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4.7 out of 5

"Hotel and reserve are lovely, although the drought is taking its toll on the scenery. Food quality could be better for the price. " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 08 Apr 2018

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Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Dwyka Tented Lodge 1

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Hotel Description

Our customers tell us that they can't get enough of the comfortable beds at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve. You'll find features such as free breakfast, free WiFi in public areas and free self-parking. Built in 2001, this 5-star lodge has 15 rooms on 1 floor. All rooms offer deep-soaking baths and balconies/patios.

  • Air-conditioned rooms with balconies or patios, deep-soaking baths and minibars
  • Free full breakfast served daily
  • Free Wi-Fi in some public areas
  • Free self-parking
  • Grab something to eat at one of the 2 restaurants, or stop for a drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges
  • Take a swim in the outdoor pool
  • Services include dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services and tour or ticket assistance
  • Guests have good things to say about the accommodation for the spaciousness and nice bathrooms
  • 6.4 miles (10.3 km) from Sanbona Wildlife Reserve and 14.7 miles (23.7 km) from Cape Floral Region Protected Areas
  • Airport shuttle service available for a fee

Sanbona Wildlife Reserve ratings based on 3 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.7 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Sanbona Wildlife Reserve

Everyone (3)
5 out of 5

Posted by on 2 Dec 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

2 Jan 2020 by Merle McClarty

Good day, Thank you for taking the time to rate your recent stay with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us and we hope to welcome you back in the near future. Kind regards The Sanbona Team

4 out of 5
Hotel and reserve are lovely, although the drought is taking its toll on the scenery. Food quality could be better for the price.

Posted by on 8 Apr 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

16 Apr 2018 by Merle McClarty

Good day Thank you for taking the time to submit your comments on your stay at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve. Sanbona is a very special property and we are sorry that the whole experience did not meet your expectations. Unfortunately the Western Cape is suffering from a severe drought which makes the region more dry and arid that it normally is, but there are still many special experiences to be had at Sanbona. We hope to be able to welcome you back in the future. Kind regards

5 out of 5
Wünder schön sehr empfehlenswert. Mindestens 2 nächte buchen!

Posted by , from Zürich on 5 Nov 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

6 Nov 2018 by Merle

Dear Roman Thank you for taking the time to post a review on your recent stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind regards Merle McClarty Reservations Manager

All-inclusive Details

  • Additional gratuities accepted
  • Gratuities not included
  • All food and beverages included
  • Surcharge for premium or imported alcoholic beverages
  • All on-site activities, facilities and equipment included
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services not included
  • À la carte or gourmet dining is limited
  • Minibar not included

Property Features

There are 2 restaurants on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 2 bars/lounges and A bar/lounge. Free breakfast is served daily. WiFi is free in public spaces. An outdoor pool, spa services, and a library are also featured at the luxury Sanbona Wildlife Reserve. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Colonial Barrydale lodge.

  • 1 floor
  • 15 guestrooms or units
  • 2 buildings
  • 2 dining venues
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • Built in 2001
  • Full breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Gift shop
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in lobby
  • Smoking in designated areas

Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Cape Town (CPT-Cape Town Intl.) (245.3 km / 152.4 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Sanbona Wildlife Reserve offers 15 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with minibars and complimentary bottles of water. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Beds feature premium bedding. Business-friendly amenities include desks, safes and telephones. Bathrooms include a separate bath and shower with a deep soaking bath and a rainfall showerhead. Bathrooms are also outfitted with bathrobes, slippers and designer toiletries. Additionally, rooms include a hairdryer and free toiletries. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis.

  • Private balcony or patio
  • Separate bedroom
  • Deep-soaking bath
  • Minibar
  • Electric kettle
  • Luxury bedding
  • Separate bath and shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Desk
  • Blackout curtains
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served a free full breakfast daily from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM.

Sanbona Wildlife Reserve has 2 restaurants serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Tilney Manor Restaurant – This fine-dining restaurant overlooks the pool and garden and specialises in African cuisine. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Dwyka Restaurant – Overlooking the garden, this fine-dining restaurant specialises in African cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the lodge include an outdoor pool.

Spa Services

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services. Services include deep-tissue massages, facials, body treatments and manicures and pedicures.

  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at noon
  • Check-in time ends at 11:30 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

To make arrangements for check-in, please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 6:00 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property at least 48 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests arriving after 6:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children 12 and younger are not allowed at this property. All guests older than 12 are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector in all accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas. Contactless check-in and contactless checkout are available. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place. Each guest room is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings.

  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Contactless food service / room service is available
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Reservation is not required for facilities on site
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No lifts
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are not available
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 72 hours

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: ZAR 125 per person, per night

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

Hotel Names

  • Sanbona Wildlife Reserve Barrydale
  • Sanbona Wildlife Reserve Lodge Barrydale
  • bona Wildlife Reserve Barryda
  • Sanbona Wildlife Reserve Lodge
  • Sanbona Wildlife Reserve Barrydale
  • Sanbona Wildlife Reserve Lodge Barrydale

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the lodge before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Children 12 years old and younger aren't allowed at this property.

National Rating

Quality graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organisation.

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