Sanbona Gondwana Family Lodge

The Gondwana Family Lodge, situated within the malaria-free Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, is a three-hour scenic drive from Cape Town in the heart of the Little Karoo, along Route 62 – the world’s longest wine route. At the foot of the towering Warmwaterberg Mountains, Sanbona boasts 58 000 hectares of sculpted Cape Fold Mountains, wide-open Karoo plains, indigenous flora and fauna and rare examples of San rock art, some dating back more than 3 500 years.

Sanbona is also an ongoing conservation project that aims to restore the ecological balance in a landscape formed during cataclysmic times 350 million years ago. As part of our conservation efforts, we have reintroduced animals that once roamed the area freely, but were eradicated due to farming. The Big 5 and various other species such as the rare and endangered riverine rabbit, gemsbok, springbok, hartebeest, eland, kudu and zebra can now all be seen on Sanbona Wildlife Reserve. Immerse yourself in a landscape where the wildlife and natural landscape leave you truly captivated and transformed. Take a journey to the Western Cape’s Premier Wildlife Destination – more than a Big 5 wilderness reserve, it’s the vastness of the landscape and alluring stillness that makes Sanbona unforgettable.

Why we like it here

One of the best Big 5 safari options within driving distance from Cape Town.

Fantastic Kids on Safari Programmer

Rock art sites that date back more than 3 500 years.

Things to be aware of

Sanbona is located 3 hours’ drive from Cape Town.

Plan to arrive in time for lunch on your day of arrival as to not miss out on any game drives during your stay.

Where we are situated