Sanbona Wildlife Reserve

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The Sanbona Wildlife Reserve is near Montagu located at the base of the beautiful mountains in the Little Karoo, it takes about a 3-hour journey from Cape Town on Route 62 to reach it. Stretching over 130 thousands acres of beautiful savannah and mountains, where Africa's wildlife can be observed on safari drives and exciting walking safaris. Unique indigenous flora and fauna, rock formations and rock art make this wildlife 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.

At the foot of the towering Warmwaterberg Mountains in the heart of the Little Karoo, the Sanbona Reserve stretches over 54 000 hectares of beautiful mountains and plains, indigenous flora and fauna, rock formations and rock art. The malaria-free Sanbona Wildlife Reserve is home to an impressive selection of succulents and wildlife, 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 Tented Lodge at the Sanbona Game Reserve displays an atmosphere of pioneering adventure in this vast landscape.  The exclusive Gondwana Lodge at Sanbona provides endless views and welcomes families with children of all ages.

Sanbona 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.

Sanbona 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.

The Sanbona 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.

The Gondwana 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. Child minding 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, star gazing)
  • 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 star gazing, 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.

Amenities

  • 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

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
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Family Getaway Experience

Because nothing is more important than family. Sanbona is the perfect place to disconnect from our busy lifestyles and enjoy quality time together. Our Kids on Safari programme has been designed to stimulate and inspire our Eco warriors of the future and invite families to enjoy the wonder that nature has to offer.

PACKAGE INCLUDES

  •     2 Daily game drives
  •     Guided wilderness walks
  •     All meals
  •     Non-alcoholic beverages
  •     Game drive beverages
  •     Kids on Safari programme
  •     Complimentary child minding in our kiddies play area during game drive hours
  •     Family picnic
  •     Snack platter in the rooms on arrival
  •     Story telling inspired by African folk tales around the fire with marshmallows
  •     Exciting evening scorpion hunt
  •     VAT and tourism levy

Please contact our reservations team for a quote on this family package.

Included in the rate:

  • 2 Daily game drives
  • Guided wilderness walks
  • All meals
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • Game drive beverages
  • Kids on Safari programme
  • Complimentary child minding in our kiddies play area during game drive hours
  • Family picnic
  • Snack platter in the rooms on arrival
  • Story telling inspired by African folk tales around the fire with marshmallows
  • Exciting evening scorpion hunt
  • VAT and tourism levy

Excluded from the rate:

  • Beverages not mentioned
  • Items of a personal nature

Terms and Conditions:

  • Valid from 1 May – 20 December 2019
  • Minimum of a 3 consecutive night stay is required
  • Only Applicable for Gondwana Family Lodge
  • Please note that no persons under the age of 16 years are permitted on Wilderness Walks
  • Please note that no children under the age of 4 years are permitted on Game Drives
  • Must be requested at the time of booking and cannot be applied retrospectively
  • The offer is restricted and Sanbona reserves the right to limit the number of rooms available and to discontinue the promotion at any time
  • Traveller names for each night must be for the same clients
  • Can be used in conjunction with our Long Stay Discount only
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Best of Both Package

Best of Both Package
Enjoy the best of the Western Cape and Kruger National Park with our Best of Both Package. 

4 NIGHT PACKAGE INCLUDES

  •     2 Night stay at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve at Gondwana Family Lodge or Tilney Manor
  •     2 Night stay at Jock Safari Lodge at Main Jock
  •     Welcome platter in the room on arrival
  •     Bottle of sparkling wine on arrival at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve
  •     Complimentary return transfers to/from Skukuza airport when staying at Jock Safari Lodge

Included in the rate:

4 NIGHT PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • 2 Night stay at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve at Gondwana Family Lodge or Tilney Manor
  • 2 Night stay at Jock Safari Lodge at Main Jock
  • Welcome platter in the room on arrival
  • Bottle of sparkling wine on arrival at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve
  • Complimentary return transfers to/from Skukuza airport when staying at Jock Safari Lodge

Excluded from the rate:

  • Items of a personal nature
  • Transfers / flights between properties

Terms and Conditions:

  • Valid from 1 May – 20 December 2019
  • Minimum of a 2-night stay is required per property
  • Must be requested at the time of booking and cannot be applied retrospectively
  • The offer is restricted, Sanbona Wildlife Reserve and Jock Safari Lodge reserve the right limit the number of rooms available and to discontinue the promotion at any time
  • Traveller names for each night must be for the same clients
  • Can be used in conjunction with our Long Stay Discount only
  • No refunds or discounts can be applied if the transfers are not utilised
  • All domestic flights and transfers are additional and for the clients own account
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Special Occasions Package

Take the opportunity to pause for a second, breath in the moment and take advantage of the isolation to celebrate your special occasion. Whether it be an anniversary or honeymoon, allow Sanbona to take care of the details, to ensure this is a moment in time that will always be remembered.

SPECIALS OCCASIONS PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • 2 Daily game drives 
  • Guided wilderness walks 
  • All meals 
  • Non-alcoholic beverages 
  • Game drive beverages 
  • Private picnic 
  • Romantic turn down including a bottle of sparkling wine 
  • Private dinner in your suite
  • 30-minute neck back and shoulder couples’ massage in the relaxation retreat 
  • VAT and tourism levy

Kindly contact our reservations team for a quote for this fantastic package.

Included in the rate:

  • 2 Daily game drives 
  • Guided wilderness walks 
  • All meals 
  • Non-alcoholic beverages 
  • Game drive beverages 
  • Private picnic 
  • Romantic turn down including a bottle of sparkling wine 
  • Private dinner in your suite
  • 30-minute neck back and shoulder couples’ massage in the relaxation retreat
  • VAT and tourism levy

Excluded from the rate:

  • Beverages not mentioned
  • Items of a personal nature

Terms and Conditions:

  • Valid from 1 May – 20 December 2019
  • Minimum of a 3 consecutive night stay is required
  • Applicable to couples on honeymoon or celebrating an anniversary
  • Must be requested at the time of booking and cannot be applied retrospectively
  • The offer is restricted and Sanbona reserves the right to limit the number of rooms available and to discontinue the promotion at any time
  • Traveller names for each night must be for the same clients
  • Can be used in conjunction with our Long Stay Discount
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Winter Wellness Package

Take the time for you. Enjoy a break from the winter weariness with our Winter Wellness Package.

WINTER WELLNESS PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • 2 Daily game drives
  • Guided wilderness walks 
  • All meals 
  • Non-alcoholic beverages 
  • Game drive beverages 
  • Elephant scrub per adult 
  • 30-minute neck, back and shoulder massage per adult
  • VAT and tourism levy

Included in the rate:

  • 2 Daily game drives 
  • Guided wilderness walks 
  • All meals 
  • Non-alcoholic beverages 
  • Game drive beverages 
  • Elephant scrub per adult 
  • 30-minute neck, back and shoulder massage per adult
  • VAT and tourism levy

Excluded from the rate:

  • Beverages not mentioned
  • Items of a personal nature

Terms and Conditions:

  • Valid from 1 May – 20 December 2019
  • Minimum of a 3 consecutive night stay is required
  • Must be requested at the time of booking and cannot be applied retrospectively
  • The offer is restricted and Sanbona reserves the right to limit the number of rooms available and to discontinue the promotion at any time
  • Traveller names for each night must be for the same clients
  • Can be used in conjunction with our Long Stay Discount only
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