Sanbona Gondwana Family Lodge

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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.


  • Sanbona 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
  • Kids on Safari programme offers educational and recreational wildlife experiences

You should know

  • Children of all ages welcome at Sanbona Gondwana Family Lodge
  • Child rates are applicable to children from 4 years up to and including 11 years; irrespective of whether children are sharing with adults or staying in their own room/suite (single or sharing).
  • 0 to 3 years old are accommodated at no additional cost, on a sharing basis only with adults.
  • Persons under the age of 4 years are not permitted on game drives.
  • Complimentary child minding is available in the kiddie’s entertainment area during game
    drives and the course of the day.

The detail

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.

Price includes

  • Prices are inclusive of the “Kids on Safari” program, 2 daily game drives, guided wilderness walks, all meals, non-alcoholic beverages (a limited selection of house beers, wines will be included from 1 May 2023), all game drive snacks and beverages, internal reserve transfers between the lodge and welcome lounge, tourism levy and 15% VAT (daily conservation levy and all items of a personal nature are excluded and must be settled prior to departure).
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Rates & Pricing

All promotions for this lodge are shown below, you can also view all current safari specials here.
Stay 4 nights, Pay 3 nights: Valid - 01 May 2024 – 30 September 2024
Last minute SPECIAL
Honeymoon SPECIAL
Receive a complimentary bottle of bubbly, welcome platter, romantic turn down and private bush picnic when booking your honeymoon or anniversary
$ 550 USD
$ 550 USD
SPECIAL - Great news, you appear to be from a SADC country and can enjoy the discounted rate shown!
Rates are starting prices per person, per night sharing.
With specials, we always use the best promotion available, please contact our experts for more guidance.
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What our guests say about Dolan

May 22, 2024
Thanks to Dolan for making this last minute booking such a success. We stayed in Kapama River Lodge recently
Food, staff members from the restaurant to the tour guides. Lastly, seeing 4 out of 5 of The Big 5
May 19, 2024
Brilliant service with tailor made…
Brilliant service with tailor made offerings. Flexibility to accommodate bookings for a large group and sorting out details such as baby courts. Very well organised.
Ndhuma Ritshuri
May 19, 2024
Dolan helped us with our last minute…
Dolan helped us with our last minute booking and we were a big group of 10 wanting a very luxurious experience which we got. We will definitely be booking with him again.
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May 26, 2024
Great great service!
It’s my 1st time going to Africa and I didn’t even know where to start. Thanks to (Jayson and Catherin), I simply have not had to worry about anything. Their service and help has gone beyond any travel agent I’ve ever experienced. Any doubt I have, they were responsive, quick and efficient. And always so so nice.
joao roseta
May 26, 2024
Dorothy was absolutely amazing my dates…
Dorothy was absolutely amazing my dates on my Safari change a couple of times and she was more than accommodating making everything work for me with no stress. The resort she picked for me is absolutely amazing and I cannot wait to stay there. I’m also staying 3 nights in Cape Town and she took care of my hotel and of all my connecting flights . Was a big relief and spoke to her on the phone a couple of times. Very sweet highly recommend if you want a stress free vacation
Maria Mattaliano
May 24, 2024
Fast, Friendly, and Reliable Service
My travel advisor Mel was amazing. She was timely in her response, non judgemental about my budget, ans very helpful in figuring out potential safaris to fit my desires. She was super friendly and knowledgeable, and never once made me feel like I was out of my league.
Valerie Caswell
May 23, 2024
My experience was excellent as Pascal…
My experience was excellent as Pascal responded to all my questions in a timely manner and provided all the details I required to make a decision.
Stephen Turner
May 23, 2024
Shann was excellent
Shann was extremely responsive and worked around the clock to help us with our trip. She was extremely flexible throughout our trip when we needed to make changes. Overall, it was excellent service.
May 23, 2024
Shann is a Star!
Dealing with Shann was an absolute pleasure. Responses were quick, & options were tailored to our needs correctly.
Sean Geiser
May 23, 2024
Thanks Heleen
Thanks Heleen, great service!
Viv du Plessis
May 23, 2024
Great service from Jayson at
Jayson and his team have worked hard to help us put together a safari package that would hit all the points on our wish list. After weeks of work, when we came with some changes to the itinerary, he worked it in and added time in a location we hadn't considered, but we think is worth the time. They provided lot's of useful information and respond quickly to our frequent questions. Though we will not be taking our trip for a few weeks yet, we are excited and looking forward to having a once in a lifetime experience!
Bob McCook
May 22, 2024
Thanks to Dolan for making this last minute booking such a success. We stayed in Kapama River Lodge recently
Food, staff members from the restaurant to the tour guides. Lastly, seeing 4 out of 5 of The Big 5
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