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Sanbona Wildlife Reserve combines big cat sightings with wine tasting, offering a unique experience. This exclusive private conservancy, similar to the nearby Aquila reserve, has been restocked with sought-after animals such as lions, elephants, buffalo, and rhinos, which are frequently spotted during safaris with expert guides.

Covering over 50,000 hectares, Sanbona feels like an authentic wilderness, yet is only a three-hour drive from Cape Town and close to the Western Cape's renowned wine lands. This makes it convenient to include a Big Five safari in a wine tasting tour or Cape Town city break.

Located at the foot of the Warmwaterberg Mountains in the Little Karoo, Sanbona features three luxurious reserves. In addition to standard vehicle safaris, consider joining an overnight walking safari or trying a bush camping experience. Don't miss the 3,500-year-old rock art depicting people and animals, created by the San and Khoikhoi tribes.

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