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Sanbona Wildlife Reserve

Address: btwn Montagu & Barrydale, Montagu 6720, South Africa
Phone Number: 041 4071000
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Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in Montagu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Owner description: Nestled at the foot of the towering Warmwaterberg Mountains in the heart of the Little Karoo...
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Type: Geologic Formations, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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 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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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We stayed in the Dwyka Lodge and it is just so romantic - pity I was not with a guy :-) Attentive staff, great food, great guide who got us some amazing shots of the animals. Food excellent rooms just beautiful - will go back. A different safari apparently but as this was our first we thoroughly enjoyed it. Pat... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Beautiful scenery, so few vehicles, it seemed as though we had the reserve to ourselves.Saw four of the Big Five. See review of White Lion Lodge for further details

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Malahide, Ireland
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170 reviews 170 reviews
54 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We had a great time for our first time on safari. The drive of just over 3 hours from Cape Town was easy enough but it is a long way in from the main road on a track! You do get the feeling that you are being managed around the park to make sure you see everything so there is... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This is such an amazing place! I reccomend that anyone that visits Cape Town takes the stroll to Sanbona. It sounds like a far drive but it really isn't and the views are amazing during the drive! The staff, rangers, and the wildlife experience itself is amazing and I would go back in a heartbeat! We have also visited other... More 

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Colonia de Sant Pere, Spain
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

All the big 5 plus lots of other animals and birds. Great guides and staff, fabulous food and experience.

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aldershot
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I was really looking forward to this stay in the Dwyka tented village. I wasn't disappointed. Everything was unreal. We saw Cheetahs . we also got out the jeep to walk as close as possible to the cheetahs. The second trip out we saw the cheetahs with a kill . Again we walked as close as was safe. Our ranger... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Having stayed at game reserves in Sabi Sabi , Botswana , Kenya and Tanzania , we did not expect to see much at the bottom of Africa - but we did , if not in such great numbers . Leopards ( as usual ) were not seen but we enjoyed rhinos , elephants, cheetahs , buffalo and even a white... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We stayed at Dwyka lodge for two jam packed nights. I have only the highest praise for the setting, game viewing and staff. The food was five star and there was so much of it! The accommodation tents were luxurious with a highlight being the outdoor spa pool - all very private. The best thing though was the desire of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

My husband and I recently spent 4 days here in South Africa's late winter. We were lucky to see a wide range of animals every day and often at close quarters. This included cheetahs (including witnessing 3 kills in 1 night) zebra, elephants, rhinos, lions, giraffe, kudoo etc. Our ranger was friendly, knowledgeable and chatty and made the daily drives... More 

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Houston, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

From the start everyone at the Gondwana lodge was nice, cheery and helpful. We didn't fully know what to expect, since we didn't know anyone who had gone before...but it was awesome. The lodge was beautiful with wonderful scenic views from the rooms' big windows. The food was good. The wait staff was nice. We brought our baby and they... More 

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