Premier Wildlife Destination - Activities
Montagu, Western Cape

At Sanbona Wildlife Reserve you will be able to amble out for some animal and bird sightings on 4x4 game drives.

Game Viewing

Bring your binoculars and camera. These drives last around 3 hours long. They head out twice a day and are led by experienced tracker guides.

All sightings in the wild are left to chance, but some of the local animals that you might see include elephant, giraffe, nyala, blue wildebeest, warthog, hippo, impala and kudu. Rare species occurring are hyena, suni and leopard. Kids over 4 years old are allowed on game drives.


The Little Karoo is a well-known birding destination. The contrast of vast plains, mountains and water-courses, attract various species to the area, just over 200 species. Some of the birds you can encounter include Cinnamon-breasted Warblers, Booted eagles, Southern Grey Tits, Namaqua Sandgrouses and Black-winged Stilts.

Bush Walks

At this game reserve near Cape Town, you can participate in an interactive bush walk. Each walk is appropriate for any fitness level, from easy pathways, to more advanced hiking trails. Your ranger-guide will teach you about the various plants and trees, and you can also get a closer look at the smaller creatures that inhabit the area. Only persons who are 16 years and older are able to participate in the wilderness trail walks.

Boat Safaris

At Sanbona these guided tours head out over the Bellair Dam. The boats can seat 12 guests at either sunrise or sunset, as these are the best times of the day to view animals. The boat cruises depend on the weather conditions.

For Kids

Nature conservation is the watchword of the wildlife reserve, and the kid’s fun activities are reflected in this. With the Kids on Safari packages, children can be ready to have the time of their lives. Interactive welcome packs, planned activities, child friendly pools and play areas make for a worry free vacation for the whole family. 

Child minding services are available at an additional cost. Besides arts and crafts, board games and DVDs, kids can take part in an interpretive trail through the garden of Gondwana Family Lodge, to learn about the local plants and animals. The rangers will also help kids complete the Sanbona activity book.

Rock Art

At Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, you can also view some of the ancient rock art. These rock art sites date back more than 3,500 years and provide insight into the lives of the San and the Khoi-Khoi people that once lived in this area.

Relaxation Retreat

Each lodge at Sanbona offers signature treatments that will aid in your relaxation. Choose from rejuvenating facial treatments and a choice of massage, beauty, manicure, and pedicure treatments.