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  • Thank you more particularly for arranging my trip to nDzuti, at such short notice and against all the odds of stolen passport and therefore also no currency exchange! I did so appreciate the utter trust you placed in me when you paid for the entire trip yourself! I hope you did not have a sleepless night! In recommending nDzuti I think you interpreted my wishes exactly! The style of the place suited me perfectly and it was the most marvellous experience. The facilities, as you will have found, were fairly basic but quite adequate for a comfortable stay. Brett and Sherie were welcoming and hospitable. Sherie supplied plenty of nourishing food for breakfast, lunch and supper in a friendly, homely fashion. Brett was a great guide on our safari drives. The lodge was full for the first night, including a lively and talkative family group, but when they departed midday on Monday it was then calm and peaceful, with just a young couple and myself, and it was a real joy to be in the midst of the vastness of the bush with no other people within sight or sound! The wildlife, apart from fairly ubiquitous impala, was somewhat scarce (not that I have any measure of experience to go by!) but I liked the feeling that there was no guarantee of seeing game that was free to roam far and wide. Sometimes fleeting glimpses were all the more exciting for being so brief! We did get very good viewings as well! On the first evening we saw quite a wide range of wildlife, including a close-up of a very large rhino who was not in any hurry! On the way home in the dark we came across a lioness with two 6 week old cubs (what a great guide we had!). I was amazed how unperturbed she was by our presence and was moving in a very leisurely way, so we had extremely good viewing. Brett found them again the following evening, just as relaxed, with the cubs playing within yards of the landrover - fantastic! Talking of lions, that same evening, as we relaxed after supper, Brett heard a couple of lions roaring some distance away and said "Let's go and find them!" - so he did, and in the spotlight we saw two fine males unhurriedly patrolling their territory. Again they were totally unfazed by our presence, stopping for a scratch and a lie down. While the lights were turned off to conserve batteries, a roar from a far distant lion prompted a response from our two, and their roaring just a few yards from us in the darkness was a spine-tingling experience! We spent some time tracking a leopard which was stalking impala and which Brett was determined to find, but we had to be content with leopard tracks! Elephant were unusually elusive and it was only on the final morning that Brett located a fine 25 year old male after hearing a solitary trumpet from across the river, so I did see all the big five except the leopard. Together with sightings of many other mammals, birds and reptiles as well as the bush, the scenery and stunning panoramic views it was a wonderful and memorable safari trip! Some people might want slightly more sophisticated accommodation and cuisine but the style of nDzuti in the hands of Brett and Sherie suited me very well. With many thanks for your excellent arrangements of my safari trip, best wishes, Gervase.
    - Gervase .UK
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Game Lodges

Tintswalo Manor House

Location: Mpumalanga
Brief overview: Tintswalo Manor House, an elegant thatched mansion in Manyeleti Game Reserve is ideal for exclusive group safari of family or friends.
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Tintswalo Manor House

Overview

Tintswalo Manor House- exclusive group booking.

Tintswalo Manor House, an elegant thatched mansion in Manyeleti Game Reserve is ideal for exclusive group bookings of family or friends. The group has exclusive use of the Manor House and thus has a say in the schedule of the game drives and meals. The group has exclusive use of a ranger- guide tracker team and a chef. The exclusive group booking system allows a group of family or friends complete autonomy over their safari.

 Manyeleti Game Reserve is sandwiched between the famous Sabi Sand and Timbavati Reserves, up against the Kruger National Park. The animals have free movement through-out the Greater Kruger Park ensuring a large diversity and constantly changing wildlife population for this exclusive group safari.  Manyeleti has a healthy population of rhino, is famed for its massive herds of buffalo and of course the star studded skies; as the name Manyeleti implies -The Place of the Stars. The herds of  Manyeleti attract the predators, not excluding the rare cheetah; who make use of the open flood plains of the Nwasitsontso River to run down their prey.

The Manor House has four twin or double en suite air- conditioned bedrooms and a children’s room leading off one of the suites making this venue ideal for exclusive group bookings. The well tended grounds house a sparkling swimming pool set about with sun lounges and an open air boma for dinning under the stars of the Manyeleti.

       

 Enjoying a safari on the exclusive group booking basis means flexibility about game drive schedules, meal times, wake up times etc. A family safari can arrange special meal times for children and evening game drives can return early if little ones are involved. Magnificent bush cuisine is prepared by the chef in the interactive kitchen and served on the deep shaded patio or in the boma around the fire. Indoor dining is around a long convivial table where family and friends meet and talk about game sightings and birding of the day.

As with most safari lodges, at Manor House a morning and afternoon drive is scheduled with optional walks in between times. The afternoon drive goes on into the evening for a spot of nocturnal viewing with the use of a spotlight.  Low vehicle densities in this private Manyeleti concession mean that the excellent game sighting can be exclusive to the group.  Groups of elephant are often sighted, and leopard seek out the lush riverine forests along the river. Birding in Manyeleti is diverse and exciting. The smaller and rarer Shelley’s and Coqui Francolin are often seen and heard. In the summer months the migrant birds flock to the open plains of Manyeleti and it not unusual to see flocks of Lesser Spotted and Steppe Eagles. The large dam and flood plains attract many water birds including nesting Collared Pratincole (formerly Red-winged Pratincole).Bruce and I have personally seen the coveted crepuscular Bat Hawk sawing through the dusky sunset, but it would be totally unfair to hope for such a sighting. 

           

Manyeleti Game Reserve and Tintswalo Manor House is a 5-6 hour drive from Johannesburg on tarred roads in fairly good condition. A group of family or friends may prefer us to arrange a mini bus transfer from Johannesburg with qualified driver/ guide as this is the most economical and relaxing way for a group to travel. The local Eastgate (Hoedspruit) airport is an hour’s drive away and daily flights are met by transfer to the lodges.

Rates

ZAR 2910 per person
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This offer includes

Included at Manor House:

  • Accomodation for entire party.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Teas/coffee.
  • Morning and afternoon/ night game drives.
  • Local drinks.
  • VAT

This offer excludes

Excluded at Monor House:

  • Manyeleti conservation levy.
  • Spa treatments at Tintswalo.
  • Items of a personal nature.
  • Gratuities.