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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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Sydney
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35 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our stay: we stayed for 2 nights in the Manor in March. Overview: recommended. This is a very well run, beautiful and well maintained hotel, set in a rugged, atmospheric location. It has game viewing but a bit limited if you are used to, say, Kruger. Our room: the room was lovely, huge and well appointed, with a large private... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent one night. Sadly would of liked more, for our honeymoon. The service, staff, food and experience surpassed all of our expectations. The staff could not help enough. We found the food to be excellent. The game drives exhilarating and informative thanks to Mike. It was authentic and what is to be expected on a safari, that not always... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We keep asking ourselves when we can return. We stayed in Tilney Manor for 2 nights, and know we could have stayed so much longer. Such a gorgeous landscape we could just sit and look out from our private verandah or the pool deck for hours. The accommodation were beautiful and spacious, and all staff were amazing - management, wait... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had such an incredible time here on our honeymoon...We stayed at Tinley Manor and everyone was extremely friendly and helpful and the service was 10000% 5-star quality! Our room was incredible, our guide was extremely knowledgeable and wonderful with the animals, and everyone bends over backwards to see that you are having the best experience possible. We had a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

My wife and 10 year old son joined me for 2 nights of safari in February 2014. There is much to praise about Sanbona. The star of the show here is the Karoo - a glorious yet neglected part of South Africa with a terrain unlike any I've seen. Very dry and sandy soil but with a range of succulents... More

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Edinburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

My family, myself, my husband, daughter aged 6and ¾ and son just 5 years old, stayed in the Gondwana family Lodge for 2 nights. Wow what an experience. I feared for how my children would cope with the very long days (they don't sleep during the day at all) up at 5.30 and in bed by 9 or later but... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Wow what can I say about Sonbona Wildlife Reserve? Excellent location and amazing staff who look after you so well. The rooms are just perfect and very large and comfortable. In all honesty I only went on a game reserve trip because of my partner. After the very first Game Drive I was hooked. Subsequently I went on all four... More

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Because the Dwyka tented lodge was disabled by a flood we had the opportunity to stay at both of the other lodges and each is unique but fabulous. Gondwana is very contemporary and the rooms are large and have full views of the landscape. comfortable furniture and the food is excellent only surpassed by the attentive staff. It is the... More

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Sunny Isles Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Unbelievable experience. Outstanding game drive, with fabulous staff attending to every detail. Quality of accommodations and food were excellent. Would recommend it to anyone looking for a great mini safari.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

This review is of the accommodation only. Please see other post for review of the reserve itself. The set up, position and rooms are spectacular offering creature comforts to match any anywhere. We were unfortunate in that the water was cut off for twelve hours and, when it did come back on, it ran black until the pipes cleared. But... More

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Sanbona Wildlife Reserve - Tilney Manor, Dwyka Tented Lodge, Gondwana Hotel
Address: R62 between Montagu & Barrydale | Die Vlakte, Montagu 6720, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Montagu
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 26 Specialty lodging in Montagu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Sanbona Wildlife Reserve - Tilney Manor, Dwyka Tented Lodge, Gondwana Lodge 5*
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