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Sanbona - Tilney Manor

Garden Route, South Africa

Tilney Manor consists of six beautiful open plan suites, each with its own private veranda overlooking breathtaking views of mountains and plains. This is the perfect spot for those looking for an intimate and luxurious safari experience near Cape Town.

At a Glance

  • A non-malarial Big 5 game reserve in the Karoo

  • Consisting of 54,000 hectares Sanbona is the largest private game reserve in the Western Cape

  • Beautiful landscapes, amazing wildlife viewing and excellent guiding

  • Only a 3 hour drive from Cape Town so perfect for those who don't enjoy wasting their days traveling

Honeymoon, Wildlife, Couples

Call us on 858 345 1761 to start planning your vacation to Sanbona - Tilney Manor or take a look at our itineraries to Garden Route


With just six luxurious suites Tilney Manor offers its guests true exclusivity in one of the Western Cape's most diverse regions. With magnificent views, beautiful landscapes, towering cliffs, streams and a wide variety of flora and fauna that is indigenous to the region, the Breede River Valley offers a remarkable safari setting.

Each of the rooms is spacious and designed to offer the utmost comfort with cosy fireplaces in their lounges for chilly nights, private verandas to relax on and soak in the views, romantic freestanding baths, and outdoor his and hers showers for those who like to soak under the stars.

The fully equipped spa offers a range of wonderful treatment for those looking for a bit of pampering, or alternatively you can just relax and enjoy the sun around the infinity pool.

The Sanbona Reserve boasts 54,000 hectares of undulating mountains and plains and is a spectacular non-malarial Big 5 game reserve in an exceptional location. It is the largest private game reserve in the Western Cape and being only a 3-hour drive from Cape Town provides the perfect safari option for those looking for a more relaxing time that keeps traveling to a minimum.


4 King bedded Luxury Suites and 2 Twin bedded Luxury Suites.


Infinity pool, spa with two therapy rooms, steam room and sauna, television with satellite channels in the lounge, Wi-Fi.

Room facilities include air conditioning, television with DVD player, tea and coffee making facilities, his and hers outdoor showers, en-suite bathroom with shower, twin basins and free-standing bath in the center, minibar, safe, fireplace, private veranda.


Game drives, bird watching, horse riding, nature walks.

Location & Directions

Garden Route, South Africa

Situated at the foot of the towering Warmwaterberg Mountains in the heart of the Little Karoo. Sanbona Game Reserve boasts 54,000 hectares of undulating mountains and plains, indigenous flora and fauna, rock formations and rock art.

When to go

Garden Route enjoys a moderate climate all year round. In peak summer season, from December to February, temperatures can climb as high as 34ºC, although winter temperatures can drop to as low as 4ºC. Generally, this season has many sunny days with high wind at times. During the winter months of June, July, and August, expect frequent rains and a couple of chilly evenings. From June to December, the Southern Right Whale (Eubalaena australis) graces Walker Bay with its massive presence.

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