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Sanbona Wildlife Reserve

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Geologic Formations, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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Address: btwn Montagu & Barrydale, Montagu 6720, South Africa
Phone Number: 041 4071000
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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No day visitors .

Please don't waste your time going all that way if you just want to visit for the day. We were extremely disappointed to find that out

1 of 5 starsReviewed January 22, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Please don't waste your time going all that way if you just want to visit for the day. We were extremely disappointed to find that out

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Food is ok. Staff are excellent. Gameviewing is average and non comparative to other places. Its a c.3hrs 30mins drive from cape town which is simple with a sat nav and painless. The Dwyka Tented Lodge interior and fit out is done to a very high and tasteful standard considering how isolated the reserve is from nearby roads and towns... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Stayed at Dwyka tented Lodge - a spectacular site with beautifully appointed lodge rooms - tents on the outside but fabulous luxury inside - his and hers basins, inside and outside showers, jacuzzi on the deck huge bed and complete privacy. The food was plentiful and excellent quality and presentation at each meal. The outside "brai" by candlelight was really... More 

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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
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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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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
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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
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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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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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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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