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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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Los Angeles, CA
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Tintswalo Safari Lodge for three nights in October 2014, as part of the AMA Waterways Stars of South Africa tour. This is an excellent lodge that provides first rate accommodations, very good food, and located in the heart of a game reserve. It is an intimate lodge with only 8 suites, and we had our meals... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm not sure how it's taken us so long to find this lodge and this reserve, but it is a great find. Having stayed at others in Botswana, Zambia and several in Sabi Sands, which by the way were all lovely in their way, Tintswalo Safari Lodge has the edge. It has a homely, atmospheric, happy feel about it. The... More 

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

What a lovely review and we too are so pleased that you found Tintswalo.... thank you for this great feedback and we do hope to see you back with us in the near future More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been on safari plenty of times and the quality of the game viewing always defines the stay at a lodge. We were utterly spoilt, seeing the Big 5 in the first 24 hours (including two superb leopard sightings!) Our ranger Andrew and tracker Simon were outstanding - the depth of knowledge commendable indeed. Andrew's enthusiasm for his job was... More 

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

Thank you for your wonderful review and we are so pleased that your guide and tracker were so informative and that the boys learnt so much ! We hope to see you back soon and thank you for choosing Tintswalo More 

Cleveland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the most beautifully designed and appointed game camps we have visited and we have stayed at at least 12 different camps in South Africa, Botswana and Zambia.. This is a small camp which lends itself to a very friendly atmosphere. The rooms are stunning. We were there in Feb. and the bush was very thick which... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to review Tintswalo Safari Lodge and we are thrilled that you will be returning in May.... We look forward to having you back More 

Espoo
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The combination of luxury accomodation, great food and wine, as well as awesome staff in a fantastic location with all amazing wildlife next to you is hard to beat. In addition the trackers AK and Foster are magical in finding the Big 5 and so many more beautiful animals in a short time. As an example we witnessed two rhinos... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to post your review to Tripadvisor - we really appreciate hearing from our guests, and are so thrilled to hear that you had such a great time with us. We hope that you and your wife will have opportunity to come back someday! More 

Santa Fe
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I spent 14 weeks traveling around Africa by car - sometimes staying in 5 star luxury lodges and sometimes camping. The most incredible lodge experience was at Tintswalo Safari Lodge in South Africa. The lodge itself is beautiful, the food was fantastic, the staff was attentive and knowledgeable and our guide, Fritz, and tracker, Mpho were THE BEST! We saw... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on Tripadvisor. We are grateful and honoured that after travelling around our beautiful country, we are considered one of your best experiences - thank you. We hope that one day you will have the opportunity to return for more Safari adventures. More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We spent only 2 nights at Tintswalo in the Presidential Suite but it was one of the best holiday experiences we have every had. We spent 2 weeks in South Africa and we left the safari experience until the end of the trip - 2 nights in Tintswalo and 3 nights in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve. I know we... More 

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

Thank you for submitting a review of your experience on Tripadvisor. We are so thrilled that you enjoyed your time at Tintswalo Safari Lodge, and that the team made such an impact on your stay there. We hope that you will have opportunity to return for another safari getaway someday! More 

Liptovsky Mikulas, Banska Bystrica, Slovakia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We have spent 4 days at this wonderful place with unique atmosphere. For me, it was the first time at safari. Everything in the lodge is so luxurious. Our suit was great with huge bathroom, the set up of the room was changes 3 times a day. Food was great - thank you chef Johan for your soft beef steak... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback on TripAdvisor - we love hearing from our guests, and really appreciate that you got to know our Tintswalo family by name! We'll pass on your thanks to the whole team. We hope you will return soon! More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Our travel agent Hills of Africa Travel booked us on this amazing journey in South Africa. The highlight of our Safari trip was at Tintswalo - WOW, the accomidations, the food, the guides, all beyond compare to any other vacation. Every member of the Tintswalo team will go out of their way to make your trip special and memorable. This... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review onto TripAdvisor - we appreciate the feedback, and are thrilled that you had such a wonderful time! We hope to see you again soon! More 

Bluffton, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

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 

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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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