Sanbona Wildlife Reserve

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Sanbona Wildlife Reserve in Little Karoo is an authentic and contrasting natural space, it serves as a major role player in the conservation realm- which is imparted and intricately woven into our guest experiences. It is a true example of a successful rewilding project on an epic scale within the Western Cape, underpinned by peer-reviewed, research-based conservation practice.

Conveniently located along Route 62, a mere 3.5 hours from Cape Town, the reserve aims to create balance where critically important ecosystems, endangered wildlife and flora can prosper. Positioned in a convergence zone of varied biodiversity hotspots of succulent Karoo and fynbos biomes, this 58,000 hectare of big, Karoo sky country offers breath-taking sceneries that will transport you to a place where time stands still and nature takes centre stage.

With a choice of three luxury lodges, each with their own distinct personality and appeal. Dwyka Tented Lodge is opulent, positioned under some nesting Verreaux’s eagles and in the bend of a river. Tilney Manor was designed in true Cape Georgian style, it is perfect for guests in need of an exclusive Karoo experience. Gondwana Family Lodge is the perfect family retreat in its configuration complemented with a tailored Kids on Safari programme to inspire the eco-warriors of the future. Nature drives, walking safaris, rock art, and stargazing complete an exciting safari option very close to Cape Town.

Rooms

Dwyka Tented Lodge

Luxury Tents x 9
Beautifully appointed tents exude an atmosphere of pioneering adventure in a vast and hidden landscape.

TENT CONFIGURATION

All luxury tents can sleep a maximum of 2 adults per tent
9 King or Twin bedded Luxury Tents

*No children under the age of 16 years allowed

Gondwana Family Lodge

Luxury Suites x 12
Overlooking Bellair Dam and resembling a typical thatched Karoo homestead, offering 12 generously proportioned luxury suites, each with endless views over the plains, Anysbergmountain, and beyond. Children of all ages will be entertained with an exciting “Kids on Safari” program.

SUITE CONFIGURATION

Suites can accommodate a maximum of 2 adults sharing with 1 child, in a king or twin-bedded configuration

• 6 suites are located on the ground floor with private deck
• 6 suites are located on the second level with private balcony/ viewing platform

*All rooms have sleeper couches which can sleep one child under the age of 12 years
*Four pairs of rooms are interleading

Tilney Manor

Luxury Suites x 6
Tilney Manor consists of six large open-plan suites, each opening onto their own private verandas. overlooking breathtaking views of undulating mountains and plains. Carefully laid-out indigenous gardens surround this lush oasis setting of Tilney Manor.

All suites can sleep a maximum of 2 adults per suite, in a king or twin-bedded configuration.

Amenities

Room
Air Conditioning
Balcony / Deck
Bath
Complimentary Wi-Fi
Dressing Gowns
Electrical Outlets
Ensuite
Fireplace (Tilney only)
Fridge
Hair Dryer
Heated Towel Rails (Dwyka only)
Laundry Service
Lounge Area
Mini Bar
Outside Shower
His and her outdoor showers (Tilney only)
Plunge Pool
Safe
Shower
Tea / Coffee
Private deck (with heated plunge pool – Dwyka only)
Underfloor Heating (Gondwana only)
Wheelchair Friendly (Gondwana only)

Dwyka Tented Lodge
24-hour Security
Bar
Eco Friendly
Internet Access (Complimentary)
Laundry Service
Malaria Free
Restaurant
Secure Parking
Relaxation Retreat with 2 therapy rooms
Lounge with fireplace and television with satellite channels
Gift boutique
Open-air dining boma
Wine cellar

Gondwana Family Lodge
24-hour Security
Babysitting Service
Gym
Internet Access (Complimentary)
Kiddies Club
Laundry Service
Malaria Free
Pool
Restaurant
Secure Parking
Relaxation Retreat with steam room
Lounge with fireplace and television with satellite channels
Gift boutique
Open-air dining boma
Outdoor pool with shallow area
Children’s playroom with television
Outdoor play area for children

Tilney Manor
24-hour Security
Bar
Internet Access (Complimentary)
Laundry Service
Malaria Free
Restaurant
Secure Parking
Relaxation Retreat with steam room and sauna
Lounge with fireplace and television with satellite channels
Bespoke Heritage Lounge
Exercise room
Gift boutique
In and outdoor dining facilities
Rim-flow swimming pool

Activities

Adventures
Big Five Game Drives
Night game drives
Bird Watching
Boating
Gourmet Picnic
Night Drives
Cycling
Fishing
Helicopter Scenic Flights
Hiking
Quad Biking
Walks (Self Guided)
Horse-back Safaris

Culture
Art Galleries
Cultural Tours
General Sightseeing
Historical Tours
Museums

Other activities
Health and Fitness Centre
Massages
Wine Tasting

Rates

Sanbona Wildlife Reserve - Rack Rates

Season

Room Type

Adult Sharing

Single Adult

LOW SEASON - 01 May 2024 - 30 September 2024

Tilney Manor

ZAR 8 100

ZAR 10 530

Gondwana Family Lodge

ZAR 8 100

ZAR 10 530

Dwyka Tented Lodge

ZAR 9 115

ZAR 11 850

HIGH SEASON - 01 October 2024 - 30 November 2024

Tilney Manor

ZAR 10 870

ZAR 14 120

Gondwana Family Lodge

ZAR 10 870

ZAR 14 120

Dwyka Tented Lodge

ZAR 11 465

ZAR 14 910

LOW SEASON - 01 December 2024 - 14 December 2024

Tilney Manor

ZAR 8 100

ZAR 10 530

Gondwana Family Lodge

ZAR 8 100

ZAR 10 530

Dwyka Tented Lodge

ZAR 9 115

ZAR 11 850

SEASONAL PEAK SEASON - 15 December 2024 – 12 January 2025

Tilney Manor

ZAR 14 540

ZAR 18 900

Gondwana Family Lodge

ZAR 14 540

ZAR 18 900

Dwyka Tented Lodge

ZAR 15 325

ZAR 19 915

PEAK SEASON - 13 January 2025 - 31 March 2025

Tilney Manor

ZAR 13 845

ZAR 18 000

Gondwana Family Lodge

ZAR 13 845

ZAR 18 000

Dwyka Tented Lodge

ZAR 14 515

ZAR 18 860

HIGH SEASON - 01 April 2025 - 30 April 2025

Tilney Manor

ZAR 10 870

ZAR 14 120

Gondwana Family Lodge

ZAR 10 870

ZAR 14 120

Dwyka Tented Lodge

ZAR 11 465

ZAR 14 910

• All rates are quoted and invoiced in South African Rand (ZAR) on a “per person per night” basis.

• Above mentioned rates are inclusive of 2 daily nature drives, guided wilderness walks, all meals, a limited selection of house beers and wines, all on-drive snacks and beverages, internal reserve transfers between the lodges and welcome lounge, tourism levy and 15% VAT.

• The rates exclude: daily conservation levy, additional alcoholic and premium beverages, discretionary gratuities and all items of a personal nature, which must be settled directly prior to departure.

• All rates are subject to change without prior notice. • We recommend a minimum stay of two nights throughout the year. A minimum 2-night stay restriction is applicable over the Seasonal Peak Season period.

• Contracted rates: o Only RACK rates are allowed to be published via any and all mediums. o All rates listed as “Nett” are confidential and subject to providing the source/origin of bookings as well as the origin of guests at the time of booking. •

Adults travelling:
– Adult Sharing rates apply to persons (12 years and older) sharing one suite. Persons 12 years and older are considered adults and will therefore require their own suite at the applicable rates.
– Single Adult rates are only applicable when one adult is staying by him/herself in one suite. Not applicable when an adult is sharing a suite with a child/ children.
– Note that all rooms can sleep a maximum of two adults. •

Children travelling:
– Applicable to Gondwana Family Lodge only.
– Child rates are applicable to children from 4 years up to and including 11 years; irrespective of whether children are sharing with adults or staying in their own room/suite (single or sharing).
– Above mentioned rates are inclusive of the kids “Eco-Explorers” programme, 2 daily nature drives, all meals, non-alcoholic beverages, all on-drive snacks and beverages, internal reserve transfers between the lodge and welcome lounge, tourism levy and 15% VAT.

Sanbona Wildlife Reserve - Rack Rates (CHILDREN)

Season

Room Type

Additional Child Rate

LOW SEASON - 01 May 2024 - 30 September 2024

Gondwana Family Lodge

ZAR 4 055

HIGH SEASON - 01 October 2024 - 30 November 2024

Gondwana Family Lodge

ZAR 5 435

LOW SEASON - 01 December 2024 - 14 December 2024

Gondwana Family Lodge

ZAR 4 055

SEASONAL PEAK SEASON - 15 December 2024 – 12 January 2025

Gondwana Family Lodge

ZAR 7 270

PEAK SEASON - 13 January 2025 - 31 March 2025

Gondwana Family Lodge

ZAR 6 925

HIGH SEASON - 01 April 2025 - 30 April 2025

Gondwana Family Lodge

ZAR 5 435

Children Policy

This policy applies to all persons from 0 up to and including 11 years old:

Age Restrictions

  • Persons under the age of 4 years are not permitted on any game drives.
  • Persons under the age of 14 years are not permitted on any walking safaris.
  • Persons under the age of 16 years are not permitted at Dwyka Tented Lodge.
  • Persons under the age of 12 years are not permitted at Tilney Manor.
  • Children are accommodated at Gondwana Family Lodge only.

Accommodation and Game Drives

  • 0 – 3 Years old
    • Are accommodated at no additional cost.
    • Must share with adults, depending on the availability of cots and/or rooms with a sleeper couch.
    • Are not permitted on game drives.
  • 4 – 11 Years old
    • Are accommodated at 50% (half) of the adult sharing rate.
    • May share with adults, depending on the availability of rooms with a sleeper couch.
    • Are permitted on game drives.

Room Accommodations

  • Sleeper couches can accommodate a maximum of one child.
  • Cots can accommodate a maximum of one child.
  • Rooms can accommodate a maximum of one cot and one sleeper couch only.
  • Rooms accommodating children sharing with parents contain one sleeper couch per room.

Child Minding Services

  • Complimentary child minding is offered during nature drive hours in our kiddies play center.
  • Outside our nature drive hours, additional child-minding services are available upon request at an additional cost.

Conservation Levy

  • A daily conservation levy of R190 per person per night will be applied to all reservations.
    • Children between the ages of 4-11 years will be levied at 50% (half) of the adult rate.
  • The conservation levy will be charged on the initial invoice to be settled at the booking stage, or alternatively settled directly by the guest on departure.
  • These levies are used to support various community and conservation initiatives such as anti-poaching efforts, habitat restoration, and species conservation programs, protecting and preserving our region’s biodiversity for future generations to enjoy.

Sanbona Wildlife Reserve - STO Rates

Season

Room Type

Adult Sharing

Single Adult

LOW SEASON - 01 May 2024 - 30 September 2024

Tilney Manor

ZAR 6 885

ZAR 8 950

Gondwana Family Lodge

ZAR 6 885

ZAR 8 950

Dwyka Tented Lodge

ZAR 7 750

ZAR 10 075

HIGH SEASON - 01 October 2024 - 30 November 2024

Tilney Manor

ZAR 9 240

AR 12 000

Gondwana Family Lodge

ZAR 9 240

ZAR 12 000

Dwyka Tented Lodge

ZAR 9 745

ZAR 12 675

LOW SEASON - 01 December 2024 - 14 December 2024

Tilney Manor

ZAR 6 885

ZAR 8 950

Gondwana Family Lodge

ZAR 6 885

ZAR 8 950

Dwyka Tented Lodge

ZAR 7 750

ZAR 10 075

SEASONAL PEAK SEASON - 15 December 2024 – 12 January 2025

Tilney Manor

ZAR 12 360

ZAR 16 065

Gondwana Family Lodge

ZAR 12 360

ZAR 16 065

Dwyka Tented Lodge

ZAR 13 025

ZAR 16 930

PEAK SEASON - 13 January 2025 - 31 March 2025

Tilney Manor

ZAR 11 770

ZAR 15 300

Gondwana Family Lodge

ZAR 11 770

ZAR 15 300

Dwyka Tented Lodge

ZAR 12 340

ZAR 16 030

HIGH SEASON - 01 April 2025 - 30 April 2025

Tilney Manor

ZAR 9 240

ZAR 12 000

Gondwana Family Lodge

ZAR 9 240

ZAR 12 000

Dwyka Tented Lodge

ZAR 9 745

ZAR 12 675

• All rates are quoted and invoiced in South African Rand (ZAR) on a “per person per night” basis.

• Above mentioned rates are inclusive of 2 daily nature drives, guided wilderness walks, all meals, a limited selection of house beers and wines, all on-drive snacks and beverages, internal reserve transfers between the lodges and welcome lounge, tourism levy and 15% VAT.

• The rates exclude: daily conservation levy, additional alcoholic and premium beverages, discretionary gratuities and all items of a personal nature, which must be settled directly prior to departure.

• All rates are subject to change without prior notice. • We recommend a minimum stay of two nights throughout the year. A minimum 2-night stay restriction is applicable over the Seasonal Peak Season period.

• Contracted rates: o Only RACK rates are allowed to be published via any and all mediums. o All rates listed as “Nett” are confidential and subject to providing the source/origin of bookings as well as the origin of guests at the time of booking. •

Adults travelling:
– Adult Sharing rates apply to persons (12 years and older) sharing one suite. Persons 12 years and older are considered adults and will therefore require their own suite at the applicable rates.
– Single Adult rates are only applicable when one adult is staying by him/herself in one suite. Not applicable when an adult is sharing a suite with a child/ children.
– Note that all rooms can sleep a maximum of two adults. •

Children travelling:
– Applicable to Gondwana Family Lodge only.
– Child rates are applicable to children from 4 years up to and including 11 years; irrespective of whether children are sharing with adults or staying in their own room/suite (single or sharing).
– Above mentioned rates are inclusive of the kids “Eco-Explorers” programme, 2 daily nature drives, all meals, non-alcoholic beverages, all on-drive snacks and beverages, internal reserve transfers between the lodge and welcome lounge, tourism levy and 15% VAT.

Sanbona Wildlife Reserve - STO Rates (CHILDREN)

Season

Room Type

Additional Child Rate

LOW SEASON - 01 May 2024 - 30 September 2024

Gondwana Family Lodge

ZAR 3 445

HIGH SEASON - 01 October 2024 - 30 November 2024

Gondwana Family Lodge

ZAR 4 620

LOW SEASON - 01 December 2024 - 14 December 2024

Gondwana Family Lodge

ZAR 3 445

SEASONAL PEAK SEASON - 15 December 2024 – 12 January 2025

Gondwana Family Lodge

ZAR 6 180

PEAK SEASON - 13 January 2025 - 31 March 2025

Gondwana Family Lodge

ZAR 5 885

HIGH SEASON - 01 April 2025 - 30 April 2025

Gondwana Family Lodge

ZAR 4 620

Children Policy

This policy applies to all persons from 0 up to and including 11 years old:

Age Restrictions

  • Persons under the age of 4 years are not permitted on any game drives.
  • Persons under the age of 14 years are not permitted on any walking safaris.
  • Persons under the age of 16 years are not permitted at Dwyka Tented Lodge.
  • Persons under the age of 12 years are not permitted at Tilney Manor.
  • Children are accommodated at Gondwana Family Lodge only.

Accommodation and Game Drives

  • 0 – 3 Years old
    • Are accommodated at no additional cost.
    • Must share with adults, depending on the availability of cots and/or rooms with a sleeper couch.
    • Are not permitted on game drives.
  • 4 – 11 Years old
    • Are accommodated at 50% (half) of the adult sharing rate.
    • May share with adults, depending on the availability of rooms with a sleeper couch.
    • Are permitted on game drives.

Room Accommodations

  • Sleeper couches can accommodate a maximum of one child.
  • Cots can accommodate a maximum of one child.
  • Rooms can accommodate a maximum of one cot and one sleeper couch only.
  • Rooms accommodating children sharing with parents contain one sleeper couch per room.

Child Minding Services

  • Complimentary child minding is offered during nature drive hours in our kiddies play center.
  • Outside our nature drive hours, additional child-minding services are available upon request at an additional cost.

Conservation Levy

  • A daily conservation levy of R190 per person per night will be applied to all reservations.
    • Children between the ages of 4-11 years will be levied at 50% (half) of the adult rate.
  • The conservation levy will be charged on the initial invoice to be settled at the booking stage, or alternatively settled directly by the guest on departure.
  • These levies are used to support various community and conservation initiatives such as anti-poaching efforts, habitat restoration, and species conservation programs, protecting and preserving our region’s biodiversity for future generations to enjoy.

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