Surrounded by towering mountains, Sanbona Wildlife Reserve is in the centre of Little Karoo. It features luxury rooms, deluxe tent accommodation, and a lodge with panoramic views of Bellair Dam.
Sanbona offers air-conditioned rooms with elegant furnishings, tea-and-coffee making facilities, and minibar. Some rooms include a fireplace and a private plunge pool. The luxury tents are surrounded by rock formations and include a private deck.
Wildlife Reserve guests can enjoy meals prepared with local ingredients, take walks and tours in the malaria-free savannah, or participate in a game drive. Activities for children are organized daily.
The Sanbona Wildlife Reserve is situated along the Little Karoo Wine Route, and is less than a 4-hour drive from Cape Town. Free private parking is possible on site.
The main gate closes at 18h00. Guests arriving outside reception opening hours are kindly requested to inform the hotel in advance. Contact details can be found on the booking confirmation. A daily transfer service from the main gate to your lodge is available on request, and must be booked at least 48 hours in advance.
Early pick-up from the main gate takes place at 12h30. The shuttle service arrives to Tilney at 13h15, to Gondwana at 13h25, and to Dwyka at 13h35.
An afternoon pick-up from the main gate takes place at 16h00. The shuttle service arrives to Tilney at 16h45, to Gondwana at 16h55, and to Dwyka at 17h05. Please note these guests will not be able to join the afternoon game drive.
Pick-up takes place from Dwyka Tented Lodge at 11h00, Gondwana Lodge at 11h20, and Tilney Manor at 11h35. The estimated arrival time at the main gate is 12h15. Please note all times are subject to road conditions and vehicle types.
Arriving by air:
Sanbona Wildlife Reserve is equipped with a private landing strip near the Bellair Dam. Air charters can be arranged with registered charter companies or private aircraft. Prior arrangements must be made with Sanbona Wildlife Reserve Management. This may be done using the contact details found on the booking confirmation.
Arriving by car from Cape Town:
Follow the N1 from Cape Town in the direction of Paarl. Drive through the Huguenot Tunnel. A tollgate fee is payable at the tunnel. The first town is Worcester set in the Breede River Valley. Take the second right turnoff into Worcester, leave the N1 and take Route 62. Follow the signs to Robertson. After Robertson, the next town is Ashton. Travel on through Krogmanskloof and Montagu. Continue for approximately 43 km and turn left at the 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 away.
From the main gate, it is a further 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. Please inform Sanbona in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.