Sanbona Wildlife Reserve

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Unique indigenous flora and fauna, rock formations and rock art make Sanbona Wildlife Reserve destination a unique travel experience. This malaria-free wildlife reserve is home to an impressive selection of wildlife and succulents including the 'Big Five' and the rare free-roaming white lions.

The beautifully restored Sanbona Tilney Manor reflects the grace and elegance of the colonial era.  Beautifully situated in a horseshoe bend of a dry Karoo ravine and surrounded by awe-inspiring rock formations. The secluded Dwyka which is tented Lodge at the Sanbona Game Reserve displays an atmosphere of pioneering adventure in this vast wilderness. The exclusive Gondwana Lodge at Sanbona provides great views of the park and welcomes families with children of all ages.

Tilney Manor, South Africa: The Manor consists of three separate buildings including six large open plan suites each of which provides commanding views from the private verandas over the mountains and plains in the far distance. The lush oasis setting of Tilney Manor is surrounded by indigenous gardens. Tilney Manor at Sanbona provides the following facilities: Outdoor rim-flow swimming pool; Relaxation Retreat with 2 therapy rooms, steam room and sauna; Lounge with fireplace and television with satellite channels; Perimeter electric fence; In and outdoor dining facilities & Wi-Fi.

The suites at Tilney Manor feature the following amenities:

  • international dial telephone
  • air conditioning
  • his and her outdoor showers
  • private mini-bar
  • fireplace
  • tea and coffee making facilities
  • electronic safe
  • private veranda
  • ensuite bathroom with shower, twin basins, free-standing bath.

Dwyka Tented Lodge: The luxury tents are nestled in a horseshoe bend in the dry Karoo ravine and are surrounded by magnificent rock formations. These luxurious tents exude an atmosphere of pioneering adventure in this vast and magnificent landscape. The facilities available at the Sanbona Dwyka Tented Lodge are Bar & Lounge with fireplace and TV, Dining area with fireplace, Relaxation Retreat with 2x Therapy Rooms, Gift Boutique, Wine Cellar and Open Air Boma.

Luxury Tents:

  • 7 King Bedded and 2 Twin bedded Luxury Tents
  • Indoor and outdoor showers
  • Private minibars
  • Private plunge pools
  • Private decks
  • Underfloor heating
  • Air conditioning or Comfort cooling/heating
  • International dial telephone
  • Tea/Coffee making facilities
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Electronic safe
  • Hairdryer
  • Fitted international adaptors.

Gondwana Lodge, Western Cape: The Family Gondwana Lodge at the Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, South Africa, offers endless views over the scenic plains of Bellair Dam. Children of all ages are welcome at Sanbona's Gondwana Lodge and are entertained with the exciting "Kids on Safari" program, which is offered. Facilities at the Sanbona Gondwana Lodge include Bar/Lounge with fireplace, Dining area with fireplace, Relaxation Retreat with 2 x therapy rooms & steam room, Gift Boutique, Swimming Pool with a shallow area, Perimeter electric fence, Children's playroom with TV, Open Air Boma.

Suites at the Sanbona Gondwana Lodge:

  • 8 King Bedded and 4 Twin bedded
  • Interleading Rooms are available
  • Indoor showers
  • Private minibars
  • Private Patio / Balcony
  • Underfloor heating
  • Air conditioning or Comfort cooling/heating
  • International dial telephone
  • Tea/Coffee making facilities
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Electronic safe
  • Hairdryer
  • Fitted international adaptors
  • Sanbona Explorer Camp, Western Cape.

Explorer Camp is a camping experience reminiscent of safari days gone by. Guests camp in un-fenced traditional tents and enjoy daily walks into the reserve to explore nature at its best. This experience is great for well-travelled guests who are looking for something different and would like to get back to nature. Activities at the Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, South Africa.

Guests staying at the Sanbona Wildlife Reserve in South Africa have the opportunity to participate in various activities.

  • Game Watching 
  • Bird Watching
  • Wellness at Sanbona: health and beauty spa
  • Nature Walks
  • Rock art
  • Star Gazing
  • Children at Sanbona.

Family Lodge at Sanbona features family rooms, a children activity room, spacious lawn, outdoor play area, and swimming pool. When guests arrive, they are offered children activity options for the family taking the family's size, children's ages and the weather into consideration. Childminding facilities are available at an additional cost for children younger than 4 years as they are too young to join game drives. Outdoor Activities at Sanbona for families with children:

  • Interpretive trail
  • Visit the sites where the San people left their Bushman paintings
  • Sanbona Activity Book
  • Social, sporting and art activities (bead making, clay making activities, face painting, stargazing)
  • Indoor Activities at Sanbona for families with children.

Conferences at the Sanbona Game Reserve, South Africa provide an ideal setting for a team of delegates to focus on business strategy and development without being interrupted, in a beautiful and inspiring environment. A team-building experience can be tailored to suit individual requirements which include stargazing, understanding conservation and retracing the steps of the San people, tracking cheetah and getting a glimpse of the white lions which are home in the Sanbona Wildlife Reserve.


  • Air Conditioning
  • Ensuite private bathroom
  • Fireplace
  • Heater in Room
  • Housekeeping
  • Telephone

Facilities Available at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve

  • Garden Terrace
  • Gift Shop
  • Hotel Bar
  • Lounge
  • Parking
  • Sun deck
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wellness centre

More Information on Sanbona Wildlife Reserve

FAQs about Sanbona Wildlife Reserve
What is the contact number for reservations?

The contact numbers to make a reservation at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve are:

•  Cape Town Reservations +27 (0) 21 794 9050
•  Durban Reservations: +27 (0) 31 941 5945
•  Johannesburg Reservations: +27 (0) 10 446 8045.

Alternatively, you can check availability and book online by clicking here.

What is the cost of a room at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve?
The average per night rate at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve is R12,190.00 to R18,760.00.
Where about is Sanbona Wildlife Reserve located?
Sanbona Wildlife Reserve is located at the following location / address: Montagu, Breede Valley.

The specials listed below will automatically be offered to you when proceeding through the booking process.

Stay 3 nights and save 10%

Enjoy a 10% discount on your accommodation when booking 3 nights or more at the Sanbona Wildlife Reserve for selected dates.

Included in the rate:

  • breakfast, lunch, dinner, game drives, guided wilderness walks, tea, coffee, water, game drive beverages, tourism levy and 15% VAT (all other beverages are excluded and must be settled upon departure).

Excluded from the rate:

  • Items of a personal nature (telephone calls etc.)
  • All other beverages

Terms and Conditions:

  • Only valid when staying for 3 nights or longer
  • Subject to availability
  • Not valid during Easter, Block out dates apply
  • Valid 1 April 2018  - 30 September 2018 (excluding 30 March - 2 April 2018) and 1 April - 30 April 2019 (excluding 18 - 23 April 2019)
  • Valid 1stApril 2019- 30th September 2019; 1st April 2020- 30th April 2020
    EXCLUDING: 18th- 23rd April 2019 10th- 13th April 2020

South African Resident Special

South African Resident special at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve.

Escape and lose yourself in the middle of nowhere, amongst endless untouched open spaces…

Stay for R4,550.00 per person sharing per night (1 - 17 December 2020 and 1 May - 30 September 2021) and R5,500.00 per person sharing per night (18 December 2020 - 30 April 2021).

Included in the rate:

  • Twice-daily nature drives, guided wilderness walks, all meals per day, all non-alcoholic beverages, on-drive beverages, tea and coffee station in each room, VAT and Tourism Levy.

Excluded from the rate:

  • alcoholic beverages, daily Conservation Levy - applicable from 01 May 2021 .

Terms and Conditions:

  • Valid for new bookings only and valid for stays 1 December 2020 until 30 September 2021.
  • A minimum two-night stay is required.
  • Must be requested at the time of booking and cannot be applied retrospectively.
  • Offer excludes Explorer Camp.
  • Valid for South African Residents only. All guests to produce a valid South African identity document or a valid residence permit to confirm the booking.
  • Subject to availability and Sanbona Wildlife Reserve reserves the right to limit the number of rooms available and to discontinue the promotion at any time.
  • Cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotions or discounts.