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Book your room at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve

Room type

Room (Gondwana Lodge)

Max Occupancy: 2 guests

Room (Tilney Manor)

Max Occupancy: 2 guests

Tent (Dwyka Tented Lodge)

Max Occupancy: 2 guests

Situated on the famous Route 62, Western Cape, South Africa

Sanbona Wildlife Reserve

Only 3 hours from Cape Town, Sanbona boasts 54 000 hectares of undulating mountains & plains, indigenous flora and fauna, rock formations & rock art. This is a destination not to be missed.

Relaxation Retreat

Step into a soothing sanctuary at the Relaxation Retreats at Sanbona.

At our Relaxation Retreats, Mother Nature is brought indoors for indulgent pampering.

Kids on Safari at Sanbona

Gondwana Family Lodge resembling a typical thatched Karoo homestead with family rooms, children activity room, spacious lawn, outdoor play area, and pool will ensure entertainment for the whole family.

Sanbona Wildlife Reserve

All inclusive

This lodge is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).

At your hotel

The sheer expanse and stark beauty of the Sanbona gives one a sense of humbleness, the realization of the inconsequentialities of life, a temporary release of the daily stresses of everyday living.

Sanbona allows one to be at peace, allowing one to curl up with a book, seeking solitude and introspection and what's more ...

Why choose Sanbona ...

At 54,000 hectares, Sanbona is one of the largest privately owned game reserves in South Africa.

Only 3.5 hours drive from Cape Town which makes Sanbona the closest free-roaming Big 5 reserve to Cape Town.

The ONLY FREE self sustaining White Lions in the World.

Vast open plains and rugged mountains.

Situated on the famous Route 62.

Variety of endemic bird and animal life.

Highly Competent Field Guides.

Previously home to the SAN People where one can experience the Legacy of the Bushman in the Beauty of their Rock Art.

The only conserved habitat for the highly endangered Riverine Rabbit (13th most endangered mammal in the world).

Malaria free.

Situated in the heart of the Little Karoo Wine Route, the longest in the world.

  • Total number of rooms - 27
  • Babysitting or childcare
  • Bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • Laundry facilities
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Conference center
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Free self parking
  • Supervised childcare/activities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Wedding services
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Free self parking

In your room

  • Balcony or patio
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Private bathroom
  • Designer toiletries
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Cribs/infant beds available
  • Climate control
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
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Eat and drink

World-class cuisine can be devoured either under the stars, in the boma, or in the privacy of one’s room at the Reserve. Dishes are designed to reflect the safari experience that highlights the rich diversity of the area. Patio dining is provided every alternative evening, weather permitting, to enhance guests’ experience.

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Guest Activities ...

Game Drives

Traverse the landscape of Sanbona Wildlife Reserve with a qualified ranger in comfortable open Landcruisers.

During the drive, be it in the early morning or for sundowners, various species of plants, animals, big game & birds can be seen.

Sundowner evening drives offer spectacular displays of light as the evening sun sets over the Little Karoo.

Birdwatching

For the avid birdwatcher, Sanbona Wildlife Reserve is home to more than 200 species. There is a very healthy population of raptors to be seen including African Fish Eagles, breeding pairs of majestic Black Eagles & regular sightings of Black Harrier.

Relaxation Retreat

Step into a soothing sanctuary at the Relaxation Retreats at Sanbona. At our Relaxation Retreats, Mother Nature is brought indoors for indulgent pampering. Our body range draws on properties from the world famous indigenous “Fynbos” plant kingdom, eliminating toxins, soothing the soul & rejuvenating the body.

Flora & Fauna

Sanbona Wildlife Reserve has about 600 species of plants & it is intriguing to know that various species are flowering at different times throughout the year, although some more prolific between August & September.

Nature Walks

Discover the spirit of the Little Karoo on foot & see the many treasures on the Reserve.

Rock Art

The San people of Africa roamed the area for thousands of years until 100 years ago. The /Xam tribe, the nomadic hunter-gatherers living in harmony with nature realised then that man & nature together is sustainable.

Rock Formations & Features

Sheer humbleness is experienced beneath the massive examples of Cape folded mountains & thick veins of quartz, displaying rock features of incredible grandeur formed by the earths tempestuous past more than 350 million years ago. Continental collisions, the submergence of the earth's crust & the cataclysmic influence of the oceans have all contributed to the magnificent landscapes of Sanbona Wildlife Reserve.

Stargazing

With the absence of artificial light, the stargazing at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve is phenomenal & amongst the best in Southern Africa.

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Relax

Step into a soothing sanctuary at the Relaxation Retreats at Sanbona.

At our Relaxation Retreats, Mother Nature is brought indoors for indulgent pampering. Our body range draws on properties from the world famous indigenous “Fynbos” plant kingdom, eliminating toxins, soothing the soul and rejuvenating the body.

The Relaxation Retreats at Sanbona overlook ancient rock formations and undulating mountains and plains. While the rejuvenating forces of nature cradle you, we deliver a range of world-class treatments and holistic modalities to balance and energise your being. Step into the privacy of our tranquil retreats – let the gentle atmosphere envelop and embrace your body, mind and soul ...

  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body scrubs
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Massages
  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments
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The fine print for Sanbona Wildlife Reserve

When you arrive

Check-in time starts at 2 PM

When you leave

Check-out time is 11 AM

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

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We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the lodge prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

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