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Rochester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 May 2014

Four of us were originally booked into the Dwyka Tented Lodge for 3 nights to celebrate our friend's 50th birthday, but after severe flooding in the area, we were transferred to Tilney Manor. In no way did we feel we had settled for second best but had been very lucky. They accommodated us (two couples) next to each other in...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 May 2014 via mobile

We all enjoyed our two night visit to Sanbona, the rooms are very nice, especially the top floors which have excellent views to the lake. The food was very nice , with a good choice for all meals. The game drives are the reason you come here and our guide was very knowledgeable about the flora and fauna, the little...

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1Thank rainbowrover2011
England
Reviewed 26 April 2014

We booked Sanbona as our first safari experience, it was truly amazing and has now given us the safari bug! The whole service was 5*, the welcome, the facilities, the food, the rooms, the jeeps, the comfort and even the animals. It is about 3 and a half hours from Cape Town and the roads are really easy to drive...

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Sydney
Reviewed 13 April 2014

Our stay: we stayed for 2 nights in the Manor in March. Overview: recommended. This is a very well run, beautiful and well maintained hotel, set in a rugged, atmospheric location. It has game viewing but a bit limited if you are used to, say, Kruger. Our room: the room was lovely, huge and well appointed, with a large private...

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 April 2014 via mobile

We spent one night. Sadly would of liked more, for our honeymoon. The service, staff, food and experience surpassed all of our expectations. The staff could not help enough. We found the food to be excellent. The game drives exhilarating and informative thanks to Mike. It was authentic and what is to be expected on a safari, that not always...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 30 March 2014

We had such an incredible time here on our honeymoon...We stayed at Tinley Manor and everyone was extremely friendly and helpful and the service was 10000% 5-star quality! Our room was incredible, our guide was extremely knowledgeable and wonderful with the animals, and everyone bends over backwards to see that you are having the best experience possible. We had a...

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Letchworth Garden City, England
Reviewed 29 March 2014

The accommodation was superb - an enormous room and bathroom with outside (as well as inside) showers and a private patio. The area round the swimming pool was a great place to soak up the sun. The staff were friendly and service was efficient. All meals were serves quickly and to a high standard. A great place to spend a...

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Thank jab155
New York
Reviewed 26 February 2014

My wife and 10 year old son joined me for 2 nights of safari in February 2014. There is much to praise about Sanbona. The star of the show here is the Karoo - a glorious yet neglected part of South Africa with a terrain unlike any I've seen. Very dry and sandy soil but with a range of succulents...

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Edinburgh
Reviewed 24 February 2014

My family, myself, my husband, daughter aged 6and ¾ and son just 5 years old, stayed in the Gondwana family Lodge for 2 nights. Wow what an experience. I feared for how my children would cope with the very long days (they don't sleep during the day at all) up at 5.30 and in bed by 9 or later but...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 February 2014

Wow what can I say about Sonbona Wildlife Reserve? Excellent location and amazing staff who look after you so well. The rooms are just perfect and very large and comfortable. In all honesty I only went on a game reserve trip because of my partner. After the very first Game Drive I was hooked. Subsequently I went on all four...

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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: $918 - $1,400 (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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