The ultimate private-safari paradise.
Along Route 62, a mere three-hour drive from the centre of Cape Town, lies Sanbona Wildlife Reserve – a secluded sanctuary where the Big Five roam free in over 58 000 hectares of sacred untouched wilderness.
Tucked in the Warmwaterberg Mountains, this malaria-free wildlife reserve in the heart of the Little Karoo is the Western Cape’s answer to a luxe safari experience, where Dwyka Tented Lodge awaits.
An extraordinary hidden place, Dwyka Tented Lodge is surrounded by 350-million-year-old rock formations that were once home to the Khoisan people and their 3 500-year-old paintings, which can still be seen in the reserve.
Unlike anything you’ve experienced before, the tranquil sense of solitude immediately transports you back to what it may have been like before civilisation – with just nine luxury tents enhancing the sense of intimacy and seclusion.
Embraced by striking rock formations, the nine luxury tents offer ultimate comfort and privacy, each boasting dramatic cliff-face views.
- Each tented suite sleeps two adults
- en-suite bathroom with an indoor and outdoor shower and bath
- private deck with a Jacuzzi
- fully stocked minibar
- tea- and coffee-making facilities
All meals are included: full breakfast, lunch and dinner, served as a three-course meal in the dining room, or as an outdoor braai in the open-air dining area under the stars.
The main lounge has a fireplace, a fully stocked bar and complimentary wifi. There is also an on-site wine cellar, gift boutique, and a Relaxation Retreat with two therapy rooms for spa treatments.
Conservation management is at the heart of Sanbona’s existence, and will always remain its top priority. With an abundance of activities on offer during your stay, including two nature drives each day (one in the morning and one at night), a boat safari on the dam (dependent on water levels), nature walks, bird-watching, guided rock art walks and rock formations discovery, photography, and stargazing, you’ll have endless opportunities to experience the magic of it all.
Good to know Reduced rates are applicable for South African residents until 30 September 2021 which includes accommodation, all meals and nonalcoholic beverages, two daily nature drives with drinks, and guided wilderness walks.
Distance from CT 3 hours
Child friendly? No (but children are welcome at Sanbona’s Gondwana Family Lodge)
Pet friendly? No
Where to find it Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, Route 62 between Montagu and Barrydale
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