Sanbona Dwyka Tented Lodge

Sanbona Wildlife Reserve is an exclusive 5-star game reserve nestled in the Warmwaterberg Mountains in the Klien Karoo. A mere 3-hour drive from Cape Town, the magnificent landscape is so much more than just a game reserve, it is a 58 000-hectare wilderness sanctuary comprising open plains, river valleys, and mountains brimming with indigenous flora and fauna. It is a true haven for photographers, with ideal lighting and awe-inspiring sightings. The 5-star Sanbona Dwyka Tented Lodge is located on an eroded landscape with a charming reflection of the nomadic lifestyle of the Khoisan hunter-gatherers who once wandered this land. Sanbona Dwyka Tented Lodge boasts 9 standalone luxury tented suites, the perfect place to wind down and relax in-between the exciting safaris activities.

Sanbona is the only place in the world with free roaming and self-sustaining white lions. A truly incredible sight.  Game rangers at Sanbona Dwyka Tented Lodge are passionate about every detail in the wild, from the smallest plants to tall giraffes, they are experts in their field. During the safaris drives you will have the opportunity to see the African Big 5 as well as an abundance of other wildlife including gemsbok, springbok, hartebeest, eland, kudu, zebra, jackal, caracal, aardvark, and brown hyena. In Addition to Sanbona Dwyka Tented Lodge, the private reserve is home to Tilney ManorGondwana Family Lodge and an eco-camp.

From guided bush walks and boat safaris to rock art excursions and hiking, there is an intriguing variety of activities. Spend evenings in the open-air dining boma, gazing at the stars, or enjoy relaxing spa treatments after a day out on safari. Whether its adventure or the serenity of the wilderness that you’re after, Sanbona has the perfect offering for you.


  • Relaxation retreats
  • Game drives
  • Guided nature walks
  • Rock art excursions
  • Boat safari
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  • Spa treatments
  • Bird watching
  • Walking and hiking trails
  • Photography
  • Swimming pool


  • Self-sustaining white lions
  • 5-star luxury tents
  • Haven for photographers
  • Big 5 sightings
  • Private deck and heated plunge pool

Closest airport

  • Cape Town International – 230km
  • Sanbona private airstrip

Children policy

Children under 16 years are not allowed at Dwaka Tented Lodge.


2 x Game drives per day, all activities, all meals, soft drinks, and sun-downers on the game drives.


Alcoholic drinks, laundry, spa treatments, and transfers.


Low: 01 May – 30 September

High: 01 October – 30 November

Peak: 01 December – 17 December

Seasonal: 18 December – 3 January

T's & C's

  • Rates are displayed per adult sharing
  • Single supplements add approximately 30% of the displayed rate
  • Rates displayed are valid to 30th April 2023

Accommodation Options

Luxury Tents

Sleeps 2 Adults

Each of the 9 luxury tents at Dwyka features a secluded deck and private jacuzzi. In addition, units have air-conditioning, heating, an en-suite bathroom with double vanity as well as a private outdoor shower.

Refer to seasons and T&C's above

Seasonal peak £ 594 per person, per night
Peak season £ 562 per person, per night
High Season £ 497 per person, per night
Low Season £ 397 per person, per night

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Getting there

By Road

The reserve is a 3-hour drive from Cape Town on the renowned Route 62. The turn-off is 40km from Montague with the main entrance to the reserve 7km from the R62.



Sanbona has an airstrip for small private flights and helicopter landings on the reserve. Air transfers are weather dependent.

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