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Sanbona Wildlife Reserve

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Address: | between Montagu & Barrydale, Montagu 6720, South Africa
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+27 21 010 0028
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12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Nestled at the foot of the towering Warmwaterberg Mountains in the heart of...

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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The Sanbona wildlife park is an excellent private game reserve with drives early morning and evening. The reserve has the big 5 and we appreciated seeing a cheetah for the first... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Crewe, United Kingdom
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Crewe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Sanbona wildlife park is an excellent private game reserve with drives early morning and evening. The reserve has the big 5 and we appreciated seeing a cheetah for the first time. The accomadation, surroundings and facilities are second to none The bedrooms are large and the bathrooms are equally impressive, there are also private outside showers..All rooms have outstanding... More 

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Swindon, England, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sanbona was surprising, not least in the sheer size of the reserve which they say is as big as Singapore. Once you arrive at the main gate, 10km off the main road, you then have to drive another 40 minutes to arrive at the accommodation lodges. It means that the animals have large areas to roam in a natural, largely... More 

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carlisle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for a couple of nights on our honeymoon in the tented village. they're only tents in name. everything you could want in a luxurious 5* room was in there. outside was a lovely decked area with a hot tub to use. there's 9 tents in all but they're arranged in such away you have to try very hard to... More 

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Somerset West, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been here several times and always recommend it to locals as well as European friends. Not sure about the guy at the south gate, really not a hospitaliry savy young man but apart from that it is awesome. Big fan of the White Lion Lodge. Service, food, setting and rooms just the best. Ask for Gerry, she is awesome. Israel... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I booked Sanbona because we were travelling the garden route and didn't want to fly to the kruger...(where we have been several times and lived it.) I was worried that it was going to be a poor relation and be disappointing. So, I was pleased to get an email the night before inviting us to upgrade to the tented village... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been on safari before, so I wasn't expecting to be wowed by Sanbona, but really enjoyed our four night stay in Tilney. Really friendly staff, and an amazing ranger, Chris. Close (almost nose to nose) experience with elephants, walking with them as well as with the cheetahs. Lions and giraffe a plenty to marvel at... Great room with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nine family members, ranging from 24 to 82. What an experience. Owen was our guide, and went out of his way to track the white lion on a night drive. Spotlight and determination. The food was exceptional and available as soon as we arrived back from the morning or evening drives. Owen radioed in and the kitchen was ready. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for 2 nights at Dwyka Tented Lodge. What a fantastic experience! Very comfortable accommodation with our own private hot tub and superb meals. Excellent game drives morning and evening, we saw so many animals, our ranger Pascale was so knowledgeable. The staff were so friendly and helpful. Lovely spa treatment. Would definitely recommend

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Marlow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in the tented village, with all mod cons. The game drives were led by an expert guide who went out of her way to point out every type of antelope, bird as well as the lions, giraffes, hippo. She explained their behaviour in simple terms by comparison with humans at a similar stage of growing up. It was... More 

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Monaco-Ville, Monaco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sambona Wildlife Reserve is a 5 star Safari dream. The rooms are super spacious, the bathroom with the latest features. Everything was super clean. There's a pool, a spa, kids area, gift shop. The game ranger (Marco) was the best ever. We saw elephants, zebras, cheetahs, Buffaloes, white lions, baboons, giraffes, and more....The place is paradise. The food was excellent... More 

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