Sanbona Explorer Camp - Western Cape

Sanbona Explorer Camp - Western Cape

From R2,792 p.p. Subject to price terms

Package Includes
  • Mobile tented accommodation
  • All meals
  • Selected local beverages
  • Walking activities
  • Welcome lounge transfers at set times


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.

Validity Period:
01 October - 14 December 2016
R2,792 p.p. Land only
  • All Items of a personal nature
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Travel & Medical Insurance

Package offers exclude meals & drinks not indicated, items of a personal nature, medical & travel insurance. Peak season surcharges & block out dates may apply. Prices are correct at the time of publishing, however are subject to change due to currency fluctuations, rate increases & availability. Supplier terms & conditions may apply. These offers may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Service fees apply. Errors & omissions excepted. 

  • 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 utilised 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 to the different lodges is available on request and must be booked atleast 72 hours in advance.
  • Arriving guests are picked up from the welcoming lounge at 12h30 or 16h00
  • Departing guests are picked up from their lodge to be back at the welcoming lounge by 12h30

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