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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

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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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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

What else to say about Sanbona Wildlife Reserve rather than it's the most wonderful place I've ever seen in my life? Acres of wilderness, life-changing encounters with free animals, unforgettable experience of a safari with super kind and super expert rangers, stunning accomodation facilities with luxury rooms, spa and 5-star cuisine and so so so much more. It is truly... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The Sanbona Wildlife Reserve experience leaves one speechless and humbled. Four of us (adults) stayed at Tilney Lodge for an unforgettable time. We had traveedl a long way (North Carolina, USA) for my son's wedding in the Winelands (he married a beautiful South African girl). Sanbona was the unexpected phenomenon of beautiful nature, stunning wildlife moving through its day-to-day living... More

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Lahore, Pakistan
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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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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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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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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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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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