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

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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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1Thank Sutree1213
UK
Reviewed 21 October 2013

We spent 2 nights in Dwyka (having booked Tilney Manor and swapped at the last minute)and had the most wonderful and memorable experience. The "tents" are fabulous and very luxurious and the most remote of the 3 accommodation options. This is no" petting zoo" type of reserve and there are no elephant rides or walks with the animals here. You...

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2Thank voa
Reviewed 17 October 2013 via mobile

We were here for one night so unfortunately so didn't have time to fully appreciate the accommodation which was 5 star - we were upgraded to Dwyka lodge at the last minute & didn't want to leave. Gorgeous place, great staff & food, needed more time to see the big 5 as it is a vast place, although our ranger...

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 6 October 2013 via mobile

We stayed in Tilney Manor for a night en route to Cape Town during our honeymoon. We booked the manor to try & make the experience very different from our first safari but were still disappointed. Although the suite was gorgeous and featured a gas fire & free standing bath the experience did not live up to our first safari....

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2Thank elainetaylor_dublin
Reviewed 3 October 2013

Very easy drive from Cape Town, just about three hours, great roads easy drive, beautiful grounds, great accommodations, good game drives, two a day, the luxury tents are very comfortable and In a beautiful place. Would suggest at least two days so you can see all the animals.

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Reviewed 29 September 2013 via mobile

In 24 hours we saw 20 baboons, 12 giraffes, 11 elephants, 10 kudu, 5 rhinos, 3 white lions, 2 zebras, 1 hippo. Our guide was knowledgable, the service was friendly, and though we were in the middle of a 54,000 hectare reserve, we felt secure and spoiled (fireplace in room and outside showers were a fun bonus!)

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Address: R62 Between Montagu & Barrydale | Die Vlakte, Montagu 6720, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Montagu
Price Range: $907 - $1,313 (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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“The tented camp is great for couples & Tilney Manor for families”
 of 5 bubbles CathyGri, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Any of the nine tents are fine.”
 of 5 bubbles GalvestonJT, 18 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Tents 5 and 6 had the view up to the black eagle's nest.”
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“Exclusively tented camp and let both tents for total privacy.”
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 of 5 bubbles H5738PScatherinet, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
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