Sanbona Tilney Manor

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. Sanbona Tilney Manor offers a luxurious contemporary lodge boasting exceptional service and hospitality. Cool down in the rim-flow swimming pool after fabulous Big 5 game drives and enjoy a sundowner while soaking in breath-taking sunsets over expansive African landscapes. Tilney Manor is a true haven for relaxation. In Addition to Sanbona Tilney Manor, the private reserve is home to 5-star Dwyka Tented Lodge, a family-friendly lodge and an eco-camp.

Sanbona is the only place in the world with free roaming and self-sustaining white lions. A truly incredible sight.  Game rangers  at Sanbona Tilney Manor 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. From guided bushwalks and boat safaris to rock art excursions and hiking, there is an intriguing variety of activities for the whole family. Whether its adventure or the serenity of the wilderness that you’re after, Sanbona has the perfect offering for you.


  • Guided nature walks
  • Rock art excursions
  • Boat safari
  • Spa treatments
  • Kids on Safari program
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  • Bird watching
  • Walking and hiking trails
  • Photography
  • Swimming pool


  • Relaxation retreat
  • Self-sustaining white lions
  • 5-star luxury
  • Haven for photographers
  • Big 5 sightings

Closest airport

  • Cape Town International – 230km
  • Sanbona private airstrip

Children policy

Children under 13 years are not allowed at Tilney Manor. More Details

  • Children rates are approximately 50% less of the displayed rate
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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

& 01 December – 14 December

High: 01 October – 30 November

Peak: 08 January – 31 March

Festive: 15 December – 07 January

Terms & conditions

  • Rates are per adult sharing
  • Single supplement of 30% applicable
  • Rates displayed are valid to 08 January 2024

Accommodation Options

Luxury Suites

Sleeps 2 Adults

Tilney Manor offers six luxurious open-plan suites, each with a private veranda. Each unit includes air-conditioning, a fireplace, mini-bar, coffee facilities, his and hers outdoor Read moreshowers, an en-suite bathroom with shower, tub and double vanity.Less

Refer to seasons and T&C's above

Seasonal peak £ 586 per person, per night
Peak season £ 536 per person, per night
High Season £ 438 per person, per night
Low Season £ 326 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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