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Sanbona Wildlife Reserve

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PLEASE NOTE THAT SANBONA WILDLIFE RESERVE IS A PRIVATE RESERVE & PRE-BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL. THE RESERVE DOES NOT OFFER DAY TRIPS OR SELF DRIVE GAME VIEWING TRIPS. Nestled at the foot of the towering Warmwaterberg Mountains in the heart of the Little...more
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Btwn Montagu & Barrydale | between Montagu & Barrydale, Montagu 6720, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We have visited a lot of reserves and national parks in Africa. Sanbona I different compared to our previous experiences. The vegetation is low so the animals you see are often good sightings. The reserve is not crowded and a maximum of two cars at...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Storkorpen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Explorer Camp is not the one to visit if your safari mission is solely to see the Big Five. However, it has just provided my husband and myself with what is the most informative and fun safari experience we could possibly wish for (and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank follers2015
Reviewed January 8, 2019

Sanbona is approx. the size of Singapore, so it provides ample space for even the largest animals in a natural environment. The reserve is approx. 3 hours away from Cape Town, it's an easy drive. The lodges are beautiful, stay for 2 days & nights.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank thomaslegner
WebContentManager, Manager at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2019

Thank you for your positive review of Sanbona Wildlife Reserve. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and we hope to welcome you back.

Reviewed November 8, 2018

We stayed at Dwyka tented lodge area. This is a small area of 9 wonderful luxury lodges set in a dry Karoo ravine with the Warwaterberg moutains surrounding you. The highlight is of course, the chance to go out on game drives and to be...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

Sanbona Wildlife Reserve in the Western Cape is committed to conservation and ecology. They work closely with the WWF, Panthera, and other wildlife and environmental foundations to do long-term good for our planet and its inhabitants of all species, not just the furry, photogenic ones....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Nylce M
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

We stayed for 2 nights on the reserve at Tilney manor,and so glad we did. This place is very well organised, and their aims at conservation and reintroduction of the animals into their natural habitat should be commended. Accommodation is first class, Staff are attentive...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 5, 2018

The food at Sanbona was excellent. A variety of food for all meals and exquisitively prepared. The only problem that one tended to eat too much so as not to miss 'something' 5 stars to The Chef.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Clive F
Reviewed August 27, 2018

This is a really great place to stay if you have some money to spend. The prices aren't the cheapest but definitely every cent worth it. Great game watching and awesome guides.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank LiaD226
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

Sanbona is a private reserve run by a non-profit dedicated to returning at least a portion of the Western Cape to an ecological state pre-farming. They have carefully reintroduced both animals and plants native to the region, and have a full-time ecologist on staff. They...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MicrobeGirl
Reviewed July 13, 2018 via mobile

Sanbona is not just a private game reserve. It’s a curated experience. They personalize your stay there- get to know you and tailor your stay to suit your preferences, needs, special occasions. Everything positive you’ve heard and read about Sanbona is true and much more!...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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January 21, 2019|
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Response from Clive F | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Sorry I can't say for sure but why don't you drop them a mail. I'm sure they will do it but the charge?
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mde859
December 16, 2018|
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Response from gregn103 | Reviewed this property |
We had a hire car, not a 4wd, and it was fine to drive the track in, we had people staying at the same place who also drove in(vw golf) and a also saw a BMW sedan on the track. It's a little bit bumpy but you are not driving... More
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meganhernandez
July 30, 2018|
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Response from Stan H | Reviewed this property |
Not exactly sure on the check in & out times but we checked in at 1pm & out at 8am as we came from & went back to Cape Town, You would get 2 games drives in afternoon 1st at about 4pm followed by a morning one @ 5.30... More
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