Sanbona Wildlife Reserve


Currently one of the hottest weekend break destinations in South Africa, the name Sanbona, a combination of the "San" people, who occupied the area 100 years ago and "bona" representing their vision have been combined to position this 54,000 hectare Klein Karoo property. Sanbona is the first Big Five reserve in the Western Cape.

Sanbona Wildlife Reserve is situated approximately 3 hours from Cape Town between Montagu and Barrydale.

Tilney Manor, once a thriving fruit farm dating back to 1898 has six luxuriously appointed rooms. This exclusivity ensures that guests can experience personal service and world-class cuisine in an atmosphere of privacy and tranquility. Comfortable lounges with fireplaces for winter nights, private verandas, romantic freestanding baths and carefully sheltered outdoor showers are just a few of the pleasures that guests can enjoy. More modern comforts include air-conditioning, satellite television, private bars and tea and coffee making facilities.

The fully equipped Spa offers guests the opportunity to recover from the rigors of the outside world and restore their sense of inner harmony. This is the perfect environment for rediscovering creativity and regenerating energy. Cape Georgian decor draws on the natural colours of the surrounding stone and vegetation, with subtle touches of San culture influencing the design throughout the guest rooms and conference facility.

Sanbona's second lodge, Khanni, is named after the San word for Eland - a magnificent antelope revered by the San as ruler of the animal kingdom. Tucked away in a secluded valley overlooking a natural watering hole, Khanni Lodge is an idyllic Klein Karoo summer house, with wrap-around verandas, high lime-washed ceilings and exposed beams providing a feeling of cool, airy space.

From the verandah and rim-flow swimming pool guests can watch animals visiting the watering hole to drink, and the private verandas of the lodge's four spacious suites offer exquisite views of the surrounding landscape. Khanni Lodge provides guests with an enchanting choice of settings in which to relax - from the airy dining room and cozy lounge with its fireplace, to the outdoor dining patio and barbeque facilities.

A variety of activities are available to guests who are accompanied by highly skilled guides. Guiding encompasses game drives to view the Big 5 and a variety of antelope, archaeological discussions, birding, walks to the rock art, visits to the dam and presentations on the varied plant species. Visits to the raptor rehabilitation and breeding centre can also be included in the birding experience. Trout Fishing, stargazing and Quad Biking is also available.

Conference facilities are available on request.

20 PEOPLE SHARING / 10 PEOPLE SINGLE ROOM (Per person sharing all inclusive)
Low Season 01 May 05 to 30 Sept 05 prices on request
High Season 01 Oct 05 to 30 April 06 prices on request