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About Sanbona Wildlife Reserve

Only 3 hours from Cape Town, Sanbona boasts 54 000 hectares of undulating mountains and plains, indigenous flora and fauna, rock formations and rock art. This is a destination not to be missed.

The sheer expanse and stark beauty of the Sanbona gives one a sense of humbleness, the realization of the inconsequentialities of life, a temporary release of the daily stresses of everyday living.

Sanbona allows one to be at peace, allowing one to curl up with a book, seeking solitude and introspection and what's more... At 54,000 hectares, Sanbona is one of the largest privately owned game reserves in South Africa.

Accommodation

Dwyka Tented Lodge (King or Twin Room)
Once the range of ancient Khoisan hunter-gatherers dramatically situated in a horseshoe bend of a dry Karoo ravine and surrounded by awe-inspiring rock formations. These luxurious and secluded tents exude an atmosphere of pioneering adventure in this vast landscape.

Gondwana Lodge (King / Twin Room)
Gondwana Lodge offers endless views over the plains of Bellair Dam and onto Anysberg-mountains. Children of all ages are entertained with its exciting “Kids on Safari” program.

Tilney Manor
Tilney Manor has six luxuriously appointed rooms. This exclusivity ensures that guests can experience personal service and world-class cuisine in an atmosphere of privacy and tranquillity.

Activities

One of the true joys of Sanbona is the freedom to do nothing at all in absolute luxury. But for those who choose to venture beyond the comfort of the Lodge, a world of new experiences awaits.

Game Drives
Traverse the landscape of Sanbona Wildlife Reserve with a qualified ranger in comfortable open Landcruisers. During the drive, be it in the early morning or for sundowners, various species of plants, animals, big game and birds can be seen. Sundowner evening drives offer spectacular displays of light as the evening sun sets over the Little Karoo.

Birdwatching
For the avid birdwatcher, Sanbona Wildlife Reserve is home to more than 200 species. There is a very healthy population of raptors to be seen including African Fish Eagles, breeding pairs of majestic Black Eagles and regular sightings of Black Harrier.

Nature Walks
Discover the spirit of the Little Karoo on foot and see the many treasures on the Reserve.

Rock Art
The San people of Africa roamed the area for thousands of years until 100 years ago. The /Xam tribe, the nomadic hunter-gatherers living in harmony with nature realised then that man and nature together is sustainable.

Stargazing
With the absence of artificial light, the stargazing at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve is phenomenal and amongst the best in Southern Africa.

Why choose Sanbona ...

• Only 3.5 hours drive from Cape Town which makes Sanbona the closest free-roaming Big 5 reserve to Cape Town
• The only free self sustaining white lions in the world
• Vast open plains and rugged mountains
• Situated on the famous Route 62
• Variety of endemic bird and animal life
• Highly competent field guides
• Previously home to the San people where one can experience the legacy of the Bushman in the beauty of their rock art
• The only conserved habitat for the highly endangered Riverine Rabbit (13th most endangered mammal in the world)
• Malaria free
• Situated in the heart of the Little Karoo Wine Route, the longest in the world

Take the Tour

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Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Air-conditioning
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Children: cot, highchair, etc.
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • Disabled equipped
  • Fireplace
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • International plug point(s)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Jacuzzi
  • Mini- / courtesy bar
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Private pool
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Telephone (direct dial)
  • Television (with satellite)
  • Underfloor heating

On Site

  • Air-conditioning
  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Childcare / babysitting service
  • Garden(s)
  • Guest lounge with TV
  • Health spa
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (off street)
  • Reception (24 hours)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Safe deposit box (reception)
  • Smoking: in demarcated areas
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool
  • Wake up calls
  • Wheelchair access

Food & Drink

  • Bar (fully licenced)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee
  • Restaurant / dining room
  • Room service

Internet

  • Free Wi-Fi

Transfers

  • Airport transfers
  • Other transfers available

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Rooms & Rates

Select your check-in and check-out dates to view availability and the rates applicable.

Dwyka Tented Lodge King Room

Embraced by striking rock formations, Dwyka Tented Lodge epitomises an atmosphere of seclusion. Nine luxury tents, with private decks and heated Jacuzzis are set in a horseshoe bend of a dry Karoo ravine.

Qty: 9
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

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 leading on to private verandas. Guest experience Colonial elegance.

Qty: 6
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

Gondwana Lodge Twin Room

This spacious thatched Lodge is the perfect sanctuary for families, friends and groups. Offering guests a sense of modern comfort, with a selection of interconnecting rooms, play areas and outdoor pool to cater for kids of all ages.

Qty: 12
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-11 years are allowed; over 11 years treated as adults

Rates INCLUDE:
“Kids on Safari” program, breakfast, lunch, dinner, game drives, tea, coffee, water, game drive beverages, tourism levy and 15% Vat

Rates EXCLUDE:
All other beverages. These can be settled upon departure.

Guest Reviews

3 Reviews from SA-Venues.com travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewexcellent

Sanbona Reserve in the cape is without a doubt not to be missed. If you are only visiting the cape and not going to Kruger or one of the private reserves in the North, the this is the place!! Waking up at 6am and going on Safari's was life changing - it was a wonderful experience being only feet away from a free roaming lion, 15 meters away watching a cheetah eating its kill (a Springbok) and seeing all the giraffe and other wildlife.Staff were friendly and the rangers are extremely knowledgeable. A very worthwhile experience!

June 2018

Freya (Washington, DC)

Verified reviewexcellent

Sanbona exceeded all of our expectations! It is exactly what one hopes for when booking a wildlife getaway. The service is unrivalled, many thanks to Alwyn, Bernard and all of the staff who took such good care of us. A very special thank you to Rudi, our game ranger, who shared his extensive knowledge with us and went out of his way to make our game drives memorable. Dwyka Lodge is a little piece of heaven, right here in the Western Cape. Can't wait to return!

June 2011

Stefani (Cape Town)

Need to Know

Response timeSanbona Wildlife Reserve typically responds to requests in 5-10 minutes.

Child policyChildren over the age of 12 are welcome at Tilney Lodge and children over the age of 16 are permitted at Dwyka Tented Camp

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 14h00
Check-out by 11h00

Payment methods accepted by the propertyAmerican Express, Visa, Mastercard, EFT or secure online payment via SA-Venues.com

Listed on SA-Venues.com since November 2002

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