Situated in the Little Karoo, along Route 62 between Montagu and Barrydale, it’s hard to believe Sanbona is just a three-and-a-half-hour drive from Cape Town. Nestled in the majestic Warmwaterberg Mountains, surrounded by ancient rock formations, its off-the-radar setting and seemingly endless landscape offer the type of immersive seclusion that’s hard to come by.
With its sacred setting, wonderful facilities and proximity to Cape Town (you don’t have to hop on a plane for a luxe Kruger-style safari experience), it’s no wonder Sanbona is considered the Cape’s premier wildlife destination. And, of course, the dazzling array of wildlife, featuring the legendary Big Five makes a stay here an unforgettable experience.
Once inside the malaria-free reserve, plush accommodation awaits at one of three lodges: Dwyka Tented Lodge (for a special occasion or romantic getaway), Tilney Manor (for guests travelling without children and seeking an intimate experience) and Gondwana Family Lodge (for a family getaway that’ll satisfy kids and grown-ups alike).
And now, you and an (extremely) lucky plus one could experience the true magic of Sanbona, by winning a two-night stay at Gondwana Family Lodge.
The lodge features 12 lovely rooms, each with a spacious en-suite bathroom, and a private balcony boasting unhindered views of the endless plains. In the main building is a stylishly decorated lounge and a dining area that opens onto a reserve-facing pool terrace, where meals are served. There’s also a boma for braai evenings under the stars – where moonlit marshmallow-roasting is a must!
Also included in your stay are two daily game drives, and wilderness excursions that include guided walks and visits to rock art and fossil sites.
From the minute you drive through the main gates, you feel as though you are a million miles from civilisation. Sounds like heaven on earth to us!
How to win your luxe safari experience
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Ts & Cs
The winner’s name will be drawn on 29 October 2019, and the prize is redeemable from 1 May 2020 until 30 September 2020 (subject to availability). The total prize is valued at R28 000, and includes a two-night stay for two at Gondwana Lodge at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, complete with two game drives per day, all meals, non-alcoholic beverages, game drive beverages, VAT and tourism levy. Extra costs not mentioned, including transfers, alcoholic beverages, telephone, laundry, spa and curios are for the winners own account. The winner will also have the choice of choosing to stay at Tilney Manor, if preferred.
This competition and its prizes are being offered by Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, which is solely responsible for ensuring that the winner receives his/her prize. The Inside Guide shall not be liable to entrants of this competition for any prizes, loss or damage whatsoever and howsoever arising from the running, or otherwise, of this competition. The winners will be notified by email and should reply within 24 hours. Once we have received your email, we will put you in touch with the organisers to arrange your prize. Please note prizes are nontransferrable and does not include transport to and from Sanbona. Ts & Cs apply.
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