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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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Sanbona Wildlife Reserve - Tilney Manor, Dwyka Tented Lodge, Gondwana Lodge
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My husband and I stayed at Dwyka Lodge for 4 nights after my husband competed in the Cape Epic mountain bike race in Cape Town. The accommodation was first class and the safaris were fabulous with drinks and nibbles providing that really special touch after spending quality time with the reserve's wildlife. The animals are in perfect condition and roam... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Dwyka tented lodge and were very impressed with the accomodation which is very luxurious. The safaris are well organised and you are pretty guaranteed to see the big five game. You will probably get an opportunity to get out and walk up to the cheetahs. Being charged by an elephant is always going to get the... More 

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Hurley, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I recently spent 2 nights in Dwyka and we cannot believe how amazing the experience was! Everything from the accommodations to the food to the safari was incredible. We saw more animals than we could have imagined and were able to get up close to many of them. Our ranger was amazing and really went above and... More 

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We recognize some people might think if you go on a safari anywhere other than Kruger then you are not going on safari but I am here to tell you that is just not the case. We stayed at Gondwana Lodge (beautiful...first class...pictures on the website actually don't represent how beautiful the facilities are) and did a drive in the... More 

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Altrincham, Cheshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for 2 nights in a tented lodge in Dwyka and it was magnificent. Words can't begin to describe how much we loved staying here and wish it had been for longer. I don't want to give anything away as all the little touches and attention to detail were great surprises. Our ranger, JP was very friendly and had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed as a family with our 2 grown up kids! This was nothing like we have ever experienced. You are literally in the middle of no where! Phone signal and wifi wave goodbye! The greeting of cold drinks and towels before been shown our room in Godwana Lodge which was 5 star luxury and an idyllic setting - Roll... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Visited for one night during a one-week holiday in Cape Town. Sanbona was the highlight of the entire week for me. Arrived at noon by car. Directions were clear. Enjoyed a beautiful drive through the bush to get there. Check-in was a breeze. We stayed at Dwyka and our tent/room was amazing. Had an interesting safari that afternoon/evening which was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

We decided to stay 1 night at Tilney Manor and 1 night at Dwyka lodge as we wanted to see how different they were. Comparing Sanbona to other game reserves, this was the most expensive however as its a "once in a lifetime" experience we thought we would pay that bit extra. Our first night at Tilney was great. We... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We stayed at Tilney Manor for three nights (9-11 Feb) and had an amazing time. We were there to celebrate my partner's birthday and the chef very kindly made a delicious chocolate cake which was shared with the other guests and staff. Speaking of staff a big thank you to Ocean (biggest smile, a delight and funny), Nolly (beautiful lady)... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

A really lovely place, we stayed in the Dwyka tented camp. Not really tents and very nicely appointed indeed, so comfortable. Meals served in the restaurant on your own table. Very nice food, good service. Morning and afternoon game drives, lions (including white), cheetahs, elephant, zebra, rhino, giraffe etc. Ok, for those who have been to Tanzania or Botswana this... More 

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