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Founders Lodge by Mantis

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Overview
Sidbury Road Off N2, adjacent to Shamwari, Paterson, Sundays River Valley 6131 South Africa See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
4.5 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This place is by far the most magical place on earth!. Our guide and his wife are absolutely amazing and should I ever go into business in SA I would give them a job tomorrow.. the rooms are spectacular and the game drives amazing. We...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank myprincess17
Response from LeoniM74, General Manager at Founders Lodge by MantisResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your beautiful review. We hope this means we will see you again!

Reviewed 28 September 2018

Had a wonderful stay at Founder’s Lodge. Rooms very comfortable, delicious food.Fantastic sightings on our game drives. Lovely team running Founder’s couldn’t do more for you. Will definitely be back, hopefully soon

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Date of stay: September 2018
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Response from LeoniM74, General Manager at Founders Lodge by MantisResponded 30 September 2018

Thank you for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay at Founders. We hope to see you soon.

Reviewed 26 September 2018

If the equivalent of "your person" was a place, it would be Founders Lodge by Mantis. We felt extremely at home here! 11 out of 10 for hospitality! The staff are absolutely amazing, so attentive and so accommodating. The rooms are absolutely INCREDIBLE! The décor...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Mandy A
Response from LeoniM74, General Manager at Founders Lodge by MantisResponded 27 September 2018

Thank you for your fabulous review of our "home" called Founder's Lodge. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope you will return again. From the Management & Staff at Founders Lodge

Reviewed 20 September 2018

Great when all your staff work as a team ,reception to the gardiner Everybody was helpful, Tourguide on gameviews was great and great knowledge about game ,birds and plants. Would like to visit again Thanks

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Date of stay: September 2018
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Response from LeoniM74, General Manager at Founders Lodge by MantisResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to you visiting again.

Reviewed 17 September 2018

From the time we arrived we were treated like royalty! We could not have asked for a better place to spend our anniversary. Our overall experience was amzing, the game drives, food, decor and staff were excellent! We were even treated to a beautiful platter...More

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Date of stay: September 2018
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Thank you for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope you will return one day again.

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Description
Founders Lodge was the private residence of Adrian Gardiner, founder and visionary of Mantis Collection and Shamwari Game Reserve. The lodge is situated on a 400 hectare reserve adjacent to and with direct access More to Shamwari Game Reserve, in the malaria free Eastern Cape of South Africa. Game drives are on the adjacent Big 5 Shamwari and guided walks on the Founders private 400 hectare reserve. Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Air Conditioning
Airport Transportation
Breakfast Available
Laundry Service
Minibar
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room Service
Room types
Suites, Family Rooms, Non-Smoking Rooms
Hotel class
Room types
Suites, Family Rooms, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
6
Price range
US$1 106 - US$1 479 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
South Africa > Eastern Cape > Greater Addo > Sundays River Valley > Paterson
Hotel class
Room types
Suites, Family Rooms, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
6
Price range
US$1 106 - US$1 479 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
South Africa > Eastern Cape > Greater Addo > Sundays River Valley > Paterson
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Room & Suite (21)
Dining (10)
Pool & Beach (2)
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"Every Room is unique and is an absolute pleasure to stay in."
mandya865
26 Sep 2018
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"All rooms have great views overlooking the bushveld."
gertnoordzy
28 Jul 2018
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"We were in a Contemporary Suite which was stunning."
n0rmanrussell
26 Jul 2018
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"All the rooms were of the same excellent high standard...."
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