• 6 Comfortable Luxurious Suites
  • Sanbona Wildlife Reserve
  • True african big five safari
  • Award winning & excellent rated

Tilney Manor is located in a region where breath-taking sights of the surrounding landscape and surging mountains can be seen. The position of the Manor is like a refuge of tranquility and peace for the guests. The Manor provides luxurious suites that offer a way to its private verandas.

Guests are free to experience the authentic and scrumptious Karoo cuisine that is served by the lodge. Other facilities include the lodge’s pool and a Relaxation Retreat, which offers a sauna and a steam room.


  • Best value for money;
  • 6 large open-plan suites;
  • Heart of South Africa’s Little Karoo;
  • Sanbona has an alluring atmosphere of stillness;
  • Breath-taking views of the undulating mountains;
  • Tilney Manor located at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve.


The all­-inclusive rate per person per night includes:

  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Two game drives daily
  • Teas and coffees
  • 14% VAT
  • Game drive beverages
  • Guided walks
  • Tourism levy



  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Dining area
  • Lounge
  • TV
  • Fireplace
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • View deck
  • Gift boutique
  • Wi-Fi
  • Malaria Free
  • Eco friendly
  • 24-hour Security
  • Secure Parking


Luxury Suite

Available: 6 suites Unit Sleeps: 2 adults
  • CHECK-IN: From 1:00 PM
  • CHECK-OUT: To 10:00 AM

Tilney Manor consists of six large open-plan suites, each opening onto their own private verandas. overlooking breathtaking views of undulating mountains and plains. This lush oasis setting of Tilney Manor is surrounded by carefully laid out indigenous gardens.

All suites can sleep a maximum of 2 adults per suite.
There are 3 King bedded Luxury Suites 3 Twin bedded Luxury Suites.

Tilney Manor 

Suite features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Mini Bar
  • Tea / Coffee
  • Lounge Area
  • Fireplace
  • Verandah
  • En-Suite
  • Shower / Outside Shower
  • Dressing Gowns
  • Pure Cotton Linen
  • Heater
  • Telephone
  • Safe


Sanbona Wildlife Reserve prepares an activity schedule per season. Based on the weather conditions, they derive their schedules, so the guests are completely familiar with the day to day activities and where they will take place. Some of their activities include birdwatching, game drives, rock art, nature walks, stargazing and Sanbona Boat Safari.

The reserve’s plants, birds, San rock art, night skies and geological oddities are reason enough to call Sanbona a destination; then we get to the animals. On your game drives and guided hikes you may see lion – including ultra rare white versions – leopard, rhino, elephant, buffalo, large and small antelope, zebra and wildebeest; small game such as jackal, caracal, aardwolf and hyena provide fascinating side shows to the main act.

  • Game Drives
  • Game Walks
  • Swimming
  • Game Viewing
  • Boma Dinners
  • Bird Watching
  • Massages
  • Stargazing


High Season

DatesRoom TypeBoard BasisRate
01 JAN – 28 FEB 2018Luxury SuitePer person sharing per night From R8842
01 MAR – 30 APR 2018Luxury SuitePer person sharing per night From R7808
01 SEP – 30 NOV 2018Luxury SuitePer person sharing per night From R7980
01 DEC – 31 DEC 2018Luxury SuitePer person sharing per night From R10170

Low Season

DatesRoom TypeBoard BasisRate
01 MAY – 31 AUG 2018Luxury SuitePer person sharing per night From R5950


The all­-inclusive rate per person per night includes:

  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Two game drives daily
  • Teas and coffees
  • 14% VAT
  • Game drive beverages
  • Guided walks
  • Tourism levy


Based on 118 Reviews

Kruger National Park

“Memorable experience.”

This was my first experience to stay in a game reserve in South Africa. What a memorable experience I had. All the staff I meet at Tilney Manor were incredibly passionate about where they work, they went beyond my expectations. Nothing was a problem. The game drives I just did not want to end as they were so thrilling in some ways. Seeking out the animals as they roamed freely through the nature reserve.
The accommodation was top class. Recommend to utilize the spa and the treatments available. This experience is something I really hope to be able to be blessed in life to return to and enjoy again. MAY ALL IN SANBONA BE BLESSED ON THERE JOURNEY IN 2018.

~ Tony D ~ Dublin, Ireland
Kruger National Park

“Luxurious accommodation within large game reserve”

We stayed in Tilney Manor for two nights which included all meals and four game drives. The hotel itself is luxurious, with outstanding cooking and perfectly attentive staff, a special mention for Sam who is knowledgeable, friendly and permanently happy with the guests. There are only six rooms, ours no 6 was at the far end with amazing views from the private terrace with indoor and outdoor showers. You are right on the game reserve and the pride of lions including one of the “impossible five”, white lions walking past our terrace only 25m away (there is a discrete low electric fence for safety). The game drives were superb with the highlight being a walking safari to find a cheetah resting which we got within 20m of.
There is a transfer bus from the welcome lodge about 30 mins drive away or you can self-drive but be aware that this is where all the game is so don’t get out your car!
Totally outstanding stay on every level. World-class experience.

~ David N ~ Manchester, United Kingdom
Kruger National Park

“Amazing experience!”

Where do I begin? The whole experience was amazing. Tilney Manor was beautiful and the staff was great. Everyone was attentive and extremely hospitable. The rooms were large and clean with a great views of the reserve. I love the outdoor shower however it was too cold to enjoy it! The bed was really comfortable. The food was absolutely delicious. We indulged on every meal.

The game drive was definitely an experience. Our ranger was Josh. He has so much knowledge and passion for animals. We saw rhinos, baboons, giraffes, lions, zebras (5 feet away from the lodge, as we were returning from our evening drive), elephants- it was just phenomenal!

Overall, a fantastic stay. I wish we could’ve stayed longer.

~ caroltolenlaui ~ Calgary, Canada
Kruger National Park

“Absolutely Spectacular”

This reserve was amazing from start to finish! They took care of the transfer, greeted me at the door, showed me around Tilney Manor then showed me to my exquisite room with a King size bed, bath, outdoor showers and verandah. A wonderful private retreat. That’s all before the beautiful food and the fantastic experience on the gaming drives with 2 a day. The animals are so elegant and majestic and the rangers make the biggest effort to give you an awesome experience. They even include a blanket and hot water bottle for those chilly days. I will be back!

~ Nicole S ~ Sydney

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