• TGCSA Grading: TGCSA 4 Star
  • Accommodation Type: Game Lodge
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Escape to mesmerising bushveld views, total relaxation and a fascinating luxury safari experience at Tintswalo at Lapalala. Situated in the private Manyeleti Reserve within the Greater Kruger National Park, your stay at the magnificent thatched Tintswalo Manor House, which is adjacent to the Tintswalo Safari Lodge, is guaranteed to be a unique wildlife getaway.

Tintswalo in the Shangaan language means the intangible feeling of love, gratitude and peace that you bestow upon someone who has given you a meaningful and worthy gift. This is what our guest`s experience.

Tintswalo at Lapalal overlooks a water hole that often welcomes thirsty visitors of all kinds. The house is served by a personal safari vehicle, a guide and tracker ensuring an enthralling relaxed safari encounter and educational children`s programmes are available upon request. Guests of Tintswalo may make use of the rejuvenating Vital Source Spa facilities or can browse around our small but exclusive library of rare books at the main Tintswalo Safari Lodge.

Tintswalo`s schedule is arranged around you and a typical day could begin with early morning game viewing, breakfast in the bush, more game-viewing , an al fresco lunch or high tea and leisure time at the house. Afternoon game viewing follows with a sunset sun downer stop , thereafter, your day will be completed with a superb candlelit dinner. We go out of our way to allow guests to experience different meal venues.

Explore the rich bio-diversity of the Manyeleti Reserve, view the Big Five on day and night game drives, partake in personalized safaris guided by highly qualified rangers and trackers, or just simply succumb to the tranquil surroundings and relax at Tintswalo Manor House. Visits to surrounding areas and attractions can be arranged at an additional charge.

The private full time chef will tantalize your taste buds with delicious dishes prepared in the splendid fully equipped kitchen and can be enjoyed on the marvelous shaded patio or at the traditional open-air Boma while watching the awe-inspiring twinkling night sky. After an exhilarating day out in the bush, take a refreshing dip in the crystal clear pool or lounge under the gazebo with sun downers while absorbing the spectacular African sunsets.

Accommodation Tintswalo at Lapalala:
Sophisticated and intimate the self-contained Tintswalo comprises of 3 spacious en-suite bedrooms located downstairs, and a fabulous master en-suite bedroom upstairs from where astounding views can be relished.

One of the downstairs double rooms also has a children`s room which shares the bathroom and together with the television room creates a private corner in the house for travelers with smaller children. One of the bedrooms is located on the outside of the house and not linked to the main entrance. This room also has an outside shower.

The house is beautifully decorated reflecting the peaceful environment, the sumptuous beds are framed with lavish net draping lending a dreamy ambiance to the stunning rooms. All rooms are air-conditioned and all necessities such as bathrobes, slippers, hairdryers, international adapters, torches and amenities are provided.

The house is also equipped with children`s books, toys and outside tables with chairs for playing around the garden. The house is fenced off with electrical fencing making it safe for little ones to explore. A pool net can be used on request for extra safety.

Clothing and Accessories:
Bring sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat, a good pair of walking shoes, cool clothing for daytime and a sweater for the evenings. A warm jacket (parka) is advised for early morning and evening drives in winter. Consult your local physician to provide the correct anti-malaria prophylactic.
Health and Climate:
Consult your local physician to provide the correct anti-malaria prophylactic. All guests are automatically covered by the Tintswalo emergency evacuation policy. If emergency hospitalisation is required, rapid transport by road or air is available. However, it is a condition of booking with Tintswalo Safari Lodges that each and every guest be adequately covered by their own comprehensive travel and medical insurance.

The area has a subtropical climate which lends to warm rainy summers and a dry cooler winter. The rainy season is predominantly from October through to March during which time the temperate averages a midday heat of 30 degrees. The generally dry winter has temperate days with nights cooling quickly to around 5 degrees

Game viewing at Tintswalo takes place on foot or in individually seated open game drive vehicles. The vehicles are equipped with spot lights for night viewing, radios for communication, mosquito repellent, ponchos 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 convenience. 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 Field Guide Association accredited and they are always accompanied by skilled trackers who know their surroundings well. Stargaze with guides and trackers well versed in the folklore of the Shangaan people who revere the stars with the aid of a powerful Meade telescope. Private birding or photographic safari's are also available on request.

Cancellation Policy:
Bookings made 45 days or less prior to arrival: require 100% pre-payment within 48 hours. A credit card authorization form must be completed for such bookings unless proof of payment into our bank account for the pre-payment is provided. A non-refundable deposit of 20% of the total invoiced amount must be received by us within 7 working days. Bookings made 46 days or more in advance - Balance of payment of 80% must be received 31 days prior to arrival.
Facilities & Services available:
Children under 12 years
Disabled (wheelchair friendly)
Babysitting Service
Laundry Service
Special Meals on Request
Conference facilities
Wedding facilities
Team Building
Bar on the Premises
Cots available
Curio Shop
Fax & Photocopy Machine
Internet Access
Parking (off-street - covered)
Xhosa / Zulu
DVD and/or VCR
Hiking / Walking Trails
Swimming Pool

Tintswalo at Lapalala is a Game Lodge in Kruger Park Mpumalanga South Africa

From JHB:
- Proceed on the N12 East in the direction of Witbank.
From PTA:
- Proceed on the N4 East in the direction of Witbank.
- As you pass Witbank continue east towards Belfast.
- At the Belfast sign turn left leaving the N4 and pass through the town.
- At the 2nd traffic light turn right on the R540 and proceed towards Dullstroom 36km away.
- Pass through Dullstroom towards Lydenburg 57km further on.
- At Lydenburg the R540 becomes the R36,continue on the R36 for 52km towards Orighstad.
- Pass through Orighstad on the R36 and continue towards the Abel Erasmus Pass.
- Below the Pass proceed through the J.G Strydom tunnel.
- Continue on the R531 for 30km towards Klaserie and ignore the turnoff to Hoedspruit.
- At the Orpen sign turn left towards the Orpen Gate and proceed for 33km.
- Pass the S. African Wildlife College on your left and just further on you will see the Tintswalo, Khoka Moya sign, turn right.
- Proceed on for 200m to the Manyeleti entrance gate where you must pay a nominal entrance fee.
- Once in the reserve follow the Tintswalo signs to the Lodge All signs bear right.

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Rooms and Units Available at Tintswalo at Lapalala

Manor House
5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, complete with pool, bar and boma area. Served by a personal safari vehicle, guide and full time chef and is a child friendly safari destination. Minimum of 6 guests required to book exclusive use of the Manor House.
Sleeps 2 Adults

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