Tintswalo Safari Lodge

Manyeleti Reserve, South Africa
Neighborhood: Greater Kruger National Park

Virtuoso Amenities for your stay  

    For 2018:
  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily full breakfast, for up to two in room guests
  • One Baker's Retreat Experience per person at Vital Source Spa
  • One private dinner on the stargazing deck weather permitting, for maximum of 6 guests
  • All premium brand drinks,except French champagne (premium brand for Virtuoso guests only; non-Virtuoso guests only receive local and/or non-premium)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary valet parking
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
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PROPERTY SIZE: 8 rooms
ROOM STYLE: Classic
VIBE: Zen
Adventure Ecotourism Seclusion

Tintswalo Safari Lodge

Neighborhood: Greater Kruger National Park
Address:
Greater Kruger National Park
Manyeleti Reserve,
South Africa
Nearest Airport:
Hoedspruit Airport (HDS)
37 mi / 59 km

Hotel Features

At the Hotel

Features

  • All-inclusive
  • Children's Programs
  • Culinary Program
  • Internet Access
  • Lounge/Bar


Recreation
  • Pool
  • Spa


In Your Room
  • Butler Service

About Us

Tintswalo - Tintswalo is an exclusive safari lodge under traditional grassing. Situated on a private Manyeleti Reserve concession, bourdering the Greater Kruger National Park and directly north of the Sabi Sand Reserve.A pristine wilderness reserve nestled between the Sabi Sands, Timbavati and Kruger Park, abounding in big five game and spectacular bird life. Manyeleti is unique for its minimal vehicle density and so offering a truly exclusive safari experience. We offer our guests 55000 acres of pristine wilderness traversing which is part of the greater Kruger four and a half million acre biosphere.
Tintswalo Safari lodge is situated along a seasonal river bed among an ancient sycamore tree grove. The exquisitely appointed main lodge overlooks a waterhole frequented by all the large game as well as all the cats. The viewing deck at Safari Lodge offers our guests a phenomonal opportunity to photograph the animals at the water hole in front of the lodge on a daily basis in very close proximity. The Explorer suites are all linked to the main lodge by raised wooden walkways creating a walkway that offers real ease of access to all the suites, the spa and the main lodge building.
Tintswalo Manor house, an intimate homely setting with complete privacy is also within the concession.Luxury en-suite air-conditioned rooms over look a water hole that often welcomes thirsty visitors of all kinds.
Location- Located in the Limpopo Province of South Africa the Manyeleti Reserve is bordered to the north by Timbavati Private Reserve, south by Sabi Sand Reserve and on the fenceless eastern boundary the reserve is open to the Kruger National Park.The area has a subtropical climate which lends to warm rainy summers and a dry cooler winter.The rainy season is predominantly from October through to March during which time the temperate averages a mid day heat of 30˚C.The dry winter has temperate days with nights cooling quickly to around 5˚C.
Manyeleti Reserve -Since the change over from the old government systems the reserve has been taken over by the Provincial Mpumalanga Parks and Tourism Board and is now one of the highly desirable safari destinations bourdering the Greater Kruger National Park areas. In the New South Africa community partnerships and new concession holders have transformed this pristine reserve into a successful sustainable joint eco-tourism venture.
Explorer Suites- The Tintswalo suites are authentically decorated to recall the pioneering times of the nineteenth century African explorers. The air-conditioned suites are situated along the banks of the seasonal Nwaswitsontso River. Providing supreme comfort, privacy and effortless birding, as well as the opportunity to view a large variety of big game from the privacy of your suite. The indoor/outdoor shower leads off from the spacious bathroom which opens out onto the deck. Luxuriate in a private plunge pool or just relax on a lounger under the African Sun.
Manor House- The Manor house is situated within the Tintswalo Concession. A large thatch Manor boasting a crystal blue swimming pool, deep shaded patio and traditional boma.Downstairs the Manor has 3 en-suite air-conditioned twin or double bedrooms. One of the bedrooms has an optional child’s room which leads off it. Upstairs is the main double en-suite bedroom with a beautiful view of far off bushveld.Dining at the manor is enjoyed on the patio or in the open air boma under the awesome Manyeleti night sky. Manor house guest may enjoy the facilities of the Élan Vital spa at the Tintswalo Main Safari lodge.
Game Drives & Walks- Game viewing at Tintswalo takes place on foot or in individually seated open landrovers.The vehicles are equipped with spot lights for night viewing, radios for communication with the lodge and other guides and of course mosquito repellent.Individual blankets are always provided for the night chill.Walks in the reserve are guided through the ever changing environment of the African bush. This experience allows the guest the opportunity to come away with information on wildlife, nature enlightenment and insight into the local Shangaan traditions; this is only obtainable with an ‘on the ground’ experience.All our experienced guides are FGASA accredited; they are always accompanied by skilled trackers who know their surrounding well.
Children- Children of all ages are welcome at the Presidential Suite and Manor House. Should you need information on children staying in the Main Safari lodge please contact us, as this is only done if the entire lodge is reserved or by special arrangement.Children under the age of 12 are permitted on game drive but at the discretion of the guide. However dangerous game sightings will be limited.Children under the age of 16 are not permitted on walks.A special Children’s Program is available and afford children a fun, educational bush experience.Please contact us for more information on Child Rates, Child Policy and the Children’s Program.
Elan Vital Spa - There is no better place to relax, unwind and let one’s mind, body and soul be pampered, than in the Élan Vital Spa.Situated in complete privacy and stunning setting at Safari Lodge, our internationally trained therapists will ensure you are thoroughly renewed after your visit.Africology and Elemis products are used, and all guests are invited to indulge themselves in one of the superb treatments on offer.More details on the spa are available on our website.
Access- Access to Tintswalo can be arranged via daily commercial flights from Johannesburg International Airport to Eastgate Airport, or scheduled charter flights to the Tintswalo Lodge private airstrip on the Manyeleti Reserve. Direct charter can also be arranged from other destinations. For our guests doing a self drive itinerary, Tintswalo is accessible by tar road to the main entrance gate of the Manyeleti. It is approximately a five hour drive from Johannesburg.

Best of the Best

In the heart of Southern Africa’s least-touched wilderness lies the elegant Tintswalo Safari Lodge. Surrounded by a private reserve, the lodge offers and enjoys exclusive game viewing and unforgettable safari adventures. The reserve abounds in wildlife, including the Big Five and other African creatures; some can be seen from the decks of the main lodge and suites. Each luxury suite boasts personalized décor and the finest facilities and amenities, including super-king beds and private plunge pools. Between game drives, guests can relax at the Bushwillow Spa or indulge in decadent dining, against nature’s beautiful backdrop.

Hotel Tip

Go stargazing with Tintswalo's guides — they have extensive knowledge and are equipped with a Meade telescope to plot the constellations.

Location

Address
Greater Kruger National Park
Manyeleti Reserve,
South Africa
Neighborhood
Greater Kruger National Park
Nearest Airport
Hoedspruit Airport (HDS), 37 Miles / 59 Kilometers

Guest Rooms & Suites

Explorer Suite

The Tintswalo suites are authentically decorated to recall the pioneering times of the nineteenth century African explorers. The air-conditioned suites are situated along the banks of the seasonal Nwaswitsontso River. Providing supreme comfort, privacy and effortless birding, as well as the opportunity to view a large variety of big game from the privacy of your suite. The indoor/outdoor shower leads off from the spacious bathroom which opens out onto the deck. Luxuriate in a private plunge pool or just relax on a lounger under the African Sun.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony/Lanai/Terrace
  • Private Pool

Presidential Suite

Presidential Suite

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony/Lanai/Terrace
  • Private Pool
Total 2 Records

Facts & Policies

Facts
Experiences
Adventure, Ecotourism, Seclusion
Vibe Zen
Room Style Classic
Number of Rooms 8
Check-In Time 2:00 PM
Check-Out Time 11:00 AM
Early Arrivals & Late Departures

Please inquire.

Guaranteed Reservations & Deposits

Direct bank transfer payments are preferred but all major credit cards are also accepted. All reservations made will only be guaranteed provided payment is made and monies are received in accordance with the following:


  • A non-refundable deposit of 20% of the total invoiced amount (as specified on the invoice) must be received by us within 14 days of making the reservation unless otherwise agreed to in writing by us at the time of reservation.

  • Balance of payment must be received 30 days prior to arrival.

  • Proof of payment must be faxed to our reservations office, with the following details:Company name; reservation name and confirmation invoice number; date of deposit; amount paid.

Cancellation Policy

Account holders must be aware of the cancellation conditions as per the below:


  • Bookings made 30 days or less prior to arrival, require 100% pre-payment.

  • Special event bookings & requests (ie. 2010 World Cup) will be dealt with on an individual basis.

  • All executive boardroom and function bookings require full pre-payment prior to arrival.

Accepted Forms of Payment

Direct bank transfer payments are preferred but all major credit cards are also accepted.

Terms & Conditions

Children's Policy:

Children are ideally accommodated at Manor house in the special family section. This includes one Main Suite, a TV lounge and a children’s room next door - sharing a bathroom. We are also able to add an extra bed into the Upstairs Suite.  The Manor House is fenced, so children are able to play freely in the garden. The swimming pool is also protected by a net.

Presidential is better suited to older children. There is a TV, playstation and swimming pool. We are also able to add an extra bed in Presidential for an additional child.  Presidential has its own private chef, who is adept at preparing any meal request for younger (and often fussier) palates.

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Virtuoso Amenities for your stay  

    For 2018:
  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily full breakfast, for up to two in room guests
  • One Baker's Retreat Experience per person at Vital Source Spa
  • One private dinner on the stargazing deck weather permitting, for maximum of 6 guests
  • All premium brand drinks,except French champagne (premium brand for Virtuoso guests only; non-Virtuoso guests only receive local and/or non-premium)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary valet parking
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
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