Luxury safari accommodation in South Africa doesn’t get much better than Sanbona Wildlife Reserve in the Western Cape. Situated in the Klein Karoo, at the foot of the Warmwaterberg mountains, this private game reserve offers three top-notch safari lodges at one picturesque wildlife haven. It also offers an Explorer Camp for adventurous guests who want to explore the Karoo in an authentic safari wilderness experience.
The lodges at Sanbona are luxurious and private, with breath-taking views of sculpted fold mountains and vast Karoo plains. It’s a dream site for photographers! Mountains and plains aside, safariers can expect to see interesting indigenous flora and fauna, the Big Five (and various other game animals), rare rock art from the San peoples and more. A plethora of exciting outdoor and indoor activities are made available.
A glimpse of what the individual lodges at Sanbona provide…
Sanbona Wildlife Reserve Safari Lodges
Gondwana Family Lodge
Gondwana family lodge is a modern roomy thatched lodge designed to cater to families, friends and groups on safari. At the lodge, guests can relish magnificent vistas of the Anysberg Mountains and the Bellair Dam. They can also enjoy five-star accommodation and take advantage of the lodge’s many facilities.
The room offerings at Gondwana comprise twelve luxury suites (six upstairs and six downstairs) with private balconies or viewing decks. Amenities in the rooms include under floor heating, air conditioning, Wi-Fi and a private minibar. Outside, and in certain areas of the lodge, there are fun play areas for children. There is also a child-friendly swimming pool. For adults, there is a Relaxation Retreat with steam room.
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Dwyka Tented Lodge
Dwyka, a tented lodge surrounded by striking rock formations, is ideal for safari-goers who love camping but also appreciate luxury. A nice getaway for couples and friends. The secluded lodge lies on a weathered landscape and captures the adventurous atmosphere of nomadic Khoisan hunter-gatherer lifestyles.
At Dwyka in Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, there are nine comfy, well-equipped safari tents. Each one has a private deck and heated spa bath, along with a minibar, a telephone and air conditioning. The standalone tents with Wi-Fi sleep a maximum of two adults. Within the camp site, there is an open-air dining boma, a lounge with a fireplace and satellite TV, a wine cellar and a Relaxation Retreat with two therapy rooms.
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Rolling mountains and an expansive landscape encompass Tilney Manor, which has come to be known as a refuge of tranquillity. It’s as peaceful as it is beautiful here, with spectacular sunsets! The contemporary safari lodge is also known for its thrilling game drives, excellent service and luxurious conveniences.
Facilities at Tilney Manor include a lounge with fireplace and satellite television, a rim-flow swimming pool and a Relaxation Retreat with steam room and sauna. In addition, there are indoor and outdoor dining facilities and the lodge has Wi-Fi for uninterrupted Internet service. In terms of rooms, the Manor offers six spacious open-plan suites. Each one has a private veranda, a fireplace, air conditioning and an electronic safe.
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For tourists seeking a safari experience that delivers an up-close encounter with nature, there is the Explorer Camp at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve. This camp, which operates between October and April, offers a two-day walking expedition into the African bushveld to guests between the ages of 16 and 60 years old.
Sanbona’s Explorer Camp venue is simplistic. However, it is not your typical camping site. It is positioned along a shady riverbed and provides three fully loaded canvas tents. Each tent includes two dressed stretcher beds, a chemical toilet, bucket shower and canvas basin and must-haves like insect repellent and towels. There’s an awesome hammock nestled under an old tree. Food, snacks and refreshments are served on the trip.
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