Sanbona Dwyka Tented Lodge

In the heart of South Africa's Little Karoo Desert and seated at the foot of the Warmwaterberg Mountain Range sits Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, an area where the original people of South Africa, the San people made their home for centuries. This arid environment boasts 58, 000 hectares of sculpted Cape Fold Mountains, indigenous flora and fauna including the Big 5, wide-open Karoo plains and rare examples of San rock art, some dating back more than 3, 500 years, plus a unique boat safari.

Exterior of tent Sanbona Experience Game drive
  • Flexible booking terms
  • Secured deposit
  • 100% financial protection
  • Stringent safety & hygiene standards
  • Tried & trusted by our clients
  • Emergency medical care

There are 4 lodges at Sanbona one of which is Dwyka Tented Lodge, which has 9 beautifully appointed tents surrounded by awe-inspiring rock formations. Situated on a horseshoe bend of a dry Karoo ravine, the lodge offers the ultimate in seclusion and privacy with outdoor showers, private decks with plunge pools, and even under floor heating for those cooler evenings. You will also find at the lodge a Relaxation Retreat, a communal lounge with fireplace and TV, an indoor dining area, a wine cellar and an open air boma for meals under the stars.

Activity wise, this isn't your standard safari camp. Activities range from game drives, bird watching, nature walks, rock art exploring, star gazing and much more, not to mention an ambitious rehabilitation programme that aims to introduce white lions to the wild. There is also an incredible cheetah programme here with cubs regularly spotted. Boating safaris are big here as well and if you are lucky you may even spot some rhino.

Getting There

Sanbona Wildlife Reserve is around a three-hour scenic drive from Cape Town in the heart of the Little Karoo, along Route 62.


Games drives, bird watching, spa, star gazing, rock art, nature walks, boating safaris and specific activities for children.

Sanbona Dwyka Tented Lodge Video

Read what our previous clients thought of Sanbona Dwyka Tented Lodge

Review of Sanbona Dwyka Tented Lodge

Philip & Lilian Young

Brilliant place accommodation excellent. Game drive out of this world staff wonderful would definitely go back.

08/11/2016 Read full trip review

Selected itineraries

Our favourite itineraries that visit Sanbona Dwyka Tented Lodge

Show more itineraries