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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

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
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Stayed at Dwyka in Sanbona Reserve for several days. An amazing barren landscape with a fabulous guide (Casper) who seemed to know everything about the history, animals, plant life, bird life, stars and even the rocks themselves. We got up close and personal with the animals, walking with cheetahs and even seeing some white lions circling our vehicle at dusk.... More 

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Montagu, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The excellent first class hospitality, beautiful lions and superb cuisine gave us memories we will never forget! Sanbona is a very special place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Game drives with the ranger Alwin. The chef was very creative. All the staff is professional and careful

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We throughly enjoyed our time at Sanbona. Stayed at the Dwyka tented lodge which is spectacular in its setting and service. Food was excellent and accommodations were luxerious, tasteful and peaceful. Our game drive guides, JB and Nico were tremendous and we were able to see rhinos, lions, giraffes, cheetahs, elephants, zebra, springbok and other game. If you cannot get... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The room at the Tilney Manor was luxurious. Food was wonderful and the service that was offered by Ocean was outstanding. It was my wife's birthday and they made sure it was special day. The wildlife is scares as the Karoo can't carry many animal so there is a vast area with few animals. Lions and Cheetahs are collared so... More 

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Cape Town
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015 via mobile

Sanbona did not disappoint. It was close enough to Cape Town to enjoy a few days of tranquility in the arid but scenically beautiful Klein Karoo. The game was not abundant but the viewing was of a high quality. Beautiful sunsets.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

There is nothing to disliked all so excellent and staff very good and looked after us very well. Food excellent. we stopped half way for break with drinks an nibble in the open where we could see animals so far away. would go back again.

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Address: btwn Montagu & Barrydale, Montagu 6720, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 (0)41 509 3000
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Montagu

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