First, we did NOT stay at the main Tintswalo Safari Lodge property. We stayed at the Lodge's Manor House - which is part of the their operation - but located a five minute drive from the main property. Manor House is a five bedroom rustic but comfortable house that sits off on its own. It has a private plunge pool, a fully-stocked outdoor bar, and grassy yard, all contained within a fenced compound. During the day, elephants and other animals wander past the house just on the other side of the fence (see photo), as you hangout here swimming. The boma (traditional outdoor African barbecue) area is also within the small compound. Staying at Manor House - versus the main lodge - gave us the feel of living in an isolated home out in the African savanna. We were a large family group of ten, ranging in ages from 18 to 88. We all enjoyed this safari stop, and saw a lot of animals on the morning and afternoon game drives: rhinos, lions, water buffalo, elephants, leopards, giraffes, wild dogs, etc. We were divided into two trucks for each drive, one with guide Eric and one with guide Wik. We were always with Eric, and he was very informative The staff was friendly and helpful, particularly our guide Eric and our Manor House cook. A recommended stop.…
Most magical stay! Thank you to the Tintswalo team for an unforgettable experience, the staff are one in a million, and their attention to detail does not go un-noticed. Alistair and Wise thank you! Your knowledge and experience made every game drive incredible. The ladies at the manor house that catered to our every need, from decorating our rooms beautifully, to the 5 star meals we were served by Thandi who always had a smile on her face. Hotels around the world do not compare to the hospitality we were shown on our trip! HIGHLY RECOMMEND
I was lucky enough to have been invited to Tintswalo The Manor House with family. What an awesome weekend we had. From Alistair and Emily, to all the staff in the house, the amazing food they produce, our bedrooms were so comfy and so beautifully done out and the lodge itself is just wonderful. I would recommend this place to any person that would like a break to get away and just relax. The game drives with Alistair and Wise was just amazing, the amount of game we saw was out of this world. Everybody went out of there way to make us feel so special. I would love to go back again one day.
I grew up in SA and now live in Brisbane. My wife and I brought 4 couples to tintswalo and stayed at the manor house. Alistair, Thandi and the rest of the staff could not have been more helpful. We saw the big five plus loads more. Absolutely brilliant time. We will definitely be back. PS. Wise was our tracker. Very knowledgeable.
Absolutely amazing. Accomodation is wonderful. Best nights sleep in Africa so far. Food and venues to eat are great. Staff wonderful. Guides and drivers amazing..wildlife so amazing..the waterhole in front of the manor is great for wildlife spotting..especially elephants..free WiFi