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 located in the Mpumalanga Province of South Africa on the private Manyeleti Reserve concession – a lush, exclusive lodge nestled between the Timbavati Private Reserve to the north, Sabi Sand Reserve to the south, and open to the Greater Kruger National Park on its fenceless eastern boundary.

Resting amidst an ancient sycamore tree grove that overlooks a waterhole frequented by large herds of elephant and other big game, Safari Lodge is a pristine wilderness reserve abounding in big game and spectacular bird life. Tintswalo Safari suites and lodge are all situated along a seasonal river bed among an ancient sycamore tree grove. The exquisitely appointed main lodge overlooks a waterhole frequented by a large herd of elephant and other big game.

The Explorer suites and Presidential are all linked to the main lodge by raised wooden walkways. The Tintswalo suites are authentically decorated to reflect 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 an opportunity for effortless birding, as well as the chance to view a large variety of big game from the privacy of each unit. 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.

Tintswalo’s schedule is arranged around you and a typical day could begin with early morning gameviewing, breakfast in the bush, more game-viewing , an al fresco lunch or high tea and leisure time at the lodge. You can browse around our small but exclusive library of rare books or relax completely in our Vital Source Spa. Visits to surrounding areas and attractions can be arranged at an additional charge. Afternoon game-viewing follows with a sunset sundowner stop , thereafter, your day will be completed with a superb candlelit dinner. We go out of our way to allow guests to dine privately or with other guests and never in the same place! Game viewing at Tintswalo takes place on foot or in individually seated open game vehicles.

The vehicles are equipped with spot lights for night viewing, radios for communication, mosquito repellent, poncho’s for wet weather and individual blankets for the night chill. A canvas bag containing binoculars, reference books and treats is also placed on each seat for your use. Walks in the reserve are guided through the ever changing environment of the African bush. This experience allows the guest the opportunity to come away with information on wildlife, nature enlightenment and insight into the local Shangaan traditions ~ this is only obtainable with an ‘on the ground’ experience. All our experienced & professional guides are accredited and they are always accompanied by skilled trackers who know their surrounding well.

Tintswalo Safari Lodge

From R 5,600.00 per person sharing per night, incl. of all meals, drinks and game activities.


Manor House

From R 2,900.00 per person sharing per night, incl. of all meals, drinks and game activities.
Children are welcome at Manor House