Tilney Manor Lodge offers privacy and exclusivity with only 6 luxurious safari suites guests can enjoy an intimate and romantic safari experience in the heart of the Little Karoo in the game rich Sanbona Wildlife Reserve.
Tilney Manor Highlights
Sanbona is situated at the foot of the Warmwaterberg, in the heart of the Little Karoo on the famous Route 62 in the Western Cape. The "San" people lived in the area over 100 years ago. Sanbona Wildlife Reserve consists of 54 000 hectares of rolling mountains and plains, indigenous fauna and flora, rock formations and rock art, a combination that makes this destination an experience of a lifetime.
- Surrounded by carefully laid out indigenous gardens.
- Lounge with fire place and television with satellite channels.
- There is a very healthy population of raptors to be seen including African Fish Eagles, Black Eagles and Black Harrier.
Tilney Manor Nature Activities
Sanbona Wildlife Reserve consists of 54 000 hectares of rolling mountains and indigenous fauna and flora. Qualified rangers will accompany guests on game drives conducted in open 4x4 landrovers. During the drive, be it in the early morning or for sundowners, various species of plants, animals, big game and birds can be seen. Sundowner evening drives offer spectacular displays of light as the evening sun sets over the Little Karoo. Returning to the Lodge, nocturnal animals can often be seen. Animals to look out for at Sanbona include white lion, elephant, cheetah, buffalo, black rhino, leopard, wildebeest, brown hyena, hippo, zebra, ostrich, springbok, kudu, red hartebeest, and many other antelope. Other activities include guided nature walks, photography, bird-watching, rock formations and features, trout fishing, a Wellness Centre, and spectacular star gazing.
The Whale Route
At the southern tip of Africa, where two of the world's greatest oceans converge, a total experience of land, sea and the rainbow culture of the Western Cape presents The Whale Route, which starts along the south of Cape Town and extends to Durban. The route traverses several famous protected areas, including the Garden Route, Tsitsikamma National Park, and the Transkei. The Route is most famous for encounters with southern right whales, humpback whales, and several coastal dolphin species. You can also see African penguins, Cape fur seals, black oystercatcher birds and a variety of other marine life.
Gondwana Lodge offers a private location in the Sanbona Wildlife Reserve. Overlooking Bellair Dam and resembling a typical thatched Karoo homestead, offering 12 luxury suites, each with endless views over the plains, Anysberg mountains and beyond.
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