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Fly-in safaris now on offer to Tintswalo Safari in the Manyeleti Game Reserve 

Tintswalo Safari has announced that guests now have the option of convenient fly-in safaris directly into the Manyeleti Game Reserve, using Federal Airlines’s scheduled shuttle flights, or other charter services from OR Tambo Airport in Johannesburg. Flights depart OR Tambo daily at 10:30 and at 13:00; with return flights landing at OR Tambo at 12:30 and 15:30. Shuttle flights are also available to other lodges for guests on multi-stop safari itineraries in the various reserves.

Unfenced to the neighbouring Timbavati and Sabi Sand game reserves, the Manyeleti is a slice of private wilderness within the Greater Kruger National Park. Tintswalo Safari is one of only three lodges in the 27,000-hectare reserve, offering exceptional Big 5 game viewing experiences and low vehicle traffic in the natural wilderness.

Flying into the African bush offers the unique experience to appreciate the magnificent landscape from the air. Federal Airlines offers a premium point to point shuttle service with seamless VIP transfers from the local and international airport terminals at OR Tambo Airport, via its private terminal and guest lounge, to check-in and walking straight onto the tarmac to board.

On landing at the Manyeleti airstrip, guests are collected by Tintswalo at the aircraft, from where it is a short 10-minute road transfer in safari vehicles directly to Tintswalo Safari’s main lodge, or the Manor House within the same private concession.

A landmark of luxury accommodation and service, Tintswalo Safari (nominated in the prestigious upcoming Condé Nast Traveler’s 2024 Readers’ Choice Awards in the Resorts Category), is known for its warm hospitality. Guests are accommodated in six luxuriously appointed Explorer Suites, as well as the 2-bedroom Baines Presidential Suite, or the 2-bedroom Grant Suite. Themed after 19th Century African explorers, the air-conditioned suites all boast private plunge pools with bush views of elephants, buck and troops of monkeys passing by.

Private and exclusive, the Manor House at Tintswalo Safari is the ideal destination for family holidays or groups of friends travelling together, offering 5 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, as well as a swimming pool and the services of a private chef, guide and game viewing vehicle on an exclusive-use basis.


About Tintswalo Safari 

Sharing an unfenced boundary with the Kruger National Park, the pristine private Manyeleti Game Reserve is home to Tintswalo Safari. Boasting one of the lowest vehicle densities in the Greater Kruger region, Tintswalo Safari guests are spoiled with uninterrupted Big 5 game viewing experiences in an untouched African wilderness. The ten suites have been authentically designed to evoke the adventures of the 19th century explorers after which they are named. Within the same private concession, the 5-bedroom Tintswalo Manor presents a fully-catered villa for families or groups of friends keen to experience a tailor-made stay. Tintswalo Safari is accessed via a short drive from Hoedspruit airport, or a leisurely six-hour drive / shuttle service from Johannesburg for those guests who prefer a scenic road trip.

The Tintswalo Collection

The Tintswalo Collection comprises of six family-owned and managed properties situated in five unique locations, stretching from the beach to the bush, across Southern Africa. Perched oceanside on a pebbled beach at the foot of Chapmans Peak, the award-winning boutique hotel, Tintswalo Atlantic is surrounded by the Table Mountain National Park, and is renowned as one of Cape Town’s most precious hidden gems. In Simon’s Town on the southern side of the Cape Peninsula, Tintswalo Boulders is located on Boulders Beach with views across the world-famous colony of endangered African penguins. Sharing an unfenced boundary with the Kruger National Park, Tintswalo Safari is hidden within the pristine Manyeleti Private Nature Reserve, known for some of the best game viewing in South Africa. In the same private concession, Tintswalo Manor offers a luxurious, fully-catered private lodge for families or small groups seeking a tailor-made stay on an exclusive-use basis. Only three hours’ drive from Johannesburg, Tintswalo Waterberg is a comfortable family-friendly or corporate safari retreat within Limpopo’s malaria-free Welgevonden Game Reserve, complete with the option of a kosher kitchen. In Zambia, Tintswalo Siankaba presents an authentic African adventure with luxury tented accommodation on two small, private islands in the mighty Zambezi River.

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