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Sanbona Wildlife Reserve

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PLEASE NOTE THAT SANBONA WILDLIFE RESERVE IS A PRIVATE RESERVE & PRE-BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL. THE RESERVE DOES NOT OFFER DAY TRIPS OR SELF DRIVE GAME VIEWING TRIPS. Nestled at the foot of the towering Warmwaterberg Mountains in the heart of the Little...more
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Btwn Montagu & Barrydale | between Montagu & Barrydale, Montagu 6720, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at Dwyka tented lodge area. This is a small area of 9 wonderful luxury lodges set in a dry Karoo ravine with the Warwaterberg moutains surrounding you. The highlight is of course, the chance to go out on game drives and to be...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DaisyD8
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Sanbona Wildlife Reserve in the Western Cape is committed to conservation and ecology. They work closely with the WWF, Panthera, and other wildlife and environmental foundations to do long-term good for our planet and its inhabitants of all species, not just the furry, photogenic ones....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Nylce M
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

We stayed for 2 nights on the reserve at Tilney manor,and so glad we did. This place is very well organised, and their aims at conservation and reintroduction of the animals into their natural habitat should be commended. Accommodation is first class, Staff are attentive...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank gregn103
Reviewed September 5, 2018

The food at Sanbona was excellent. A variety of food for all meals and exquisitively prepared. The only problem that one tended to eat too much so as not to miss 'something' 5 stars to The Chef.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Clive F
Reviewed August 27, 2018

This is a really great place to stay if you have some money to spend. The prices aren't the cheapest but definitely every cent worth it. Great game watching and awesome guides.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank LiaD226
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

Sanbona is a private reserve run by a non-profit dedicated to returning at least a portion of the Western Cape to an ecological state pre-farming. They have carefully reintroduced both animals and plants native to the region, and have a full-time ecologist on staff. They...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MicrobeGirl
Reviewed July 13, 2018 via mobile

Sanbona is not just a private game reserve. It’s a curated experience. They personalize your stay there- get to know you and tailor your stay to suit your preferences, needs, special occasions. Everything positive you’ve heard and read about Sanbona is true and much more!...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed May 29, 2018 via mobile

We had a 3 hour drive to reach Sanbona and on arriving at the gate were directed in to the Welcome Centre about a 15 minute drive on arrival at Welcome Centre we were asked if we would like to drive on to our lodge...More

Date of experience: May 2018
10  Thank Barbara M
Reviewed May 23, 2018 via mobile

Private reserve just 3 hours drive away from Capetown, a big plus for those who can’t afford the time to get to places like Kruger National Park etc. This place is an acrid dry safari, so don’t expect Serengeti’s rivers and lush green vegetation, especially...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank TheflyingVittoro
Reviewed May 23, 2018

We spent two nights at Sanbona's Tilney Manor. The staff were most welcoming and the food and accommodation very good. Over four game drives we saw a good range of animals and the rangers worked hard to find them! Ok, the morning drives were a...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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meganhernandez
July 30, 2018|
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Response from Stan H | Reviewed this property |
Not exactly sure on the check in & out times but we checked in at 1pm & out at 8am as we came from & went back to Cape Town, You would get 2 games drives in afternoon 1st at about 4pm followed by a morning one @ 5.30... More
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teddygirl
July 17, 2018|
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Response from Stan H | Reviewed this property |
Hi we stayed at the Gondwana lodge which is a 30min drive from Tilney but at Gondwana I only booked in the morning for an afternoon massage and it was booked to my room
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MariaD58
May 9, 2018|
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Response from Sanbona2016 | Property representative |
Good day Thank you for your question. Dwyka Tented Lodge is the premier Lodge on the Reserve. Each unit completely private and with its own jacuzzi. Surrounded by rock formations and a must to experience. You won’t be... More
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