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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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Brookline, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A personalised Karroo wild life experience that will enrich your spirit with luxury tented accommodation in a dramatic kloof setting. We stayed for two nights ..... anything less would not do justice to this environment .We had an attentive ranger in Jannie who went out of his way to track down cheetahs and some elusive lions and all staff were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sanbona is a private wildlife reserve about four hours drive from Cape Town. Our family stayed there for three nights at the Dwyka tented lodges. It was one of the best holiday experiences we have ever had. Dwyka (DWYE-KA) is found in a circular canyon in the middle of the park. The tented lodges are wonderful - quirky, individual cottages... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I spent three nights at the wonderful Tilney Manor. This place never fails to exceed expectations - amazing staff, fabulous drives (thanks to Chris and Marco) and great food. A unique and special place.

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had the most amazing time at Sanbona. We stayed at Gondwana lodge and the room was beautiful. We could see animals from our window. The food was good. The service was a little lacking but it can be overlooked. Anthea our safari guide was excellent. We had the best time and was lucky to see all... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

I had the pleasure of staying at the spectacular Tilney Manor this last weekend. Wow, what a treat it was. The accommodation is spectacular, 360 degree views, beautiful white linen, fire place, out side showers (for the summer) ... Amazing. The food was very impressive considering we were in the middle of the Klein Karroo and far out from any... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

We spent three nights at Tilney Manor and took six wonderful game drives with Marco. Sanbona is a unique place as it combines nature conservation with great animal viewing. Because it is a very dry region, the Klein Karoo, there is not the abundance of game that there are in some other regions but there is an intensity of the... More 

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

We had a wonderful 2 night stay at the lodge. The quality of the accommodation was superb and the staff were attentive and helpful. The game drives were expertly conducted by a really knowledgeable and communicative ranger. Thoroughly recommended. One point though - the instructions we were given by the travel agent did not mention that there is a 40Km... More 

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South San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

The surroundings are lovely, the accommodations first class, wonderful ranger and staff. Not tons of animals but a great selection, white lions, elephants (who knew they can climb hills!), rhinos, zebras, giraffes, harte beest (SP?) and some great birds.

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Additional Information about Sanbona Wildlife Reserve - Tilney Manor, Dwyka Tented Lodge, Gondwana Lodge

Address: R62 between Montagu & Barrydale | Die Vlakte, Montagu 6720, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Montagu
Price Range: $576 - $965 (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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