Tilney Manor
Tilney Manor Suite Game Viewing at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve
Tilney Manor Suite
Game Viewing at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve

Tilney Manor

The malaria-free Sanbona Wildlife Reserve is around a three-hour scenic drive from Cape Town in the heart of the Little Karoo, along Route 62 – the world’s longest wine route. At the foot of the towering Warmwaterberg Mountains, Sanbona boasts 58, 000 hectares of 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, plus a unique boat safari. More than a Big 5 wilderness reserve, it’s the vastness of the landscape, the alluring stillness and isolation amid raw beauty and boundless plains that make Sanbona unique.

Country

South Africa

Highlights

Tranquility Amidst a Secluded Oasis – a Luxury Safari Experience.

For uncompromised views of fauna and flora at Sanbona, The Manor offers six spacious open-plan suites leading on to private verandas. All suites can sleep a maximum of two adults.

Suite Features

  • Air conditioning
  • International dial telephone
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • His and hers outdoor showers
  • En-suite bathroom with shower, twin basins and freestanding bath in the centre
  • Private mini bar
  • Electronic safe
  • Fireplace
  • Private veranda
  • Rim-flow swimming pool
  • Relaxation Retreat with steam room and sauna
  • Lounge with fireplace and television with satellite channels
  • In and outdoor dining facilities
  • Wi-Fi
  • Gift boutique

Need to Know

Please note that Sanbona is a private game reserve and booking in advance is essential.  Sanbona does not offer day trips.

No children under 12 at Tilney Manor.  


SafarisSafaris


Sanbona Wildlife Reserve is packed with opportunities to learn, love and explore nature around you, while residing in luxurious lodges. And, in order to make the most out of your holiday adventure, there are several safari activities available such as:

  • Birdwatching
  • Flora & Fauna
  • Game Drives
  • Kids on Safari
  • Nature Walks
  • Photography
  • Relaxation Retreats
  • Rock Art
  • Rock Formations & Features
  • Sanbona Boat Safari
  • Stargazing

Wildlife HighlightsWildlife Highlights

Sanbona is an ongoing conservation project that aims to restore the ecological balance in a landscape formed during cataclysmic times 350 million years ago. Travel through 3 different biomes, and many habitats, including the quartz fields of the succulent Karoo, a very special habitat characterised by beds of angular quartz debris and home to a flora of stunning minute succulent shrubs.

You will traverse this wild landscape with a qualified ranger in a comfortable open Land Cruiser. During the drive, either in the early morning or at sunset, numerous species of plants, animals, big game and birds can be seen.

Local ActivitiesLocal Activities

Sanbona Wildlife Reserve is packed with opportunities to learn, love and explore nature around you, while residing in luxurious lodges. And, in order to make the most out of your holiday adventure, there are several safari activities available such as:

  • Birdwatching
  • Flora & Fauna
  • Game Drives
  • Kids on Safari
  • Nature Walks
  • Photography
  • Relaxation Retreats
  • Rock Art
  • Rock Formations & Features
  • Sanbona Boat Safari
  • Stargazing

FacilitiesFacilities

  • Rim-flow swimming pool
  • Relaxation Retreat with steam room and sauna
  • Lounge with fireplace and television with satellite channels
  • In and outdoor dining facilities
  • Wi-Fi
  • Gift boutique

AccommodationAccommodation

Breath-taking views of the undulating mountains and landscape embrace the historical Tilney Manor in a refuge of peace and tranquillity. The Manor offers six spacious open-plan suites leading on to private verandas. Guest experiences include authentic Karoo cuisine, luxurious lounges and a rim flow pool. Indulge your senses at the Relaxation Retreat that boasts a steam room and sauna while witnessing a pure African spectacle – a Karoo sunset.

SeasonSeason

All year.

Average StayAverage Stay

2 to 3 days

Average PriceAverage Room Prices

(per person per night unless otherwise stated)

ZAR5411 per person sharing.

Rates quoted for Sanbona Wildlife Reserve includes lunch, dinner, breakfast, two game drives, guided walks, tea, coffee, water, game drive beverages, tourism levy and 14% VAT. (all other beverages are excluded and can be settled upon departure).

Children PolicyChild Policy

  • Persons under the age of 12 are not permitted at Tilney Manor.

Contact and Social Media

To find out more call us on +44 (0)1865 982290 or email us at enquiries at safariawards.com.

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