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

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Houston, TX
Reviewed 9 December 2013

My husband and I were lucky enough to stay at Tilney Manor for two nights at the end of November and it was a wonderful experience. Our accommodations were luxurious and very comfortable. We had a huge room with a lovely view that we enjoyed between our game drives. There were fresh flowers in the rooms, freshly cut from the...

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Reviewed 6 December 2013

Four of us stayed at Tilney Manor for 2 nights and 4 game drives. Within a reasonable 3 hour drive from Cape Town, Sanbona is an oasis of peace and beauty. The Manor is small, really welcoming, and made very special by the people who work there. From the real characters who serve you (Ocean is quite something) through to...

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Reviewed 5 December 2013

My wife and I stayed at the Dwyka Tented Lodge at Sanbona in November. I cannot possibly say enough good things about Sanbona. Everything about it is amazing, the people, the scenery, the food, the accomodations. It is spectacular. The rangers care so much about the animals and their efforts to create a healthy and natural ecosystem is admirable to...

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 December 2013

We spent three nights at Tilney Manor in November and had the absolute time of our lives. We saw so much wildlife and gained so much knowledge thanks to the amazing Alwyn, our ranger. He was exceptionally knowledgeable, and really made an effort making the game drives special for us every morning and evening. The sights we saw will stay...

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Gladstone, Australia
Reviewed 2 December 2013

Tilney Manor was absolutely amazing and it exceeded all my expectations. We chose Sanbona (like SokerStu) because it was a self sustaining reserve and the drive would allow us to see other area's outside of Cape Town. Recomendation 1 - give yourself more than 3.5 hours as a large portion of the road is single lane. Recomendation 2 - use...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 15 November 2013

This lodge certainly lives up to its 5 star rating! The service was superb, as was every single bite of food we had during our stay. The staff is accommodating and friendly, and will do anything possible to make you comfortable (and well fed, with great wine etc etc). The rooms are absolutely huge and lovely, no aspect of luxury...

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Leicestershire
Reviewed 14 November 2013

Tilney Manor exceeded ALL expectations by a distance! We chose Sanbona because it is a self sustaining reserve (and not a glorified zoo), within driving distance of Cape Town (an easy 3.5 hours through fantastic countryside) and with the bonus of being child free. Recommendation1: use the free transport from the welcome lodge: I'm glad I didn't risk the hire...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 12 November 2013

Just returned from a once in a lifetime trip to South Africa & couldn't wait to write my reviews. Sanbona was truly breathtaking! Stayed at Tilney Manor for two nights about a week ago. The people were fantastic- Herman for waiting to drive us from the welcome lodge, Ocean giving my mother flowers, the team having a cake to celebrate...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 November 2013

We stayed at Tilney Manor as part of our honeymoon and we had the most fantastic time! From the moment we arrived we were made to feel so welcome at the beautiful lodge by the lovely Karen and Herman. They welcomed us in with drinks and showed us our fantastic rooms. We lodge is beautiful and up to a very...

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Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 3 November 2013

We spent 2 nights with a company outing at Dwyka lodges. These lodges are fantastically designed. They organized an open air BBQ for us with a great life band. A fantastic experience. Food was really good, also the breakfast. The design of the lodges is really awesome (even though the jacuzzi was too cold to use) and among the most...

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Address: R62 Between Montagu & Barrydale | Die Vlakte, Montagu 6720, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Montagu
Price Range: RM2,997 - RM4,354 (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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