Visit Sanbona Game Reserve, South Africa
Sanbona, a tribute to the San people, is a vast 54,000 hectare wildlife reserve that can be found beneath Warmwaterberg Mountain, in the Little Karoo. It boasts five star accommodation in this arid desert with its undulating mountains and plains. At first glance it might appear uninhabited but there's an enormous variety of wildlife waiting to be discovered as well as some rock art dating back as far as four thousand years.
Sanbona offers a unique experience where the emphasis is not entirely on finding all the large game but in having a leisurely time in finding the animals and understanding how all the smaller species of flora and fauna contribute to the ecosystem as a whole. The Big Five are all present, although the sparse vegetation means game in general is not as concentrated as some other reserves, like the Kruger. As well as tracking and viewing the wildlife within the reserve, the other real attraction is the stark, inspiring scenery for which the Karoo is rightly famous.
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Places near Sanbona Game Reserve
- Swellendam 20 miles away
- Montagu 25 miles away
- De Hoop Nature Reserve 47 miles away
- The Overberg 62 miles away
- Calitzdorp 68 miles away
- Franschhoek 83 miles away
- Hermanus 88 miles away
- De Kelders 89 miles away
- The Whale Coast 90 miles away
- The Winelands 91 miles away
- Paarl 92 miles away
- Oudtshoorn & Surrounds 96 miles away
- Stellenbosch 99 miles away
- The Cango Caves & Swartberg Pass 100 miles away
- Wilderness 118 miles away
- The Cederberg Mountains 121 miles away
- Cape Town 123 miles away
- Constantia 124 miles away
- The Cape Peninsula 128 miles away
- The Klein Karoo 137 miles away
- Knysna 145 miles away
- Langebaan 153 miles away
- Plettenberg Bay 163 miles away
- Paternoster 168 miles away
- Tsitsikamma Forest 183 miles away
- Port Elizabeth 289 miles away
Photos of Sanbona Game Reserve
Accommodation choices for Sanbona Game Reserve
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Sanbona Game Reserve. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.
Sanbona Explorer Camp is a simple dome tented camp, used on the Explorer two day walking trips. This is an incredible way to get a really unique safari experience, and learn far more than you would on a normal game-drive safari.
Gondwana Lodge is a very child friendly lodge with amazing safari programmes for kids. Located in Sanbona Game Reserve, it's a perfect spot from where you can enjoy great game viewing and take a few days just to relax.
Dwyka Tented Lodge nestles into a natural amphitheatre with towering cliffs rising around most of the circumference of the lodge. Your private deck overlooks the dry riverbed running along the base of the cliffs, and boasts a dip pool and outside shower.