• In the Manyeleti private concession of the Kruger National Park, affording the benefits of a private safari experience.
  • Low density of vehicles and good concentrations of game ensure great game-viewing.
  • Excellent on-site spa facilities and services.
  • Watch animals come drink at the waterhole right in front of the lodge.


We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.

  • Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
  • Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
  • Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
  • Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
  • Complimentary private airport transfers.
  • Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
  • Early check-in and late check-out.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi.
  • Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.

A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.


Game Drives

Our professional guides and trackers are trained to take guests on guided activities. Before departure on a drive or walk, your guide will give you an orientation on safety , as well, the area and game you could expect to see. Daily game drives, in open 4×4 Land Cruisers, depart the lodge early in the morning and again late in the afternoon, through into the dark starry Manyeleti evening. The guides will discuss the drive times with you to suit your needs & comfort as well as optimum levels of animal activity. Guides and trackers will share with you a holistic and enriching experience, focusing on all animals, big or small, to ensure an understanding of this entire ecosystem. Our security guards will wake you up in the morning where you may join all guests for morning refreshments in the lounge or pre-arrange tea and coffee to your room. If the earlier evening drive proved to be exciting and you would like to venture out into the late night for a drive after dinner, please let your guide know. Should you wish to take a walk, please arrange this with your guide or lodge management. Remember to bring along your camera, hat, sunscreen and something warm for the cool mornings/evenings.

Game walks

The Manyeleti Game Reserve is renowned for its numerous walking trails and wilderness areas. Walking is a wonderful and exhilarating way to appreciate the smaller insects, animals, tracks and plants of the bushveld. Our highly trained and experienced guides will take you into the most amazing sycamore fig groves, open savannah plains or simply close to the lodge to explore and appreciate the smaller animals and wonders.

Private 4x4 Safari

We have found that many guests have formed an interest in certain specialized areas from birds & trees to elephant, lion & photography. In order for those guests to devote more attention to such interests, we are able to offer the use of a private safari vehicle. Subject to availability, we can arrange a private safari vehicle for the duration of your stay. There is an additional charge for this service. Please contact the lodge manager


We can arrange specialist birding excursions within the Manyeleti Reserve with our resident bird specialist. A private vehicle is necessary for this activity and is subject to availability. The lodge manager will be able to assist you with any enquiries or bookings. There is an additional charge for this service.

Hoedspruit Cheetah Research Project

This is a 3 hour excursion. Visiting the cheetah breeding project, you are taken on an educational tour to view the beautiful king Cheetah and other endangered species.

Manyeleti Community Trip

This is a 2-3 hour informal excursion where we take you into the neighbouring community where many of our staff live. You will have the opportunity to meet families, view crafters at work, and perhaps visit a local school or a sangoma.

Panorama Tour

This a full day’s excursion where you visit the beautiful sights of God’s Window, the Three Rondawels and the nearby towns of Graskop and Pilgrim’s Rest. You will also stop and have a picnic lunch along the way.

Hot Air Ballooning

This is an early morning excursion, where you will fly over the bushveld in a hot air balloon to view the sunrise. Light refreshments will be served after the scenic flight. This excursion is extremely dependant on the weather conditions.

Kruger National Park

This excursion takes to you into the world heritage site of Kruger National Park where you can see the beautiful sights and animals. Please note that this excursion is done in a closed air-conditioned vehicle.


This is an animal rehabilitation centre that gives you a guided tour and interesting information of conservation. You may get a chance to see the vulture restaurant and handle the animals. Please note that this excursion is done in a closed air-conditioned vehicle.

Hoedspruit Town Tour

This is a 60 minute drive to the nearest town, Hoedspruit to introduce you to some local flavour! The Kamagelo Tourism Centre provides numerous shops and restaurants for your enjoyment. You return via the Bombyx Mori Silk Farm where you can view beautiful local crafts as well as a tour of the silk factory, where silk duvets and linen are produced and exported all over the world. Please note that this excursion is done in a closed air-conditioned vehicle.

Jessica The Hippo

Come and meet the world famous Jessica the hippo. She is about an hour away situated near Hoedspruit and would really like to meet you. She is nine years old and has a lovely sweet nature. You can pet her and feed her and take photos with her. An absolute must see!! Please note that this excursion is done in a closed air-conditioned vehicle.

Elephant Whispers

Elephant Whispers are dedicated to securing the future of the African Elephant, and welcome people of all ages to share in the excitement of close encounters with these magnificent creatures. Experience the privilege of little Lindiwe’s compassionate nature, witness Medwa’s remarkable memory and enjoy the thrill of interacting with Tembo. The interaction with the elephant offers you the opportunity to touch the elephant, exchange trunk greetings and offer tasty treats. Experienced Elephant Handlers share their in-depth knowledge of fascinating elephant behaviour. Your visit to Elephant Whispers ensures these six incredible mammals continue in their important role as wildlife ambassadors for their own kind.

Chat with one of our expert travel designers today to begin planning your perfect vacation

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Tintswalo Safari Lodge Boma

Tintswalo Safari Lodges exclusive property lies within the 23 000 hectare Manyeleti Private Game Reserve, nestled between unfenced boundaries of the Kruger National Park, the Timbavati, and Sabi Sands. This South African reserve abounds in big five game and spectacular birdlife. The area is unique for its minimal vehicle density, offering a true and incredibly exclusive safari experience.. Beneath a grove of sycamore trees in the Kruger’s Manyeleti Game Reserve, along the seasonal river, lies Tintswalo Safari Lodge. The five-star luxury safari lodge is a haven for wildlife, the region abundant with big cats and over 500 species of birdlife. Manyeleti is a private concession and Tintswalo Safari Lodge offers a variety of game-viewing activities not offered inside the Kruger Park: night and day game drives in open vehicles, bush walks, birding walks, cultural walks and interaction with the local community.

Connect with local tradition by learning about Shangaan astronomy interpretations, immerse yourself in starlit bush dinners and indulge in pampering spa treatments. This lodge is a grand escape into yesteryear, offering six Explorer Suites and the Grant Suite, all with en-suite bathrooms, private plunge pools and an additional outdoor shower. The Baines Presidential Suite is made up of two suites connected by a comfortable living area. Relish five-star dinners prepared by an expert chef and served in a variety of spectacular locations.

The six suites and one presidential suite each lead on to private plunge pools and decks. The suite decks overlook magnificent Sycamore groves and a seasonal river, frequented by a variety of game, big and small. The luxurious Tintswalo Safari Lodge is tucked into the beautiful Manyeleti Game Reserve that shares an unfenced border with the iconic Kruger National Park. The lodge boasts a range of elegant suites, situated along a seasonal riverbed, among an ancient sycamore grove. The colonial-inspired suites are connected to the guest areas by raised walkways and feature air conditioning, a lovely ensuite bathroom with an indoor and outdoor shower, a private veranda.

Tintswalo Safari Lodge Baker SuiteTintswalo Safari Lodge Baker Suite

Baker Suite

Samuel and Florence Baker romantically traveled together through the African Wilds, an unusual occurence for their era. This suite has a romantic feel with a beautifully hand carved four-poster bed.

Tintswalo Safari Lodge Kingsley Suite

Kingsley Suite

Mary Kingsley, a nineteenth century spinster, explored with humble resources, collecting fish and insects samples for the Royal Geographic Society. An understated twin or double suite.

Tintswalo Safari Lodge Livingstone Suite

Livingstone Suite

The most widely known explorer of Africa’s colonial history. A regal twin or double luxury explorer suite reminisces of the famous David Livingstone’s notorious adventures into deepest Africa.

Tintswalo Safari Lodge Burton Suite

Burton Suite

Richard Burton, a controversial character donning a turban, historically he translated the Arabian Nights into English. A richly decorated twin or double suite.

Tintswalo Safari Lodge Speke Suite

Speke Suite

John Hanning Speke was a true gentleman, also in search of the elusive source of the Nile River – every explorer’s ‘holy grail’ quest. The Speke suite is spacious luxury suite with a large four-poster bed.

Tintswalo Safari Lodge Stanley Suite

Stanley Suite

Originally a Welshman, Henry Morton Stanley was the man famed for a discovery of a different kind, by finding the then ailing and lost David Livingstone. The Stanley Suite is beautifully appointed double suite with a large sleigh bed.

Tintswalo Safari Lodge Suite

Baines Presidential Suite

John Thomas Baines was a British artist who explored the wild lands of Africa and Australia, painting what he saw as he travelled. Sleeping four people, Baines Presidential Suite is a perfect Safari home for families, or two couples. Fully inclusive, Presidential guests can expect to be fully catered for, receive their own private game viewing vehicle, complete with ranger and tracker, and have their own butler and chef on hand.

Tintswalo Safari Lodge Grant Suite

Grant Suite

James Augustus Grant was a Scottish explorer of Africa who spent much of his time traversing the continent with the renowned John Hanning Speke, in search of the source of the Nile. Grant was known for his loyalty, his resilience through tough times and his commitment to Speke’s voyage. Named after the Scotsman, the Grant Suite is a spacious villa home, accommodating up to four people in two luxury suites. Each suite boasts its own lavish bathroom, with views onto the African wilderness. The home shares a comfortable lounge and a deck with a large plungepool, offering guests a central place to relax and enjoy time together while overlooking the bush. The suite is connected to the main lodge by a raised wooden walkway that winds through the wilds. Guests of the Grant Suite are catered for at Tintswalo Safari Lodge’s main lodge building, enjoying their meals on the main lodge deck, in the dining room, or in the wine cellar. Grant Suite guests are afforded their own private game viewing vehicle with a dedicated tracker and guide, offering a truly exclusive safari experience. The Grant Suite also makes for an idyllic family safari getaway, accommodating children aged 9 and upwards.

Tintswalo Safari Lodge Manor House

Manor House

Sleeping ten people, Tintswalo Manor House is a perfect Safari home for families or large groups. Fully inclusive, Manor House guests can expect to be fully catered for, receive their own private game viewing vehicle, complete with ranger and tracker, and have their own butler on hand. Manor House bookings can be made for a minimum of 6 people, and a maximum of 8 adults. There is a cozy, comfortable extra room that can accommodate an additional 2 children, if a family of 10 would like to travel to Manor House.

Tintswalo Safari Lodge Richard Burton Suit

Richard Burton Suite

Richard Burton, a controversial character donning a turban, historically translated the Arabian Nights into English. Thus, this suite offers a richly decorated twin or king bed layout. This luxury safari Explorer Suite includes accommodation for up to two people, on a per person sharing rate ,full Board – all meals and house beverages,two Safari activities per day, Wifi at the main lodge,Laundry,15-minute back and shoulder massage. The Explorer Suite facility includes Views of the African bush and passing wildlife,private plungepool, king or twin beds,luxury en-suite bathroom with clawfoot bath tub and indoor-outdoor shower,luxury amenities,tea and coffee station.

A mouth-watering selection of menus, created by only the freshest ingredients, ensure that guests never go hungry. Tuck into plated breakfasts, bush breakfasts, and bush picnics. Enjoy a traditional English high tea, spend an evening enjoying dinner in the elegant dining room or al fresco in the boma or in the bush serenaded by the nocturnal wildlife.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 .

Tintswalo Safari Lodge Private Dining
Tintswalo Safari Lodge Restaurant
Tintswalo Safari Lodge Dining


We pride ourselves on indulging our guests’ dining wishes – whether you choose to dine privately or with other guests – and we keep it interesting by ensuring meals are never served in the same place. Tintswalo Safari Lodge guests can expect all meals served as part of their stay.

Tintswalo Safari Lodge Boma
Tintswalo Safari Lodge Boma

Boma Dining

Tintswalo Safari Lodge Romantic dining in the wine cellar

Wine Cellar

In the spectacular building you will find the restaurant, a small safari library, a very extensive wine cellar, boutique and large lounge area with a beautiful romantic fireplace.

A range of relaxing and revitalising treatments is available from the property’s spa, while keep-fit fans will appreciate the well-equipped gym. And there’s a smashing little gift shop too, with plenty of curio items.Along with a full-service spa, this lodge has a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Free cooked-to-order breakfast, free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, coffee/tea in a common area, spa services and dry cleaning are on-site.

Tintswalo Safari Lodge Pool
Tintswalo Safari Lodge Pool


The luxurious and well-appointed suites all have a deck with private plunge pool.


The Vital Source Spa is slightly removed from the main lodge and brings you professional, internationally trained therapists to relax your muscles and rejuvenate your senses.

Area & Location

Area, Country
Hoedspruit, South Africa
Nearest Airport
Eastgate Airport
Local Currency
South African Rand (ZAR)
Time Change
GMT +2:00
Afrikaans, English
Best time to go
Best visited between September through May

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