WELL RESTED; Tintswalo Safari Lodge

Sharing an unfenced boundary with the renowned Kruger National Park, the pristine private Manyeleti Game Reserve is home to the luxurious Tintswalo Safari Lodge. Boasting one of the lowest vehicle densities in the Greater Kruger, Tintswalo Safari Lodge guests are spoiled to uninterrupted game viewing experiences in an untouched African wilderness. The lodge suites are authentically decorated to reflect the intricate luxuries of colonial times and evoke the adventures of 19th-century explorers after which they’re named.

I had the greatest pleasure in popping in on my recent bush break, to have a look around and enjoy an al fresco lunch, with a couple of elephants. The lodge excludes old world charm with antiquated interiors.

My brief visit had me begging for more – and when I went onto the site I was very surprised by the value in their rates, in comparison to other 5* lodges in the area. They also have a ‘pay your holiday off’ option where you can pay the holiday off through interest free instalments!

Fully-accredited, qualified guides and local trackers take guests on authentic African safari experiences with exceptional game viewing offered twice daily in open safari vehicles. The abundance of wildlife guarantees uninterrupted, intimate encounters with a great variety of animals, including sightings of the Big Five, as well as a plethora of fascinating insects, reptiles and 300 species of birds found in the region.

A landmark of luxury accommodation and service, Tintswalo Safari Lodge offers six Explorer Suites, as well as the expansive Baines Presidential Suite, and the 2-bedroom Grant Family Suite. Travellers are accommodated in these luxuriously decorated suites which reflect the adventures of the 19th-century explorers they are named after. Each air-conditioned suite is furnished with a lavish en-suite bathroom, as well as a private deck with a plunge pool, allowing guests the privacy to relax and soak up the African sun and wilderness from the comfort of their suite.


• Eight suites overlook the wilderness and dry riverbed that is frequently visited by wildlife. The suites are linked to each other and to the main lodge by raised wooden walk ways.
• 6 Luxury Explorer Suites with full en-suite bathroom, private
plunge pool and leisure deck overlooking the wilderness
• 1 two-bedroom Grant Family Suite with full en-suite bathrooms, central lounge area, private plunge pool and leisure deck over-
looking the wilderness
• 1 two-bedroom Presidential Suite with full en-suite bathrooms,
central lounge area, plunge pool, large leisure deck and private Boma for exclusive dining

Lodge Facilities

• Public lounge areas with a central large fireplace
• Traditional cuisine served in various locations giving guests the
ultimate bush experience
• Dining in the Boma under the Milky Way
• Wine cellar offering great South African wines
• Gym with a view of the wilderness
• Spacious wooden main deck overlooking the seasonal river
• Wi-Fi in all suites and main Lodge
• Luxury Bushwillow Spa
• Curio shop stocked with locally sourced african products
• Please note we have a backup generator and therefore will not be
affected by power outages. (load shedding)
• Elephant hide to view these majestic animals

Room Amenities

• Tea & coffee facility • Mini bar fridge
• Electronic room safe • Aircon
• Wood burning fireplace
• Private plunge pool and wooden deck overlooking the wilderness • Hair dryer with a vanity table
Standard Inclusions
Explorer Suites
• Accommodation
• All meals daily
• House wines, local beers & soft beverages • 2 game drives per day with refreshments • Wi-Fi & complimentary laundry
2 Bedroom Grant Suite
• Standard inclusions
• Private game vehicle with tracker and guide
• Exciting children’s program
Baines Presidential Suite
• Standard inclusions
• Private chef & butler, meals are served in the suite • Private game vehicle with tracker and guide
• Exciting children’s program
• Premium brand alcohol and vintage wines • Spa services
• All unspecified items and gratuities

Tintswalo Safari Lodge is situated a short drive from the nearest local airport in Hoedspruit, or a scenic six-hour drive / shuttle from Johannesburg for those who enjoy a road-trip.

Contact Details

Reservations Contact: +27 21 773 0900 / reservations@tintswalo.com

Lodge Contact: +27 15 793 9013

GM Email Addresses: gmops@safari.tintswalo.com / gm@safari.tintswalo.com

Emergency / After Hours Contact: +27 78 456 5147

Orpen Road, Manyeleti Private Game Reserve, Hoedspruit, Greater Kruger Park
Get directions from Google Maps / Download directions.


Bubbles Hyland

Bubbles Hyland

Bubbles Hyland, Well Red Wine Magazine Editor and Founder. Wine is her passion and it's also her job; it engrain every aspect of her life. She aims to make wine accessible, and spread the love and knowledge she has in a fun and approachable manner.

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