SA Resident Special

  • Special

From $ 310

  • Single: $ 403
  • Unit sleeps: 2

Includes: Twice-daily nature drives, guided wilderness walks, all meals per day, all non-alcoholic beverages, on-drive beverages, tea and coffee station in each room, VAT and Tourism Levy.

Bonus Extra's: Twice daily transfers from the Welcome Lounge on the reseve to the Lodges, Children under 3 years stay for free, Access to the Kiddies entertainment area adn complimentary child minding, Kids on Safari programme, Complimentary WiFi

A minimum two-night stay is required.

Valid for South African Residents only. All guests to produce a valid South African identity document or a valid residence permit to confirm the booking.

Excludes dates: June 2022 (closed for annual maintainance) & 15- 18 April 2022 (Easter)

Dates Rates (PPS) Rates (SINGLE)
01 Oct 2020 — 30 Sep 2022 $ 310 $ 403

Luxury Room

From $ 493

  • Single: $ 641
  • Unit sleeps: 2

Includes: Accommodation, all meals, game drives, guided wilderness walks, teas & coffees, water and game drive beverages.

Dates Rates (PPS) Rates (SINGLE)
01 May 2022 — 30 Sep 2022 $ 493 $ 641
01 Oct 2022 — 30 Nov 2022 $ 662 $ 860
01 Dec 2022 — 15 Dec 2022 $ 493 $ 641
16 Dec 2022 — 08 Jan 2023 $ 886 $ 1,152
09 Jan 2023 — 31 Mar 2023 $ 843 $ 1,097
01 Apr 2023 — 30 Apr 2023 $ 662 $ 860


"We spend three days / two nights with our two boys (10 and 11) in the Gondwana Lodge at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve to celebrate New Year's Eve after two weeks in Cape Town. I can honestly say that this was one of the best experiences we've ever had; the large luxury rooms with the amazing views, the exquisite out-door terrace dining, the welcoming staff, the game drives with 'our' personal ranger Kareline. As this was our first safari experience, we weren't sure what level of comfort / service / animals to expect but now I can only regret that we didn't stay for a week in stead of two nights! The only (very minor) problem was the slow internet connection, but then again when who needs to be e-connected in an amazing place such as Sanbona !"

- Sandra

"Recently spent two nights at the Gondwana Lodge, the room was great, spacious and clean with great views of the open plains. The food was amazing, especially considering you're in the middle of a game reserve. Staff were great, especially our game drive guide, Kareline, who made sure we got to see as much as possible during our three days visit. The game drives were just incredible, to be able to see these beautiful animals in the wild is breathtaking. Can't recommend this experience enough!"

- Sean

"The hotel is perfect, all the staff are very friendly and attentive, excellent food, great location, very comfortable rooms, and the reserve itself is not too busy which is very nice. We stayed for 4 nights which was perfect but you wouldn't want to stay there any longer than that! Would thoroughly recommend it to anyone."

- Noah

"Have just spent 2 divine nights here. The landscape is breathtaking. The animals are left free to roam and the ranger was very conscious of allowing them their space. I genuinely felt as if they felt as the animals as part of their family. The only hotel I have ever been to where every single whim was catered for, without me even asking. Staff are genuine, friendly, caring and made us feel very special. All other hotels I am visiting on my garden route have a lot to live up to now!!"

- Maxine

"A big Thanks for a great weekend!!! All at Sanbona - Paul and Gondwana Staff, thanks for yet another great experience of a place which anyone can call home away from home!!! Not only was it a breakaway from Cape Town and all the noise, its was a weekend planned to make some great memories!! And Yes, at Sanbona we did get that!!!! Thanks a mil :-)"

- Meg

"Nous avons eu le bonheur de passer 48 heures en famille dans ce lodge et il restera un de mes plus beaux souvenirs de ce voyage. Personnel au petit soin, restauration fine et délicate, excellent confort, ranger formidable, ... Bref, la perfection !"

- Amelie

"Stayed for two nights with my little girl, 21 months, husband and my parents. It is a longish drive but it's actually quite exciting as you are already looking out for animals, a few of which you will see even before you check in! The rooms are lovely, beautiful views from bed and bathroom, and the setting overall is spectacular. Service very good, food lovely, and a good choice of wines. The drives were interesting we saw everything apart from the elephants, and I particularly liked the rock art. Roman our guide was very good. All the staff were very friendly and helpful, and there is a kids room and outside area which our little girl loved (she is too young to do the drives so we took it in turns to stay behind). We all loved it!"

- Gracie

"My significant other and I were craving a little getaway and really wanted to spoil ourselves but didn't want to travel too far from home. Sanbona was recommended to me and after doing a bit of research I decided to book this. We set out from Cape Town mid morning and arrived there at a very reasonable 13h00 after an easy 3hour drive. The staff were welcoming, with bottled water offered to us at the gate. I expressed my concern about my petrol level (we had left the previous town 43km back with no pumps in site since, and I misjudged my tank) so they suggested I park my car at the Welcome Lounge 13km into the reserve, and they would take us the rest of the way (a further 40km on gravel to Gondwana). Kobie, the manager of Gondwana also later arranged for 5 liters of petrol from their lawnmower supply to be sure I got back to Montagu!!) Arriving at Gondwana, again the staff were very welcoming. We got a hot towel on arrival as well as a sip of juice. After a short tour of the lodge, we were shown our suite - it was HUGE! Modern decor with a hint of rustic. The terrace just as big, stepping right out into the bush (a small electric fence was discovered much later as it's not easily seen but necessary for the animals of course). And the bathroom, just heavenly. The restaurant was waiting for us for lunch. We also got to order our drinks for the afternoon game drive. We were then introduced to Brenda, our guide who took us on a total of 5 drives over the next three days. The game viewing was amazing, including Elephant on our first day. Giraffe, Rhino, Zebra, Kudu, Springbok and various other smaller wildlife awaited us on day two. Lions (white and tawny) and Cheetah's were seen on day three. Brenda was a great guide, with a world of knowledge on fauna and flora. Radio communication between the guides ensured the best possible game viewing. Included in the rate is a full three meals a day (cold breakfast buffet as well as a hot menu, three course lunch and dinner) and 2 game drives per day (one on arrival day and optional one of departure day). There is a small spa on site with a steam room to the guests disposal (FOC). We were properly spoilt and enjoyed every minute of our stay. We would love to go back and can recommend Sanbona to anyone. And a big THANK YOU to all the staff members who contributed to this memorable getaway."

- Natasha

"This is the most amazing safari experience and so close to Cape Town. The staff are incredibly friendly and from arrival you feel like royalty! My 9 year old had a fantastic time in this family friendly lodge. We had our own ranger and saw most of the big 5 and so close up! The accommodations were personalised and extremely comfortable. This is a true safari experience, just like Kruger. There are no fences to be seen. The mid game drive snacks/drinks are a treat as are the menus at the lodge. My picky eater even managed to find a favourite at every meal! I am going back at the first opportunity!"

- Serryanne

"A big Thanks for a great weekend!!! All at Sanbona - Paul and Gondwana Staff, thanks for yet another great experience of a place which anyone can call home away from home!!! Not only was it a breakaway from Cape Town and all the noise, its was a weekend planned to make some great memories!! And Yes, at Sanbona we did get that!!!! Thanks a mil :-)"

- Meg

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