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

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Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

we spent three wonderful days in the gondwana resort and experienced unbelievable animal encounters. lions and elephants walked calmly one meter away from our car! it was pure silence in the car as everybody held his breath to watch and be amazed. our guide nicu did an awesome job in bringing us close to the animals without scaring them. we... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at the dwyka tented lodge. Where to start! It was just a fabulous experience from the word go. We drove ourselves to the lodge and while it was a long drive, it was great fun off road. Welcomed by the staff on arrival and we were given clean towels to freshen up; lovely welcome drinks as well. Our... More 

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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed three nights at Dwyka tented camp. We were a bit exhausted with the early mornings but it was well worth it. Make sure you take enough clothes to layer as it can get very cold during early morning or towards the end of evening game drives. The food at the camp is a la carte or buffet and... More 

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galveston, texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent three great nights at Dwyka and loved it. Here are answers to questions that we had and you might have: 1. Upscale? Yes. Dwyka is an upscale tent camp. Yes, these are tents with concrete floors. The tops of each are three layers of tents. Closed and sealed with doors. 2. Roughing it? Each tent is packed with... More 

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Nottingham
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tilney Manor is a group of just 6 lodges on the Sambona Reserve, accommodating a maximum of 12 people in total, so I wasn't sure what to expect. What I found were beautiful rooms with lovely views; an overwhelming sense of peace and tranquility; great opportunities to see and learn about the wildlife - obviously; but above all (because in... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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... More 

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London
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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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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... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
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... More 

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Address: R62 between Montagu & Barrydale | Die Vlakte, Montagu 6720, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Montagu
Price Range: R9 503 - R13 785 (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.”
 of 5 bubbles 111TWIGAMINHAAFRIKA, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All are good”
 of 5 bubbles Flooktroop, 8 Oct 2016 | Read review
“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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