Tintswalo Safari Lodge shelters under the shade of massive ancient sycamore fig trees on a seasonal riverbank in the northern reaches of the Manyeleti Game Reserve, Greater Kruger National Park. The rather eccentric design offers a fusion of the great rock structures of the Monomotapa kingdom (think Great Zimbabwe) and colonial-era explorers, such as Speke, Livingstone and Burton. The nearby Manor House overlooks a waterhole often frequented by elephants and other large animals.
Accommodation units at the Safari Lodge are named after famous explorers and each offers different room and communal area layouts – catering for small and large groups. The suites are authentically decorated to reflect the luxuries of colonial times and evoke the adventures of 19th-century explorers after which they’re named.
There are six suites and one presidential suite at the Safari Lodge, each with private plunge pools and decks. The suite decks overlook magnificent Sycamore fig tree groves and a seasonal river. With extra-length double or twin beds, en-suite bathrooms, indoor and outdoor showers, all exclusive Explorer Suites provide you with immaculate comfort, privacy and effortless birding and game viewing from their verandahs.
The Manor House is a full take-over facility ideally suited for families or small groups. Equipped with four luxury en-suite rooms and an adjoining room, Manor House is able to accommodate up to ten guests.
Activities include morning and evening game drives, bird watching and guided bush walks. Guests at Manor House also have access to all the facilities at the main safari lodge including full use of the Vital Source health spa. Tintswalo is in a Big 5 area – with regular sightings of lions, elephants, leopards, rhinos, buffaloes and many other species.