Dwyka Tented Lodge Highlights
- Three-hour drive from Cape Town
- 3500-year-old San rock art
- A 'Big 5' game reserve
- 2x spa therapy rooms
- Well stocked wine cellar
- Location is spectacular
- Private verandahs and spa bath
- The Little Karoo
- Lodge type; Safari Lodge
- Location; Sanbona Wildlife Reserve
- Lodge size; 6 Luxury Rooms
- Recommended stay; 3-5 nights
Within an easy three-hour drive from Cape Town, the 54,000ha Sanbona Wildlife Reserve awaits, a reserve that offers guests an authentic 'Big 5' wildlife experience.
One of the Little Karoo's best-kept secrets and one of the more interesting and scenic lodges to stay at in South Africa, Dwyka Tented Lodge is located on a horseshoe bend in a dry Karoo ravine. A truly spectacular setting by any standard or stretch of the imagination.
Dwyka is the most luxurious accommodation within the Sanbona Wildlife Reserve.
Sanbona Wildlife Reserve consists of 58 000 hectares within the Little Karoo of South Africa, offering visitors a vastly diverse and sensitive landscape that will astound all.
In terms of wildlife, Sanbona offers up plains game (gemsbok, springbok, hartebeest, eland, kudu and zebra), the Big 5 as well as cheetah and the endangered Riverine Rabbit. Other rare species that can be spotted on game drives include; jackal, caracal, duiker, aardwolf, aardvark, brown hyena, grey rhebok, steenbok, klipspringer and grysbok.
Why did you mention the Riverine Rabbit alongside the Big 5, cheetah we hear you ask. Well, the Riverine Rabbit is currently the 13th most endangered mammal in the world and a healthy population of these mammals indicates that the reserve itself is very well run in terms of conservation.
For those interested in birding, the reserve offers a truly spectacular list of over 200 species.
Rooms and Suites
The nine tented suites on offer are large and luxurious and spaced far enough apart to ensure absolute privacy. Comfortable beds in either king-size or twin configuration are available as are en-suite bathrooms with both indoor and outdoor shower options and of course a free-standing bath, all of this is topped off by private verandahs with a gorgeous spa bath.
All-suites offer airconditioning.
- Private mini-bar
- Tea and coffee making facilities
- International dial telephone
- Electronic safe
Cuisine and Wine
The cuisine and dining experience is one to behold, delicious options are available whether it be breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea or dinner. Menus are based around traditional South African and Karoo favourites and from personal experience of staying at Dwyka, one will be rather impressed at the quality.
Indoor, outdoor, open-air dining in a boma, as well as private meals at your tented suite, are all available.
The central guest area at Dwyka Tented Lodge offers guests a formal lounge with fireplace, a bar area with satellite TV (great for catching up on sports and news), a well-stocked wine cellar and of course a boutique gift shop.
Wi-Fi is available for those that need it.
When staying at the Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, one has the pick of numerous activities and these include;
- Flora & Fauna
- Game Drives
- Kids on Safari
- Nature Walks
- Relaxation Retreats
- Rock Art
- Rock Formations & Features
- Sanbona Boat Safari
The most popular of course being game drives and walking safaris, but if one is staying for 3 nights or more, we would highly suggest that one partake in the boat and birding safari options, and of course, weather permitting, stargazing is absolutely stunning in this part of South Africa.
Please note that some activities are at an additional cost.
For families with children younger than 12 years of age, please look at Sanbona Gondwana Lodge, as this is the family-friendly option.
Spa and Wellness
Dwyka Tented Lodge, Gondwana Lodge and Tilney Manor all offer private 'spa and massage treatment' rooms where one can be pampered in the lap of luxury.
World-class treatments and holistic modalities to balance and energise your being are on offer, all of which can be booked on arrival at the above lodges.
Rates from ZAR 7 800.00 pp
- Per person per night sharing
- Rates are in South African Rands (ZAR)
- *Rates may vary according to season
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner
- All non-alcoholic beverages
- Two game drives and guided walks
- Game drive beverages
- Tourism levy
- 15% VAT
- All other beverages
- All Transfers
- All Flights
- Additional activities
- Items of a personal nature
- Travel insurance