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Sanbona Wildlife Reserve - Tilney Manor, Dwyka Tented Lodge, Gondwana Lodge

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My partner and i stayed here for two nights, 8 and 9 August, 2016. We stayed at the Dwyka Tented Lodge. The cost for two nights was $1468 so it's pretty expensive. That being said, however, the experience is exceptional. Everything is included, food, game drives and accommodation and some alcoholic beverages. The tents are huge, luxurious and private. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

During our honeymoon we spent three nights at Sanbona Dwyka Tented Lodge. What an experience and what a place. We were treated like royalty from minute 1 to the moment we left. The staff could not do enough for you in terms of service and in terms of looking after you. The moment we arrived we were greeted with welcome... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The staff at Sanbona are like a close knit family who are all so enthusiastic, polite and a lot of fun. From the moment you arrive up until the moment you wave your sad goodbyes everyone makes you feel a part of the Sanbona "family." Every single member of staff was always eager to hear about how your game drives... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

the landscape is not easy to describe as you need to get there to see how it looks like. the tents are perfect! Food is delicious. Staff is very kind. we had two amazing safaris and we were very lucky to see Cheetas while eating a prey, 6 lions, giraffes, elephants, white rinos and 1 hippo! all in all it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed in Dwyke Tented Lodge as a family of 4. Brilliant ranger Pascale made sure that we had time with the game we found and had great knowledge about the whole reserve environment. Sanbona is very large and has sweeping relatively dry landscapes. That means less game can be supported but we had superb sightings of the White Lions (... More 

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked to stay of 3 nights at Tilney Manor and arrived at the gate in time to drive in our hire car to the lodge. On arrival it was absolutely freezing in the waiting lounge. When we were shown to our room it was also freezing. we had to ask about three times for some extra heat and it... More 

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L'Agulhas, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unique 5 star wildlife experience and the accommodation was excellent too! I never expected to see the big 5 in absolute natural wild environment, nothing canned or artificial. An extremely well run and managed wildlife reserve with excellent guided tours. Roads are very good, accommodation really top notch with a varied menu in the restaurant. Very friendly staff and the... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Where do I begin? The whole experience was amazing. Tilney Manor was beautiful and the staff was great. Everyone was attentive and extremely hospitable. The rooms were large and clean with a great views of the reserve. I love the outdoor shower however it was too cold to enjoy it! The bed was really comfortable. The food was absolutely delicious.... More 

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you only have a few days for safari, make Sanbona your choice. I spent three nights here, two in the Dwyka Tented Lodge and on in Tinley Manor, and it was unforgettable. The staff was knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful. My transfer between the two lodgings was seamless (I wanted Dwyka but it was only available for two of my... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

A truly fantastic experience that I would be happy to repeat anytime. The Dwyka tents are simply gorgeous. Each room is VERY private and overlooks incredible scenery. The staff all around was truly fabulous with standouts being Adrian our host and Jannie our guide who truly went above and beyond to make our game drives special. Food was excellent as... More 

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Address: R62 Between Montagu & Barrydale | Die Vlakte, Montagu 6720, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Montagu
Price Range: $616 - $1,035 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Sanbona Wildlife Reserve - Tilney Manor, Dwyka Tented Lodge, Gondwana Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 27
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