Step Out On A Walking Safari This Summer


We’ve all been cooped up indoors for far too long and as more people make their way into the wild to make up for all the lost travel time, Sanbona Wildlife Reserve has opened its Explorer Camp with a special offer for South African residents.

Situated close to Montagu, in the Western Cape, Sanbona’s Explorer Camp is located within the northeast of the sprawling malaria-free reserve, which stretches across 58 000 hectares of the wide, open plains of the Klein Karoo.

This unique wilderness trail experience is aimed at those who enjoy walking safaris and the ambiance of a tented bush camp.

The camp is situated along a beautifully shaded riverbed and operates seasonally during the summer months (October to April), with departures on Fridays. The 2-night guided walking safari experience is offered on an exclusive-use basis to a small group of up to six guests (16-years and older), who are active and reasonably fit.

Off The Grid and Authentic

The camp is off the grid and accommodation is provided in three double tents with comfortable beds and an outdoor bathroom that comes complete with a hot shower under a tree. The camp has an open-air lounge and dining area under canvas. Guests enjoy evenings around a campfire under the starry skies of the Karoo, and enjoy delicious, wholesome South African dishes prepared on an open fire.

It’s back to basics at Explorer Camp which offers the authenticity of the original safari on foot. Distances walked vary each day but can last up to four hours and may include opportunities to encounter the Big 5. 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.

Sanbona Explorer

A Sanctuary 

Sanbona is a sanctuary for indigenous flora and fauna, but it is the vastness of the landscape and the alluring isolation amid the raw beauty and boundless plains that sets it apart. Sustainability and responsible utilisation are the cornerstones of all operations.

A qualified, experienced guide hosts the Explorer Camp guests and further enhances this unique experience by sharing knowledge of birding and wildlife, as well as the cultural and natural history of the area. Guests are invited to immerse themselves in the serene, wide-open spaces, engage in a meaningful connection with nature, and enjoy a purposeful, perhaps even transformative wilderness experience.

Good To Know Info

Sanbona Explorer Camp rates from R4000 per person sharing per night, including all meals, twice daily activities, and house beverages. Minimum stay 2 nights. Valid until 30 April 2021.


Share post:



More like this

A cruise for every generation

Think the modern cruise ship promises nothing more than...

The Connected Traveller: Wandering in Windhoek 

Get trendy while travelling with the new Osmo Pocket...

An essential guide to Abidjan

Planning a trip to Abidjan, the bustling economic capital...

A business traveller’s guide to flu season

Flu season is in full swing in South Africa...