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Sanbona Wildlife Reserve

btwn Montagu & Barrydale, Montagu 6720, South Africa
041 4071000
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Ranked #1 of 9 Attractions in Montagu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Lahore, Pakistan
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We had a plesent stay here. Well kept rooms with good service. View was beautiful just like the reserve which is simply huge. 54000 Hectors if I'm not mistaken. We just had lunch and dinner once which wasn't at all good, breakfast however was wonderful. Game drives were fun but sadly we didn't get to see all of the big... More

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St. Moritz, Switzerland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The reserve offers different lodges with daily «game drives» in open Land Cruisers. The guides are very knowledgable and friendly and you can feel their love for the wild life in the reserve and nature generally. Don't try to drive to the lodge with our own car. Leave it at the welcome lounge. Unless it's a real 4x4...

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Paris, France
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

After traveling on several safaris in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania, i wanted to try a new experience in the bushes, in a convenient and close place to Cape Town. Explorer Camp was the perfect choice for this purpose - it was highly exclusive (My sister and I were the only guests), and it allows a perfect 48hr disconnection from the... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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