An exclusive lodge situated in the private Manyeleti Concession, Tintswalo Safari Lodge is nestled between the Timbavati Private Reserve to the north and the Sabi Sand Private Reserve to the south; and its fenceless eastern boundary is open to the Greater Kruger National Park. Tintswalo Safari Lodge rests amidst an ancient sycamore tree grove along a seasonal river bed overlooking a waterhole. Reflecting the pioneering times of the nineteenth century African explorers, the suites are authentically decorated and individually named. The main lodge has a small library with a rare book collection, formal dining area, lounge and deck for al fresco dining. There is a boma for fireside evenings and a comprehensive Spa.
The 5-star air-conditioned suites are situated along the banks of the seasonal Nwaswitsontso River, providing supreme comfort, privacy, and an opportunity for effortless birding, as well as the chance to view a large variety of big game from the privacy of each unit. 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. 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.
The Presidential Suite is authentically decorated to recall the pioneering times of the nineteenth century African explorers. This unit 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 team of staff is on hand to facilitate the discerning traveler's personalized itinerary.
Experience superb fine dining at Tintswalo Safari Lodge, where contemporary cuisine is created with only the freshest of ingredients. Guests may enjoy a variety of meals, such as plated breakfast; brunch and “spade breakfasts” in the bush; bush picnics; English high teas; plated dinner in the dining room; boma dinners; private dinners in the guest’s suite; bush dinners. Meal times are designed around the guest’s unique needs, to create the ultimate five-star dining experience.
There is no better place to relax, unwind, and let one’s mind, body, and soul be pampered, than at the luxurious Vital Source Spa. Situated in complete privacy and in the stunning Tintswalo Safari Lodge in Mpumalanga, the internationally trained therapists will ensure you are thoroughly renewed after your visit. Africology products are used, and guests are invited to let go of the stress and worries from the city. Give yourself over to a bit of indulgence and let them ease your tensions. A range of treatments are on offer at Vital Source Spa – including body treatments (massages; wraps; exfoliation; hydrotherapy); hand and foot treatments; depilation; Vichy shower.
Game viewing at Tintswalo takes place on foot or in individually seated open game vehicles. The vehicles are fully equipped with spotlights for night viewing, radios for communication, mosquito repellent, ponchos for wet weather, and individual blankets to keep guests cosy if nights turn chilly Staff ensure the guests enjoy a truly five-star wildlife-viewing experience at the lodge by placing a canvas ‘goody’ bag containing binoculars, reference books, and treats on each seat for their use before the drive begins. Walks in the reserve are guided through the ever-changing environment of the African bush. This experience allows guests the opportunity to come away with information on local wildlife, and insight into the local Shangaan traditions.