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Sanbona Tilney Manor

Discover Sanbona Tilney Manor

Tinley Manor 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. Historic Tinely Manor is one of 3 lodges on the reserve. With only 6 suites, it’s for those seeking a refuge of peace and tranquillity.

The manor has spectacular views of the undulating mountains and landscape. The 6 open-plan suites all have private verandas to indulge in the views. At Tinley Manor you will experience authentic Karoo cuisine, a signature heritage lounge, and a rim-flow pool. You can indulge your senses at the Relaxation Retreat which boasts a steam room and sauna while witnessing a pure African spectacle – a Karoo sunset. And not to forget the daily game drives, wilderness walks and stargazing.

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Expert View

  • Secluded luxury in the heart of the Little Karoo
  • A short 3-hour drive from Cape Town
  • A wealth of botanical life and endemic, rare, and endangered wildlife
  • Stargazing rated amongst the best in Southern Africa

At a glance

  • 6 Suites
  • 12 Years +
  • Open All Year
  • Full Board
  • Safari Icon Safari
  • 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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"Sanbona is owned and operated on a not-for-profit basis which means that your visit contributes to all current and future conservation efforts… pretty neat don’t you think?"

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

  • 4 WD Safari Icon 4WD Safari
  • Birdwatching Icon Birdwatching
  • Cultural Experience Icon Cultural Experience
  • Hiking Icon Hiking
  • 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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