Sanbona Wildlife Reserve. Untamed. Untouched. Unforgettable.
You may have read about my visit to Sanbona’s Explorer Camp earlier this year, which was a very special experience and escape to walk in the wilderness of the beautiful Karoo. Good news is that Sanbona Wildlife Reserve has reopened with an exclusively South African Residents special offer at Gondwana Family Lodge. The child-friendly lodge welcomes children of all ages and includes a Sanbona Kids on Safari programme that comprises of various educational and recreational wildlife experiences.
Sanbona stretches across 58 000 hectares of the wide, open plains of the Klein Karoo and is known as the Western Cape’s premier wildlife destination. It is situated close to Montagu, a three-hour scenic drive from Cape Town along Route 62 and offers an authentic safari experience in a malaria-free area.
Within the expansive reserve adventure activities includes twice-daily game drives and wilderness walks and photographic safaris, stargazing and guided rock art walks to offer a superb safari getaway within easy reach of Cape Town. The other two lodges within Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, Dwyka Tented Camp and Tilney Manor, will re-open once demand has picked up.
MORE ABOUT SANBONA WILDLIFE RESERVE
Under the stewardship of non-profit conservation organisation the Caleo Foundation,Sanbona Wildlife Reserve in the Little Karoo and sister property Jock Safari Lodge in the Kruger National Park have been pioneers of conservation, reserve development and eco-tourism. Sustainability and responsible utilisation are the cornerstones of all lodge operations. Sanbona is a sanctuary for indigenous flora and fauna, including the Big 5, but it is the vastness of the landscape and the alluring isolation amid the raw beauty and boundless plains which sets it apart.
Sanbona offers guests a choice of four different lodges and camps. Dwyka Tented Lodgeaccommodates 18 guests in nine luxury tents with private Jacuzzis to offer a unique wilderness experience for couples; while Tilney Manor is a refuge of peace and tranquillity, catering for only 12 guests in six spacious open-plan suites leading on to private verandas. With 12 suites Gondwana Family Lodge offers the Kids on Safari programme and caters for families with children of all ages and small groups travelling together.
A special rate is also available for weekend walking safaris at Explorer Camp. The private camp only operates during the summer months and accommodates a group of up to six adults only. Walking safaris take place over weekends from the tented camp that is set up along a riverbed, with all meals prepared on an open fire. ** Rates from R4000 per person sharing per night, including all meals, twice daily activities and house beverages. Minimum stay 2 nights. Valid for the next year, until 30 September 2021.