Nestled under the 350 million-year-old Warmwaterberg Mountains, in the heart of the Little Karoo which forms part of the famous Garden Route, lies the malaria-free Sanbona Wildlife Reserve.
With views of the magnificent Anysberg Mountains and overlooking the Bellair Dam, Gondwana Family Lodge is the perfect sanctuary for family, friends and groups. This spacious thatched Lodge offers guests a sense of modern comfort with a touch of bush authenticity. Interconnecting rooms, indoor and outdoor play areas and a child-friendly poolcater for guests of all ages plus the programme offers educational and recreational wildlife experiences.
Sanbona Gondwana Family Lodge boasts six suites on the ground floor and six suites on the upper level. Each Luxury Suite features a king-size bed or twin beds, en-suite bathroom with double vanities, bathtub and shower; air conditioning, under floor heating, minibar, tea & coffee making facilities, in-room safe, and private deck or balcony. The suites can accommodate two adults and one child, subject to the availability of rooms with sleeper couches.
The lodge facilities include a lounge with fireplace and television with satellite tv, outdoor boma, swimming pool, gift boutique, children's playroom with television, relaxation retreat with steam room outdoor play area, and Wi-Fi.
Experienced guides accompany guests on early morning and evening open-vehicle game drives, as well as bush walks that afford guests the opportunity of exploring the fauna, flora and smaller wondrous creatures of the African bush. There are numerous rock art sites that date back more than 3 500 years, depicting the spiritual beliefs and lives of the fascinating San.
Sanbona boasts a variety of wildlife including the famous Big Five, various species of antelope, zebra and wildebeest, giraffe, hippo, cheetah, and small game such as black-backed jackal and caracal. Evening game drives provide the opportunity to see nocturnal creatures, such as the aardwolf, brown hyena, and porcupine.
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