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

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed in the tented lodge. It was an oasis. Spacious, great attention to detail and super relaxing. The safari was amazing - will always remember the animals we saw. It is not cheap, however, worth every penny. Book book book!!

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Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

It's my second time. Best place to stay is the tented lodges but those were booked. If you want to experience a reserve that doesn't look like a zoo this place is for you. All the staff is friendly,knowledgeable and make you feel welcome. Everything is perfect from the food to the beds and the safaris are very well organised....

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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It's not Kruger National Park, but expect a dramatically different wildlife experience at this stunning private game reserve -- the 4th largest private reserve in South Africa. The Big Five are all here, plus one of the only free-roaming prides of white lions in the world. Spectacular mountain scenery and wildly different,diverse bionomes are also home to hundreds of birds...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed visiting this beautiful place. Our accommodations were huge and comfortable (and beautiful). The food was fabulous. Everyone was SOOOO kind, and the price was right (unfortunately for South Africa, the exchange rate is very good to USD). We loved our guide and loved seeing the animals. We got very close to giraffes and that was pretty awesome,...

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Buckinghamshire
Reviewed 1 week ago

As first time safaris go this reserve is a must. We stayed in the Dwyka tent lodges and they are extremely comfortable but totally Africanised. Definitely recommend. There are other lodges which I would imagine are fantastic too. There is also a family friendly one. The safaris were more than I could ever imagined and our ranger (Marco Flitcher) made...

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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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