Seated at the foot of the Warm Waterberg Mountain Range in the heart of South Africa’s Little Karoo, Sanbona pays tribute to the San people who made this arid environment their home for centuries. Sanbona has an alluring atmosphere of stillness, an air of isolation amid the raw beauty and boundless plains. Sanbona and the spirit of the San people welcomes you. 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.
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
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. 3 x Mobile canvas (camping) tents sleeping a maximum of 2 people each . 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 re for extra warmth). Each tent has an en-suite bio box toilet (portable) with canvas for privacy. En-suite bio box toilet (portable) , 1 x Hammock nestled away under ancient Schotia trees , Guest amenities include insect repellent, toilet paper, towels, tissues, sanitary bags as well as bio-degradable shower gel and shampoo.