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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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

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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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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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently spent a memorable, relaxing two nights at the Gondwana Family Lodge at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve. While the drive from Cape Town to the lodge's door actually clocked in at around 4 hours, the property was spectacular - well-maintained, beautiful landscaping, clean and spacious rooms, and excellent "kids' camp" and spa facilities. We were greeted warmly, given a tour,... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I spent two nights at the Tilney Manor at Sanbona Wildlife reserve. We had an exceptional experience. From the welcome staff, to the luxury of the rooms, to the plentiful meals, we found ourselves making reasons for how we could quickly come back. It's only a three hour drive from Cape Town, but it feels like you... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a night at Gondwana with a group of tourists. We were fetched at the gate and travelled quite a distance to get there. After lunch and a time of relaxation, went on a game drive where we were rained out (still exciting!)and then a most delicious supper. Next morning early game drive and breakfast. I recommend Sanbona to... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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