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Sanbona Wildlife Reserve

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Btwn Montagu & Barrydale | between Montagu & Barrydale, Montagu 6720, South Africa
+27 21 010 0028
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Wild Life Safari Tour including Private Transfer To and From Aquila Reserve
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11-Day Western Cape Private Tour including Garden Route and Sanbona Big 5 Safari
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PLEASE NOTE THAT SANBONA WILDLIFE RESERVE IS A PRIVATE RESERVE & PRE-BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL. THE RESERVE DOES NOT OFFER DAY TRIPS OR SELF DRIVE GAME VIEWING TRIPS. Nestled at the foot of the towering Warmwaterberg Mountains in the heart of the Little Karoo, Sanbona Wildlife Reserve celebrates the spirit of the San people who once roamed this distinctive area. Sanbona and the spirit of the San people welcome you. More than 54 000 hectares of undulating mountains and plains, indigenous flora and fauna, rock formations and rock art make this a destination not to be missed.
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“game drives” (66 reviews)
“cape town” (57 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Btwn Montagu & Barrydale | between Montagu & Barrydale, Montagu 6720, South Africa
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+27 21 010 0028
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"game drives"
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"dwyka tented lodge"
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"outdoor shower"
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"white lion"
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"explorer camp"
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"amazing experience"
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"wildlife reserve"
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"herd of elephants"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a 3 hour drive to reach Sanbona and on arriving at the gate were directed in to the Welcome Centre about a 15 minute drive on arrival at Welcome Centre we were asked if we would like to drive on to our lodge...More

Thank Barbara M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Private reserve just 3 hours drive away from Capetown, a big plus for those who can’t afford the time to get to places like Kruger National Park etc. This place is an acrid dry safari, so don’t expect Serengeti’s rivers and lush green vegetation, especially...More

Thank TheflyingVittoro
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent two nights at Sanbona's Tilney Manor. The staff were most welcoming and the food and accommodation very good. Over four game drives we saw a good range of animals and the rangers worked hard to find them! Ok, the morning drives were a...More

Thank Janet C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this is a must for anyone in the area not able to get up to Krueger. We stayed in the family camp and there was actually no families which was nice! I would suggest about a 2 night stay is enough but 3 nights is...More

2  Thank chrisito58
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

One of my most memorable trips in South Africa, We arrived at Sanbona after a pleasant 2.5 hour drive from Cape Town through interesting country. On arrival we received a very friendly greeting from the staff at the shaded parking area. From here we were...More

1  Thank Raymushka
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Reviewed 28 April 2018

Sanbona is without a doubt a place not to be missed. Waking up at 6am and going on Safari's was definitely life changing. What an amazing experience being 5 meters away from a free roaming lion, 15 meters away watching a cheetah eating its kill...More

Thank Bryce J
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

There are two distinct parts to Sanbona: amazing game drives and outstanding food and accommodation. My wife and I stayed at Sanbona for two nights in one of the Dwyka Lodges, we went on four game drives (two early morning and two late afternoon) and...More

1  Thank willgaski
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

I am not going to waste time in telling everyone how good this safari experience was as really there are no words to describe it, as you have to experience it yourself but as the Americans say it was AWESOME from the Guides to the...More

Thank Stan H
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

We spent three nights at Sanbona's Dwykr Tented Lodge. It was absolutely amazing. Luxury in the wild. I wasn't all that keen to get up early to go out on safari, but boy am I glad I did. Every morning and afternoon I could not...More

3  Thank Nancy S
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

Our first visit to SA and our first trip out of Cape Town. Reviews were good so we were quite excited about our two day safari at Sambona but we were totally blown away by the experience. We arrived at lunchtime and were made extremely...More

4  Thank gilesa146
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MariaD58
9 May 2018|
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Response from Sanbona2016 | Property representative |
Good day Thank you for your question. Dwyka Tented Lodge is the premier Lodge on the Reserve. Each unit completely private and with its own jacuzzi. Surrounded by rock formations and a must to experience. You won’t be... More
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450angiec
2 February 2018|
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Response from Sanbona2016 | Property representative |
Dear Angie Thank you for your enquiry. We do have hair dryers in all our units. Best Regards
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jpmcallister80
18 January 2018|
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Response from Sanbona2016 | Property representative |
Dear Guest Thank you for your question. 2 game drives per day included in the accommodation - feel free to visit our website to check availability. Best Regards
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