Guests per Safari Vehicle
Only four hours’ drive from Cape Town along the scenic Route 62, Sanbona encompasses 54 000 hectares of rugged mountains and vast plains. Sanbona is home to an impressive variety of plants, birds, and wildlife, including the rare white lions.
Sanbona Gondwana Family Lodge boasts six suites on the ground floor and six suites on the upper level. Each Luxury Suite features a king-size bed or twin beds, en-suite bathroom with double vanities, bathtub, and shower; air conditioning, under floor heating, minibar, tea & coffee making facilities, in-room safe, and private deck, or balcony. The suites can accommodate two adults and one child, subject to the availability of rooms with sleeper couches.
The lodge facilities include a lounge with fireplace and television with satellite tv, outdoor boma, swimming pool, gift boutique, children's playroom with television, relaxation retreat with steam room outdoor play area, and Wi-Fi.
Experienced guides accompany guests on early morning and evening open-vehicle game drives, as well as bush walks that afford guests the opportunity of exploring the fauna, flora, and smaller wondrous creatures of the African bush. There are numerous rock art sites that date back more than 3 500 years, depicting the spiritual beliefs and lives of the fascinating San.
Gondwana Family Lodge offers numerous facilities and activities geared specifically for a family safari. Children can participate in the ‘Kids on Safari’ programme or use the well-equipped playroom and outdoor play area. A variety of indoor and outdoor activities are offered by the ‘Kids on Safari’ programme, including an interpretive trail through the garden of Gondwana, and visits to San rock art sites after which children can create their own rock art. Children can participate in bead and clay making activities, run around the playground, learn about the stars, and learn more about wildlife conservation. All activities are supervised.
At the foot of the towering Warmwaterberg Mountains in the Little Karoo lies the unique safari destination of Sanbona Wildlife Reserve. Three Luxury Lodges and an adventurous Explorer Camp nestle in 58, 000 hectares of sculpted Cape Fold Mountains and wide-open plains. Take a three-hour scenic drive from Cape Town to the heart of the Little Karoo, along the Route 62, to an unforgettable, malaria-free private game reserve.
Sanbona offers the Big Five and has the only free-roaming self-sustaining white lions in the world. The reserve is home to a variety of large and small antelope, zebra, and wildebeest; and small game such as jackal, caracal, aardwolf, and hyena are present in the reserve. It is also home to the critically endangered and highly elusive Riverine Rabbit and the Dwarf Blue butterfly, the second smallest butterfly in the world.
Experience a huge diversity of indigenous flora and fauna and rare examples of San rock art, some dating back more than 3, 500 years, plus a unique boat safari and thrilling game drives. Conservation is paramount at Sanbona and every guest contributes to preserving this wilderness for future generations.
More than a Big 5 wilderness reserve, it is the vastness of the landscape, the alluring stillness and isolation amid raw beauty and boundless plains that make Sanbona unique.
All ages welcome
12 Luxury Suites
All ages welcome
Cape Town International Airport
3.5 hours from Cape Town to the Welcome Lounge
Followed by a 55-minute drive within the Reserve to Gondwana
Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, R62, Montagu, South Africa
All ages welcome