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At the foot of the towering Warmwaterberg Mountains in the Little Karoo lies the unique safari destination of Sanbona Wildlife Reserve. Three Luxury Lodges and an adventurous Explorer Camp nestle in 58, 000 hectares of sculpted Cape Fold Mountains and wide-open plains. Take a three-hour scenic drive from Cape Town to the heart of the Little Karoo, along the Route 62, to an unforgettable, malaria-free private game reserve.
Experience a huge diversity of indigenous flora and fauna and rare examples of San rock art, some dating back more than 3, 500 years, plus a unique boat safari and thrilling game drives. Conservation is paramount at Sanbona and every guest contributes to preserving this wilderness for future generations.
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.
Please note that Sanbona is a private reserve and booking in advance is essential.
Only 55 beds in 58,000 hectares
Only 3.5hr drive from Cape Town
Free-roaming and self-sustaining wildlife
Rates include all nature-based activities, meals and selected beverages
Unique endemic flora
Registered NPC, all profits
sustain the conservation
Set in a horseshoe bend of a dry Karoo ravine and concealed by striking rock formations, the eco-friendly Dwyka Tented Lodge epitomises an atmosphere of secluded luxury.
Overlooking the Bellair Dam, and resembling a typical thatched Karoo homestead, Gondwana Lodge has been designed for families. Children of all ages are entertained with the exciting Kids on Safari programme.
Offers privacy, tranquillity and breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and plains. The historical Tilney Manor is a lush oasis within carefully laid out indigenous gardens.
An authentic walking adventure to explore the Karoo while boasting a true camping experience by sleeping in mobile luxuriously appointed tents around a camp-fire. The camp is located within a beautifully shaded thicket in the heart of the reserve.
We had a wonderful 3 night 4 day stay at Dwyka Tented Lodge : but don’t be confused by tented... Only the roof is like a tent canopy. It’s 5... read more
Our first trip to Sanbona was as a couple and I recall that we had an amazing time. Fast forward almost 9 years with our 2 young children (7 years... read more
Great place - excellent destination. all the staff very welcomimg and helpful with plenty of smiles! very comfortable rooms, delicious food.
Game drives - 4 in 2 night stay -... read more
We only stayed 1 night but it was an amazing experience. The tented lodges were so luxurious. The lunch, dinner and breakfast was of the highest quality. Staff were lovely... read more
We really enjoyed our trip to sanbona, however, a couple of days before we were due to fly out to South Africa we were advised that they had made a... read more
We were lucky enough to spend three fabulous nights at TILNEY MANOR. The hotel only has 8 rooms so there is never any crowding. The rooms are spacious, luxurious and... read more
This is a tough review to write !!
Firstly the lodge – Dwyka - absolutely brilliant – hard to find fault because there were none ! The bed was... read more
Depart from Mother City, head out on the long and winding road (3 hours), ROUTE 62, voted by CNN Travel as the world’s best road trip destination. At the foot... read more
I chose Dwyka Tented Camp at Sanbona for 3 main reasons: accessibility from Cape Town without the need for a flight; luxury of accommodation; and ethos regarding conservation. I was... read more
We visited Sanbona Wildlife reserve in November 2019 for one Night and we had two occations with safari.
We did not see big five or similar. The animals are... read more