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Sandfonteinspoort (Sanbona Wildlife Reserve)

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The Dwyka tented Lodge in Sanbona Wildlife Reserve The Dwyka tented Lodge in Sanbona Wildlife Reserve - Photo: Sanbona.com

This lovely and fairly long poort follows the gorge formed by the Sandfontein river. It is also locally known as 'Tilney Gorge North'. The poort falls within the section of privately owned land of the Sanbona Wildlife Reserve and is only accessible to paying guests. It's 7 km long and follows the natural gorge carved out by the river, which is one of three rivers which feed into the main dam at Sanbona - the Bellair Dam.

The poort presents gentle average gradients of 1:49 and other than severe corrugations, should present no problems for all types of vehicles, regardless of whether 4x4 or not.

*Please carefully read the notes on public access to Sanbona lower down!

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