The camp site is unfenced to provide the true explorer ambience and tents are placed in fairly close proximity without encroaching on another tents privacy. Wild animals are able to cross through the camp at any time and although all safety precautions have been followed in setting up the camp; this remains a reality.
3 x Mobile canvas (camping) tents sleeping a maximum of 2 people each
All meals are prepared and enjoyed under the Karoo skies
2 x Outside showers shared by all by guests (water is heated via the sun or on cold days via a fire for extra warmth). Each tent has an en-suite bio box toilet (portable) with canvas for privacy.
2 x Fold out aluminium stretchers with individual sleeping bags (down) and pillows
1 x Three tier cupboard (small)
1 x LED light for night time use
1 x Outside hand basin (warm water is supplied on request or at first light in the morning)
En-suite bio box toilet (portable)
1 x Hammock nestled away under ancient Schotia trees
Guest amenities include insect repellent, toilet paper, towels, tissues, sanitary bags as well as bio-degradable shower gel and shampoo
Getting To Sabona Reserve
Sanbona is situation on the Route 62 between Montagu and Barrydale.
From Cape Town
An easy 3 hour drive, approximately 270 kms from Cape Town. On commencement of the journey, travel on the N1 from Cape Town in the direction of Paarl; continuing on the N1 travel through the Huguenot Tunnel. A tollgate controls this tunnel. A tollgate fee is payable at the tunnel. The first town is Worcester set in the Breede River Valley. Taking the second turnoff to the right into Worcester, you leave the N1 and the Route 60 (R60) is taken. Follow the signs to the town of Robertson. Once through Robertson, the next town is Ashton. The R60 becomes the R62 in Ashton. Travel on through Krogmanskloof and Montagu. Continue for approximately 43 km and turn left at “Die Vlakte” and Sanbona Wildlife Reserve sign. Please be advised that the road changes from tar to gravel and the recommended speed limit from there on is 60 km per hour. The main entrance to Sanbona Wildlife Reserve is 7 km.
From the main gate, it is a further 15 km to the welcoming lounge where guests will be welcomed. From the welcoming lounge, it is 45 minutes to Tilney Manor, 65 minutes to Dwyka Tented Lodge and 55 minutes to Gondwana Lodge. Please follow the relevant signs in the reserve. The recommended speed limit is 40 km per hour. Do not exit your vehicle. Predators roam free. The main gate closes at 18h00, should your arrival time be later, please advice prior to arrival in order to make arrangements. A daily transfer from the main gate to your lodge is available on request, and must be booked at least 72 hours in advance.
Follow the Route 62 for 175 km via the picturesque Little Karoo villages of Calitzdorp and Ladismith to Barrydale.
From Barrydale follow the Route 62 towards Montagu for about 22km and turn right at "Die Vlakte" and Sanbona Wildlife Reserve signs. Continue 7km to the main entrance.
Transfers / Gate Times
- Transfers can be arranged with reservations on request at an additional cost
- All transfers are handled by accredited car hire and charter companies
- All transfers must be arranged prior to arrival
Transfers from the Welcoming Lounge
A complimentary transfer from the welcoming lounge to the different lodges is available on request and must be booked at least 72 hours in advance; please contact reservations in order to book these.