Sanbona Wildlife Reserve

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Kids on Safari at SanbonaKids on Safari at Sanbona

Pack the car and take a drive to the Little Karoo along Route 62, play I-spy and sing-a-long songs and within just three hours, you will arrive at Sanbona Wildlife [...]

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Water – Mother Nature’s Liquid GoldWater – Mother Nature’s Liquid Gold

Living in the Karoo, we know all too well how important water is and that’s why we have many water-wise initiatives in place to safeguard this precious resource here at [...]

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The Tenacious Honey BadgerThe Tenacious Honey Badger

Lately guests and guides alike have been lucky enough to have seen one of the rarest creatures here on Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, the elusive Honey Badger. [...]

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And the rains came down in Africa!And the rains came down in Africa!

Due to our location in the Little Karoo, a mere 3 hour-drive from Cape Town, Sanbona Wildlife Reserve experiences fairly low and erratic rainfall and periods of drought and flood [...]

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Festive Season at Sanbona!Festive Season at Sanbona!

With the festive season approaching, the Sanbona team is preparing to make this special time of the year, even more special here in the beautiful wilderness of the Karoo! [...]

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Buffalo Integrated into the Natural Ecosystems of Sanbona.Buffalo Integrated into the Natural Ecosystems of Sanbona.

We have some exciting news regarding buffalo adding to our unique Big 5 safari experience. They have all been released from their segregated reserve into the main wilderness area here [...]

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Battle Of The Bulls - UpdateBattle Of The Bulls - Update

After almost two weeks of slowly feeding and trying to recover, the younger hippo bull that was in the fight of ‘The Battle of the Bulls’ succumbed to his injuries [...]

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The Battle of the BullsThe Battle of the Bulls

Historically, it is said that hippopotamuses occurred through parts of the Little Karoo, but only in small pods due to the scarcity of grazing and fluctuating water levels. On Sanbona [...]

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The Elusive Brown HyenaThe Elusive Brown Hyena

The Brown Hyena is a fairly reclusive and shy animal, but lately guides and guests alike have been lucky enough to get some really great sightings of these shaggy beasts [...]

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Sanbona in BloomSanbona in Bloom

Some of the spring flowers have started to show on the reserve and it’s a sign that Mother Nature is coming out of hibernation here in the Karoo. Flowering occurs [...]

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