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Dwyka Tented Lodge is a secluded luxury lodge in the scenic Sanbona Wildlife Reserve. 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.


  • 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
  • Beautifully canvas tents - spacious and each with its own private plunge pool


  • 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!
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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, air conditioning and en suite bathroom.


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.


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


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Dates Board Price
2022-05-01 — 2022-09-30 Full Board Plus (Meals & Select Extras) $475
2022-10-01 — 2022-11-30 Full Board Plus (Meals & Select Extras) $600
2022-12-01 — 2022-12-15 Full Board Plus (Meals & Select Extras) $475
2022-12-16 — 2023-01-08 Full Board Plus (Meals & Select Extras) $800
2023-01-09 — 2023-03-31 Full Board Plus (Meals & Select Extras) $755
2023-04-01 — 2023-04-30 Full Board Plus (Meals & Select Extras) $600

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.
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Dwyka Tented Lodge

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.
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Jane Day

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

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.
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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 o f 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.
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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 fo od 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.
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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."

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.
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