The Sanbona Wildlife Reserve was the second station on our honeymoon trip. It was also our first experience with wildlife resorts in general. We have to admit: It was just great. The location itself didn't looked like a five star resort from the first view but that was camouflage. The personnel is really caring and friendly (something we experienced all over South Africa).
The room was exceptional great, scenic view into the wilderness, comfortable beds and romantic interior is a combination which makes such a stay a real memorable one.
The wildlife experience was - even compared to other experiences we got later at the Addo - was exciting. The wild life personnel was motivated to show us all the highlights the park can show.
Of course such a trip through a wild life resort is not compared to a walk through a zoo. animals may not be there where you want them to be. But that makes it an experience.
The only problem was that we just booked one night. We recommend two at least.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled in the heart of the Little Karoo, Sanbona Wildlife Reserve is a three-hour drive from Cape Town, along Route 62. At the foot of the towering Warmwaterberg Mountains, Sanbona boasts sculpted Cape Fold Mountains, wide open Karoo plains, indigenous flora and fauna and rare examples of San rock art, some dating back more than 3, 500 years. Explore all this from your choice of 3 different luxury lodges. Whilst the free roaming Big 5 call Sanbona home, it’s the vastness of the landscape and the raw beauty of the boundless plains that make safaris at Sanbona unique. Explore the 54, 000 hectares of this malaria-free premier, private game reserve for an ultimate safari experience close to Cape Town. PLEASE NOTE THAT BOOKING IN ADVANCE is ESSENTIAL FOR VISITS TO SANBONA WILDLIFE RESERVE. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sanbona Wildlife Reserve - Tilney Manor, Dwyka Tented Lodge, Gondwana Hotel