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Tintswalo Safari Lodge

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Dining at Tintswalo Safari

The restaurant at Tintswalo Safari Lodge offers contemporary cuisine which is prepared using only the freshest ingredients. Guests can enjoy delicious breakfasts, brunch, breakfasts in the bush, bush picnics, high teas, plated dinners, boma dinners and private suite dinners during their stay at Tintswalo Safari Lodge.


Spa Facilities

The Vital Source Spa at Tintswalo Safari Lodge is the ideal place to relax, unwind and be pampered. This spa is in complete privacy, and Africology products are used throughout.

Spa treatments include:

  • Skincare treatments
  • Massages
  • Body wraps
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Hand and foot treatments
  • Vichy showers
  • Facials
  • Anti-aging treatments
  • Hot stone therapy
  • Manicures
  • Pedicures
  • Sauna

Activities, Sports & Leisure

Game Drives or Walking Safaris

Game viewing at Tintswalo takes place either on foot or in open game vehicles. Spotlights are fitted onto the vehicles for night viewing while a canvas bag contains binoculars and reference books for guests use. Walks in the reserve are guided, allowing guest the opportunity to get up close and personal with the natural surroundings.

Nearby attractions
  • Hoedspruit Cheetah research programme
  • Manyeleti Community Trip
  • Panorama tour
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Kruger National Park
  • Hoedspruit town tour
Spa treatments
  • Skincare treatments
  • Massages
  • Body wraps
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Hand and foot treatments
  • Vichy showers
  • Facials
  • Anti-aging treatments
  • Hot stone therapy
  • Manicures
  • Pedicures
  • Sauna


Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
General Services
  • Airport transfers
  • Housekeeping service
  • Safari drives
  • Tours & Transfers on Request
  • Wake-up call
  • Walking safaris
Children Policy
  • The Presidential Suite is ideal for older children as there are a TV, Playstation and swimming pool at this unit. An extra bed can be added to the Presidential Suite for an additional child.

    The private chef at this suite can prepare meals specifically for younger guests.

Available Rooms

Explorer Suite Safari Lodge

# Rooms:

Tintswalo's safari suites are alongside a seasonal river bed. The main lodge overlooks a waterhole which is visited by elephants and other big game. The explorer suites are linked to the main lodge by raised wooden walkways.  All of the Tintswalo suites are decorated to reflect the pioneering times of the original African explorers.

Suite features include:

  •  An extra length doubles or twin beds
  •  En-suite bathroom
  •  Air conditioning
  •  Overhead fans
  •  Mosquito nets
  •  Private deck with plunge pool
Single Room R16930
Double Room R22570

Presidential Suite

# Rooms:

The Presidential Suite is perfect for families. The unit consists of two air-conditioned suites connected by a spacious lounge, dining and kitchen area. Outdoor showers lead off from the spacious bathrooms while a viewing deck with large private plunge pool can be found in the Presidential Suite.

Guests staying at the Presidential suite can enjoy their private safari vehicle, guide and tracker, chef and butler. Along with all the standard features, the suite also has DSTV and a play station.

Single Room R58570
Double Room R58570

Grant Suite

Named after the Scotsman, the Grant Suite is a spacious villa home, accommodating up to four people in two luxury suites. Each suite boasts its own lavish bathroom, with views onto the African wilderness. The home shares a comfortable lounge and a deck with a large plunge pool, offering guests a central place to relax and enjoy time together while overlooking the bush. The suite is connected to the main lodge by a raised wooden walkway that winds through the wilds.

Guests of the Grant Suite are catered for at Tintswalo Safari Lodge’s main lodge building, enjoying their meals on the main lodge deck, in the dining room, or in the wine cellar. Grant Suite guests are afforded their own private game viewing vehicle with a dedicated tracker and guide, offering a truly exclusive safari experience. The Grant Suite also makes for an idyllic family safari getaway, accommodating children aged 9 and upwards.

  • 2 luxurious suites, with separate en-suite bathrooms, accommodating 4 guests
  • Sharing one spacious lounge
  • Sharing one large deck, with a pool
  • Panoramic views of the bush
  • Mini-bar and tea/coffee facilities
  • Private guide and tracker, private game viewing vehicle
  • Connected to the main lodge by a raised wooden walkway through the bush
  • Accommodates children aged 9 years and older.

The Grant Suite facility includes:

  • Views of the African bush and passing wildlife
  • Private plunge pool
  • Two opulent, private King or Twin suites
  • Two luxury en-suite bathrooms with clawfoot bathtubs and indoor-outdoor showers
  • Luxury amenities
  • Private Lounge.
Single Room R52650
Double Room R52650

Manor House

Sharing an unfenced boundary with the renowned Kruger National Park, the pristine private Manyeleti Game Reserve is home to the luxurious Tintswalo Safari Lodge and Tintswalo Manor House.  Boasting one of the lowest vehicle densities in the Greater Kruger, Tintswalo Manor House guests are spoiled to uninterrupted game viewing experiences in an untouched African wilderness. 

Tintswalo Manor House is a fully-catered, home-style villa with 4 double or twin rooms, and an additional adjoining room suitable for two children. Hosting up to ten people, Tintswalo Manor House offers an idyllic safari getaway to families or travelling groups.

Tintswalo Manor House includes:

  • Accommodation for up to ten people in five luxurious suites
  • Full Board – all meals and house beverages
  • Two Safari activities per day
  • Private Game Viewing vehicle
  • Private Tracker and Guide
  • Private Chef and Butler
  • Personalized Children’s Program
  • Wifi at the main lodge
  • Laundry
  • 15-minute back and shoulder massage.

Tintswalo Manor House facility includes:

  • Views of the African bush and passing wildlife
  • Private family-size swimming pool
  • Fenced garden
  • Five spacious suites
  • Five luxurious bathrooms, including an outdoor bathtub for an authentically African experience
  • Luxury amenities
  • Private Lounge and kitchen, including outdoor patio and bar.
Single Room R62310
Double Room R62310

GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -24.588820

Longitude: 31.394431


This lush Tintswalo concession is between the Timbavati Private Reserve to the north, the famous Sabi Sand Reserve to the south and is open to the Greater Kruger National Park on its fenceless eastern boundary.

Tintswalo Safari Lodge in Mpumalanga:

Access by air:

Daily scheduled charters direct to the Tintswalo Safari Lodge are available. Tintswalo has a landing strip (minimum of two passengers required).
Daily flights can be booked from OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, Gauteng, to the Eastgate Airport (Hoedspruit). Guests can then continue by road transfer to the lodge which is a scenic 45-minute trip.
Daily flights from OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg or Cape Town to the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport in Nelspruit. The tour then continues by a road transfer (a two-and-a-half hour scenic drive), or a small lodge hops by air in a light aircraft.

Access by road:
Good tar roads from Johannesburg ( a five-hour drive) lead to Mpumalanga and gravel/dirt road for the last eight kilometers inside the Manyeleti Reserve.


On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

5 Star