The Tintswalo name is synonymous with luxury getaways and the brand’s properties are loved for their unique bucket-list quality offerings. Popular with overseas tourists, the Tintswalo properties offer unrivalled luxury and charm, but the premium price for accommodation at these one-of-a-kind spots make it out of reach for many South Africans.
Now, in an effort to stimulate local travel and accommodate South African residents within the current lockdown restrictions, Tintswalo Lodges has introduced a self-catering option for families and friends. Exclusive-use, self-catering options are available at three of the Tintswalo properties, offering a choice between a safari or coastal breakaway for a group of up to 10 people.
The R25, 000 per night deal for 10 people (2-night minimum stay) offers excellent value to South Africans seeking a luxury destination for a self-drive reunion close to home, or further afield once inter-provincial travel is allowed. Working out to R2,500 per person, per night it’s a steal to stay at one of these magical locations.
Options include the Manor House at Tintswalo Safari Lodge in the greater Kruger area; the Tintswalo Family Camp in the Welgevonden Game Reserve in the Waterberg; and Tintswalo at Boulders Boutique Villa in Simon’s Town, Cape Town. Lodges are fully serviced and all health precautions and safety protocols are fully complied with. Safari options also include two safari activities a day, a safari vehicle and the services of guide, as well as a private chef, housekeeping, laundry and wifi. (T’s & C’s apply. Excluded are food and beverages as well as gratuities).
A Cape escape
With unobstructed views across Boulders Beach and its world-famous resident colony of endangered African penguins, Tintswalo at Boulders Boutique Villa boasts a unique beachfront location. Paying homage to maritime history and the villa’s location in Simon’s Town, the luxurious suites are individually decorated, some with private balconies. Ideally equipped for a group travelling together, the villa features open-plan lounges with fireplaces, a TV-room and two fully equipped kitchens and indoor dining areas. There are spacious outdoor terraces, as well as a wind-protected courtyard with a fire pit, and a sea view pool on the top deck.
Tintswalo Family Camp Welgevonden is located in the malaria-free Welgevonden Game Reserve in the Waterberg (Limpopo province). It ranks amongst SA’s largest private game reserves and boasts a great variety of game, including the Big Five. Five spacious free-standing luxury units are positioned on either side of the main lodge, which is comfortably furnished with spacious entertainment and lounge areas with fireplaces. The camp features a swimming pool with poolside loungers and a viewing deck overlooking the waterhole. It is child-friendly and protected by electric fencing against predators and dangerous game to allow children the freedom to enjoy the outside areas.
Situated in the pristine Manyeleti Private Nature Reserve, the Manor House at Tintswalo Safari Lodge features spacious lounge and dining areas and deep, shady patios that are ideal for relaxation and entertaining. The 56,000 acre Manyeleti Reserve is known as the “Place of the Stars” and has fenceless boundaries to the Kruger National Park. The traditionally styled private villa has 5 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, two with outside baths for indulgent soaks under starlit skies. Welcoming children of all ages, the family-friendly destination comes with a swimming pool and rolling lawns protected by game fencing, overlooking a waterhole that offers excellent game viewing 24/7.
For more information on this incredible offering, visit the Tintswalo Lodges website.