Sanbona Wildlife Reserve
Geography and history
Sanbona Wildlife Reserve is a protected fauna and flora area situated in the Overberg region of the Western Cape in South Africa. Immerse yourself in a landscape where the wildlife and natural landscape leave you truly captivated and transformed. Take a journey to the Western Cape’s Premier Wildlife Destination, more than a Big 5 wilderness reserve, it’s the vastness of the landscape and alluring stillness that makes Sanbona unforgettable.
The malaria-free Sanbona Wildlife Reserve is around a three-hour scenic drive from Cape Town in the heart of the Little Karoo, along Route 62 – the world’s longest wine route. At the foot of the towering Warmwaterberg Mountains, Sanbona boasts 58 000 hectares of sculpted Cape Fold Mountains, wide-open Karoo plains, indigenous flora and fauna and rare examples of San rock art, some dating back more than 3 500 years.
Sanbona is also an ongoing conservation project that aims to restore the ecological balance in a landscape formed during cataclysmic times 350 million years ago.
The reserve features three independently operated luxury lodges, Gondwana Family Lodge, Tilney Manor and Dwyka Tented Lodge. Each complete with their own restaurant, game drive vehicles and rangers and lodge staff.
With views of the magnificent Anysberg Mountains and overlooking the Bellair Dam, Gondwana Lodge is the perfect sanctuary for families, friends and groups. This spacious thatched lodge offers guests a sense of modern comfort with a touch of bush authenticity. Interconnecting rooms, indoor and outdoor play areas and a child-friendly pool cater for guests of all ages plus the kids on safari programme offers educational and recreational wildlife experiences.
Breathtaking views of the undulating mountains and landscape embrace the historical Tilney Manor in a refuge of peace and tranquillity. The Manor offers six spacious open-plan suites with their own fireplace, leading on to private verandas. Guest experiences include authentic Karoo cuisine, luxurious lounges and a rim flow pool.
Dwyka Tented Lodge epitomises an atmosphere of seclusion. Nine luxury tents, with private decks and heated jacuzzi’s are set in a horseshoe bend of a dry Karoo ravine.
Activities and attractions
The outdoor activities in the Sanbona Wildlife Reserve are endless. There is something to do for every member of the family.
Things to do in Sanbona Wildlife Reserve include:
- Bird Watching
- Game Drives
- Nature Walks
- Rock Art
- Rock Formations and Features
- Star Gazing
There are many businesses located in the Sanbona Wildlife Reserve area that will cater to your every need as a visitor. The restaurants in the area are a culinary delight and they are locally owned to ensure fresh and tantalising food. Please go to our business directory for more information on all the businesses in the region.
|Sanbona Wildlife Reserve Tourism Office Information|
|Telephone:||041 509 3000|