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Sanbona Wildlife Reserve

btwn Montagu & Barrydale, Montagu 6720, South Africa
041 4071000
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Ranked #1 of 8 attractions in Montagu
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Geologic Formations
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Owner description: Nestled at the foot of the towering Warmwaterberg Mountains in the heart of the Little Karoo, Sanbona Wildlife Reserve celebrates the spirit of the... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014 via mobile

We had an unforgettable weekend at Sanbona with Pascal van Huyssteen as our guide. She is not only knowlageable but also very passionate about their achievements at this wildlife reserve in one of the most beautiful parts of our country: klein karoo.

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Ankara, Turkey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We have been in Sanbona Private Game Reserve. If I remember correct, we travelled 3.5 hours from the Cape Town International Airport on road 64. When you arrive in the gate there are veichles of the park to take you to your lodge (shuttle). But if you are late, you need to go to your lodge yourself. So ask the... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

the only reason we went there is because we had friends from Europe visiting us in Cape Town and they wanted to do a safari in the neighborhood; they enjoyed their time as it was their first wildlife experience but after safari in Kruger, Masai Mara and Serengeti, I would more describe Sanbona as a nice introduction to wildlife than... More

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

We were greeted at Tilney Lodge by smiling people and given warm flannels to wipe our travel worn faces and a cool drink. Accommodation was spacious, spotless and with a huge window opening onto a deck and with a marvellous view of the Karoo. We met Dale our guide and took our first game drive as soon as we had... More

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Poole, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

This place is fantastic! The game drives are wonderful with informative rangers. We saw all animals but the lions. they are very good at this reserve as only two vehicles are allowed near the animals at any one time so you do see them in their true environment

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Gordon's Bay, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Sanbona is a five star nature experience with 5 star accommodation and yet offers the simplicity of the Karoo. The reintroduction of elephants and white lions in this once wild region has made it possible for visitors to Cape Town to experience an even "wilder" feel to the bush than the great Kruger Park up North, the latter has become... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

There was nothing to dislike...we saw it all and were so glad that we decided to go to Sanbona instead of the other reserves.

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Montagu, South Africa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I get upset when establishments like this spring up overnight promising the world at ASTRONOMICAL PRICES. I have been cought by the Sabi Sabis and Mala Malas THIRTY years ago. Seeing those places in the Sabi Sand private Reserve before the fences were removed between the Kruger National Park was like being in heaven, until I realised we had passed... More

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Wiltshire, England
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

First, I must agree, Kruger it is not! Our main reason for visiting was to try and see the white lions, but sadly they were in difficult terrain and we could not spot them despite being close. A family in our Lodge had fantastic viewing of them the previous day, all down to luck. We stayed at White Lion lodge,... More

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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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180 reviews 180 reviews
35 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Everything is geared up to make it a special time for everyone. The wildlife the lodge the staff the people - all fantastic. We intend to re-visit in a few years time.

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