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

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R62 between Montagu & Barrydale | Die Vlakte, Montagu 6720, South Africa
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The best I can say about Sanbona is the idea behind it. Not a tourist collection point, but more a re-installation of the landscape and wildlife as it was before it was distroyed by farmers. Sanbona brings back animals which have been living here before farmers used the land. The game drive is already it's money worth. They are knowledgable... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a fabulous stay here in early May. We weren't sure what to expect from the safari but enjoyed it immensely and has great experiences on the drives seeing animals. The accommodation was lovely. New, clean, luxurious. The food was excellent. Our guide Caroline was extremely knowledgable and passionate about her work. We stayed 3 nights which was perfect... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Guide on the Safaria trip very good and explain about the animals. Staff very good, Gondwana Lodge a wow rooms overlooking the views of mountains. food really excellent. It was one of my grandson birthday, they laid out ballons for him and made him delicious birthday cake. Would highly recommend to go to Sanbona Wildlife reserve,

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Great Brak River, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We choose the Dwyka Tented camp for it's unique location and 5-star experience. The game drives met all expectations and an added bonus was the ever changing terrain. The staff were extremely helpful and knowledgeable and service on all levels was 5 star ++ Can't wait to go back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for 3 nights at Gondwana and it is the most amazing place. Everybody is so friendly and helpful. Having read the last 20 reviews i felt I had to comment too. The lodge is an hour from civilisation - the food is fantastic but if you are expecting w star michelin dining you are bound to feel short... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Is it possible to surpass ones expectations in all ways? Yes, and Sanbona does it in spades. From their commitment to ecology and conservation to their 5 star luxury tents at Dwyka. These are no average accommodations....they are luxurious, private and filled with tons of small details from cookies to water to coffee and tea. Following your Safari with educated... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Tilley Manor is a beautiful place to stay. The rooms are very large and well appointed. The bathrooms were large, containing a large stand alone bath, twin washbasins, and indoor and outdoor showers. There is a good choice of menu and everything we ate was delicious. There is a small swimming pool as well as a spa with various treatments... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Poor restaurant menu. Poor service. Poor amenities (pool very cold and not as clean as would have expected). Game drives unfortunately lots of driving very little of animal viewing. Not satisfied for the money spent, at all. Not a 5 star. Wifi not present, neither ethernet connection.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We have been there... 4 times ! and are planning to go again soon. This is the best way to discover the nature and animals in South Africa. They care of the nature before trying to add hundreds of animals, so that they don't have to feed them. The guides are experiences, friendly and passionate.

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Waupaca, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We arrived at Gondwana, and from the very beginning it was exceptional! My wife and I, along with 3 of our children, came in with limited expectations but those were quickly surpassed. The afternoon game drive with Gerhard was outstanding, as he safely placed us in the middle of a parade of elephants. We also saw zebra, white lions lounging... More 

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