Founders Lodge by Mantis

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The magnificent Founders Lodge by Mantis is situated on a 405-hectare reserve next to and with direct access to the Big 5 Shamwari Game Reserve, only 73 km from Port Elizabeth, in the malaria-free Eastern Cape of South Africa.

The Shamwari Founders Lodge nestles on 1000 acres of picturesque private land which forms part of the greater Shamwari area. The character-filled old farmhouse offers breath-taking views of the cliffs, valleys and sprawling natural bushveld. Guests enjoy spectacular walks and bird-watching experiences on offer together with BIG 5 safari drives in the Shamwari Private Game Reserve.

The six en-suite rooms, each with its own veranda, offer the utmost in luxurious safari lodge living including a king-sized bed, air conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities and an electronic safe.

Founders Lodge is a beautiful 1940’s manor house, which had been the Gardiner family’s holiday home for 21 years.  It has been newly restored to welcome guests in elegant 5-star comfort. The lodge is geared towards individual, tailor-made adventures.

This lodge offers 6 Luxury Double & Twin Suites, all of which are refurbished around an open patio. 4 Modern Suites lead from the courtyard, while the 2 Traditional Suites are in the primary residence. The various common spaces and guest amenities are all available from the Suites and Patio. All rooms feature a private veranda, offering breathtaking views of the cliffs, valleys and sprawling natural bushveld.

The lodge is only 45 min drive from the Port Elizabeth Airport, in the malaria-free Eastern Cape Province.

  • Six suites, each with its own veranda
  • Billiard room & lounge with bar and fireplace
  • Drawing room
  • Library with business centre facilities
  • Elevated viewing terrace
  • The Founders Collection Room
  • The Trading Post
  • Gym & Steam room
  • Dining room
  • Casual dining terrace
  • Boma
  • 2 Outdoor Swimming pools
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the lodge.

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FAQs about Founders Lodge by Mantis
What is the contact number for reservations?

The contact numbers to make a reservation at Founders Lodge by Mantis are:

•  Cape Town Reservations +27 (0) 21 794 9050
•  Durban Reservations: +27 (0) 31 941 5945
•  Johannesburg Reservations: +27 (0) 10 446 8045.

Alternatively, you can check availability and book online by clicking here.

Where about is Founders Lodge by Mantis located?
Founders Lodge by Mantis is located at the following location / address: Sidbury, Shamwari, 6131.