We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sanbona Wildlife Reserve

#1 of 24 things to do in Montagu Features Animals
Btwn Montagu & Barrydale | between Montagu & Barrydale, Montagu 6720, South Africa
+27 21 010 0028
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Private Tour: Wild Life Safari from Cape Town
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good11%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“game drives” (57 reviews)
“the reserve” (38 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
Hours Today: 00:00 - 23:59
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Btwn Montagu & Barrydale | between Montagu & Barrydale, Montagu 6720, South Africa
+27 21 010 0028
Write a Review
Reviews (261)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 261 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Loved my two nights at the Dwyka tented lodge- what a beautiful place. The staff at Sanbona were all wonderful - smiling, caring, attentive - from the entrance gate all the way to the lodge . I would never have imagined I could walk and...More

Thank Laura B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our time in sanbona and all the rides. Our guide Nico was very knowledgeable, he had a good eye for spotting animals and our kids liked him a lot. Very good food (we ate a lot!) and it would've been needed more...More

Thank Espace19
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're looking to do a safari near Cape Town this should be the one. The experience is incredible well refined from beginning to end and supported by a dedicated team of professionals. Comfort is the priority every step of the way but the food,...More

1  Thank Jmitchy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sanbona is the second largest private reserves in the world. Staffed by a team of knowledgeable, caring rangers and care takers, the trip really opened my mind and heart to beautiful Africa. We stayed 2 nights in the Gondwana Lodge for families and had a...More

1  Thank liyenne
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I spent 3 magical days and nights at the Wildlife reserve at Gondwana camp . We saw 4 of the big 5. Walked with out guide to track elephants , giraffe and other animals . We saw a cheetah kill a young...More

Thank Jeff O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first safari. We were able to see 4 of the big five. I was impressed with everything there. We stayed in Dwyka the tents and well work it. Each tent has its private view of the mountain backdrop, private deck with outdoor...More

2  Thank John C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I spent 3 days/2 nights at Sanbona as part of our honeymoon and it was phenomenal. We stayed at the Dwyka tented camp and it was luxurious at the same time as feeling completely remote. The staff was friendly, ready to lend...More

2  Thank Brian B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is still a relatively new game park, with the advantage of being near enough to Cape Town for a couple of nights away, but remote enough to feel as though you are truly in the wilderness. It's great at the moment, but will get...More

2  Thank ADWL71
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Still in it's infancy, Sanbona will be fabulous in several years time. Don't waste your time on the south side of the fence. Nothing to see.

1  Thank veraverriding
Reviewed 8 April 2017

I spent 3 days at Dwyka tented camp - it was luxurious and an amazing experience! The guides were fantastic - Marco took us to see some of the most amazing animals in their own habitat. He was respectful of the animals, and also our...More

1  Thank pandabear_11
Nearby Restaurants
Diesel & Creme
391 reviews
22.64 km away
Drostdy Restaurant
188 reviews
30.79 km away
Mez Karoo Restaurant
115 reviews
22.81 km away
Clarke of the Karoo
232 reviews
22.61 km away
Nearby Attractions
Hardys Memories of Africa African Art and Curios
84 reviews
22.71 km away
Drostdy Museum
321 reviews
30.73 km away
Ronnie's Sex Shop
198 reviews
35.33 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Warren O
Is it possible to do the safari without staying at the reserve or can you only go if you are staying? We are staying in Cape Town from 2nd - 13th December.
20 April 2017|
Answer Show all 7 answers
Response from Roger O | Reviewed this property |
Sorry not to have replied sooner. A day trip isn't possible. It takes 45 minutes to get to the first lodge from the main road. And the 3 hour game drives start at 5am and 4.30pm
We are thinking of booking 3 nights at Sanbona Dwyka Tented Lodge in January next year. I was wondering whether the lodges have air conditioning ?
28 August 2016|
Answer Show all 3 answers
Response from Fathima D | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure as I've stayed in two other places in Sanbona. But Dwyka is a must visit and I'm sure the tens will either be air conditioned or cool enough. Don't miss out!
We are heading from Capetown to Sabona in November. Is there an economical way to get there? Cheap limo? Cheap car service? I would appreciate any suggestions.
18 August 2016|
Answer Show all 9 answers
Response from nicky080686 | Reviewed this property |
Sanbona can arrange a transfer for you for 2 people at a rate of ZAR2559 (this is their rate for until end Oct 2016) not sure if it goes up. It is per vehicle per way