WELCOME TO SANBONA WILDLIFE RESERVE
Sanbona is one of the largest privately owned reserve’s in South Africa, sprawling across 58,000ha of contrasting terrain. This stark landscape is dotted with rare succulents and unique rock formations that have been adorned with Khoi and San rock art. Located along Route 62, Sanbona offers an exclusive and authentic wildlife experience close to Cape Town. Guests can expect to enjoy vast landscapes, dramatic geological formations as well as diverse game viewing, set in the malaria-free arid Klein Karoo.
Strategically situated in the transitional area between the Cape Floristic Region and the Succulent Karoo, conservation at Sanbona is critical. Acknowledged as a global
a biodiversity hotspot, the reserve strives to preserve, protect and rehabilitate this already challenged landscape. As a registered NPC, this vast reserve’s top priority today is to manage conservation sensitively while preserving the area’s ecological integrity. Once driven out due to human intervention, the reserve now protects endangered species such as Cape mountain zebra, cheetah, and riverine rabbit, to name but a few.
Experience one of three luxury lodges, each with their distinctive personality and appeal, including a family-friendly lodge complete with children’s entertainment area. For the adventurous at heart, the Explorer Camp will appeal to those who prefer to experience the veld on foot. On-site activities include game drive, guided wilderness walks, Kids on Safari programme, rock art, geology, bird watching and boating safaris.
WHY TRAVEL TO SANBONA?
Only 55 beds in 58,000 hectares
ACCESSIBLE AND MALARIA FREE
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
NOT FOR PROFIT
Registered NPC, all profits
sustain the conservation
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
Sanbona continues to meet and exceed expectations... Beautiful setting - loved the flowers, knowledgeable rangers, friendly team, excellent service, comfortable accommodation. We'll be back again!
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