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.