- Big FiveYes
- Off RoadYes
- Camp FencedNo
- Child PolicyNo persons younger than 16 years permitted
- Cellphone SignalNo
- Malaria AreaNo
LocationSanbona Wildlife Reserve
3.5 hours by road from Cape Town (between Montagu & Barrydale). Daily scheduled flights to Cape Town and 3.5 by road to the camp. Charter flights can be arranged directly into the Lodge
3 x Mobile canvas (camping) Tents sleeping a maximum of 2 people each.
Rates & Special Offers
Deals By Date
THE EXPLORER CAMP ONLY OPERATES DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS WITH THE FIRST TRAIL IN OCTOBER AND THE LAST TRAIL AT THE END OF APRIL.
EACH TRAIL IS SOLD AS A TWO-NIGHT WALKING TRAIL PACKAGE WITH A SET ARRIVAL OF FRIDAY EACH WEEK.
- All rates are subject to availability.
- Proof of SADC residency may be required at the time of booking or upon check-in at the lodge.
- Surcharges may apply on rates over peak holiday periods and long weekends.
- Rates quoted are only applicable to South African Residents. Discounted special rates for International Residents are available on request.
- Sanbona Explorer Camp is sold as a two-night walking trail package: therefore two nights are automatically booked and payable at the time of reserving this unique experience.
- The Explorer Camp operates during the summer months with the first trail in October and the last trail at the end of April.
- Each trail is 2 nights with a set arrival of Friday of the week.
- The walking trails are hosted and guided by an armed qualified walking guide.
- Distances walked vary each day but can last up to 4 hours.
- A game viewing vehicle remains in camp and will be utilized depending on where guests walk that day, the trail may start from camp or depart camp by vehicle to visit another area of the reserve.
- Participants older than 60 years will be required to provide a medical clearance certificate in order to participate.
- A complimentary transfer from the welcoming lounge, located 15 kilometers into Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, is available and recommended for all guests to make use of when reserving the Explorer Experience. (On request and must be booked at least 72 hours in advance)
- All guests arrive at the Sanbona Welcome Lounge by 12h00
- Deparure is at 10h00 in order to meet up with the transfer from one of Sanbona’s luxury lodges to be back at the welcome lounge by 12h30.
- A daily conservation levy of R150 per person per night is excluded from the above mentioned package rate and will be applied to all reservations. The conservation levy will be charged on the initial invoice to be settled at booking stage or alternatively can be settled directly by the guest on departure.
- Single rates are available on request. Please ask your BushBreaks consultant for a quote.
- No persons younger than 16 years may participate in the wilderness trail walks.
About Sanbona Explorer Camp
This unique walking experience is ideal for guests looking for an adventurous and authentic option offering an ambience of a tented bush camp. The camp is located within the north east of the reserve. This is a flexible experience for guests to explore the Sanbona Karoo as we believe that the rigidity of travel needs to be simplified by going back to basics. This explorer camp reflects the original safari of being on foot and sleeping around the fire at night within the comfort of a mobile tent. Guests will enjoy walks through the magnificent Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, whereby their guide will enhance their experience with birding, cultural history and other natural history of the area.
Tents are placed in fairly close proximity without encroaching on another tents privacy. Wild animals are able to move through the camp at any time and although all safety precautions have been followed in setting up the camp; this remains a reality.
All meals are prepared and enjoyed under the Karoo skies
2 x Outside showers shared by all guests (water is heated via the sun or on cold days via a fire for extra warmth).
Each tent has an en-suite bio box toilet (portable) with canvas for privacy.
|The Explorer Camp operates during the summer months with the first trail in October and the last trail at the end of April|Each trail is 2 nights with a set departure each Friday of the week|The walking trails are hosted and guided by an armed qualified walking guide|Distances walked vary each day but can last up to 4 hours|A game viewing vehicle remains in camp and depending on where guests walk that day, the trail may start from camp or depart camp by vehicle to visit another area of the reserve|We regret that no persons younger than 16 years or older than 60 years will be able to participate
WHAT TO PACK
|Clothing of neutral colours that is light in weight, but warm|Bright coloured clothing must be avoided|3 x Shirts|3 x Shorts|2 x pants (long)|1 x warm jersey or jacket as the evenings can get cold|Hiking or trail shoes|Sandals for showering|Sun block|Hat|Camera|Binoculars
At the foot of the Warmwaterberg, in the heart of the Little Karoo, between Montagu and Barrydale on the famous Route 62, the vision of the San is becoming a reality.
Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, 54 000 hectares of undulating mountains and plains, indigenous fauna and flora, rock formations and rock art make this a destination not to be missed.
Specialist guiding is a key element in providing a memorable and varied experience. The name Sanbona is a combination of the “San” people who roamed this area for thousands of years and “bona” which represents their vision in order to position this portion of the Little Karoo.
Be it a journey of rejuvenation and self-discovery or absorbing the various essences and activities, Sanbona Wildlife Reserve takes care of the small things in life.
FROM CAPE TOWN
- An easy 3 hours drive, approximately 270 kms from Cape Town. On commencement of the journey, travel on the N1 from Cape Town in the direction of Paarl; continuing on the N1 travel through the Huguenot Tunnel. A tollgate controls this tunnel. A tollgate fee is payable at the tunnel.
- The first town is Worcester set in the Breede River Valley. Taking the second turnoff to the right into Worcester, you leave the N1 and the Route 62 (R62) is taken. Follow the signs to the town of Robertson. Once through Robertson, the next town is Ashton. Travel on through Krogmanskloof and Montagu. Continue for approximately 43km and turn left at “Die Vlakte” and Sanbona Wildlife Reserve sign. Please be advised that the road changes from tar to gravel and the recommended speed limit from there on is 60 km per hour. The main entrance to Sanbona Wildlife Reserve is 7km where guests will be welcomed.