The Mantis Collection is a group of private Game Lodge and Hotels in South Africa and other countries including the United Kingdom. The Mantis Collection comprises amongst other hotels the following unique hotels and game lodges in South Africa:
Mantis Collection Properties in South Africa:
- Shamwari Game Reserve, Eastern Cape
- Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, Western Cape
- Lake Pleasant Living, Garden Route in Western Cape
- Jock Safari Lodge, Mpumalanga in Kruger National Park
- Shamwari Townhouse, Port Elizabeth in Eastern Cape
- Nkomazi Game Reserve, Mpumalanga
- The Last Word
- Sanbona Private Lodges
- Grande Roche Hotel, Paarl, Cape Winelands in Western Cape
- The Last Word Bishopscourt, Cape Town in Western Cape
- Views Boutique Hotel & Spa, Wilderness, Garden Route in Western Cape
- The Last Word Constantia, Cape Town in Western Cape
- The Last Word Franschhoek, Franschhoek, Cape Winelands in Western Cape
- The Last Word Long Beach, Cape Town in Western Cape
- Princess Emma Luxury Yacht, Cape Town in Western Cape
- Jaci's Safari Lodge, Madikwe Game Reserve in North West Province
- Monarch Hotel, Johannesburg in Gauteng
The Shamwari Game Reserve, Port Elizabeth ( Western Province, South Africa )
The game rich Shamwari Game Reserve, malaria-free, private game reserve situated in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, has received numerous international awards, including the World's Leading Conservation Company and Game Reserve for many consecutive years.
The Shamwari Game Reserve, which forms part of the Mantis Collection of Hotels and Game Lodges in South Africa, is situated in the bush along the Bushmans River, halfway between Port Elizabeth and Grahamstown forming a natural extension to the famous Garden Route. The Shamwari Game Reserve is about conserving a vanishing way of life. Steeped in Pioneer history, and dating back to the time when a multitude of game roamed wild and free, the Shamwari Game Reserve boasts five eco-systems, thus enabling the support of many forms of plant, animal and bird life.
Luxury accommodation at the Shamwari Game Lodge is offered in 6 different lodges on the malaria free game reserve: Long Lee Manor, Bushmans River Lodge, Riverdene Lodge, Lobengula Lodge, Bayethe Lodge and Eagles Crag.
Long Lee Manor at Shamwari offers a distinctive Colonial experience in a restored Edwardian Manor house. Long Lee Manor features a health and beauty spa for its guests. The 5 star Bushmans River Lodge is a unique historical site with its four suites decorated in an African artistic theme. The exclusive Riverdene Lodge is a restored settler's lodge with nine suites, all en-suite with air-conditioning, Satellite TV, telephone and small lounge area. The ethnically decorated Lobengula Lodge with its thatched roofs is tucked deep in the valley bushveld offering 12 guests a tranquil, luxurious and exclusive getaway as well as a wellness centre. The Bayethe Lodge is a 5-star, luxury lodge comprising of 9-tented suites which make for a real African adventure. A great bushveld-type lodge made of stone walls and thatch, accommodates the lounge, dining room, an outdoor banquet boma, swimming pool and viewing deck. The beautiful stone and thatch at Eagles Crag, with its wellness centre, offers nine detached suites, each with private deck and plunge pool.
Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, Montague (Western Province, South Africa)
Nestled at the foot of the towering Warmwaterberg mountain in the heart of the Little Karoo, Sanbona Wildlife Reserve celebrates the spirit of the San people who once roamed this unique area.
More than 54000 hectares of undulating mountains and plains, indigenous flora and fauna, rock formations and rock art make this a destination not to be missed. Sanbona Wildlife Reserve is home to free ranging white Lions.
Sanbona's qualified rangers lead guests in comfortable Land Rovers, or on foot through the bush to spot a broad variety of plants and animals. Sunrise and sunset trails result in secluded rock pools and spectacular examples of San Art - hidden away between breathtaking rock formations. There is a broad range of easy and challenging routes from which to choose. Watch birds of prey soar in the vast blue African sky.
Jock Safari Game Lodge, Kruger National Park (South Africa)
The 5 star Jock Safari Lodge, which forms part of the Mantis Collection, South Africa, is one of the very first privately owned camps situated in the world famous Kruger National Park, with exclusive traversing rights in what is regarded as the best Big Five game viewing area in the Kruger National Park.
Situated at the confluence of the Mitomeni and Biyamiti Rivers, the luxury Jock Safari Lodge offers stunning views, with the pool literally on the confluence. Each air-conditioned luxury suite at the Jock Safari Lodge is set along the rivers, providing all the luxuries yet evoking the style and romance of the past as well as the indigenous Swazi and Shangaan cultures.
Game drives in open land rovers, with the lodge's professional team of game rangers, offer guests the thrill of close encounters with Africa's Big Five. Walking safaris, Birding safaris, and guided Historical tours will take you along the paths of legend and mystery. Interpret the signs, sounds and scents of wild animals in this unspoilt wilderness.
Jock Safari Lodge is set in the Jock of the Bushveld concession in the southern area of the Kruger National Park. It is situated halfway between Malelane & Skukuza and only approximately 458km (284.6 miles) from Johannesburg and its airport. A scheduled fly-in service is offered to guests.
Lake Pleasant Living, Garden Route (Western Province, South Africa)
The Garden Route, a panoramic region idyllically placed between the Indian Ocean and the Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma mountains, is home to Lake Pleasant Living Exclusive Holiday Suites in the Knysna district (Mantis Collection). This charming hotel, built on the edge of one of the few natural freshwater lakes in the southern hemisphere, is a serene retreat set in the picturesque Goukamma Nature and Marine Reserve.
The serviced suites at Lake Pleasant all have breathtaking views of the Groenvlei Lake and landscaped garden from private patios and balconies. Standard Suites at the Lake Pleasant Hotel features include Classic, up-market interior and exterior furnishings; Kitchenette including utensils, glassware, cutlery, and crockery; kitchenette equipment includes mini dishwasher, microwave, fridge, freezer, 2-plate hob and extractor fan. Air conditioning in every room, television per room with selected network channels, digital safe, intercom system, sleeper couch in living area - suitable for children under 12 years and original artist paintings.
The classically prepared cuisine is at Feathers Bistro & Bar. Fine dining is an essential aspect of the experience - we strive for excellence in all facets. While enjoying the view of Groenvlei, attentive service will ensure that the delicate balance of food, wine and the good company remains the main event. Excellent selections of local South African wines are available to complement your meal. The dining experience can be completed with an aromatic coffee, warming cognac or liqueur. For the connoisseur, selections of Cuban cigars are on offer from the humidor - sink back into a leather couch and enjoy the ambience.
The Mantis Collection Spa & Gymnasium boast sauna and steam rooms, an indoor heated relaxation pool and a gym open to guests. A wide range of specialist beauty and body treatments are available and administered by professional staff. We believe that when guests leave Lake Pleasant Living, they should feel pampered, relaxed and rejuvenated.
The Lake Pleasant Living offers prolific birdlife, excellent bass fishing, mountain biking, boating and beautiful unspoilt beaches nearby, as well as many world-class golf courses and a wide variety of attractions to enjoy.