About Tintswalo Safari Lodge
Tintswalo is an exclusive safari lodge situated in the Manyeleti Game Reserve, within the Greater Kruger National Park. The Manyeleti is a pristine wilderness reserve which opens in the east to the vastness of the Kruger Park, abounding in big five game and spectacular birdlife. The reserve is unique for its minimal vehicle density and so offering a true exclusive safari experience. Tintswalo Safari lodge is situated along a seasonal river bed among an ancient sycamore tree grove.
The exquisitely appointed main lodge overlooks a waterhole often 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. Tintswalo Manor House, an intimate homely setting with complete privacy is located 5 minutes drive away from the Main Lodge. Luxury en-suite air-conditioned rooms over look a water hole that often welcomes thirsty visitors of all kinds.
Manyeleti in the local Shangaan language means Place of Stars, while Tintswalo in the Shangaan language means the intangible feeling of love, gratitude and peace that you bestow upon someone who has given you a meaningful and worthy gift. This is what our guests experience. The wizardry of dining al fresco with a fusion of the unique tastes and spices of Africa is a challenge readily accepted by our chefs. Enjoy unique dining venues, expect an adventure.
Our imaginative wine cellar and well-stocked bar complete our concerns over your taste buds. Tintswalo’s chefs are trained in both South African and international cooking styles. Plated meals are served in sophisticated dining areas, including the romantic cellar and under the star scape of the African night sky. Private dining is available on request, and we will cater for any special dietary requirement when informed in advance.
After a long day's exploration in the bush, moments of supreme relaxation, inner peace and rejuvenation of one's spirituality are a must. The Elan Vitál spa specializes in hands-on treatment for both men and women utilizing concentrated plant-based Elemis products to stimulate all your senses. Tintswalo's schedule is infinitely flexible. The day's activities are planned around you, the guest. A typical day would start with an early morning game drive and perhaps a picnic breakfast. Followed by an al fresco lunch on the main lodge deck and afternoon leasure time to allow for a relaxing spa treatment. The evening drive continues into the night, complete with Tintswalo's unique and spectacular sundowner experience, and your day is rounded by a crystal candlelit dinner.
Safari: Tintswalo prides itself on the fact that we do not rush from one sighting to another. 23 000 hectares of Big 5 reserve area with minimum vehicle density allows the ultimate safari experience.
Spa: Tintswalo Safari Lodge boasts an Elemis Spa and also offers Africology treatments. Africology makes use of the healing essences of South Africa’s indigenous plants.
Wedding Venues: Tintswalo is able to host intimate wedding ceremonies and receptions, also offering the option to book out the entire Safari Lodge for privacy and the ultimate wedding experience.
Tintswalo Safari Lodge Map
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling
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