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

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have visited Sanbona 4 times now, each time is different but it is always spectacular. The views, food and staff are flawless. The reserve and wildlife are breath taking! They have your hippos, lions, cheetahs, elephants, all kinds of antelopes as well as the zebras, giraffes and bird life to satisfy everyone! My sister has a love for the...

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Happisburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have just visited South Africa for my 60th birthday. Part of the trip was a stay at Dwyka, we went with no expectations of what the reserve would be like or whether we would see any animals. The experience exceeded our wildest dreams - just an amazing and emotional time. Excellent accommodation, wonderful food & hospitality and our ranger...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent an amazing Christmas at Dwyka. The lodge is incredible and unique. The food is wonderful. The staff could not be any more welcoming and nice. Our safari guide Pascale is unbelievably knowledgeable about practically everything that has to do with the reserve. We could not recommend this place more. This was definitely one of the most special trips...

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UK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Before I start, to provide some context, we are very experienced bush bunnies who have spent at least 3 weeks every year, for the last 17 years, in Southern Africa and have stayed at several of the best luxury lodges around. We stayed over Christmas, for 5 nights, i.e. we had 10 game drives and we were not disappointed with...

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Vancouver
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful rooms excellent food and super guides. Saw the big five including a leopard and they hosted an awesome lunch on the savannah. Intimate reserve with small group on the game drive and we were able to walk to some game. super spa

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Cannes, France
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What sets this place apart from other safaris we have been on, is the respect for the animals. The tented lodge - which is absolutely wonderful by the way - accommodates a maximum of 18 guests and so everything felt very small and private and bespoke. The guides have great knowledge and work really hard to provide the best possible...

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Reviewed December 5, 2016

Sanbona is definitely the place to go if you want to make the most of your holiday. We were lucky to enough to stay in the Dwyke tented camp and were treated like royalty!!! We only stayed 1 night and managed to do 2 drives, seeing lions, giraffes, elephants, white rhinos, cheetah, buffalo, springbok, kudu, zebras, the list goes on!!...

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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

we spent three wonderful days in the gondwana resort and experienced unbelievable animal encounters. lions and elephants walked calmly one meter away from our car! it was pure silence in the car as everybody held his breath to watch and be amazed. our guide nicu did an awesome job in bringing us close to the animals without scaring them. we...

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Guildford, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 22, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the dwyka tented lodge. Where to start! It was just a fabulous experience from the word go. We drove ourselves to the lodge and while it was a long drive, it was great fun off road. Welcomed by the staff on arrival and we were given clean towels to freshen up; lovely welcome drinks as well. Our...

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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 21, 2016

We stayed three nights at Dwyka tented camp. We were a bit exhausted with the early mornings but it was well worth it. Make sure you take enough clothes to layer as it can get very cold during early morning or towards the end of evening game drives. The food at the camp is a la carte or buffet and...

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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: $468 - $940 (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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“All rooms are gorgeous!”
 of 5 bubbles donatellad487, 2 days ago | Read review
“All nine of the luxury tents are sited in a horseshoe so all equally good”
 of 5 bubbles 396DeniseB, 5 days ago | Read review
“All rooms are fantastic.”
 of 5 bubbles nikb103, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“I think all nine rooms are equally as lovely. We stayed in number 8, which was a short walk from the main building and very quiet...”
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 of 5 bubbles VHoward06, 5 weeks ago | Read review
“The tented camp is great for couples & Tilney Manor for families”
 of 5 bubbles CathyGri, Nov 21, 2016 | Read review
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