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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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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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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Btwn Montagu & Barrydale | between Montagu & Barrydale, Montagu 6720, South Africa
+27 21 010 0028
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was by far one of the best experiences thus far. Sanbona has left an indelible mark on our hearts. We want to thank Marco our Ranger for his remarkable knowledge about pretty much the entire reserve and the entire staff was so welcoming. I...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was very happy to stay at Sabona Wildlife. The room with beautiful view, very clean, Rangers and General staffs were very friendly and professtional, helpfully. The "game" were amazing. We had a good exprience.

Thank Pham T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the reserve for 2 nights (3 days) as part of a wider trip to the western cape, it proved to be a great choice. Only 3 hours drive from downtown Cape Town made it easily accesible by lunchtime and we were met...More

Thank gcc68
Reviewed 1 August 2017

The Sanbona Wildlife Reserve located on R62 in the Western Cape South Africa offers a visitor a 6 star wildlife experience within 3 hours drive of Cape Town. My wife and I spent two nights in the Tilney Manor accommodation which was luxurious with personalised...More

Thank HouseC1015
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

We stayed at Dwyka tented camp and it is beautiful. A lovely spacious luxury tent experience. The food was good and the Rangers did their very best to make the most of every game drive. A nice spot for a week end. What did bug...More

1  Thank Reenwoud
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Sanbona must be one of Cape Towns' - make that South Africa's, best kept secrets. I was quite amazed that so few of my friends and acquaintances knew about this gem, barely three hours drive from the city. I was there to celebrate my birthday...More

1  Thank June D
Reviewed 22 June 2017

A beautiful safari experience in the heart of the Western Cape, offering everything you could desire of an African safari

Thank John H
Reviewed 17 June 2017

I know a lot people have already written similar reviews, but I have to say.....This was truly was one of the best experiences of my entire life. From start to finish this was incredible. Stayed in Dwayka tented lodges. They were beautiful and luxurious. Great...More

1  Thank Boiler B
Reviewed 17 June 2017

I had a wonderful 3-night stay at Sanbona with my mother and adult siblings. The experience is very different to any other wildlife lodge that I have visited in other parts of South Africa (e.g. Eastern Cape and Kruger Park) and I enjoyed the uniqueness...More

3  Thank Buzzbee100
Reviewed 13 June 2017

We've traveled all around the world, and this was the most luxurious and exciting resort experience we've ever had. We stayed at Tilney Manor for two nights. Incredible accommodations with a top-notch staff that will know you by name, and go above and beyond to...More

Thank Austin K
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Warren O
20 April 2017|
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Response from Natascha P | Reviewed this property |
You have to stay at least 1 night and it's worthwhile because it is just too vast, unlike other parks this is not a zoo. Closer by I would say Aquila but do not expect it to be the same experience.
28 August 2016|
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Response from Fathima D | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure as I've stayed in two other places in Sanbona. But Dwyka is a must visit and I'm sure the tens will either be air conditioned or cool enough. Don't miss out!
18 August 2016|
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Response from nicky080686 | Reviewed this property |
Sanbona can arrange a transfer for you for 2 people at a rate of ZAR2559 (this is their rate for until end Oct 2016) not sure if it goes up. It is per vehicle per way