserve.
Conservation is at the forefront of your experience and guests will experience hectares of sculpted Cape Fold Mountains, wide-open Karoo plains, indigenous flora and fauna and rare examples of San rock art, some dating back more than 3, 500 years, plus a unique boat safari.
More than a Big 5 wilderness reserve, it’s the vastness of the landscape, the alluring stillness and isolation amid raw beauty and boundless plains that make Sanbona unique.

Area Information:
Sanbona is located in between Montagu and Barrydale, along Route 62 – the world’s longest wine route.

In Room Facilities:
* DWYKA TENTED LODGE:
Dwyka Tented Lodge epitomises an atmosphere of seclusion. Nine luxury tents, with private decks and heated jacuzzies are set in a horseshoe bend of a dry Karoo ravine. Rejuvenate your mind, body and soul at the Relaxation Retreat, or dine alfresco in the boma with a selection of beautiful wines available within our wine cellar.


* TILNEY MANOR:
Breathtaking views of the undulating mountains and landscape embrace the historical Tilney Manor in a refuge of peace and tranquillity. The Manor offers six spacious open-plan suites with their own fireplace, leading on to private verandas. Guest experiences include authentic Karoo cuisine, luxurious lounges and a rim flow pool. Indulge your senses at the Relaxation Retreat that boasts a steam room and sauna while witnessing a pure African spectacle – a Karoo sunset.


* GONDWANA FAMILY LODGE:
With views of the magnificent Anysberg Mountains and overlooking the Bellair Dam, Gondwana Lodge is the perfect sanctuary for families, friends and groups.
This spacious thatched Lodge offers guests a sense of modern comfort with a touch of bush authenticity. Interconnecting rooms, indoor and outdoor play areas and a child-friendly pool cater for guests of all ages plus the Kids on Safari programme offers educational and recreational wildlife experiences. A Relaxation Retreat with an extensive menu of therapies and treatments, including a steam room offers a serene ending to a fun-filled day.

Attractions:
Sanbona offers guests Game Drives twice daily across the reserve, as well as a variety of additional activities which include: Guided Wilderness Walks and Boat Safaris. Take a trip to one of our dedicated Rock Art Sites to appreciate the unique paintings that have existed thousands of years before man took over, while appreciating the Rock Formations.

Back at the lodges, take time for yourself to enjoy our Relaxation Retreat with an extensive menu of therapies and treatments, a serene ending to a fun-filled day. In the evenings, absorb tales of the land while gazing upon the stars.

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Property Type Game Lodge
Conditions

* Kindly contact our reservations department directly to secure any interconnecting rooms, or rooms requiring additional children's facilities at Gondwana Lodge.
* Kindly note that no persons under the age of 16 years are permitted at Dwyka Tented Lodge.
* Kindly note that no persons under the age of 12 years are permitted at Tilney Manor.

* All rates are quoted and invoiced in South African Rand (ZAR) on a per person per night basis. No other levies apply.
Adults travelling:
* Adult Sharing rates apply to persons (12 years and older) sharing one room/suite/tent. Persons 12 years and older are considered adults and will therefore require their own room/suite/tent at the applicable rates.
* Single Adult rates are only applicable when one adult is staying by him/herself in one room/suite/tent. Not applicable when an adult is sharing a room/suite/tent with a child/ children.
* Note that all rooms can sleep a maximum of two adults.
* Above mentioned rates are inclusive of breakfast, lunch, dinner, game drives, guided wilderness walks, tea, coffee, water, game drive beverages, tourism levy and 14% VAT (all other beverages are excluded and must be settled upon departure).
* Persons under the age of 16 years are not permitted on any walking safaris.
Children travelling:
* Applicable to Gondwana Family Lodge only.
* Child rates are applicable to children from 4 years up to and including 11 years; irrespective of whether children are sharing with adults or staying in their own room/suite (single or sharing).
* 0 to 3years old are accommodated at no additional cost, on a sharing basis only with adults.
* Above mentioned rates are inclusive of the Kids on Safari program, breakfast, lunch, dinner, game drives, tea, coffee, water, game drive beverages, tourism levy and 14% VAT (all other beverages are excluded and must be settled upon departure).
* Persons under the age of 4 years are not permitted on game drives.

* All rates are subject to change without prior notice.
We recommend a minimum stay of two nights throughout the year. A minimum 2 night stay restriction is applicable over the festive period during Peak season.

Child Policy:

* This policy applies to all persons from 0 up to and including 11 years old.
* Persons under the age of 4 years are not permitted on any game drives.
* Persons under the age of 16 years are not permitted on any walking safaris.
* Persons under the age of 16 years are not permitted at Dwyka Tented Camp.
* Persons under the age of 12 years are not permitted at Tilney Lodge.
* Children are accommodated at Gondwana Family Lodge only.

3 Years old
* are accommodated at no additional cost
* must share with adults, depending on the availability of cots and/or rooms with a sleeper couch
* are not permitted on game drives
11 Years old
* are accommodated at 50% (half) of the adult sharing rate
* may share with adults, depending on the availability of rooms with a sleeper couch
* are permitted on game drives
* Sleeper couches can accommodate a maximum of one child.
* Cots can accommodate a maximum of one child.
* Rooms can accommodate a maximum of one cot and one sleeper couch only.
* Rooms accommodating children sharing with parents contain one sleeper couch per room.
* Complimentary child minding is available during game drive hours in our kiddies play centre.
* Additional child minding service are available upon request and can be arranged at an additional cost.

Travel Information:

* Insurance
We highly recommend that travel insurance is taken out.
* Transfers / Gate Times
Transfers to and from the reserve can be arranged with reservations on request at an additional cost.
Terms and Conditions relating to Road transfers apply, and are available on request/as addendum to this document
All transfers are handled by accredited car hire and charter companies.
A complimentary transfer from the welcoming lounge, located 15 kilometers into Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, to the different lodges is available on request and must be booked at least 72 hours in advance; please contact reservations in order to book these
* arriving guests are picked up from the welcoming lounge at 12h30 or 16h00 (guests arriving on the later transfer will not be able to join the afternoon game drive);
* departing guests are picked up from their lodge to be back at the welcoming lounge by 12h30.

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Check-out before 11:00 AM
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Linda Bezuglova
12 September 2018

It is one of my favourite places that I return to quite often. Its peacefulness and beauty astound visitors.

Okay. 3 out of 5
Yolande Kleyn
20 August 2018

The nature and views.

Very poor. 1 out of 5