The game reserve is word class and the guides is professional and experienced . The Food is superb and the service is makes this place unique.

Jacques 34 yrs, South Africa, Read 2 reviews »

Manyeleti Game Reserve, South Africa

Tintswalo Safari Lodge

  • Each suite has its own plunge pool
  • The suites are situated along the Nwaswitsontso River, providing a chance to view a large variety of game
  • Many famous artists and pioneers have influenced and visited Tintswalo

Facilities include

Internet available Air conditioning Swimming pool Spa Library

Activities include

  • Massage
  • Sundowner
  • Stargazing
  • Game Drives
  • Culture visit
  • Walking safari
  • Cheetah resarch
  • Hot air baloon
  • Candlelit Dinner
  • Interact with hippos
  • Visit an animal rehabilitation centre
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About

About Tintswalo Safari Lodge

The reserve is unique for its very low vehicle density, and as a result offers the true exclusive safari experience.

Tintswalo Safari Lodge is situated along a seasonal river bed among an ancient sycamore tree grove in Mpumalanga. The exquisitely appointed main lodge overlooks a waterhole frequented by a large herd of elephant and other big game. The explorer suites are all linked to the main lodge by raised wooden walkways.

The six spacious and sumptuous suites all have private decks and a plunge pool, and overlook a waterhole frequented by variations of wildlife. Each suite is also authentically decorated to recall the pioneering times of the nineteenth century African explorers they are named for.

The Presidential Suite is especially suited for a family, or guests who prefer the ultimate exclusive safari and a flexible itinerary.There are two air-conditioned suites which are connected by a spacious lounge, dining, and open plan kitchen area. The individual indoor/outdoor showers lead off from the spacious bathrooms that open out onto the deck with its large private plunge pool.

The Presidential Suite is predominantly booked exclusively, where guests enjoy their own private safari vehicle, private guide and tracker, private chef, and butler.

The suite also has DSTV and a PlayStation to ensure entertainment for every member of a guest's party, at any time. For safety and convenience, the Presidential Suite is connected to the main Safari Lodge by a raised walkway.

Practical info

Practical info

Location

The Manyeleti Private Game Reserve is a 27 000 hectare (64 800 acre) sanctuary situated in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa. The reserve shares unfenced borders the Kruger National Park to the Eastern side, the Timbavati Reserve on the Northern side and the Sabi Sand Reserve on the Southern side, and falls into the Southern/central region of the Greater Kruger Park biosphere.

How to get there

BY AIR:
Daily scheduled charters direct to Tintswalo’s own landing strip (minimum of two passengers required).


Daily flights from OR Tambo International Airport to Eastgate Airport (Hoedspruit). Guests can then continue by road transfer to the lodge during a scenic 45-minute trip.


Daily flights from OR Tambo or Cape Town to Kruger-Mpumalanga International Airport (Nelspruit). Guests can then continue the journey by a road transfer (a two-and-a-half hour scenic drive), or a short lodge hop by air in a light aircraft.


BY ROAD:
Excellent tar road from Johannesburg (five-hour drive) and gravel/dirt road for the last eight kilometres inside the Manyeleti Reserve.


GPS CO-ORDINATES South: 24 358217;38.778243; | East: 31 248217;13.458243;

When to go

Best time to go: May to September (All parks)
High Season: October to March (Won't feel overly crowded, except for main camps in Kruger during school holidays)
Low Season: April to September (This coincides with the best game viewing months)
Best Weather: April-May and September-October (Pleasant temperatures and afternoon storms rarely interfere with the safari)
Worst Weather: June to August (Cold in the morning and at night)

Important Information

Every luxury suite at the Tintswalo Safari Lodge has an extra length double or twin bed, en-suite bathroom, air conditioners, overhead fans, mosquito nets, and private deck with an intimate plunge pool overlooking a game-friendly river bed and magnificent sycamore groves.

All transfers to and from all Tintswalo properties (including Tintswalo at Waterfall) are excluded from the rates. Air and road transfer rates are available upon request.

Please note that all air and road transfer rates quoted are subject to change without prior notice.

Cancellation fees are also applicable for cancelled transfers but vary depending on the carrier concerned.

Rate Includes:
Accommodation, full board, game activities (walks, star gazing or game drives), house wines, beer, soft drinks, game drive drinks & snacks, teas & coffees (excluding French champagne, cellar wines, spirits and premier brands, transfers)
Complimentary back & shoulder massage per person
6 Explorer suites with private plunge pools & leisure decks

Extra Costs that you should be aware off:-
Gate Entry R30.00 per person and R30.00 per standard vehicle and R50.00 for a Mini Bus.(subject to change)
Should guests fly in with a charter or Federal the landing fee is R30.00 per person.(subject to change)

Children

Travelling with children

Except for Presidential Suite, no children under 12 years are allowed at Safari Lodge, unless children form part of a booking taking over the entire Lodge.

Presidential Suite and Manor House: Children of all ages are welcome at Presidential Suite (maximum capacity 4 guests plus 2 extra children can be accommodated). Babies under 2 years are not permitted on game drives. Children over 2 years may participate in game drives with their families, arrangements for these may be discussed with the Tintswalo Field Guide at the Lodge. The guide will evaluate a game sighting and will use his/her discretion when entering a sensitive game sighting.
A babysitting service provided by our staff is available, rates are available upon request. Advance bookings for babysitting are essential.
We offer a complementary children’s program for all children staying with us. The program is
available on request.


Please Note:

The Tintswalo Field Guide will make calls on whether or not children can be taken into specific sightings on this basis, and children will not be taken into any potentially dangerous or sensitive game sightings. All children allowed on game drives will need to behave in accordance with safety procedures set out by the Field Guide.
No children under 16 years are permitted on bush walks except for those participating in the Children's Program, wherein nature walks are conducted in a safe area.
We must be notified of the following requirements at least 14 days in advance of the arrival date

All special dietary requirements for children
Please contact the lodge if you wish to have babysitting requirements -

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