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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for 4 nights in the Dwyka tented lodge accommodation of Sanbona, and were blown away by the whole experience. The lodge itself was beautifully furnished and had an outdoor hot tub and shower area in addition to high quality indoor bathroom and shower area. The lodges are beautifully furnished with plenty of storage, and are about as far... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in the Tented Lodge for 2 nights and it really didn't disappoint!! We loved the hot tub on the deck and even spotted shooting stars from it in the evening. Our ranger (Yani) was amazing and seemed to truly love his job as he was so passionate and knowledgeable - thank you Yani, you made our honeymoon extra... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Sanbona, this passed weekend and where blown away by the staff, the food and the service we received during our visit. We stayed at the Tilney Manor and WOW, excellent accommodation and lodge set up. We have both been on safari in Kruger and Sabi and I work in the travel industry and had high expectations regarding game... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 September 8, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

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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Address: R62 between Montagu & Barrydale | Die Vlakte, Montagu 6720, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Montagu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Sanbona Wildlife Reserve - Tilney Manor, Dwyka Tented Lodge, Gondwana Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 27
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