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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Dwyka, luxury, five star safari experience indeed. We drove the 1.5 hours from the main road directly to Dwyka occasionally stopping to view animals and birds but you can stop at the welcome lounge inside the concession, park your vehicle and get the courtesy vehicle to take you to the lodge(must be booked in advance). Very friendly personnel within every...

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Raleigh, North Carolina
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Cannot recommend this place enough! They recently became a non-profit Reserve, which the staff were incredibly excited about. You could tell the guides were very concerned with delivering the best safari experience possible, while also respecting the space and privacy of the animals on the reserve. My friend and I were there for only one night, which meant we went...

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London
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We had a 2 night stay and it was fantastic our ranger Jandre was so passionate about the animals. We saw animals so close it was amazing our family had an amazing time. The food and accomodation was fantastic. The kids club with Meraka was great. Thank you again for a trip of a lifetime.

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wirral
Reviewed 23 October 2016

My wife and I stayed for two nights at Tilney Manor. We arrived early as we miscalculated the ease of finding the place - simplicity. Even though we were an hour and half early the staff made us welcome and gave us immediate access to our fabulous room. The bathroom was wow, even an outside his and hers shower. The...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Stayed for 2 nights in the Dwyka tents which were nothing short of amazing as were the game drives, BUT first of all I will get the big negative out of the way - the stay did not start well at all, we arrived at 2pm (an hour later than expected due to on-going road works en-route. We arrived at...

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Thank Mike W
Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

I visited this gorgeous place with my Mum. Honestly, seeing is believing! Everything from the fabulous staff to the quality of the accommodation was faultless. The food was exceptional and the safari experiences exceeded all expectations. Our ranger Janny, has incredible knowledge of all flora and fauna and went out of his way to ensure everyone had what they wanted...

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Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 October 2016

We stayed for 2 nights at Dwyka Tented Lodge and wished we had booked for longer. The "tents" are just amazing, partially stone with romantic canvas roof. Very luxuriously appointed with enormous bed, bath, inside and outside shower ( with plenty if hit water) and very private deck with hot tub. The food in the restaurant was fantastic with plenty...

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Hassocks, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Thisi palce is well worth the lengthy drive on untarmacked roads to get there. It is the Camp that is furthest from the Sanbona main gate. If you have a 4x4 you can drive yourself otherwise there is a welcome lodge a short distnce from the main security gate to transfer everyone else. .Dwyka's accomaodation is Tented but there is...

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Reviewed 25 September 2016

An extraordinary outdoor experience in the remote. Beautiful luxury out of Africa tent setting , plunge pool, booma dinner under the stars, elephant feeding. Best to let the 2 tents for total privacy.

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Croydon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 September 2016

My wife and I stayed in the Dwyka Tented lodge for three nights mid September and we couldn't fault a thing about our stay. Firstly, and I think the most important were the game drives and seeing wildlife. Our guide, Carelien was fantastic - she could spot a rat behind a bush at half a mile and her knowledge and...

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Nestled in the heart of the Little Karoo, Sanbona Wildlife Reserve is a three-hour drive from Cape Town, along Route 62. At the foot of the towering Warmwaterberg Mountains, Sanbona boasts sculpted Cape Fold Mountains, wide open Karoo plains, indigenous flora and fauna and rare examples of San rock art, some dating back more than 3, 500 years. Explore all this from your choice of 3 different luxury lodges. Whilst the free roaming Big 5 call Sanbona home, it’s the vastness of the landscape and the raw beauty of the boundless plains that make safaris at Sanbona unique. Explore the 54, 000 hectares of this malaria-free premier, private game reserve for an ultimate safari experience close to Cape Town. ... more   less 

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

Address: R62 between Montagu & Barrydale | Die Vlakte, Montagu 6720, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Montagu
Price Range: €607 - €920 (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 the tents are well sited and wonderfully quiet. Ask for one close to reception if you are less mobile”
 of 5 bubbles CheshireJazzlady, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are gorgeous!”
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“All nine of the luxury tents are sited in a horseshoe so all equally good”
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“All rooms are fantastic.”
 of 5 bubbles nikb103, 31 Dec 2016 | 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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