Located along the banks of the seasonal Nwaswitsontso River, Tintswalo Safari Lodge and Manor House provides a unique setting and an amazing opportunity for game-spotting right from your lodgings, thanks to watering holes that are frequented by all sorts of wildlife.
The exclusive 5-star Tintswalo Safari Lodge, located in the private Manyeleti Game Reserve, with the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve to the North and Sabi Sands Reserve to the South, and the renowned Kruger National Park to the East, is a wildlife enthusiast’s dream.
While Tintswalo Safari Lodge is unable to accommodate children under the age of 12 – unless it is a full lodge takeover or a stay in the Presidential Suite – a safari holiday makes for an exciting and memorable experience for older children, parents and grandparents.
At Tintswalo Safari Lodge, there is no schedule as such, but rather a daily itinerary centered on your personal preferences.
This may mean an early morning game drive with the kids, while the grandparents sleep in, an al fresco breakfast with the whole family, some more game viewing in the afternoon, high-tea for mom and grandma, while the others lounge around the plunge-pool or spend leisure time in their suite, followed by a sensational dinner under the stars.
Tintswalo Manor House, which provides ideal shared holiday-home-style accommodation for up to 10 guests, is also situated within the Tintswalo concession, a short drive from the main Safari Lodge.
Tintswalo Manor House offers intimate four-star family holiday accommodation that is perfect for guests of all ages and promises utmost privacy.
As a stand-alone villa, Tintswalo Manor House guests are treated to their own private chef and butler, and their own dedicated vehicle, tracker and guide. It also has its own private swimming pool and is completely fenced to keep children safe from wildlife.
Likewise with Tintswalo Safari Lodge, Tintswalo Manor House guests are offered an itinerary personally tailored to their preferences, which include unforgettable wildlife encounters, exciting private game drives, decadent dining and exclusive boma dinners under the stars.
Older guests at Tintswalo Safari Lodge and Manor House will delight in the small library, which is stocked with rare and antique books, a personal interest of Tintswalo owners, Gaye and Ernest Corbett.
The books focus on 19th century African explorers and their adventures and make for fascinating reading while on holiday. Visitors can further enhance the relaxation factor with a massage or facial at the spa, using luxurious, natural and proudly South African Africology products.
The native Shangaan word ‘Manyeleti’ means Place of the Stars and at night, the sky twinkles brightly above the Manyeleti Game Reserve.
Many of the Tintswalo guides are avid stargazers themselves who will happily point out constellations and share their knowledge of the galaxies, offering guests the opportunity to stargaze with them through a Meade telescope.
Both Safari Lodge and Manor House offer a dedicated children’s program, with the aim to provide young visitors with a fun, educational perspective of the African bush, enriching their safari experience.
Babysitting is also available for when the adults would like to enjoy some alone time or partake in a more exciting game drive, which may not necessarily be suitable for younger visitors.
Tintswalo Safari Lodge and Manor House are definitely a family holiday experience like no other, in the heart of the South African bushveld.