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

5.0 of 5 Lodge   |   R62 between Montagu & Barrydale | Die Vlakte, Montagu 6720, South Africa
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have stayed at Gondwana several times and have not been disappointed. An easy drive from Cape Town (rather than the long trek to other parts of SA to get into the bush!), and the highlight is that the animals are free-roaming over 50000+ hectares - no bomas and pens here to keep them separate. A truly wild experience, with... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved my time at Tilney Manor - the game drives were great fun and the ranger (Alvin) was a wealth of knowledge. Karen and the Tilney Team catered for all your needs and provided a relaxed yet welcoming environment in which to unwind. I cannot wait to return - I highly recommend this Manor (AAA+). Rebecca Newsome (New Zealand)

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Torquay, Australia
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Dwyka Tented lodge has just been reopened, and the rooms are amazing. Luxury rooms with an amazing bathroom, private jacuzzi on the deck, huge bathroom and outdoor shower (also one inside). Highly recommend staying here if you want luxury, personal service, good food, friendly professional staff and the most beautiful scenery. There are 2 game drives included each day and... More

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Mijas
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55 reviews 55 reviews
24 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drove from Capetown (3-4 hours depending how long you stop in wine country on the way!) with friends for a special birthday experience and stayed three nights at Tilney Manor. Everything about this safari trip exceeded our expectations. The beautifully appointed rooms, the welcoming staff, the animal encounters, the safari drivers, the food. In three nights we managed six... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our third visit to Sanbona - it is now an annual trip for us, and it felt like coming home. We stayed at Tilney Lodge and loved every minute of our experience. The staff and service are impeccable. The meals are well prepared and very generous. We were so lucky with our game viewing, and a massive thanks... More

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queens village
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We traveled to Capetown SA Dec 26 –Jan 6. My husband could not stay for the safari part of our trip, so I was with my family and friends. We are all adults, but I will say that the grounds are kid friendly. A group of 16 of us stayed at the reserve for three days and we enjoyed every... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a first-time visitor on a business trip to Capetown and only a few extra days to add on, we decided on a stay at Sanbona. It turned out to be a great choice. The lodge was very well kept and exclusive, the staff was very attentive and the views were beautiful. We visited in the middle of the winter,... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We just returned from a trip to South Africa and visited the Sanbona Wildlife Reserve (Gondwana Lodge) while there for 2 nights. It was the highlight of the 10 days in the Cape Town area. It is located about 3 hours from Cape Town but well worth the drive! On the afternoon of the first day, we walked into the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Wow! My husband and I spent 4 days of our honeymoon at Sanbona in Tilney Manor. We had an absolutely amazing time and cannot speak highly enough of the time that we spent there. Alvin, our ranger was informative, funny and accomodating. Thanks to Alvin we saw all of the animals. The food was delicious and the service impeccable. Dave... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We went to Sanbona for two amazing nights in July 2014 and cannot stop talking about it. We will be recommending this place to anyone that will listen. From the moment we arrived we were greeted like Family and sat down to a wonderful lunch and then went out for our first game drive and were pleasantly surprised as we... More

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Address: R62 between Montagu & Barrydale | Die Vlakte, Montagu 6720, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Montagu
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Hotel Class:5 star — Sanbona Wildlife Reserve - Tilney Manor, Dwyka Tented Lodge, Gondwana Lodge 5*
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