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Sanbona Dwyka Tented Lodge

Discover Sanbona Dwyka Tented Lodge

Dwyka Tented Lodge is situated in the Sanbona Reserve, the first free roaming Big 5 wildlife and nature reserve in the Western Cape. In the heart of the Little Karoo, it offers endless open plains and sculpted Cape fold mountains adorned with San rock art, endemic flora and some of South Africa’s most sought-after wildlife. Dwyka Tented Lodge is an opulent and romantic Lodge offering 9 luxury tents, each with a private deck and heated plunge pool.

The lodge is embraced by rock formations and set in a horseshoe bend of a dry Karoo riverine. The luxurious tents all have indoor and outdoor showers and a free-standing bath. The main tented area comprises of a relaxation retreat with 2 therapy rooms, a lounge, gift boutique, an open-air dining boma and a wine cellar. Activities include twice-daily game drives, nature walks, San rock art tours, birdwatching, photography and stargazing.

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Expert View

  • A tranquil and romantic oasis for couples
  • The perfect stop between Cape Town and the Garden Route
  • A wealth of botanical life and endemic, rare and endangered wildlife
  • Stargazing rated amongst the best in Southern Africa

At a glance

  • 9 Luxury Tents
  • 16 Years +
  • Open All Year
  • Full Board
  • Scenic Icon Scenic

Our sustainable tourism rating

We handpick partners who share our commitment to protecting their environment, conserving wildlife and benefitting local communities.

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INSIDER TIP

"The indigenous San people of South Africa made this arid environment their home for centuries. Their rock art can be seen on the reserve dating back 3500 years."

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ACTIVITIES

Adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most.

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  • Birdwatching Icon Birdwatching
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  • Kids Bushcraft Icon Kids Bushcraft
  • Photography Safari Icon Photography Safari
  • Star Gazing Star Bed Icon Star Gazing/Star Bed
  • Wellness Spa Icon Wellness/Spa
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