Kruger Park Lodges in South Africa

Tintswalo safari lodge 


Tintswalo Safari Lodge is located in the Manyeleti Private Game reserve within the Limpopo Province of South Africa.

The reserve borders the Kruger National Park to the Eastern side, the Timbavati Reserve on the Northern side and the Sabi Sand reserve

on the Southern side – each of these areas renowned in their own right for excellent-quality safari and wildlife experiences.

The Reserve is easily accessible via scheduled daily flights from Johannesburg, via road and via private charter.



The Lodge

“As a bit of a Safari geek who has been to lodges throughout Eastern and Southern Africa, I can confidently say that this is one of the best

around. The staff were absolutely superb, and the accommodation was simply stunning. The food was also to a very high standard. The

game viewing was outstanding, and the guides didn’t simply rush you from one viewing to another, you actually got to spend ‘quality’ time

at each viewing. Simply could not recommend this lodge enough.” - Steve


The unique aspects of the Tintswalo Safari Lodge experience can be summarised as follows:

·       Tintswalo is an exclusive safari lodge under traditional grassing.

·       Situated on the private Manyeleti Reserve concession, within the Greater Kruger National Park – a reserve with very low

     vehicle/ human density.

·       Tintswalo Safari lodge is situated along a seasonal river bed among an ancient sycamore tree grove overlooking a waterhole

     frequented by variations of game.

·       Big 5 Game with excellent quality and quantity of viewing offering clients the ultimate Safari experience.

·       The 6 spacious & luxurious suites all with private decks and plunge pool are authentically decorated to recall the pioneering times

     of the nineteenth century African explorers

·       A massive emphasis is placed on sublime service coupled with outstanding dining, offering an experience to savour forever.


Tintswalo Safari Lodge, Manyeleti Reserve, Greater Kruger Park  Tintswalo Safari Lodge


Tintswalo Safari Lodge


Tintswalo Safari Lodge, suite

The Tintswalo suites are authentically decorated to recall the pioneering times of the nineteenth century African explorers. The air-conditioned suites are situated along the banks of the seasonal Nwaswitsontso River. Providing supreme comfort, privacy and effortless birding, as well as the opportunity to view a large variety of big game from the privacy of your suite. The indoor/outdoor shower leads off from the spacious bathroom which opens out onto the deck. Luxuriate in a private plunge pool or just relax on a lounger under the African Sun

Tintswalo Safari Lodge, Suite



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

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.

Livingston Suite - The most widely known explorer of Africa's colonial history. A twin or double luxury traveller 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.

Speke Suite - John Hanning Speke, a true gentleman, also in search of the illusive source of the Nile. A spacious luxury suite with large four-poster.

Stanley Suite - Originally a Welshman, Henry Morton Stanley was the man who found Livingston. A beautifully appointed double suite with a large sleigh bed.

Baines Suite - Thomas Baines, an engineer and artist. This suite is the Presidential and accommodates four guest as part of the main lodge or privately



Presidential suite





The Baines Presidential Suite has two full suites joined by a spacious living area and open plan kitchen. Dining at the presidential can either be experienced in the privacy of the suite, served by a Tintswalo chef or guests may enjoy any of the main lodge dining venues.

Guests in the presidential can remain in quiet seclusion with private guided activities or can make use of the main lodge facilities.

Children are welcome in this suite, main lodge facilities are however for adults only, unless prior arrangement has been made.


Tintswalo Safari Lodge accommodation, Elan Vital Spa


A perfect combination! After a long day's exploration in the bush, moments of supreme relaxation, inner peace and rejuvenation of one's spirituality. Elan Vitál spa specializes in hands-on treatment for both men and women utilizing concentrated plant-based Clarins and Jessica products to stimulate all your senses


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Tintswalo Safari Lodge accommodation, Dining


Tintswalo Safari Lodge accommodation, cuisine


Tintswalo Safari Lodge accommodation, Cuisine


Tintswalo Safari Lodge accommodation, Cuisine

Tintswalo Safari Lodge accommodation, high tea

The wizardry of dining al fresco with a fusion of the unique tastes and spices of Africa is a challenge readily accepted by our chefs. Enjoy unique dining venues, expect an adventure. Our imaginative wine cellar and well-stocked bar complete our concerns over your taste buds.

Tintswalo’s chefs are trained in both South African and international cooking styles. Plated meals are served in sophisticated dining areas, including the romantic cellar and under the star scape of the African night sky. Private dining is available on request, and we will cater for any special dietary requirement when informed in advance.


Tintswalo Safari Lodge accommodation, high tea

Tintswalo Safari Lodge accommodation, dining


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Tintswalo Safari Lodge accommodation, cuisine




Tintswalo Safari Lodge accommodation, guided walk

Game viewing at Tintswalo takes place on foot or in individually seated open landrovers.

The vehicles are equipped with spot lights for night viewing, radios for communication with the lodge and other guides and of course mosquito repellent. Individual blankets are always provided for the night chill.

Walks in the reserve are guided through the ever changing environment of the African bush. This experience allows the guest the opportunity to come away with information on wildlife, nature enlightenment and insight into the local Shangaan traditions; this is only obtainable with an 'on the ground' experience.

All our experienced guides are FGASA accredited; they are always accompanied by skilled trackers who know their surroundings well.

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Rates: Rates

* 50% single supplement applies on all per person rates.
* A 5% surcharge will be payable on all Diners and American Express card payments.
01 December 2014 to 30 November 2015
Rates for 2015
Explorer Suite
6 Explorer suites with private plunge pools & leisure decks Rate includes:
  • Accommodation, full board, game activities, house drinks,
    teas & coffees
    (excluding French champagne, cellar wines and premier brands)
  • Complimentary back & shoulder massage per person
6 Explorer suites with private plunge pools & leisure decks
R 6, 980.00 per person sharing
Quoted in ZAR / per person per night
Presidential Suite – Exclusive Use
Rate includes:
  • Accommodation, full board, game activities, house drinks, teas & coffees
    (excluding French champagne, cellar wines and premier brands)
  • Private safari vehicle, guide & tracker, private butler & chef
  • Personalised itinerary & children’s program
  • Complimentary back & shoulder massage per person
  • 2 Baines suites adjoined by spacious living area, private pool, private boma & leisure deck
R 37,665.00 fully inclusive
4 Guests exclusive use Quoted in ZAR / exclusive use per night
Rates for 2015
* Rates are subject to change
* Rates are subject to availability, and terms and conditions apply


From R6300 per person per day  

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