Sanbona Wildlife Reserve


Seated at the foot of the Warmwaterberg Mountain Range in the heart of South Africa's Little Karoo

The Western Cape's Premier Wildlife Destination.
The best Safari experience close to Cape Town!

Sanbona Wildlife Reserve pays tribute to the San people who made this arid environment their home for centuries. Sanbona has an alluring atmosphere of stillness, an air of isolation amid the raw beauty and boundless plains.
The sheer expanse and stark beauty of 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 Wildlife Reserve allows one to be at peace, allowing one to curl up with a book, seeking solitude and introspection and what's more...
• At 58,000 hectares, Sanbona is one of the largest privately owned game reserves in South Africa.
• Only 3 hours drive from Cape Town which makes Sanbona the closest free-roaming Big 5 reserve to Cape Town of this size.
• 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).
• Situated in the heart of the Little Karoo Wine Route, the longest wine route in the world.
• Malaria Free
Sanbona, invites you to explore a special wilderness sanctuary, offering five star accommodation at three luxurious lodges and a back to nature Explorer Camp adventure, surrounded by ancient volcanic mountains and endless vistas.

Contact Numbers:
TEL NUMBER : 021-010 0028
Gondwana Lodge - +27 (0)21 010 0002 (A/H numbers)

Route Description

From Cape Town:
An easy 3 hour drive, approximately 270 kms from Cape Town. On commencement of the journey, travel on the N1 from Cape Town in the direction of Paarl; continuing on the N1 travel through the Huguenot Tunnel. A tollgate controls this tunnel. A tollgate fee is payable at the tunnel. The first town is Worcester set in the Breede River Valley. Taking the second turnoff to the right into Worcester, you leave the N1 and the Route 60 (R60) is taken. Follow the signs to the town of Robertson. Once through Robertson, the next town is Ashton. The R60 becomes the R62 in Ashton. Travel on through Krogmanskloof and Montagu. Continue for approximately 43 km and turn left at “Die Vlakte” and Sanbona Wildlife Reserve sign. Please be advised that the road changes from tar to gravel and the recommended speed limit from there on is 60 km per hour. The main entrance to Sanbona Wildlife Reserve is 7 km.
From the main gate, it is a further 15 km to the welcoming lounge where guests will be welcomed. From the welcoming lounge, it is 45 minutes to Tilney Manor, 65 minutes to Dwyka Tented Lodge and 55 minutes to Gondwana Lodge. Please follow the relevant signs in the reserve. The recommended speed limit is 40 km per hour. Do not exit your vehicle. Predators roam free. The main gate closes at 18h00, should your arrival time be later, please advice prior to arrival in order to make arrangements. A daily transfer from the main gate to your lodge is available on request, and must be booked at least 72 hours in advance.
From Oudtshoorn:
• Follow the Route 62 for 175 km via the picturesque Little Karoo villages of Calitzdorp and Ladismith to Barrydale.
• From Barrydale follow the Route 62 towards Montagu for about 22km and turn right at "Die Vlakte" and Sanbona Wildlife Reserve signs. Continue 7km to the main entrance.

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Phone:021 010 0028

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