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

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia 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 1 week ago

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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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

About 3-4 hrs from Cape Town, I was driven to the Welcome Centre, from where I was picked up by the Lodge vehicle. 45mins from there to the Lodge. On arrival, I was offered a hot towel for my face and hands. 9 tent lodges, each of which slept 2 adults. Lodge was well appointed - comfortable bed with electric...

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Thank Margaret S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for 2 days in Tilney Manor which was beautifully arranged with rooms to die for and views looking out into the reserve giving the sensation of being one with nature. The staff are both delightful and super professional and we were always given a warm welcome back after returning from our game drives. Our ranger was Josh, young,...

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1Thank Pam H
London
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at Tilney Manor. Lovely main building with a bit of history to it. Excellent, friendly service from everyone. Great room with top class furnishings, indoor and outdoor bathroom, terrace, and a view out over the plain. Food was excellent too. Our ranger Chris was great; friendly, informative, etc. On the evening drive we saw the white lions and...

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2Thank ScouseMad
Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a wonderful time at Sanbona Wildlife. Our ranger Christopher was perfect, super friendly and competent. This was our first safari and we we were overwhelmed!! Thank you Sanbona and thank you Christopher.

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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We stayed in the tented lodge. It was an oasis. Spacious, great attention to detail and super relaxing. The safari was amazing - will always remember the animals we saw. It is not cheap, however, worth every penny. Book book book!!

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Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

It's my second time. Best place to stay is the tented lodges but those were booked. If you want to experience a reserve that doesn't look like a zoo this place is for you. All the staff is friendly,knowledgeable and make you feel welcome. Everything is perfect from the food to the beds and the safaris are very well organised....

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 16 March 2017

It's not Kruger National Park, but expect a dramatically different wildlife experience at this stunning private game reserve -- the 4th largest private reserve in South Africa. The Big Five are all here, plus one of the only free-roaming prides of white lions in the world. Spectacular mountain scenery and wildly different,diverse bionomes are also home to hundreds of birds...

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Reviewed 14 March 2017

We really enjoyed visiting this beautiful place. Our accommodations were huge and comfortable (and beautiful). The food was fabulous. Everyone was SOOOO kind, and the price was right (unfortunately for South Africa, the exchange rate is very good to USD). We loved our guide and loved seeing the animals. We got very close to giraffes and that was pretty awesome,...

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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: RM3,024 - RM5,058 (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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“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”
CheshireJazzlady, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are gorgeous!”
donatellad487, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All nine of the luxury tents are sited in a horseshoe so all equally good”
396DeniseB, 15 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are fantastic.”
nikb103, 31 Dec 2016 | Read review
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