Sanbona Wildlife Reserve

Set in 54 000 hectares of undulating mountains and plains, indigenous flora and fauna, rock formations and rock art Sanbona is a retreat not to be side stepped. The reserve which blends history of the Khoisan hunter gathers and a hint of African chic in the heart of the Klein Karoo comprises of luxury tents, lodges and the imposing and uber luxurious manor.


A three and a half drive from Cape Town Sanbona is the perfect place to get away from the hustle of the city and relax in blissful nature. The surrounding area is steeped in a fascinating history, previously home to the San people, guests are offered a unique insight into the lives of these ancient people. With seven rock art sites throughout the reserve that date back more than 3000 years you delve into a bit of South Africa’s past.

Your room

Staying at Sanbonas luxury Dwyka Tented Lodge in the Sanbona Wildlife Reserve is like embarking on your own mini adventure. Where the hunter-gatherer people once roamed you’ll find 9 tented suites with en-suite bathrooms, outdoor showers all kitted out in subtle earthy colours that complement the surrounds.  After your day out tin the bush take a refreshing dip in your private plunge pool on the deck that looks out over the dry riverbed and open plains.

Why we like it

We love the lodge’s spa where you can spoil yourself with treatments inspired by the natural landscapes. Rejuvenating mind, body and soul the products include plants from the surrounding region such as fynbos which is known for its ability to eliminate toxins, a truly reviving experience in the bush.

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