A LUXURY 3 DAY SAFARI EXPERIENCE TO TRANSFORM YOU!
An authentic Big 5 safari with this 3 day/2 night luxury safari to a private 5 star wildlife reserve located in the region known as the Little Karoo approximately 300 km from Cape Town. This world renowned game reserve covering 45,000 hectare has the big five and numerous other species of fauna and flora located in the stunningly beautiful semi-arid Little Karoo landscape. During your game drives you may see the free roaming white lions, a herd of elephant, rhino, hippo, oryx, springbok and a variety of other antelope species. The accommodation is in magnificent 5 star luxury in a luxury tented camp and a Manor house from the Colonial era. It is a mind boggling experience not to be forgotten.
The highlight of the daily activities are the game drives undertaken in open game viewing Land Cruisers, which are driven and guided by professionally qualified guides who will provide you with detailed and insightful information on all the fauna and flora. A special highlight of the park is its “white lion” conservation and breeding program, which have resulted in the introduction of the only free roaming wild white lions in South Africa.
Accommodation is in luxuriously appointed suites in one of three lodges namely Gondwana Lodge suitable for families, Tilney Manor for the ultimate in tranquillity and privacy, and Dwyka luxury tented camp which is very popular with couples for secluded luxury. The lounges have fireplaces for cold winter nights and air conditioners for the hot summer days. Each room has satellite TV, private bar, a private veranda and romantic freestanding bath or Jacuzzi. Cuisine at the lodge is word class and you can also enjoy the fully equipped spa. Decor is tastefully done with a San Bushmen influence. Other activities at the lodge include nature walks, bird watching, stargazing (which is absolutely spectacular at this location), San bushman rock art viewing, and a number of different spa treatments at the Lodges Relaxation retreats.
Allow us to transform your life with an experience of a lifetime!
We pick you up at your hotel in Cape Town at 08:00 for the 300km drive to the SanbonaWildlife Reserve through some stunning countryside with magnificent geological formations and a few stops for great pictures and even a cup of coffee in one of the small towns we pass through. We arrive at the reserve’s Welcome Lounge at 12:00 and you are now taken further into the reserve and to your lodge by the safari staff. Check in at your lodge and settle in before lunch is served. There is time for relaxation before you depart on the first of your game drives in open safari vehicles with your skilled ranger. You are exposed to the elements on the drive so it is wise to dress warmly and apply a liberal amount of sun block. You return to the lodge at around sunset with time to freshen up before dinner is served.
Your ranger will wake you early for your morning game drive which will last about three hours. You return to enjoy a scrumptious hot breakfast and you can relax around the pool or use the spa facilities till it is time for the afternoon game drive again going in search for the animal species that you may have missed thus far.
You go out again for the last game drive with your ranger and return in time for breakfast. Check out time is 11:00 and you are transported back to the Welcome Lounge to meet our guide for the return journey to Cape Town. We stop at one of the many wine estates for a light bistro lunch and wine tasting and we should drop you off at around 17:00 back at your hotel.
The prices differ for the lodges and are quoted per person sharing for the fully inclusive 2 night / 3 day package:
Dwyka Luxury Tented Lodge:
US$ 945 per person sharing ZAR 14 150.00 pps
Tilney Lodge and Gondwana Lodge:
US$ 925 per person sharing ZAR 13 850.00 pps
Please note that the package rates decrease for groups of 4 and more. Low and peak season rates are available on request. Seasonal rate changes do apply. A final quotation will be generated for your enquiry.
Package is payable in South African Rand (ZAR). The rates in US$ are a guideline for your convenience only.
Our packaged tour includes:
- return transport from Cape Town to the game lodge with a private air conditioned vehicle,
- a qualified and highly experienced field guide,
- the all-inclusive 5 Star Luxury Safari experience,
- alight bistro lunch is included at a wine cellar with either a wine tasting or refreshments.
We were certainly well and truly asleep last night by the time you sent that email! We all had a fantastic time – thank you. I couldn’t think of anything I would have wanted different.
~ Steve Pemberton & family – Australia
Now we are home, (sadly!) we would like to say how much we enjoyed the Cheetah Outreach & Eagle Encounters experience and the tour to Table Mountain/Cape Point etc.
~ Les and Maureen Skinner, UK
Having just returned to the UK we wanted to say a very big “thank you” to yourself and Quinton for all the wonderful trips and Sanbona Safari that you organised for us.
~ Charles and Jane Cockrem, UK
Now I am safely home and back to ordinary life, I just wanted to say a huge thank you for a very extraordinary holiday and your part in it. I have had dozens of holidays with different companies in many parts of the world, but this was the best. You worked so hard to look after our many needs and requests, and added a whole other dimension to the programme arranged with information, commentary, humour, extra experiences and care. Even during my extended 3 days I followed your suggestions of what to see and do and that was very good too.
You turned a very good holiday into a very special holiday by ‘quintonizing ‘it. I would surely like to return to South Africa.
Revd Dr Lesley Kaye-Besley, Minggay, Surrey, England
I think I can speak for everyone when I say that we all had an amazing experience on the safari. It was very organized and comfortable and I enjoyed every minute of it. Your knowledge and input made it a very special experience and I would recommend you to anyone who was interested on going on a safari. Thank you so much for everything and feel free to use any of my comments on your website. Keep in touch.
We thoroughly enjoyed our first holiday in your country and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for being such a helpful, highly organised and informative individual on our two week tour – we will certainly be back again in the future.
Thanks and regards
John & Pam Bowes
Arrived home safely, now looking out at snow and sleet!
Many thanks again for your excellent and expert management, guidance and assistance on our tour. You combined great local knowledge with attention to detail, and were there to solve when any issues arose. We are very happy to commend you to future customers.
Les and Margot Kirsch – United Kingdom
Hi Quinton. Thank you for giving us such a marvellous tour. The information and attention you gave the group was second to none. What a beautiful country you live in. I am so glad I booked to see this part of the world. The scenery is magnificent, people of all colours so charming and friendly. The hotels were excellent and in good locations.
Belfast, Northern Ireland
I had the privilege and pleasure of travelling with Quinton Conroy on our tour to South Africa in May 2009.
My husband and I had a wonderful time and enjoyed so many rich and varied experiences of life in South Africa and this entailed an amazing knowledge of so many different aspects of life in S.A. Quinton’s knowledge base was, for us, unsurpassed and he deserves to be recognized for his wealth of knowledge and his accessible manner in presenting it.
He has such a pleasing and approachable manner and went out of his way on many occasions, to ensure the comfort and well being of all those he came into contact with particularly those of us on the Tour.
I, personally, could have had a very difficult time on this holiday, as I have very specific dietary needs, but I learned very quickly that Quinton had everything under control and I was, in fact, made to feel very special. I met many restaurant managers and chefs who were only too happy to meet me, having been introduced by Quinton.
My husband and I can unreservedly recommend Quinton for his personal and professional qualities and his exemplary conduct which made our tour a never-to-be forgotten experience.
Jean and Peter Williamson
33 Wilson Avenue,
4 December 2009
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
Vivien and I had a wonderful holiday in South Africa during May 2009. The tour itinerary was busy, varied and, both geographically and culturally, covered a fair chunk of ground.
We were very fortunate in travelling with Quinton Conroy for a trip of this breadth and depth. I well remember my first impressions of Quinton when he introduced himself to me in the lobby of the Forever Centurion Hotel in Lyttleton. His physical presence, smart appearance and welcoming smile set the tone for the remainder of the trip. Quinton was always very professional and business-like in all matters but, perhaps more importantly, he was also very enthusiastic and well informed about all aspects of his country. An easy going but confident personality allowed him to mix well with the varied characters in our tour party and provided the necessary degree of security required on such a trip.
Quite simply, we are of the opinion that our South African holiday, our ruby wedding treat, was greatly enhanced by having Quinton as our tour manager.
We wish him well in his future tourist ventures.
John and Vivien Pauling
Quinton Conroy – Africa’s Child Safaris
I have just returned from a two week holiday in South Africa.
We flew from the UK to Port Elizabeth via Johannesburg. In Port Elizabeth we were met by a smiling Quinton Conroy who became our friend for the rest of the holiday. The “rest of the holiday” entailed traveling along the Garden Route to Cape Town. I therefore feel qualified to comment on Quinton’s abilities.
I have been traveling for over forty years and can assure you that Quinton is the best Tour Manager I have ever had the good luck to encounter.
He managed the tour in the literal sense of the word. His organizational skills were second to none. A good guide does so much in the background that the tour seems to run itself. Quinton belongs to that category. He even anticipated where there might be a problem and solved it before it happened. Nothing was too much trouble for him.
We were always fully informed about the program and any changes that had to be made. He was excellent at organizing the individual desires of the group members with regard to additional tours.
His local knowledge was second to none, be it about the flora and fauna or the history of his country. He inspired us too with the obvious love which he had for his country. You could tell that he wanted us to love it too.
And last but not least, his personality made him a pleasure to be with. He was always happy and smiling and was a really good companion.
I have no hesitation in recommending Quinton Conroy to any individual
You speak with such poetry about Africa.
What a powerful message you have given about the balance and symmetry of nature. Your insights provided a thoughtful commentary to the beauty, vastness and depth of this land.
A million thanks for sharing part of yourself and your country with us. We will treasure it forever!
When you come to San Francisco I will take you on a special tour of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Madeline & Ian Chun