• Tintswalo Safari Lodge

Tintswalo Safari Lodge | Kruger Park

In the native Shangaan language, Tintswalo means “the intangible feeling of love, gratitude and peace bestowed upon someone offering you a meaningful and worthy gift.” Tintswalo Safari Lodge is an exclusive lodge located in the Mpumalanga Province of South Africa in the Manyeleti Private Game Reserve concession. This lush, 5-star lodge is nestled between the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve to the North, Sabi Sand Reserve to the South, and open to the Greater Kruger National Park on its fence-less eastern boundary.

Resting amid an ancient sycamore tree grove that overlooks a waterhole frequented by large herds of elephant and other big game, this luxury resort is a pristine wilderness reserve abounding in big game and spectacular bird life.

Rates inclusive of 14% V.A.T. • South African Rand • Subject to Availability

Description 1 Dec 2016 to 30 Nov 2017
Tintswalo Safari Lodge - Per Night 8 690.00
Tintswalo Manor House - NoSingle Supplement- Per Night 4 760.00
Tintswalo Safari Presidential Suite- Per unit per night 44 930.00
Tintswalo at Waterfall- Per Night 2725.00
Tintswalo Atlantic- Per Night 5 040.00
Tintswalo Atlabntic 2 bedroom Luxury Suite- Per Night 23 680.00

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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.

Elan Vita 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.


Tintswalo's schedule is infinitely flexible. The day's activities are planned around you, the guest. A typical day would start with an early morning game drive and perhaps a picnic breakfast. Followed by an al fresco lunch on the main lodge deck and afternoon leisure time to allow for a relaxing spa treatment. The evening drive continues into the night and your day is rounded by a crystal candlelit dinner.


By Air

  • Charters direct to Tintswalo's own landing strip.
  • Daily flights from Johannesburg International to Eastgate.
  • Scheduled flights to Manyeleti Reserve
Airstrip Details
  • Length: 1000 meters
  • Surface: Sand/gravel
  • Elevation: Approximately 450m (1730ft)
  • Direction is: South West to North Easterly direction
  • Co-ordinates: South 24.35.39 East 31.24.13 (GPS)

By Road

  • Excellent tar road from Johannesburg (5 hour drive) gravel/dirt for last 7 kilometers inside reserve.
Explorer Suites

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.

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 Suites

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.

Single supplement of 50% applies unless otherwise indicated

TINTSWALO SAFARI LODGE (6 Explorer suites with private deck and plunge pool)
Includes: Accommodation, full board, house drinks, WIFI, 2 game activities per day and a 15 minute back and neck massage.
Excludes: Premium branded alcohol, cellar wines, spirits and transfers.
Additional costs: Gate fee / Landing fee of R40 per person

TINTSWALO MANOR HOUSE – NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT (exclusive use for up to 10 guests – Minimum charge of 6 pax)
Includes: Accommodation, full board, house drinks, wifi, 2 private game activities per day, private safari vehicle, private chef and butler, complimentary back and shoulder massage. Personalized children’s program available.
Excludes: Premium branded alcohol, cellar wines, spirits and transfers.
Additional costs: Gate fee / Landing fee of R40 per person.

(2 en-suite explorer suites with large inter-leading lounge area, private plunge pool and boma)
Includes: Accommodation, full board, house drinks, laundry, wifi, 2 private game activities per day, private safari vehicle and guide, private chef and butler, complimentary back and shoulder massage. Personalized children’s program available.
Excludes: Premium branded alcohol, cellar wines, spirits and transfers.
Additional costs: Gate fee / Landing fee of R40 per person.

TINTSWALO at WATERFALL (16 Equestrian suites)
Includes: Accommodation and breakfast.
Excludes: All other meals and beverages.

Tintswalo Atlantic (10 Island suites)
Includes: Accommodation and breakfast.
Excludes: All other meals and beverages.

Tintswalo Atlantic 2 bedroom Luxury Suite 4 guests exclusive use
2 Island suites with spacious living area and connecting deck
Includes: Accommodation and breakfast.
Excludes: All other meals and beverages.

General Terms - Rates are quoted in South African Rands and are inclusive of VAT at 14%.

  • Rates are subject to change without prior notice however rates quoted and confirmed on the system will be honoured.
  • All guests will be required to sign an indemnity form on arrival at the property.
  • All extras are payable at the time of departure.
  • A private game vehicle is available at R 6000.00 per day at Tintswalo Safari Lodge.
  • Guides accommodation is available at R 2 155.00 per night on a full board basis at Tintswalo Safari Lodge.
  • NO Children under 12 at Tintswalo Safari Lodge unless accommodated in Presidential suite or Manor House.
  • Children aged 0 – 3 are accommodated free of charge.
  • Children aged 3 – 12 are charged at 50% of the rack rate.
  • All guests are required to have fully comprehensive travel insurance.

Children's Policy

  • No Children under 12 are permitted at Tintswalo Safari Lodge in the Main Lodge.
  • Children of all ages are permitted at Tintswalo Safari Lodge Presidential Suite and The Manor House.
  • Children of all ages are permitted at Tintswalo Atlantic and Tintswalo Waterfall with prior arrangement only. (Conditions apply and will be discussed with your reservationist or hotel management)
  • Children must be supervised at all times and are accommodated at the parent / guardian’s own risk.

Payment Terms

  • Provisional bookings can be held for a maximum of 7 days.
  • A 50 % deposit will be required to secure a booking.
  • Full pre-payment is required 30 days prior to travel.
  • Festive season bookings can only be accepted once a non-refundable deposit of 50% has been paid – even for account holders.

Cancellation policy

  • 46 days or more: 20% of the total value of the booking
  • 45 – 32 Days: 50 % of the total value of the booking
  • 31 days or less: 100% of the total value of the booking


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Business Hours:
Mon - Fri (09:00 - 17:00)
Sat (09:00 - 13:00)
Time Zone: UTC/GMT +2 hours
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What sets us Apart !

  • Effortless road and air access
  • Ideal for family or small groups
  • Rich biodiversity of game
  • Large elephant population
  • Over 530 bird species
  • Big 5 Game Animals

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Travel Information.

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    Wheelchair-friendly accommodation and safaris for the disabled in Kruger National Park, South Africa.
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