Sanbona lodges were temporarily closed following floods, South Africa

Floods that occurred in Western Cape have led to the temporary closure of Sanbona lodge located in Sanbona Wildlife Reserve. The closure of the Lodge was followed by the floods, Sanbona announced last week. The lodges have been closed to complete a full assessment of all buildings and access roads throughout the reserve.

According to the reserve, Gondwana Family Lodge and Tilney Manor are expected to reopen from February 3. Dwyka Tented Lodge is expected to be operational from April 15, subject to weather conditions. Explorer Camp is fully operational. Industry and guests who are booked to stay at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve in the coming weeks are being notified by the reservations department.

“The flood caused damage mainly to access roads and therefore it was not possible to offer game drives or access to the individual lodges however, the spokesperson said that daily repairs and inspections are taking place around the clock to ensure the reserve and lodges are fully operational as soon as possible.

Due to floods, tourism activities in the Western Cape have been put to stand still as few tourists access the area. Fortunately the government in conjunction with the tourism officials are working hand in hand to ensure that the situation stablises to create room for normal tourism to resume.