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Tintswalo Safari Lodge

5.0 of 5 Manyeleti reserve | Greater Kruger National Park, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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Bluffton, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you want to experience a by-gone era and true African hospitality, come to Tinswalo. From the moment you step out of your Rover, you will be greeted by a staff whose warmth made us feel that we were not arriving for the first time , but "coming home!" After the staff greeted us, we followed a winding wooden deck... More

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TintswaloCEO, General Manager at Tintswalo Safari Lodge, responded to this review

We'd like to extend a very warm and heartfelt thank you for submitting such a beautiful review of your stay at Tintswalo Safari Lodge. We love to hear from our guests, and especially those that connect so deeply with the African wilderness. Fritz and Mpho will so appreciate your kind words, as will Orlando, as the chef. Thank you. You... More

Westchester, New York, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I just had the vacation of a lifetime! I spent two weeks touring South Africa and Victoria Falls, and my greatest memories are my three nights and four days at Tintswalo. This was my first safari and I never imagined myself loving something so much. To be honest, I didn't want to go. I was reluctant and going along for... More

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TintswaloCEO, General Manager at Tintswalo Safari Lodge, responded to this review

We'd like to extend heartfelt thanks to you for your review of Tintswalo Safari Lodge on Tripadvisor. We appreciate the detail with which you describe your experience and are delighted to hear that the African bush has crept into your heart. It is a magical place indeed. Thank you for you kind words about Fritz - we are very proud... More

Brescia, Italy
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4 reviews 4 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nowhere else in the world you can live an experience like this. Really, the lodge is simply AMAZING, so warm, so romantic, so magic... the treatment is great, all the Tintswalo Team is so kind and elegant. The food is so good (also for Italians that usually are so critics to foreing food). The game drives are CRAZY (Fritz and... More

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TintswaloCEO, General Manager at Tintswalo Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Firstly, congratulations on your marriage! We are so pleased that your honeymoon was such a wonderful experience for you, and appreciate you taking the time to submit your feedback to Tripadvisor. We hope that one day you will return to re-live the romance and magic you have described in your review. More

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently had an amazing experience on Safari at Tintswalo. We have already recommended it to several people and will keep doing it. We have had grand experiences in Kenya and Tanzania in our time, but the knowledge and passion showed by our Guide and Tracker, Fritz & Mpo, can supersede any African adventure. We saw a lion kill and... More

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TintswaloCEO, General Manager at Tintswalo Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to submit your review of Tintswalo Safari Lodge to Tripadvisor. We love to hear from our guests once they have returned home, and to know we've left you with an unforgettable Safari experience. We appreciate the feedback about Fritz, Mpho, and Ronel - we're very proud of our team We certainly hope to have... More

New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our group of 8 stayed in four suites in late September. This was a first-time safari for each of us and the experience set the bar very high for future adventures. We could not be more pleased with the warm hospitality shown by the super-attentive and competent staff led by manager Ronel, her husband Fritz who was our safari guide... More

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TintswaloCEO, General Manager at Tintswalo Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Tintswalo Safari Lodge on Tripadvisor. It makes us really happy when our guests have such a magical experience, we appreciate your sharing it with us! We so appreciate the feedback about our staff, and would agree with you about Fritz: we are very proud of him, and he is a huge asset to our... More

Kansas City
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The picture with the private pool....yep that was our room three weeks ago! Can I go back and stay longer? We traveled to South Africa on an AMA Waterways tour and every resort we stayed in was over the top. The food, accommodations, service, guides and staff at the Tintswalo hotel were all exceptional.

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TintswaloCEO, General Manager at Tintswalo Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful feedback about Tintswalo Safari Lodge - so glad that everything was up to standard and that you had a great stay. We hope to see you again - for longer next time! More

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Six of us rented the Manor House last week and also visited the main lodge for dinner and spa treatments. The staff were absolutely superb and took excellent care of us. My only criticism is that the Manor House could use a bit of a facelift, particularly when compared to the lodge accommodations. It is more rustic, but that is... More

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TintswaloCEO, General Manager at Tintswalo Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Manor House - we appreciate your valuable feedback, and we're so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for kind words spoken of Elvis, Andrew, Simon and Martha, it's great for them to receive such encouraging words. We also hope it's not your last safari experience! More

Omaha, Ne
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141 reviews 141 reviews
35 hotel reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were at Tintswalo in September, 2014 and were incredibly impressed. Not only were the rooms and accommodations incredible, but the guiding and food was every bit as good. We saw terrific things on our safaris and had a great experience at the camp. They were helpful with our requests for vegetarian meals and offered a unique experience with terrific... More

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TintswaloCEO, General Manager at Tintswalo Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for sending in your Tripadvisor review of Tintswalo Safari Lodge. We are so thrilled that your experience with us surpassed the experiences you've had at amazing safari destinations like Kenya and Tanzania. We do hope you'll return one day! More

new jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

My wife and I spent 3 days at Tintswalo last week. We had never been on a safari before and didn't know what to expect. What we received from the lovely staff was great attention and service. The safari drives were wonderful by Darren and Eric, and the experience was incredible. I would very much recommend this place. We would... More

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TintswaloCEO, General Manager at Tintswalo Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review of Tintswalo Safari Lodge - so glad you enjoyed your three days with us, and certainly hope to see you again someday! More

Atlanta, GA
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great first safari experience. The entire staff was very attentive. The food is marvelous, especially the south african barbecue. Darren and Eric were a great guiding team. We learned not only about the animals, but the birds and vegetation. I had a marvelous african massage...a great way to relax after bouncing around in the land rover on the game drives.... More

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TintswaloCEO, General Manager at Tintswalo Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to submit your review of Tintswalo Safari Lodge to Tripadvisor. We're delighted that your first safari went so well, and that you enjoyed the African bush so immensely. Thank you for the compliments about Darren and Eric, they would so appreciate that. We hope to see you one day again! More

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Address: Manyeleti reserve | Greater Kruger National Park, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Manyeleti Game Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Tintswalo Safari Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 8
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Also Known As:
Tintswalo Hotel Manyeleti Game Reserve
Tintswalo Kruger National Park
Tintswalo Safari Lodge South Africa/Manyeleti Game Reserve

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