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

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Sunny Isles Beach, Florida
Reviewed 12 February 2014

Unbelievable experience. Outstanding game drive, with fabulous staff attending to every detail. Quality of accommodations and food were excellent. Would recommend it to anyone looking for a great mini safari.

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1Thank Lloydy6935
Durham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 January 2014

This review is of the accommodation only. Please see other post for review of the reserve itself. The set up, position and rooms are spectacular offering creature comforts to match any anywhere. We were unfortunate in that the water was cut off for twelve hours and, when it did come back on, it ran black until the pipes cleared. But...

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3Thank Edward1951S
Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 18 January 2014

Stayed one night (new year's eve) at Gondwana lodge. Didn't quite expect a luxury lodge in the middle of nowhere - but it was top notch regarding everything in the rooms! Service at this place is absolutely amazing - one of the best I have ever experienced. This place makes you feel welcome to them, to the savannah and you...

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2Thank johannajaakola
Poole, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 January 2014

We were recommended this place from a south African I work with in the UK. And boy did he get this place right. it was amazing. you mainly get south Africans stay here and I never found it in any travel brouchers in the uk. but stay here if you can. the tent we stayed in were beautiful and were...

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Darwin
Reviewed 16 January 2014

The service and safari at Sanbona wildlife reserve was very enjoyable. I had a goal to see, at the very least, zebras, giraffes, elephants, and hippo. I saw all but the hippo but in addition also saw a rhino, cheeta and white lions. The Dwyka tented lodge was great and situated in a beautiful location. Generally the food was good....

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1Thank Dawiwe
New York City, New York
Reviewed 15 January 2014

My family of four visited Sanbona and stayed at the Dwyka lodge. The site is simply amazing. Surrounded by a large, tall, curving rock formation populated by baboons, it is a magical. The rooms are magnificent. All the service teams were warm and friendly. Our drives were educational as well as spectacular. The highlight was when a small herd of...

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Thank seanworc
Thüringen
Reviewed 10 January 2014

Dwyka Tented Lodge means excellent service, perfect style and luxury accommodation, friendly, very well educated and dedicated staff and it feels like home. We enjoyed our stay very much and hope we can come back! Thanks for these perfect days!

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Munich, Germany
Reviewed 10 January 2014

We were staying in Dwyka Tented Camp which was absolutely fabulous. Everything is very nicely done and in a very good shape. We did not miss anything. We had by coinscidence a Ranger for the Game Drives on our own, which was very special. Sanbona was our first Safari and we definately come back.

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Thank Thomas K
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 January 2014

We just returned from an amazing trip to Dwyka Tented Lodge at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve and it couldn't have been a better experience for the 6 of us. We felt looked after from the moment we arrived at the very dramatic and beautiful location. The tented rooms were superb and very comfortable and the staff all excellent. Christo our guide...

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1Thank camillaw62
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 5 January 2014

Impeccable service, beautiful food, enthusiastic guides and outstanding facilities. We stayed in the luxury tented lodges and it was worth every penny for the most amazing experience. Travelling from Australia with the strong dollar made it easier but would still definitely recommend spending the extra money to stay in the tents. They were so private and perfect for a couple...

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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: €575 - €1,013 (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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“Dwyka Tented Camp tis close to the wild side; Gondwana for a family; and Tilney Manor for tranquillity and old world charm.”
 of 5 bubbles KateT133, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“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!”
 of 5 bubbles donatellad487, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All nine of the luxury tents are sited in a horseshoe so all equally good”
 of 5 bubbles 396DeniseB, 15 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are fantastic.”
 of 5 bubbles nikb103, 31 Dec 2016 | Read review
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