Tintswalo Safari Lodge

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Outdoor pool
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Presidential Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Private Pool | Terrace/patio
Manor House | Terrace/patio

Overview of Tintswalo Safari Lodge

Tintswalo Safari Lodge

5.0 star property
Luxury lodge with 4 restaurants, near Manyeleti Game Reserve

10.0/10 Exceptional

12 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
Manyeleti Game Reserve, Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 4 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Room service
  • Childcare
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Air conditioning
Feel at home
  • Supervised childcare
  • Private pool
  • Separate bath and shower
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In a national park
  • Kruger National Park - 14 min drive
  • Sabi Sands Game Reserve - 75 min drive

Getting around

  • Hoedspruit (HDS) - 72 min drive
  • Mala Mala (AAM) - 95 min drive
  • Skukuza (SZK) - 28.6 miles/46.1 km
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Tintswalo Safari Lodge

5-star luxury lodge in a national park
At Tintswalo Safari Lodge, you can look forward to free cooked-to-order breakfast, a round-trip airport shuttle and a terrace. Treat yourself to a body wrap, a detox wrap or aromatherapy at Bushwillow Spa, the on-site spa. Be sure to enjoy a meal at any of the 4 on-site restaurants, which feature brunch and more. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities, such as a library and laundry facilities.
Other perks at this lodge include:
  • An outdoor pool
  • Free self-parking
  • A safari, a front desk safe and luggage storage
  • A 24-hour front desk, wedding services and a computer station
  • Guest reviews say good things about the helpful staff
Room features
All guest rooms are individually furnished, and feature comforts, such as private plunge pools and fireplaces, in addition to thoughtful touches, such as premium bedding and air conditioning.
More amenities include:
  • Rainfall showers, deep-soaking baths and free toiletries
  • Balconies or patios, coffee/tea makers and ceiling fans


Afrikaans, English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 7 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until 5:30 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 6:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)
  • Supervised childcare


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours a day)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast each morning 7 AM–10 AM
  • 4 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Private dining
  • Room service (limited hours)

Travelling with children

  • Supervised childcare

What to do

  • Safari

Working away

  • Computer station


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • Fitness centre
  • An outdoor pool
  • Full-service spa


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • Afrikaans
  • English

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Slippers

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Private pool
  • Balcony or patio
  • Fireplace
  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Deep-soaking bath
  • Separate bath and shower
  • Rainfall shower heads
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the lodge's full-service spa, Bushwillow Spa. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, facials and body wraps. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and reflexology. The spa is equipped with a spa tub.

The spa is open daily. Children under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision. Guests under 9 years old are not allowed in the spa.


Dining Room – This fine-dining restaurant serves breakfast, brunch and dinner.
Deck – This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Open daily.
Boma – This buffet restaurant only serves dinner. Open daily.
Bush Breakfast – This buffet restaurant only serves breakfast. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Resort fee: ZAR 55 per person, per stay

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 1000 per person (one-way)

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to September 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Guests under 9 years old are not allowed in the spa, and guests under 16 years old are only allowed with adult supervision

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have lifts.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Tintswalo Safari Lodge Kruger National Park
Tintswalo Safari Lodge
Tintswalo Safari Kruger National Park
Tintswalo Kruger National Park
Tintswalo Safari Lodge South Africa/Manyeleti Game Reserve
Tintswalo Safari Lodge Lodge
Tintswalo Safari Lodge Bushbuckridge
Tintswalo Safari Lodge Lodge Bushbuckridge

Frequently asked questions

Does Tintswalo Safari Lodge offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Tintswalo Safari Lodge does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Tintswalo Safari Lodge?
As of 1 October 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Tintswalo Safari Lodge on 2 October 2022 start from €1,659, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Tintswalo Safari Lodge?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Tintswalo Safari Lodge?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Tintswalo Safari Lodge?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Tintswalo Safari Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Tintswalo Safari Lodge?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is ZAR 1000 per person one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Tintswalo Safari Lodge?
You can check in from 2 PM - 5:30 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Tintswalo Safari Lodge and nearby?
On-site recreation at Tintswalo Safari Lodge includes a safari. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool. Tintswalo Safari Lodge also has private plunge pools and a fitness centre, as well as spa services.
Are there restaurants at or near Tintswalo Safari Lodge?
Yes, there are 4 on-site restaurants. The dining venue will be unavailable from 1 July 2021 to 1 September 2022 (dates subject to change).
Does Tintswalo Safari Lodge have rooms with private hot tubs?
Yes, each room has a deep-soaking bath.
Does Tintswalo Safari Lodge have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a private pool, a private plunge pool and a balcony or patio.
What's the area around Tintswalo Safari Lodge like?
Tintswalo Safari Lodge is located a short 1-minute walk from Manyeleti Game Reserve.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

10/10 Exceptional

Nancy, 4-night romance trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Wonderful place. We had an absolutely amazing stay, from start to finish. Saw every kind of animal and the guides and staff could not be faulted. The food was incredible as well, and nothing was too much trouble.
Tim, 3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Best safari trip in South Africa
This hotel is amazing with everything you need for a safari vacation We stayed in explorer suite and the decorations were flawless. Your stay includes 2 daily safari at dawn and dusk, the guide is very informative and they are extremely safe. During the safari you embark to see the big5 , in your journey you will stop over for some nice treats. The staff is very welcoming, friendly and make the stay very special. They have elephants that regularly visit the property.
Molly, 2-night romance trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Amazing location, wildlife visible from bedroom, fantastic staff and guide/tracker, great and charming way to spend an all-inclusive safari with a group of friends!
3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The most amazing hotel and staff.
Had the most wonderful safari experience. Every day was an adventure and the staff went out of their way to make sure your stay was perfect. Our guide Christoff was knowledgable and a joy! The accommodation was idyllic. Could not speak highly enough of Tintswalo.
Linda, 3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Tintswalo is Amazing
The trip was amazing. We were supposed to stay at Imbali, but we got a cancellation text day of check-in. We ended up staying at Tintswalo Lodge instead. Dave and Eric were our guide and tracker. They are amazing people and we learned so much from them. It was my wife's birthday and one day we went back to out room and a gift was waiting for her. We want to thank everyone at Tintswalo for making our stay so memorable. We feel like part of the family and look forward to seeing them again.
Jesse, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Honeymoon Adventure!
What a fantastic experience! The staff at Tintswalo were more than accomadating. They recognized our honeymoon with a private wine cellar dinner and spa lunch! We are both big foodies as well! The dining was exquisite. The game viewing in the Manyeleti was superb. Both of the Tintswalo guides Christof and Allister worked tirelessly to find the big 5. They went out of their way with additional hikes. My wife and I were particularly thrilled following the lioness and her pride while we watched other competing males enter their territory. Thank you to our guide Christof, our spotter Happy, our butlers Shermaine and Kenneth, and the coordinating staff Emily and Simoné. Thank you!!
Chris , 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Amazing experience!
We came here for the first leg of our honeymoon and were blown away! First - the staff really cares and is motivated to make your stay perfect. They cater to your every need and request. The guide and tracker really make your trip. Tell them what you hope to see and they'll do their best to make it a reality. Andrew was our guide and he couldn't have been better for us. Our luck in animal sightings was abnormally good - we were fortunate enough to see EVERY animal that we came to see. This is unusual so do not be disappointed if you do not see everything - our friends who have been to South Africa multiple times said it just depends on animal behavior. We also liked that Tintswalo did not overcrowd their game drive vehicles as other nearby camps seemed to do. Dinner settings changed every night and they kept us entertained and excited. Extremely clean facility
Afsheen, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Don't hesitate to book
This is the most wonderful place we have ever been (frequent Four Seasons, Mandarin Oriental, Ritz Carlton guests) - the service at Tintswalo was equal or better to these great five star hotel chains. Wonderful experience - authentic setting - unbeatable hospitality - everyone strived to ensure that we were happy and that we had everything we needed. We were so sad to leave and can't wait to be back!!!!
Ashleigh, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

I recomend this lodge a 100%. Every thing was perfect, rooms, food, etc and the staff very friendly. Andrew was our game guide and was incredible. And Pardon the tracker was very nice. We saw the big five many times and a leopard hunting a baby impala.
3-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review