Tilney Manor

Tilney Manor

Tilney Manor

From ZAR 7535 per person sharing

Immerse yourself in a landscape where wildlife and flora leave you truly captivated and transformed. Take a journey to the Western Cape’s Premier Wildlife Destination, more than a Big 5 wilderness reserve, it’s the vastness of the landscape and alluring stillness that makes Sanbona unforgettable.

Breath-taking views of the undulating mountains and landscape embrace the historical Tilney Manor in a refuge of peace and tranquillity. The Manor offers six spacious open-plan suites leading on to private verandas.

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Spacious open plan king/twin suite exemplifying the historic and colonial elegance of the manor with private veranda and breathtaking views of the undulating mountains and landscape. A refuge of peace and tranquility.

For uncompromised views of fauna and flora at Sanbona, The Manor offers 6 spacious open-plan suites leading on to private verandas. All suites can sleep a maximum of 2 adults.

Suite Features:

  • Air conditioning
  • International dial telephone
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • His and hers outdoor showers
  • En-suite bathroom with shower, twin basins and freestanding bath in the centre
  • Private mini bar
  • Electronic safe
  • Fireplace
  • Private veranda

Breath-taking views of the undulating mountains and landscape embrace the historical Tilney Manor in a refuge of peace and tranquillity. Guest experiences include authentic Karoo cuisine, luxurious lounges and a rim flow pool. Indulge your senses at the Relaxation Retreat that boasts a steam room and sauna while witnessing a pure African spectacle – a Karoo sunset.

Tranquility Amidst a Secluded Oasis – a Luxury Safari Experience.

  • Rim-flow swimming pool
  • Relaxation Retreat with steam room and sauna
  • Lounge with fireplace and television with satellite channels
  • In and outdoor dining facilities
  • Wi-Fi
  • Gift boutique

Interactive nature drives last up to 3 hours and take place in the tranquil moods of sunrise and sunset.

You will traverse this wild landscape with a qualified ranger in a comfortable open Land Cruiser. During the drive, either in the early morning or at sunset, numerous species of plants, animals, big game and birds can be seen.

A hot beverage of your choice is offered during the sunrise game drives. Sundowner evening drives offer spectacular displays of light as the sun sets over the Little Karoo.

Sanbona Wildlife Reserve is packed with opportunities to learn, love and explore nature around you, while residing in luxurious lodges. And, in order to make the most out of your holiday adventure, there are several safari activities available such as:

  • Birdwatching
  • Flora & Fauna
  • Kids on Safari
  • Nature Walks
  • Photography
  • Relaxation Retreats
  • Rock Art
  • Rock Formations & Features
  • Sanbona Boat Safari
  • Stargazing

For planning and itinerary purposes, Sanbona Wildlife Reserve follows a schedule per season, in order for guests to know when and where our activities are happening. These times are to be used as a guideline and may vary depending on weather conditions.

We do suggest that you arrive in time for lunch on your day of arrival as not to miss out on any nature drives during your stay.

April-September (Winter)

  • 06h30 Wake up call
  • 07h00 Breakfast is served
  • 07h30 Depart for morning nature drive
  • 11h00 Depart lodge
  • 13h00 Lunch is served
  • 15h00 Depart for afternoon nature drive
  • 19h30 Dinner is served

October – March (Summer)

  • 05h00 Wake up call
  • 05h30 Depart for morning nature drive
  • 09h00 Breakfast is served
  • 11h00 Depart lodge
  • 13h00 Lunch is served
  • 16h00 Depart for afternoon nature drive
  • 21h00 Dinner is served

Rates quoted for Sanbona Wildlife Reserve include:

  • Lunch, dinner, breakfast
  • All non-alcoholic beverages
  • 2 Nature drives
  • Guided walks
  • Game drive beverages
  • Tourism levy
  • 15% VAT (All other beverages are excluded and can be settled upon departure).  

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.

Persons under the age of 12 are not permitted at Tilney Manor.


Tilney Manor Facilities Air Conditioning
Tilney Manor Facilities Bath
Tilney Manor Facilities Outdoor Shower
Tilney Manor Facilities Pool
Tilney Manor Facilities WiFi
Tilney Manor Facilities Dining Area
Tilney Manor Facilities Fire Place
Tilney Manor Facilities Safe