Sanbona Gondwana Family Lodge

Sanbona Wildlife Reserve is an exclusive 5-star game reserve nestled in the Warmwaterberg Mountains in the Klein Karoo. A mere 3-hour drive from Cape Town, the magnificent landscape is so much more than just a game reserve, it is a 58 000-hectare wilderness sanctuary comprising open plains, river valleys, and mountains brimming with indigenous flora and fauna. It is a true haven for photographers, with ideal lighting and awe-inspiring sightings. With scenic views of the mountains and Bellair Dam, Sanbona Gondwana Family Lodge is the perfect sanctuary for family, friends, and groups. Perfect for the kids, there are indoor and outdoor play areas and a child-friendly pool. The Kids on Safari programme at Gondwana Family Lodge offers educational and recreational wildlife experiences. In Addition to Sanbona Gondwana Family Lodge, the private reserve is home to Tilney Manor, Dwyka Tented Lodge and an eco-camp.

Sanbona is the only place in the world with free roaming and self-sustaining white lions. A truly incredible sight.  Game rangers at Sanbona Gondwana Family Lodge are passionate about every detail in the wild, from the smallest plants to tall giraffes, they are experts in their field. During the safaris drives you will have the opportunity to see the African Big 5 as well as an abundance of other wildlife including gemsbok, springbok, hartebeest, eland, kudu, zebra, jackal, caracal, aardvark, and brown hyena. From guided bushwalks and boat safaris to rock art excursions and hiking, there is an intriguing variety of activities for the whole family. Whether its adventure or the serenity of the wilderness that you’re after, Gondwana Family Lodge at Sanbona has the perfect offering for you.


  • Guided nature walks
  • Rock art excursions
  • Boat safari
  • Spa treatments
  • Kids on Safari program
  • Bird watching
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  • Walking and hiking trails
  • Photography
  • Swimming pool


  • 5-star luxury family lodge
  • Relaxation retreat
  • Self-sustaining white lions
  • Haven for photographers
  • Big 5 sightings

Closest airport

  • Cape Town International – 230km
  • Sanbona private airstrip

Children policy

Children of all ages are welcome at Gondwana Family Lodge. More Details However, children under the age of 4 aren’t allowed to go on the safari drives.

  • Children rates are approximately 50% of the displayed rate
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2 x Game drives per day, all activities, all meals, soft drinks, and sun-downers on the game drives.


Alcoholic drinks, laundry, spa treatments, and transfers.


  • Low
    01 May – 30 September
  • High
    01 October  – 30 November
  • Peak
    01 December – 17 December
  • Seasonal
    18 December – 3 January

Terms & conditions

  • Rates are displayed per adult sharing
  • Single supplements add approximately 30% of the displayed rate

Accommodation Options

Family Suite

Sleeps 2 Adults, 1 child

Interconnecting units feature en-suite bathrooms, air-conditioning, a mini-bar, and private veranda or balcony.

Refer to seasons and T&C's above

Seasonal Peak R 13,005 per person, per night
Peak season R 12,385 per person, per night
High Season R 9,720 per person, per night
Low Season R 7,245 per person, per night

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Getting there

By Road

The reserve is a 3-hour drive from Cape Town on the renowned Route 62. The turn-off is 40km from Montague with the main entrance to the reserve 7km from the R62.



Sanbona has an airstrip for small private flights and helicopter landings on the reserve. Air transfers are weather dependent.

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