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.
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.
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.
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.