Sanbona Wildlife Reserve and Jock Safari Lodge

Operates in:

South Africa


Sanbona Wildlife Reserve is located close to Cape Town, situated between Montagu and Barrydale, skirting the edge of the R62 highway, the world’s longest wine route. This reserve offers guests a diverse and authentic wildlife experience in the arid Little Karoo. Sprawling across 58,000ha of contrasting terrain, this stark landscape is dotted with rare succulents and endemic wildlife.

This vast reserve’s top priority is to manage conservation sensitively while preserving the area’s ecological integrity. In a convergence zone of varied biodiversity hotspots like the succulent Karoo and fynbos biomes, this big, Karoo sky country, offers an incredibly diverse experience to those who are interested to understand. Enjoy an authentic desert-style escape without compromising on any modern-day comforts. Sanbona offers four different accommodation options, each with its own distinctive style and appeal.

Jock Safari Lodge is ideally positioned in the southern area of the Kruger National Park, resting at the confluence of the Mitomeni and Biyamiti rivers. This 6000ha exclusive concession is situated halfway between Skukuza and the Malelane Gate, a mere 40-minute drive in either direction. The legendary wildlife experiences are enhanced by the exclusive dry river bed traversing in renowned Big Five territory. It’s Jock’s unique location within the Kruger National Park that sets it apart, placed in the heart of the original KNP, the wildlife within this region has survived undisturbed without impact from mankind. It’s an area of unbroken landscape where the wildlife has always been encouraged to thrive.

Main Jock, retains the timeless style and elegance of a classic safari lodge, paying homage to its rich history and heritage – with the addition of modern comforts and conveniences expected by today’s discerning traveller. The private and intimate Fitzpatrick’s Lodge is perfectly suited for friends or families travelling together, welcoming children of all ages.