Find Sanbona – the Western Cape’s Premier Wildlife Destination.

From Cape Town

Approximately 270 km from Cape Town.

  • Take the N1 highway in the direction of Paarl - There is a tollgate on this road, just before the Huguenot Tunnel.
  • Once through the tunnel, take the second turnoff to the right into Worcester (R60) - Follow the signs towards Robertson.
  • Drive through Robertson, still on the R60 into Ashton.
  • Proceed through Ashton - the R60 becomes the R62.
  • Carry on through Kogmanskloof and Montagu.
  • About 43km from Montagu, turn left at ‘Die Vlakte’ and Sanbona Wildlife Reserve sign.
  • Continue for 7km to reach the main entrance.
  • Proceed for another 15km to reach the Welcome Lounge.

Please be advised that the road changes from tar to gravel and the recommended speed limit from there until the Main Gate is 60 km/h. The main entrance to Sanbona Wildlife Reserve is 7 km. Once through the Main Gate the speed limit is 40km/h.

From Oudtshoorn

  • Follow Route 62 for 175km via Calitzdorp and Ladismith, towards Barrydale.
  • From Barrydale, continue on Route 62 towards Montagu for approximately 22km.
  • Turn right at ‘Die Vlakte’ and Sanbona Wildlife Reserve signs.
  • Continue for 7km to reach the main entrance.
  • Proceed for another 15km to reach the Welcome Lounge.


Guests with suitable or 4x4 vehicles can drive themselves to their lodge from the main gate.

If you’re driving to your lodge yourself, it’s important to take note of the following:

  • Please follow the relevant signs in the reserve.
  • The recommended speed limit is 40km per hour.
  • Do not exit your vehicle as predators roam free.
  • The main gate closes at 18h00, should your arrival time be later, please advise prior to arrival in order to make arrangements.


PICK UP FROM WELCOME LOUNGE AT 12h30 - arrive at Tilney 13h15, at Gondwana 13h25, arrive at Dwyka 13h35.

PICK UP FROM WELCOME LOUNGE AT 16h00 - arrive at Tilney 16h45, arrive at Gondwana 16h55, arrive at Dwyka 17h05 (these guests will not be able to join the afternoon game drive.

    Departing Guests:

    • Pick-up from Dwyka Tented Lodge at 11h00
    • Pick-up from Gondwana Lodge at 11h20
    • Pick-up from Tilney Manor at 11h35
    • Arrive at the welcome lounge at 12h15
      • If you’re using GPS devices, simply enter the coordinates of your destination:
        Tilney Manor
        6 Suites
        S 33˚ 45’ 10.414” E 20˚ 33’ 15.39”
        Gondwana Family Lodge
        12 Suites
        S 33˚ 43’ 36.679” E 20˚ 36’ 2.323”
        Dwyka Tented Lodge
        9 Tents
        S 33˚ 41’ 48.95” E 20˚ 36’ 15.64”
        Explorer Camp
        3 Tents - Guests arrive at and depart from Welcome Lounge.