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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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Tucson Arizona
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wonderful rooms friendly staff. Jeep tours are a bit tough and rough.Driving in and out are also long and tedious. Worth a visit if you are short of time and are staying in Cape Town. Food and service were very good especially the evening barbque

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Liverpool
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We only had a 1 night stay at Dwyka tented lodge but we thoroughly enjoyed it! The tents were magnificent, a luxury oasis with such tasteful furnishings, great views & we loved the outside shower. We drove ourself to the lodge as we would have had to wait an hour for the transfer, we were fine but we were in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tilley Manor was wonderful. Fantastic room. Food great. Lovely pool, setting beautiful. Interesting other guests and great fun. March our ranger was great and found us all the wildlife. There could have been more wildlife, but thus is supposed to be work in progress. All in all a good trip.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Dwyka Lodge for two nights during our honeymoon! The landscapes were beautiful and the tented lodge was the most unique and elaborate place I've ever stayed. Gorgeous! The staff are very friendly and the service is top of the line. The food was great, fresh, and representative of the area. We went on a total of... More 

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Herts, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent three nights at Dwyka Tented Camp; I think you need at least two nights to be able to enjoy your tent and see much of Sanbona reserve. Our fantastic guide Carelien introduced us to the history and wildlife of Sanbona on early morning and evening game drives. We saw lion, elephant, cheetah, giraffe, rhino, buffalo, zebra, various antelope... More 

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Geneva
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at Gondwana lodge, a family of 4, daughters 14 and 10 respectively. 2 Large rooms adjoining which worked perfectly. 1st time on safari and included 50th Birthday, pretty much all aspects you cannot fault. 3 hours ish from Cape town, and quite a drive on a dirt track to the entrance then to Gondwana. 4 of big 5 seen... More 

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Gorham, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

My family and I spent 3 days over Christmas, 2015 at the Dwyka Tented Lodge. This place is FABULOUS ! The tents are unbelievably 5 star accommodations and the staff is amazing! Our ranger, Caspar, was incredibly knowledgeable about the Reserve and so enthusiastic that he made the experience a once in a lifetime memory. We were so well taken... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

A group of six spent four days at Sanbona's Dwyke Tented Lodge in November. What a good choice that was - About a 3 1/2 hour drive from Cape Town by a large comfortable van you arrive at an oasis of 9 "tented" lodges and a Main Lodge House /dining room/lounge/bar, etc. all set against beautiful rocky mountains. Several minutes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

We stayed here for two nights and didn't want our adventure to end.From the moment we were transferred from the welcome lodge to Dwyka we were treated like kings. Adrian and his team cannot do enough to make your African experience the best it could be. The accommodation is magnificent and each tented lodge is very secluded from the other... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Spent 2 nights at the Gondwana lodge and had such an incredible experience. The 5 am start was well equipped with hot water bottles so we didn't get cold & the amazing animals we saw. We loved every minute of our stay and would highly recommend it. Thank you for making our stay so memorable.

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