Sanbona Explorer Camp
Sanbona Explorer Camp is a unique walking experience, ideal for guests looking for an adventurous and authentic tented bush camp option. The camp is located in a superbly shaded river line, north east of the reserve and approximately 30 minutes drive from Dwyka Tented Lodge. 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. The Explorer Camp operates from October to April (South Africa's summer months), with a set departure each Friday. The trails are hosted and guided by an armed qualified walking guide, distances walked vary each day but can last up to 4 hours. A game viewing vehicle remains in camp and depending on where guests walk that day, the trail may start from camp or depart camp by vehicle to visit another area of the reserve. We regret that no persons younger than 16 years or older than 60 years will be able to participate. However, if a medical certificate can be provided via the client or the booking agent, exceptions to this will be allowed.
Tents are placed in fairly close proximity, without encroaching on another tents privacy, with a maximum of 6 guests in camp. There are three walk-in mobile canvas tents sleeping two guests per tent on fold out aluminium stretchers. The tents have duvet and pillows, a small three tier cupboard, LED light for night-time use, an outside hand basin and a hammock nestled next to rock figs and basalt rocks. The camp has one outside shower (with hot water) and toilet which is shared by guests. Bathroom amenities are supplied. Wild animals are able to cross through the camp at any time and although all safety precautions have been followed in setting up the camp, this is a genuine wilderness experience. Dinner is around the camp fire and relaxation time is enjoyed from your hammock!
Please Note - Sanbona Lodges are approximately 40 minutes drive into the reserve. Guests are picked up from the welcome lounge on arrival at 12h30 or 16h00 (guests arriving on the later transfer will not be able to join the afternoon game drive). Departing guests are picked up from their lodge to be back at the welcome lounge by 12h30.