Dwyka Tented Lodge | Sanbona Reserve

Embraced by striking rockformations, Dwyka Tented Lodge epitomises an atmosphere of seclusion. Nine luxury tents, with private decks and heated Jacuzzis, are set in a horseshoe bend of a dry Karoo ravine. The lodge stands proudly upon the beautifully weathered landscape reflecting the nomadic lifestyle of the Khoisan hunter-gatherers who once roamed this land. Rejuvenate your mind, body and soul at the Relaxation Retreat, which offers an extensive menu of treatments and therapies. Dine alfresco in the boma or unwind in the communal lounge.

Rates inclusive of 15% VAT • South African Rands • Subject to Availability

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Long Stay Discount

Validity:  
  1st April 2019- 30th September 2019,  1st April 2020- 30th April 2020,  1 st April 2020- 30th September 2020 &  1 st April 2021- 30th April 2021   

excluding  
18th - 23rd April 2019,  10th - 13rd April 2020 , 10th - 13th April 2020 & 2 nd - 5 th April 2021

Receive 10% discount when booking 3 consecutive nights at any luxury lodge


Sole Use Offer

Validity:  
 1st April 2019- 30th September 2019,  1st April 2020- 30th April 2020, 1 st April 2020- 30th September 2020 & 1 st April 2021- 30th April 2021
excluding
  18th - 23rd April 201910th - 13rd April 2020, 10th - 13th April 2020 & 2 nd - 5 th April 2021

Book sole use (all rooms) of any luxury lodge for 2 nights and receive 1 room free of charge.

 

One of the true joys of Sanbona is the freedom to do nothing at all in absolute luxury. But for those who choose to venture beyond the comfort of the Lodge, a world of new experiences awaits... Game Drives, Nature Walks, Birdwatching, Star Gazing, Rock Art, Rock Formations & Features, Fauna & Flora and Spa Treatments are just some of the options.

Lodge Facilities
  • Open-air dining boma
  • Lounge with fire place and TV with satellite channels
  • Wine cellar
  • Gift boutique
  • Relaxation Retreat with 2 therapy rooms
  • Wi-Fi

Conferences & Incentives

Sanbona is a place to relax and feel inspired, a magnificent reserve of 54,000 hectares where big cats roam free. Get away from it all and give your team the chance to focus on business strategy and development without being interrupted, in a truly relaxed and inspiring environment. An entire team-building experience can be tailored to suit your individual requirements, from star gazing, understanding conservation and retracing the steps of the San people, to tracking cheetah and getting a glimpse of the white lions that call Sanbona their home.

Weddings at Sanbona

There is no more romantic place for a Bush Wedding than at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve. We will put you in touch with suppliers and assist you will all aspects of your dream wilderness wedding at Sanbona.

Time of the wedding

We recommend the ceremony to take place between 11h00 and 14h00, due to the travelling time involved for service suppliers. Alternative times would be at the discretion of the bridal couple, bearing in mind that service providers might choose to charge extra for overnight expenses.

Secluded Tented Luxury Safari

Embraced by striking rock formations, Dwyka Tented Lodge epitomises an atmosphere of seclusion. Nine luxury tents, with private decks and heated Jacuzzis, are set in a horseshoe bend of a dry Karoo ravine. The lodge stands proudly upon the beautifully weathered landscape reflecting the nomadic lifestyle of the Khoisan hunter-gatherers who once roamed this land. Rejuvenate your mind, body and soul at the Relaxation Retreat, which offers an extensive menu of treatments and therapies. Dine alfresco in the boma or unwind in the communal lounge.

For those who enjoy camping, but also appreciate luxury, these tents invoke the feeling of a pioneering adventure. Each luxury tent can sleep a maximum of two adults. There are 9 suites that can be configured as or twin or king bedded luxury tents, each of which have these features:

  • Comfort cooling/heating air-conditioners
  • En-suite bathroom, shower, twin basins and free-standing bath
  • Outdoor shower
  • Private deck with spa bath
  • Private mini bar
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • International dial telephone
  • Electronic safe

RATES OVERVIEW
Please note that Sanbona is a private game reserve and booking in advance is essential.  Sanbona does not offer day trips.

We strongly recommend a minimum stay of two nights throughout the year. A minimum 2-night stay restriction is applicable over the festive period during peak season.

All rates & offers are subject to availability at time of booking.

All rates are quoted and invoiced in South African Rand (ZAR) on “per person per night” basis. No other levies apply.

Adults travelling:
  • Adult Sharing rates apply to persons (12 years and older) sharing one room/suite/tent. Persons 12 years and older are considered adults and will, therefore, require their own room/suite/tent at the applicable rates.
  • Single Adult rates are only applicable when one adult is staying by him/herself in one room/suite/tent. Not applicable when an adult is sharing a room/suite/tent with a child/children.
  • Note that all rooms can sleep a maximum of two adults.
  • Above mentioned rates are inclusive of breakfast, lunch, dinner, game drives, guided wilderness walks, tea, coffee, water, game drive beverages, tourism levy and 15% VAT (all other beverages are excluded and must be settled upon departure).
  • Persons under the age of 14 years are not permitted on any walking safaris.
Children travelling:
  • Persons under the age of 16 years are not permitted at Dwyka Tented Lodge.
Insurance
  •  We highly recommend that travel insurance is taken out.
Special Catering/ Outsourced Meals
  • Please note that the outsourcing of any certified meals (i.e. Kosher or Halaal) will incur an additional surcharge per person per day.
Cancellation Policy

Peak Season   (01 December 2019 - 31 March 2020) & (01 December 2020 - 31 March 2021)
• Only written cancellations will be accepted; please ensure you receive an acknowledgment of cancellation from reservations.
• 50% of fee if cancellation is less than 60 days prior to arrival.
• 100% of fee if cancellation is less than 30 days prior to arrival.
All reservations must be cancelled through/ via the original booking channel

General
  • Full pre-payment required 60 days prior to arrival.
  • 25% of fee if cancelled less than 30 days prior to arrival.
  • 50% of fee if cancelled less than 14 days prior to arrival.
  • 100% of fee if cancelled less than 7 days prior to arrival.
  • All reservations must be cancelled through/ via the original booking channel
Cancellations:
  • For all cancellations within six months of arrival, a fee of 10% of total value per room cancelled will be charged.
  • For all cancellations within five months of arrival, a fee of 15% of total value per room cancelled will be charged.
  • For all cancellations within four months of arrival, a fee of 25% of total value per room cancelled will be charged.
  • For all cancellations within three months of arrival, a fee of 50% of total value per room cancelled will be charged.
  • For all cancellations within two months of arrival, a fee of 100% of total value per room cancelled will be charged.
Payment:
  • 10% non- refundable deposit will be required within six months of booking being made. This will allow us to hold rooms in advance and decline any and all other business we get for the same dates.
  • 50% of total group value must be settled three months prior to arrival.
  • The balance, i.e.full pre-payment, of total group value must be settled two months prior to arrival.
Insurance
  •  We highly recommend that travel insurance is taken out.
Transfers / Gate Times
  •  Transfers to and from the reserve can be arranged with reservations on request at an additional cost.
  •  Terms and Conditions relating to Road transfers apply, and are available on request/as addendum to this document
  •  All transfers are handled by accredited car hire and charter companies.
  •  A complimentary transfer from the welcoming lounge, located 15 kilometers into Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, to the different lodges is available on request and must be booked at least 72 hours in advance; please contact reservations in order to book these
  •       o arriving guests are picked up from the welcoming lounge at 12h30 or 16h00 (guests arriving on the later transfer will not be able to join the afternoon game drive)
  •       o departing guests are picked up from their lodge to be back at the welcoming lounge by 12h30
Minimum Stay Festive Season  (21 December 2019- 10  January 2020) & (18 December 2020 – 3 January 2021)
  • A minimum of a two-night stay will be applied to all bookings over the festive period
  • Any remaining available inventory will become available for sale 90 days’ prior for one night reservations
Welcome Lounge
Sanbona offers a Welcoming Lounge 15km from the main gate. A complimentary transfer from the welcoming lounge to the different lodges is available on request and must be booked at least 72 hours in advance.

There is secure parking available for vehicles at the Welcome Lounge and guests may enjoy refreshment while they wait for transfer to their respective lodges.

Arriving Guests Deoarting Guests
Pick up time Lodge Time of
arrival
Lodge Departure
Time
Arrival at Welcoming
Lounge
12h30 Dwyka Tented
Lodge
13h45 Dwyka Tented
Lodge
12h00-
11h15
12h15
16h00 Dwyka Tented
Lodge
17h15 N/A N/A N/A

Please Note: All times are estimated and subject to road conditions and vehicle types

Check in & Check out Times
For guests self-driving to Sanbona, check in is at 14h00 on day of arrival and check out is at 11h00 on day of departure.

What do I need to Pack?
  • Sun block
  • Hat/cap
  • Walking boots
  • Comfortable and casual clothing
  • Warm tops for game drives
  • Camera (300 – 600mm lenses for good photographs)
  • Medication for allergies and chronic conditions

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