Tintswalo Safari Lodge

Tintswalo Safari Lodge

“The intangible feeling of love, gratitude and peace that you bestow upon someone who has given you a meaningful and worthy gift”…. Tintswalo honours this beautiful Shangaan expression by offering its guests an unforgettable getaway amongst Africa’s finest wildlife, enjoyed in the comfort of a five-star lodge. 

Tintswalo Safari Lodge is one of only three commercial lodges located in the pristine Manyeleti Game Reserve. Boasting 27,000 hectares of untouched African wilderness, this is a slice of private wilderness within the world-renowned Greater Kruger National Park.

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 opulence of colonial times, evoking 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.

Dining is a culinary adventure at Tintswalo Safari Lodge. Mouth-watering cuisine is served throughout the day, often in surprise locations within the wilderness. From a bush breakfast cooked over the coals to a starlit dinner around a blazing boma fire, dining is always the ultimate five-star experience.

The spoils continue with pampering spa treatments, High Teas and romantic dinners in the wine cellar. With bush views from the sprawling wooden decks and all living areas, guests may enjoy game viewing from the lodge as elephants, buck and troops of monkeys pass by.

Tintswalo Safari Lodge is easily accessible via a short drive from Hoedspruit airport, or guests may opt for a leisurely six-hour drive / shuttle service from Johannesburg for those who prefer a scenic road trip.