Discover the Diverse Wildlife of Sanbona Wildlife Reserve
Immerse yourself in a landscape where wildlife and flora leave you truly captivated and transformed. Sanbona is one of South Africa’s largest privately-owned nature reserves, spanning 58,000 hectares of rich, protected ecosystems within two biodiversity hotspots. This expansive tract of land lies in the Little Karoo, just outside Montagu, a mere 3.5 hours’ drive from Cape Town along Route 62. It is owned by a non-profit company committed to prioritizing conservation in the safari experience. Sanbona offers an authentic and contrasting natural space, aiming to strike a balance where critically important ecosystems, endangered wildlife, and flora can thrive for the benefit of future generations. Sanbona provides four distinct accommodation options, each with its own unique style and charm. Spend your day exploring every corner of this vast reserve, with endless open plains, sculpted Cape fold mountains adorned with San rock art, endemic flora, and some of South Africa’s most sought-after wildlife.
Tilney Manor at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve comprises three separate units, featuring six spacious open-plan suites, each opening onto private verandas that offer breathtaking vistas of rolling mountains and expansive plains. This verdant haven of Tilney Manor is enveloped by thoughtfully landscaped indigenous gardens.
Inside Tilney Manor, you’ll discover six generously proportioned open-plan suites, each leading out to its private veranda. From these verandas, you can relish captivating vistas of the rolling mountains and expansive plains. Adding to the allure, Tilney Manor is surrounded by carefully landscaped indigenous gardens.
Explore the terrain of Sanbona Wildlife Reserve in the company of a knowledgeable ranger aboard comfortable open Landcruisers. Whether it’s an early morning excursion or a sunset adventure, you’ll have the chance to spot a variety of plant species, wildlife, large game, and birds.
The evening sundowner drives provide breathtaking views as the setting sun casts its warm glow over the Little Karoo landscape.
Embark on a journey through the essence of the Little Karoo by foot and uncover the numerous treasures within the Reserve.
You can arrange an optional guided walk with one of our rangers to cater to your individual preferences. These walks range from leisurely strolls, allowing you to immerse yourself in the stunning indigenous flora and fauna, to more challenging hikes that lead to remote viewpoints, unveiling the beauty of Sanbona Wildlife Reserve.
Whether you choose a gentle walk or a demanding trail that takes you to a secluded rock pool where you can immerse yourself in its rejuvenating waters before returning to your lodge for a delectable meal, Sanbona Wildlife Reserve offers a diverse range of experiences and much more.