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About Founders Lodge By Mantis

Mantis Founders Lodge offers luxurious hospitality that is focused on tailored service. This 7 suite wildlife safari lodge and the new exclusive use Founders Railway Carriage permanently stationed on a hill on the reserve, located in the Eastern Cape, just one hour from Gqeberha. Founders offers a luxurious safari experience with a flair of romance for couples, and an intimate social environment for families and friends travelling together.

Founders Lodge is a celebration of essential beginnings in sustainable tourism, culture, conservation, and community inclusion. This lodge is a monument to conservation history, and it offers soul-reviving safaris in the place where Adrian Gardiner pioneered private game reserves and eco-tourism in the Eastern Cape. Guests enjoy intimate nature-inspired experiences focused on the smaller lesser known wildlife and ecology, as well as big five viewing on 4×4 guided game drives on 25000ha of game reserve.

Founders Lodge is pleased to provide onsite PCR testing made available at the property for your safety and convenience.

  • Type: Hotel
  • Sleeps: 12
  • Check-in: 14:00
    Check-out: 11:00


  • Room Service
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathrobe
  • Lounge
  • Mini fridge
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Shower
  • Shuttle service
  • Steam Bath
  • Wake-Up service
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Important Information

Cancellation Policy:
Cancel before 26 Jan 2020 and pay $4467 Cancel between 26 Jan 2020 and 03 Feb 2020 and pay $8934 Cancel on or after 03 Feb 2020 and pay $17869
Booking Information:
From: 2018-04-04 to: 2049-12-31 - All Meals and Selected Beverages are inclusive.

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Founders Lodge By Mantis is 66.1km from the centre of St Georges Strand , the nearest airport 81.9km (Port Elizabeth Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling