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Sanbona Wildlife Reserve

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Address: btwn Montagu & Barrydale, Montagu 6720, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 (0)41 509 3000
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Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: Nestled at the foot of the towering Warmwaterberg Mountains in the heart...
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.
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I would just like to thank our ranger Carlien and the rest of the Dwyka team for an amazing two day experience! The lodge itself epitomizes secluded beauty - it's such a shame we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I would just like to thank our ranger Carlien and the rest of the Dwyka team for an amazing two day experience! The lodge itself epitomizes secluded beauty - it's such a shame we didn't have more time to appreciate it! Carlien's passion and knowledge for the animals and plant life was catching! It was also the little attention to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We were in Cape Town area for a lecture and wanted to experience the wild side of Africa. We did not have the time to travel far so we chose Sanbona. What a great experience for our first time in Africa. We spent 2 nights at Dwyka tent cabins, beautiful. We enjoyed the game drives and saw some amazing animals... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

one could write pages and pages about the brilliant experience at Sanbona, ill try to keep a short... the most important thing for us was that the reserve we chose has the animals free and not in big cages, we therefore had to "search" a little longer for some on the animals but rather see less and have the animals... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is a luxurious staydeep in the Karoo.This is a massive private game reserve that has supposedely all of the big 5. The animals however are sparce , unlike what you will see in Kruger,Ngorogoro etc.We did see rhino , giraffe, a lion way in the distance, cheetah and plenty of antelope/zebra. This is probably one of the best options... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Excellent for viewing white lions and great if you like rugged terrain, personally I prefer the Low veld around Kruger. Still saw 4 out of the big 5 and excellent accommodation at a good price.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We stayed at the Dwyka tented lodge for three nights and had an amazing time. From the moment we arrived the staff were welcoming, friendly and nothing was too much trouble. The location is beautiful and it's good to know that places as remote as this still exist. The food and service was excellent, but the highlight of our stay... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

One of the few places near Cape Town where a wildlife reserve is truly one.. and not a glorified Zoo. This also means that all the animals maybe a bit hard to spot (especially the lions or the cheetahs). But that said the experience is truly fantastic.. and the accommodation is well and truly luxurious.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

During our visit it was cold, however we really indulged into the nature of Southafrica and enjoyed all the animals in their almost natural inhabitant. Our guide was very knowledgeable and was able to answer all questions

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Nothing could have prepared me for the diversity and superb opportunities that we found at the Sanbona Wildlife Reserve. Our guide, Roman, left no stone unturned (literally) to make sure that all our game drives, all 8 of them, were superb experiences. As you'll see from the photos, our opportunities were amazing. There are animals missing from these photos too;... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We have just returned from three nights at Dwyka tented lodges at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve and had a wonderful time. The landscape and animals were spectacular and our guide, Gerhard, was fantastic, taking us walking with cheetahs and giraffe as well as going the extra mile to ensure we saw as many animals as possible. The lodges are beautiful and... More 

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