|SANBONA WILDLIFE RESERVE
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The Western Cape's Premier Wildlife Destination. 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 54, 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.
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Accommodation is offered at three luxurious lodges and a Seasonal Explorer Camp adventure, offering adventurous guests an authentic walking experience, surrounded by ancient volcanic mountains and endless vistas.
Tilney Manor offers six spacious open-plan suites leading on to private verandas. Each suite has breath-taking views of the undulating mountains and landscape embrace the historical Tilney Manor in a refuge of peace and tranquillity. The Manor 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 Lodge overlooks the magnificent Anysberg Mountains and Bellair Dam, Gondwana Lodge is the perfect sanctuary for family, friends and groups. This spacious thatched Lodge offers guests a sense of modern comfort with a touch of bush authenticity in these 12 generously proportioned luxury suites. 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.
Dwyka Tented Lodge is embraced by striking rock formations, Dwyka Tented Lodge epitomises an atmosphere of seclusion. Nine luxury tents, with private decks and heated spa baths are set in a horseshoe bend of a dry Karoo ravine. The lodge stands proud upon the beautifully weathered landscape reflecting the nomadic lifestyle of the Khoisan hunter-gatherers who once roamed this land. Rejuvenate your mind, body and soul at the Relaxation Retreat, which offers an extensive menu of treatments and therapies. Dine alfresco in the boma or unwind in the communal lounge.
The Explorer Camp is a seasonal camp offers adventurous guests an authentic walking experience to explore the Karoo while sleeping in luxury tents and enjoying evenings around a campfire. The camp is located along a beautifully shaded riverbed and qualified guides enhance birding, cultural and natural history experiences with opportunities to encounter the Big 5. The Explorer Camp operates during the summer months (October - April) and each wilderness trail takes two days to complete, with departures each Friday.
Guest Activities include Game Drives, lasting up to 3 hours, that take place in the tranquil moods of sunrise and sunset.
Guided Widerness Walks with qualified walking guides provide the opportunity for guests to experience the excitement of tracking, bird, insect, plant identification as well as experience nature in a holistic sense.
Relaxation Retreats where various beauty & massage treatments can be enjoyed.
Stargazing & Story Telling - with the absence of artificial light, the stargazing at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve is phenomenal and amongst the best in Southern Africa. Discover the ancient myths of the stories told by the San about their visions of the stars.
Boat Safaris offers guests a unique game viewing perspective from the water.
Sanbona and the spirit of the San people welcomes you.
Please contact Sanbona directly for bookings and enquiries.