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Sanbona Wildlife Reserve - Tilney Manor, Dwyka Tented Lodge, Gondwana Lodge

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Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just returned from S.Africa and spent 2 nights at Sanbona. It was an amazing adventure. The staff was so nice and welcoming. When we arrived they greeted us with fresh hot towels and a welcome smile! Lunch was waiting for us on the back patio. All of the drives were perfect and it was "almost heaven." All meals were delicious...

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Farnham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at Sanbona -Dwyka Tented lodge in May and had an amazing time. We saw elephants, cheetah, Lions, Rhino and Giraffes in our two night stay. Fabulous staff, delicious food and experienced and knowledgeable guides who made the game drives so exciting. Sanbona is a conservation reserve and so the money received from tourism is put back into the...

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dublin,ireland
Reviewed 1 week ago

stayed at this game reserve, and it was fab. casper our guide, was a terrific guy, and spot on. knew exactly where to find the animals, and his knowledge of the sourroundings,ie rocks, animals was terrific. did 3pm drive, and the 730am drive. rest of the staff so friendly, and made us so welcome. one thing, which the staff do...

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Thank patphelan
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed 2 nights at the Dwyka Tented Lodge. I cannot say enough good things. The tents are very luxurious and spacious. The heated mattresses were beyond amazing. The main lodge was also lovely and we enjoyed delicious foods, including a fantastic outdoor Braai on one of the nights. The staff is incredibly friendly and accomodating. They were very receptive...

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Thank Alexa R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The journey to the Reserve is about 3.5 hours from Cape Town Central, an hour of which is from the main gate to the lodge. We stayed in Dwyka which was brilliant. With only 9 tents, there will only be 18 people total at any given time. The service and lodging is top drawer and the safari experience is even...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed 2 nights at Dwyka Tented Lodge at Sanbona. It was spectacular. We had a wonderful time. The lodge was so beautiful set in amongst the rocky mountains. The views were breathtaking. Our tent was incredibly private. You did not know that there was anyone else staying. Meals were lovely. The staff felt like family to us after staying...

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Thank Elizabeth F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first visit to South Africa and our first ever Safari. We had no preconceived ideas. What a wonderful experience! The location and accommodation was truly first class. The staff extremely attentive and helpful! Our ranger Danny, a very experienced wildlife and outdoor expert made the experience truly amazing. We had very close encounters with elephants, giraffes, lions,...

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1Thank Ricard S
dublin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in this resort for 2 and a half days in march. We had 4 game drives with a knowledgable and very friendly ranger. We didn't expect to see as many animals in close up as we did. Our sons loved the tracking aspect of the drives. Accommodation was luxurious. Food was superb and plentiful . The spa was...

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

After 9 years of travelling around the world together my husband and I wanted our honeymoon to be our most rememberable trip, so after hours of Internet searching we choice sanbona due to its closeness to Cape Town! We were not disappointed! We arrived at Dyka after a 3 hour 40 minute drive from central Cape Town to a little...

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 16 April 2017

My family recently spent a few days in Sanbona and it was a fantastic experience. If you are in Capetown and want a true African experience with the comforts of a 5 star lodge this is the place. The staff was very helpful and we saw the Big 5.

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Nestled in the heart of the Little Karoo, Sanbona Wildlife Reserve is a three-hour drive from Cape Town, along Route 62. At the foot of the towering Warmwaterberg Mountains, Sanbona boasts sculpted Cape Fold Mountains, wide open Karoo plains, indigenous flora and fauna and rare examples of San rock art, some dating back more than 3, 500 years. Explore all this from your choice of 3 different luxury lodges. Whilst the free roaming Big 5 call Sanbona home, it’s the vastness of the landscape and the raw beauty of the boundless plains that make safaris at Sanbona unique. Explore the 54, 000 hectares of this malaria-free premier, private game reserve for an ultimate safari experience close to Cape Town. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sanbona Wildlife Reserve - Tilney Manor, Dwyka Tented Lodge, Gondwana Lodge

Address: R62 Between Montagu & Barrydale | Die Vlakte, Montagu 6720, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Montagu
Price Range: ₹ 43,622 - ₹ 76,645 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Sanbona Wildlife Reserve - Tilney Manor, Dwyka Tented Lodge, Gondwana Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 27
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“bring binoculars and a camera with a quality zoom”
JLDub73, 10 May 2017 | Read review
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“Dwyka Tented Camp tis close to the wild side; Gondwana for a family; and Tilney Manor for tranquillity and old world charm.”
KateT133, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All the tents are well sited and wonderfully quiet. Ask for one close to reception if you are less mobile”
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