Sanbona Wildlife Reserve 
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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.

Explore a wilderness sanctuary in the Western Cape while staying at your choice of three luxurious lodges or a back-to-nature Explorer Camp adventure, each of which is surrounded by ancient folded mountains and endless vistas.

Our luxury lodges operate independently, each of which being fully staffed with their own management team, chef brigade, hosts and hostesses and experienced field guides.

Weather permitting, dinner arrangements alternate between the in and outdoor facilities. Each option at Sanbona offers a unique and enriching experience under the African sky.

For an exciting experience and adventure, choose the luxury lodge that best suits your travelling needs.

Tilney Manor
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.

Dwyka Tented Lodge
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.

Gondwana Family Lodge
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.

Sanbona Explorer Camp
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.

Contact Information


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