Sanbona Wildlife Reserve

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Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Terrace/patio
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1 bedroom, premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe

Overview of Sanbona Wildlife Reserve

Sanbona Wildlife Reserve

5.0 star property

4.8/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 72-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided
R62 between Montagu and Barrydale, Barrydale, Western Cape, 6720

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSanbona Wildlife Reserve21 min drive
  • Popular LocationSouth Africa's Peace Pagoda71 min drive
  • Popular LocationDuiwelsbos Waterfall107 min drive

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About this area

Barrydale

Located in Barrydale, Sanbona Wildlife Reserve is in the mountains and in a national park. Local points of interest include Sanbona Wildlife Reserve.

What's nearby

  • Sanbona Wildlife Reserve - 21 min drive
  • South Africa's Peace Pagoda - 71 min drive
  • Barrydale Labyrinth - 72 min drive
  • Drostdy Museum - 99 min drive
  • Duiwelsbos Waterfall - 107 min drive

Restaurants

  • Tilney Manor Restaurant — 1 min walk
  • Dwyka Restaurant — 1 min walk

About this property

Sanbona Wildlife Reserve

Luxury lodge with 2 restaurants and free breakfast
This lodge features 2 restaurants, an outdoor pool and 2 bars/lounges. Free full breakfast, free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a sauna, spa services and concierge services. All 15 rooms boast deep soaking bathtubs, and offer balconies or patios and minibars. Other amenities available to guests include premium bedding, separate baths and showers and rainfall showerheads.
Sanbona Wildlife Reserve offers 15 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with minibars and complimentary bottles of water. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Beds feature premium bedding. Business-friendly amenities include desks, safes and telephones. Bathrooms include a separate bath and shower with a deep soaking bath and a rainfall showerhead. Bathrooms are also outfitted with bathrobes, slippers and designer toiletries. Additionally, rooms include a hairdryer and free toiletries. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis.
Recreational amenities at the lodge include an outdoor pool and a sauna.
Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services. Services include deep-tissue massages, facials, body scrubs and body treatments.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Check-in

Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Guest rooms kept vacant for 72 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Return airport shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast available daily 7:30 AM–10:30 AM
  • 2 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool
  • Sauna
  • Spa services

Conveniences

  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Library
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service

Languages spoken

  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Xhosa
  • Zulu

Outdoors

  • Firepit
  • Outdoor entertainment area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace

Spa

  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - deep-tissue

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel

More

  • Designated smoking areas
  • Fireplace in reception
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Heating
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Dressing gowns
  • Deep-soaking bath
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Separate bath and shower
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Electric kettle
  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar

Outdoor space

  • Balcony or patio

More

  • Desk
  • Electrical adapters/chargers
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Turndown service

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from noon - 11:30 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 6:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to January 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children 12 and younger are not allowed at this property; all guests older than 12 are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Payment types at the property

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: ZAR 125 per person, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts major credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Children 12 years old and younger are not permitted at this property

National rating

Quality graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organisation.

Property is also known as

Sanbona Wildlife Reserve Barrydale
Sanbona Wildlife Reserve Lodge Barrydale
bona Wildlife Reserve Barryda
Sanbona Wildlife Reserve Lodge
Sanbona Wildlife Reserve Barrydale
Sanbona Wildlife Reserve Lodge Barrydale

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Overall score and ratings

4.8

Exceptional

Rating 5 - Excellent. 84 out of 98 reviews
5 - Excellent 86%
Rating 4 - Good. 11 out of 98 reviews
4 - Good 11%
Rating 3 - Okay. 2 out of 98 reviews
3 - Okay 2%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 98 reviews
2 - Poor 1%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 98 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

4.8/5

Cleanliness

4.8/5

Staff & service

4.8/5

Amenities

4.8/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family, Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Staff were fantastic, accommodation was excellent and the guide of the game drives was incredible.
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Beautiful location and unique and private tented lodges.
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Beautiful property. Very large rooms. Excellent spa. Food was distinctly average
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family, Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The Reserve is amazing! The rooms were gorgeous, the food excellent and the staff were all friendly and went out of their way to be helpful. Our guide, Chris, was incredible, extremely knowledgeable about all of the wildlife and he went out of his way to make sure we saw all of the animals. It was a wonderful experience!
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2020