The enormous reserve of Sanbona covers mile upon mile of some of the most stunning Karoo scenery. Folded ridges of cracked rock cross the landscape, and riverbeds carry dense foliage across an otherwise inhospitable landscape. Unlike the game-dense famous wildlife areas, such as the Kruger, there is no race here to try and spot the Big Five, as you’re unlikely to find all of them. With good luck and good ranger skills, you may see some of the elephant and white lions that call the reserve home, but there is so much more here than a quest for the Big Five. There are remarkable rock formations and your ranger can give you a crash course on local geology here; there are also San rock art sites to admire, and the vast, inspiring landscape to enjoy. You’re also likely to see some big game, like eland, oryx (with their magnificent horns) and zebra as well, and your ranger will take the time to teach you all about these animals and their place in the Sanbona ecosystem. Sanbona is a safari experience for those who appreciate more than just the Big Five, and for whom solitude, massive landscapes and huge skies are a major draw.