Dwyka Tented Lodge

Dwyka Tented Lodge

Feefo logo

Overview

Dwyka Tented Lodge is a secluded and luxury lodge in the scenic Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, home to diverse wildlife, including the only free-roaming white lions in the world. The lodge is located in a horseshoe bend of a dry Karoo ravine, and surrounded by awe-inspiring rock formations. Dwyka Lodge is luxurious and beautiful with structures made of solid wood.

Explore the area on morning and afternoon game drives as well as guided nature walks. Aside from experiencing the exceptional wildlife, you can also visit nearby rock art sites, and the unique rock formations in the area. Between activities, head to the Relaxation Retreat Spa where you can indulge in a massage or treatment. Your evenings can be spent appreciating the magnificent, starry skies.

Highlights

  • Beautiful Karoo location on the Route 62
  • Close to Cape Town, making this a perfect add-on en route to the Eastern Cape
  • Historic sites & exceptional wildlife
  • Beautifully canvas tents - spacious and each with its own private plunge pool
  • See free-roaming white lions

Explore Popular Safaris. Customise Your Own.

Let’s Do It

Activities

  • Bird watching
  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Historical tours
  • Star gazing
  • Nature drives
  • Photographic safaris
Opulent accommodation that offers more than just a safari experience, with rock art, nature walks, stargazing and pampering spa treatments!
Ramona Cilliers

Ramona Cilliers

Africa Safari Expert

Help me plan Connect With An Expert

Rooms

Luxury Tent

Dwyka Lodge is made up of nine Luxury Tent Suites, seven king-bed and two with twin-beds. Each Suite is secluded and built with a mix of stone and plaster walls. The large wood-framed windows look out onto the cliff where black eagles next.

All the spacious Suites exude luxury with their own indoor and outdoor showers, private mini bars, exclusive plunge pool, private deck, under-floor heating, air conditioning and en suite bathroom.

Facilities

Dwyka Lodge has a cosy bar and lounge area with a cosy fireplace and TV where you can relax after an exciting day.

The Relaxation Retreat offers two therapy rooms, where you can indulge in a range of relaxing treatments. The lodge also features a gift boutique for unique souvenirs.

Dining

Dwyka Tented Lodge serves scrumptious cuisine complemented by fine wines from the cellar, and served either in the ambient dining area or under the open-air boma.

General facilities

  • Bar
  • Wi-fi available
  • Spa

Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • International adaptors
  • Mini bar
  • Outdoor shower
  • Outdoor area
  • Private pool
  • Safe in room
  • Tea & coffee-making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Underfloor heating
  • En-suite bath and shower

Rates

Select your preferred currency below and view rates over specific seasons.
Country flag for USA USD Up arrow
  • Country flag for USA USD
  • Country flag for Canada CAD
  • Country flag for Australia AUD
  • Country flag for UK GBP
  • Country flag for South Africa ZAR
  • Country flag for Europe EUR
DatesBoardPrice
2018-05-01 — 2018-08-31Full Board (Lunch, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast) $495
2018-09-01 — 2018-11-30Full Board (Lunch, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast) $620
2018-12-01 — 2019-03-31Full Board (Lunch, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast) $790
2019-04-01 — 2019-04-30Full Board (Lunch, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast) $620

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently. Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice.
  • Single supplements may apply.
  • Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.
Listing icon

Traveller Reviews

Dwyka Tented Lodge
SS

Sandra Santos

We had a marvellous time at the Sanbona lodge. The rooms were delightful and the rangers were very knowledgeable , courteous and friendly. We had great adventures and learned a great deal about the flora and the fauna as well as some insights into conservation. It was good to see the animals that were being monitored using radio collars and not the more invasive chips. I would highly recommend both the area and the lodge and although sometimes we had to search hard to find the animals at others they were close at hand and we managed to see a good variety, including the white lions up close - a real treat.
Show moredown arrow
JD

Jane Day

"The accommodation was excellent, the Lodge itself was very well positioned, each lodge feeling very private within the heart of the reserve."
AD

Alonna Dawes

The game drives were amazing, we saw Elephants, Lions, Cheetahs, Rhinos, Springbok, and much more. We only had two other people in our jeep so I enjoyed having a small group in the car with the ranger. The ranger (Alvyn) was very knowledgeable about not only the animals but the plants as well. He stopped whenever we asked him to, so we could take pictures of the beautiful scenery.
Show moredown arrow
DP

Deborah Prestmo

The game reserve at Dwyka was a terrific addition to the trip - but not in the way I expected, having been at the game reserve at Zulu Nyala, I was expecting to see far more game - but it was a different experience. I really appreciated the luxury of the accomodations - but also the fact that I was the only American guest there! Made for a more interesting and enriching cultural experience. I do have to say, if that was the only game reserve that I had visited - I would have been deeply disappointed in the game viewing aspect.
Show moredown arrow
LS

Lindsay Southgate

What a fabulous place and very well run. Dwyka is a beautiful setting and the "tents" are so well designed, very luxurious! Ok so they don't have 100's of animals but we saw everything except the lions during our stay and all incredibly close. The food may not be 5 star but I wouldn't expect that in that environment. The meals were more than adequate, the wines very good and the service friendly and efficient. I would recommend anybody to go there provided they did not expect to see huge swathes of animals in one place. Yes it is expensive but it saves travelling further afield for that sort of experience.
Show moredown arrow
ML

Mike Lanyon

"Sanbona teriffic - wonderful tented rooms, real 5 star, lovely staff and food, instructions fine from you. Not lots of game but plenty of variety - Big 5 including white lions and a walk with 3 cheetah 20 feet away for 15 mins!!! Loved it."
HG

Hande-Savan Gungor

We were impressed with the location of the facilities, the premiumness of the rooms and the quality of service mostly. During the safari, the ranger explained us all details about the reserve as well as all details about the species. We were able to see giraffes, elephants, lions, cheatahs, antilopes and many others.
Show moredown arrow

Why travel with us

  • Independent experts since 1998
  • Our best price promise
  • Full service, flights included
  • Complete financial protection
  • 24/7 on-safari support
Connect with an expert
Listing icon

Nearby Accommodations

That may be of interest
arrow
arrowBack to Map