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

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 16 November 2013

This lodge certainly lives up to its 5 star rating! The service was superb, as was every single bite of food we had during our stay. The staff is accommodating and friendly, and will do anything possible to make you comfortable (and well fed, with great wine etc etc). The rooms are absolutely huge and lovely, no aspect of luxury...

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Leicestershire
Reviewed 14 November 2013

Tilney Manor exceeded ALL expectations by a distance! We chose Sanbona because it is a self sustaining reserve (and not a glorified zoo), within driving distance of Cape Town (an easy 3.5 hours through fantastic countryside) and with the bonus of being child free. Recommendation1: use the free transport from the welcome lodge: I'm glad I didn't risk the hire...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 13 November 2013

Just returned from a once in a lifetime trip to South Africa & couldn't wait to write my reviews. Sanbona was truly breathtaking! Stayed at Tilney Manor for two nights about a week ago. The people were fantastic- Herman for waiting to drive us from the welcome lodge, Ocean giving my mother flowers, the team having a cake to celebrate...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 November 2013

We stayed at Tilney Manor as part of our honeymoon and we had the most fantastic time! From the moment we arrived we were made to feel so welcome at the beautiful lodge by the lovely Karen and Herman. They welcomed us in with drinks and showed us our fantastic rooms. We lodge is beautiful and up to a very...

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Thank Katie M
Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 4 November 2013

We spent 2 nights with a company outing at Dwyka lodges. These lodges are fantastically designed. They organized an open air BBQ for us with a great life band. A fantastic experience. Food was really good, also the breakfast. The design of the lodges is really awesome (even though the jacuzzi was too cold to use) and among the most...

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Thank Lekker001
Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 November 2013

This is a magical place where you are well looked after and the staff from the kitchen, waiting, cleaning, safari can not do enough for you. Be prepared for early starts, but the wildlife is superb. and when you get back (we stayed at Gondwana Lodge) then you can be pampered. One other thing from us coming from the UK...

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Bari, Puglia, Italy
Reviewed 2 November 2013

We stayed at Sanbona at Tilney Manor 27th to 29th december 2012 and it was just incredible. First of all Tilney Manor is beautiful, relaxing and the staff are incredible, so kind and helpful. The best thing of all was seeing the amazing white lions. They're the only self-sufficient white pride in the WHOLE world so it's well worth going...

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Reviewed 29 October 2013 via mobile

What a wonderful place Sanbona Wildlife Reserve is! Having braved the drive to Tilney Lodge on our hired VW polo, we were greeted with warm flannels and some refreshing cold fruit tea. Our room was utterly amazing - palatial, with a large bed, free standing bath, 'his and hers' washbasins and outdoor showers! No detail for our comfort was spared....

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Scotland
Reviewed 23 October 2013

We chose this game reserve because of the wonderful semi desert scenery, its location in the western cape and the opportunity it offered for walking in Big 5 terrain. We were NOT disappointed. We stayed in Tilney Manor for 4 nights in a really gorgeous room with our own lovely patio. There are so many positives about our visit and...

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 October 2013

We booked a Dwyka tented lodge for 3 nights, less and you will find it hard to see all there is to see. We arrived in time for lunch and the afternoon game drive; thereafter there were 2 drives per day and 1 drive prior to our departure. Each drive (up to 4 hours) revealed different sightings and we never...

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Address: R62 Between Montagu & Barrydale | Die Vlakte, Montagu 6720, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Montagu
Price Range: $660 - $1,288 (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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