• 3 Luxury Canvas Tents
  • Sanbona Wildlife Reserve
  • True african big five safari
  • Award winning & excellent rated

Located in Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, lies Sanbona Explorer Camp surrounded by the endless vistas and ancient volcanic mountains. This is the ideal lodge for those guests who are adventurous at heart. The region offers a wide cultural history of the region.

This tented bush camp is the perfect opportunity for guests to head on foot in the magnificent region. This is one unique safari experience guests are sure to remember for a long time.


  • Malaria-free area;
  • Best value for money;
  • Intimate wildlife encounters;
  • Exceptional dining experiences;
  • Located in Sanbona Wildlife Reserve;
  • Adventurous and authentic option offering an ambiance of a tented bush camp.



  • Dining area
  • Lounge area
  • Boma
  • View deck
  • Local transfers
  • Eco friendly
  • Malaria Free


Room typeFeaturesRates
Mobile Canvas Tent
Sanbona Explorer Camp

Available: 3 tents

Unit Sleeps: 2 adults

Check-in: From 1:00 PM

Check-out: To 10:00 AM

Show Room Info
  • Tea / Coffee
  • Lounge
  • Fireplace
  • View deck
  • En-suite
  • Outside Shower
  • More

    FROM R5860

    TO R8700

    Per person per night sharing

    Enquire Now What's Included Seasonal Rates


    Sanbona Explorer Camp offers game drives and walking activities in the stunning Sanbona Wildlife Reserve. The camp’s guide will accompany the guests at all times and offer their knowledge of cultural history and the wildlife. This explorer camp is all about the guest’s experience a true, original safari on foot.

    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.

    • Game Drives
    • Game Walks
    • Boma Dinners
    • Bird Watching
    • Game Viewing
    • Rhino Tracking


    High Season

    DatesRoom TypeBoard BasisRate
    01 Apr 2019- 30 Apr 2019Mobile Canvas TentPer person per night sharing From R5860
    Per person per night single From R7620
    01 Oct 2019- 30 Nov 2019Mobile Canvas TentPer person per night sharing From R5860
    Per person per night single From R7620
    01 Dec 2019- 31 Mar 2020Mobile Canvas TentPer person per night sharing From R6690
    Per person per night single From R8700


    The all­-inclusive rate per person per night includes:

    • Mobile tented accommodation
    • All meals
    • Selected local beverages
    • Welcome lounge transfers at set times
    • 15% VAT
    • Walking activities


    Based on 285 Reviews

    Kruger National Park

    “Super Sanbona!”

    The experience is first class. A warm welcome from your first encounter at the welcome Lodge to your transfer back. The staff aim to please and are warm and convivial. The Safari ranger was Roman who was helpful and knowledgeable and seemed to have the knack of putting us in the right place at the right moment in time. We were lucky enough to have the white lion pride wander passed our vehicle and to see the elephants walk towards us and then follow them to the waterhole.

    ~ hthols ~ London
    Kruger National Park

    “Sleeping under the stars!”

    We “experienced” the Explorer Camp for 3 days with 2 nights sleeping in real tents in the wilds.
    It was a really great experience. No animals came into our tents at night except a lovely mouse in the portaloo tent -we need not have worried !
    The great thing about this safari was the company -tent 1 us married 30 years -tent 2 younger couple married one week -tent 3 the two great guides & outside the tents miles of open country with lots of animals to track & find. We had a jeep so could drive along then jump out if we saw any traces of animal movement. Great fun trying to beat Geraint our tracker to spot creatures !
    Probably not for people who value luxury over experience but food was good cooked over open fire,we had camp beds which were OK & Kasper catered for our needs incl cooked breakfast & BBQ’s & lovelly SA stew. A cold few beers always available.
    Did not try the shower -why would you on a safari !
    Highlight — the Cheetah yards from us calling again & again for his big brother in the fading light. Then seeing them next day curled up together under the tree after a good dinner.

    ~ Mevin782 ~ Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
    Kruger National Park

    “A dream come true with a bucket list wake up call!”

    We stayed two nights in the Explorer Camp at Sanbona.
    This was the best decision we have ever made!
    The reserve itself did not disappoint with Kudu-antilopes and Baboons greeting us a few hundred meters beyond the main gate. Upon arrival to the welcome lounge our luggage were taken care of and cold drinks were served with a breathtaking view over a the rolling hills.
    We were then transfered to Dwyka Lodge for lunch where we met our Guide, Danie and Camp Coordinator, Desmond. Upon finishing lunch we climbed into the Safari vehicle for a short drive to our tented Explorer Camp. There are no words for how amazing this camp is. Not even the pictures do it justice!
    The mornings and evenings were filled with game drives, both by car and walking! The experience of walking through the terrain is incredible. We got so 4 out of the Big 5. The Leopard eluded us, but we got to see two cheetahs as a consulation prize!
    Our wake up call one morning was from the Lions circling the camp for some “sightseeing”. How many times in your life has that happened?!
    When sunday came we did not want to go home. Our guide Danie was right, it is one h*ll of an office he has!

    ~ Sofia A ~ Stockholm, Sweden
    Kruger National Park

    “A trip of a lifetime”

    Seriously good bush experience with excellent trackers. We chose the Explorer option. Glancing at its best. Close encounters on foot with cheetah, lion and elephant. Well worth the cost. Highly recommended. Finished up having a massage in the spa to freshen up for our next destination.

    ~ Fiona L ~ London, England, United Kingdom

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