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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I was travelling with a group of photographers friends, in South Africa and Namibia, and our stay at Sanbona Dwyka Lodge was our treat to ourselves at the end of our holiday. What a treat it turned out to be. We had amazing service from the staff, incredible meals, wonderful accommodation in the 'tents' - everything, but everything, was first... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just spent 2 nights at Dwyka, the newly revamped lodge of Sanbona. If it is remoteness, luxury and romance you are looking for, this camp is for you. The tented room structures are huge and leave nothing to be desired. The outdoor private jacuzzi were indeed blissful, especially after coming back from the game drive in winter. There is... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This was my fourth trip to Sanbona. This time we chose to stay at Dwyka - wow! It was all I hoped for, and more. The tents are beautiful and very comfortable. The hot tub on the deck was great - lovely after a cold game drive. The meals were tasty - good choices at each meal. The bush lunch... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We stayed here in early June and were unfortunately caught up in a "once in 10 years" rain storm which took out the power, phones and the roads. Unfortunately, Dykwa had not installed generators - we were told it was in the plan -- so we lost the day's safari and barely got out of the park on the day... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We stayed in Tinley Manor in June 2015 and all has been perfect thanks to the professionality of the staff. Food, accomodation, rooms, the landscape... and of course the game drives were wonderful. My two teenagers children were delighted by our rangers Alwin. Unfortunately we didn't succeded to see all the big 5 (only 3 of them, actually), but Alwin... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We stayed at Dwyka tented lodge which was absolutely stunning, the tents are really beautiful & the setting is wonderful. Our ranger was Casper who was fantastic, very knowledgable & found so many animals for us including some walking to get really close to the animals. We saw elephants, cheetah, white lions, rhino, buffalo, giraffe, gemsbok, kudu, baboons & many... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We booked two nights at Dwyka Lodge, The moment we arrived by car from Cape Town, the friendly welcome, wonderful accommodation and good service made this a very special start to our holiday. The game runs were first class, we saw the big five and were very impressed by the game wardens, they were first class. The hotel was quiet... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Great hospitality and service at Sanbona - this was our 4th visit and we will be back soon ! Our ranger hosted a special lunch for us in the bush and the highlight was spotting a white lion! The food on offer was excellent with good choices of local wines!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

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 May 14, 2015

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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