Sanbona Wildlife Reserve has opened its Explorer Camp with a special offer for South African residents. Known as the Western Cape’s premier wildlife destination, Sanbona is situated close to Montagu, a three-hour drive from Cape Town along Route 62. The Explorer Camp is located within the north east of the sprawling reserve, which stretches across 58,000ha of the wide, open plains of the Klein Karoo.
This wilderness trail experience is aimed at those who enjoy walking safaris and the ambience 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 two-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. 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 delicious, wholesome South African dishes prepared on an open fire. Explorer Camp offers 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 from camp by vehicle to visit another area of the reserve. A qualified, experienced guide hosts the Explorer Camp guests and shares knowledge of birding and wildlife, as well as the cultural and natural history of the area.