Ratings based on 54 Verified Reviews

4.8 out of 5
88% of guests recommend
4.7 Room cleanliness
4.7 Service & staff
4.8 Room comfort
4.7 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Ohio (USA)

Simply breath-taking

Posted Mar 23, 2018
My wife and I traveled from USA. From the moment we arrived we had our jaws to the ground. The views were spectacular, our room in Tillney was incredible. We've traveled quite a bit, stayed at many 5 star hotels, this was one nothing sort of terrific. The staff is wonderful, our Ranger (Josh) was knowledgable and did a great job finding the animals. Our experience was something we will never forget.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 27, 2018 by Merle McClarty, Hotel Management
Dear T Thank you for sharing your experience druing your stay at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve. The property is truely a very magical place and we hope you welcome you back in the near future to make some more special memories. Kind regards
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from London

Great safari, accommodation and staff

Posted Jan 8, 2018
We stayed at sanbona for three nights in January and had a great time. Despite the drought and subsequent loss of animals we saw quite a lot on our morning and afternoon game drives. Our guide, Gerrard, was very knowledgable and got us very close to Elephants, Rhino, Cheetah and White lions, which were amazing. We also saw other animals such as hyenas and black backed jackals. We stayed at the Dwyka tented lodge and the rooms were large, nice and well equipped. The outdoor shower and jacuzzi on the terrace was great too! Overall we had an excellent stay and would highly recommend it to others.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Unforgettable

Posted Dec 18, 2017 on Hotels
Amazing. The level of detail and service was outstanding. The knowledge of the guide and how much we learnt along the way was unforgettable. Stayed in the Dwyka tented lodges and would recommend these as pure luxury
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 21, 2017
Good day Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your recent stay at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope that we are able to welcome you back in the near future.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler from uk

Five star luxury and wonderful safari experience

Posted Nov 3, 2017
Pros: Excellent service and food and the game drives were fantastic.
Location: The hotel is very isolated in the middle of a reserve but all activities are provided at the hotel for game drives. A 2 or 3 night stay is ideal.
This was our first experience of safari and we enjoyed every minute. The rangers knowledge and experience was excellent and the hotel which was very expensive was worth every penny. The day was structured around the game drives with time to relax in between. Food was excellent and staff were always on hand if you needed anything. I can,t fault it. We stayed in Tilney Manor which was excellent for couples but I can't comment on the other 2 lodges.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 20, 2017 by Merle McClarty, Hotel Management
Dear Joanne Thank you for your wonderful comments on your stay. We are glad that your first safari experience was with us on our very special reserve and that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back, Kind regards The Sanbona Team
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Sydney, Australia

A magical experience

Posted Nov 1, 2017
I can’t recommend thie Sanbona experience highly enough. The accommodation in the Dwyka Tented Lodge was simply stunning and the staff were incredibly attentive. Our guide Pascale was both knowledgeable and entertaining and showed us some wildlife experiences we’ll never forget. I hope to come back to South Africa so I can share this magical experience again.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 20, 2017 by Merle McClarty, Hotel Management
Dear Jeremy Thank you for your wonderful comments. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time at our very special property. We look forward to your return and creating more magical moments for you. Kind regards The Sanbona Team
5 out of 5
by David

Just amazing

Posted Sep 27, 2017 on Hotels
From the service, to the food, to the massive room (Tilney) to the game drives this stay was incredible. And as we were staying for our honeymoon, they did something extra special for us to come back to one evening! We had a two night stay including four game drives and found this length of stay just about right to see most of the animals. Highly recommended for anyone as a great park to access from Cape Town.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 20, 2017
Dear David Thank you for your wonderful comments. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and that we could make your honeymoon that more special. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards The Sanbona Team
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Montreal

Unforgettable experience!!

Posted Sep 15, 2017
I highly suggest a minimum of 2 night stay to enjoy all that beautiful Sanbona has to offer. The staff is very helpful and welcoming. Our ranger Marco was absolutely great, he has an intensely impressive knowledge about all the animals and plants on the reserve. The Dwyka tented lodge surpassed my expectations. Thank you for leaving an indelible mark on our heart, it made our anniversary just perfect.
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 19, 2017 by Merle McClarty, Hotel Management
Dear Irene Thank you for your review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our very special property. Sanbona does creep into your heart and leave a mark. We hope to welcome you back in the future to create many more special memories. Best Wishes from the Sanbona Team.
5 out of 5
by Krystyna

Posted Aug 18, 2017 on Hotels
Amazingly beautiful location, outstanding cuisine and service, and the best Field Guide, Gerhard, whose passion for sharing the flora and fauna of the Reserve was infectious on every game drive. Will definitely be back!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler from Houston, Tx

Amazing experience, want to go again

Posted Jun 3, 2017 on Orbitz
professional, courteous staff, very clean, luxurious, true respect and love for the animals, great service, great food, have nothing negative to say. would love to visit again. small, private feel, just your jeep and the animals, passionate game rangers! Marco was amazing! Just go for it! You won't regret it! 3 hour drive from cape town.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 15, 2017 by Sanbona, Hotel Management
Dear Orbitz Thank you for your feed back and we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us.
5 out of 5
by Henry

This traveler left a rating score only Posted May 4, 2017 on Hotels