No. 5 Hotel by Mantis awarded: Best Boutique Hotel - Port Elizabeth & Excellence Award for South African Fusion Cuisine 2017

The Travel & Tour Awards 2017 shines a light on the companies and business who work tirelessly to ensure they achieve great success within the hospitality industry. From all corners of this dynamic industry, the commitment shown by these inimitable high flyers, they believe is truly deserving of great recognition.

We are so pleased to announce that No. 5 Hotel by Mantis has been awarded: Best Boutique Hotel – Port Elizabeth & Excellence Award for South African Fusion Cuisine 2017.

Nestled in the upmarket beachfront suburb of Summerstrand, No5 by Mantis is less than ten minutes from the airport and within 100 metres of the Indian Ocean.

No stone was left unturned to ensure that our ten exquisite suites are masterpieces of comfort and opulence. No5 by Mantis is superb accommodation for business conferences or pleasure, offering the service excellence that the Mantis Group is renowned for the world over.


What’s better than one fantastic getaway? Three!

Are you looking for a supremely perfect way to experience the Eastern Cape’s Coast Meander?

Our fabulous Eastern Cape trio- No. 5 By Mantis; Founders Lodge and Oceana Beach and Wildlife Reserve- have teamed up to provide the ultimate city, beach and wildlife experience. This unique 3-in-1 experience can’t be missed.

Founder’s Lodge, hidden away from prying eyes, lies nestled adjacent to Shamwari Game reserve. With daily game drives, It is the perfect base from which to plot your Big 5 experience, and walk in the natural beauty of the Eastern Cape Bush.

No. 5 By Mantis, set in the affluent beach suburb of Summerstrand, offers you a discreet and elegant boutique hotel to act as your home whilst you explore the bustle of Port Elizabeths markets, nightlife and surrounds.

Oceana Beach and Wildlife Reserve, perched on a vast and pristine private beach allows you the opportunity to indulge in luxury, bask in the warmth of the beach, or explore the watersports and local wildlife in the midst of this exotic reserve.

The best of three worlds lies at your fingertips. What happens when you dare to go big and combine all three? A thrilling adventure packed with water sports, land adventures; biking trails; warm beach days and vibrant city nights.

Spend the day getting up close and personal with this unique corner of Africa’s natural fauna and flora, your nights partying it up with the locals or retreat to your private paradise to relax and unwind .

The full stretch of the magnificent Wild Coast meander lies at your fingertips – Book today, before you miss out, and experience the adventure of a lifetime.

This can’t-miss combo comes with a added special offer, contact reservations to find out more.

Bring your family to The Sherry, and enjoy a New York getaway!

Valid on a two-night minimum stay and priced from $1,199 per night for a family of four (two adults and two children), the package includes four tickets to the Central Park Zoo; a keepsake plush Louis the Giraffe, named after Louis Sherry, the hotel’s founder; children’s city-themed memorabilia; four $10 MetroCards; and a Central Park map. In addition, all guests receive a 20% discount when dining at the hotel’s Harry Cipriani restaurant.

Kids are encouraged to take Louis around town with them, and post photos of their adventures on the hotel’s Facebook page. Where would you take Louis first?

To book this offer at The Sherry-Netherland Hotel , get in touch with

Package Includes:

Four Tickets to the Central Park Zoo

‘Louis the Giraffe’ — The newest member of The Sherry Family, a plush keepsake giraffe

Four Tickets to the Central Park Carousel

Children’s NYC Themed Memorabilia

Four $10 MetroCard’s, good for travel on the NYC public transit system

Central Park Map — A beautiful map that enables guests to explore this magnificent landmark

Up to two rollaway beds can be added to the room

2017 Rates, plus applicable taxes:

Suite: $1,199/night

Rates include complimentary wireless Internet access, newspaper of choice daily, sodas and mineral waters in the refrigerator in each room, fresh flowers in each room, a welcome gift of Louis Sherry chocolates, local calls, use of our Fitness Center and our Business Center.

Please note that The Sherry-Netherland is a smoke-free hotel.

Ground Breaking Agreement on Certified Bamboo for Sustainable Tourism

Deep rooted backgrounds in African conservation, as well as shared visions for sustainability and a world in which people and animals can co-exist came to light during the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Mantis and EcoPlanet Bamboo last month. The executive management teams of both companies, which included Camille Rebelo COO of EcoPlanet Bamboo and Adrian Gardiner CEO of Mantis, met at No5 by Mantis, in Port Elizabeth.

EcoPlanet Bamboo, a leader in the industrialization of bamboo as a commercial fibre through the restoration of degraded land into sustainability certified global bamboo plantations, and Mantis Collection, a family run collection of award winning, privately owned, five star properties located around the world, signed a ground-breaking agreement with far reaching benefits for both the environment and for the global movement towards sustainable tourism.

During the discussions, both companies recognized a shared set of environmental values, inherent in the philosophies and daily operations of each. EcoPlanet Bamboo and Mantis Collection both recognised the necessity to develop business based solutions to contribute to the conservation and preservation of the world’s natural resources and developed business models around a deep culture of operating in a sustainable and responsible manner. Although deeply rooted in South Africa, the agreement has a global and far reaching scope.

EcoPlanet Bamboo has restored thousands of hectares of severely degraded land into sustainably certified bamboo plantations in some of the poorest parts of the globe, while providing secure livelihoods to hundreds of families thereby reducing pressure on surrounding natural resources. However it is the combination of this truly renewable bamboo resource with a commitment to the development and utilization of clean and closed loop technology in the manufacture of a suite of products that aligns itself with the goals and commitments of the Mantis Collection. This innovative group of hotels is working hard to reduce environmental footprints and maximize the positive contribution of each individual hotel across all five continents.

EcoPlanet Bamboo and Mantis are kick starting this long term relationship with the utilization of a unique bamboo charcoal air purifier in all Mantis hotel rooms aimed at improving the quality of indoor air and reducing moisture in humid locations and a specialized bamboo charcoal for the filtration of water, thereby reducing the use of plastic water bottles. Short term commitments are to move the hotel collection’s use of packaging for cosmetics, food and drinks to a renewable and compostable bamboo alternative, while the partnership’s longer term commitment is aimed at the provision of a tree free, deforestation free toilet paper and eventually the utilization of EcoPlanet’s bamboo fiber and clean pulping technology for the production of luxury textiles.

“We are thrilled to be launching this partnership with the Mantis Collection” says EcoPlanet Bamboo CEO Troy Wiseman. “Mr. Gardiner is a pioneer in the conservation of natural resources, and his family run business is an inspiration for any entrepreneur”.

Mantis awarded Best Global Luxury Hotel Group - Africa & LUX Excellence Award for Eco-Tourism 2017

We are very pleased to announce that the Mantis Collection has been awarded: Best Global Luxury Hotel Group – Africa & LUX Excellence Award for Eco-Tourism 2017.

At LUX, through this awards programme, they reward the hard-work and efforts companies within the Hospitality industry give and by hosting these awards it gives us a chance to recognise the tireless work of the firms and individuals behind the success of quality service, professionalism and growth in this challenging market.
To find out more about these prestigious awards, and the dedicated establishments that have been selected for them, please visit where you can view our winners supplement and full winners list.

Providence by Mantis, Lagos, Nigeria

The Providence by Mantis is a 5 star boutique hotel in Ikeja, the Capital city of Lagos due to open late 2017.

The understated luxury and class is complimented by the service on offer.

Set in a sprawling suburban backdrop, away from the energy and excitement of Lagos, the hotel has a modern design, elegant lines and bold colors. Providence boasts 79 Luxury Rooms and 3 Suites, all furnished with stylish amenities and a modern finish. Facilities include all day buffet restaurant, Conference room and boardroom, secluded pool area, luxurious spa, elegant bar, modern gym and safe parking with good security.

Nyosi Camp re-opening mid August 2017

Just 20 minutes from the heart of Port Elizabeth, Nyosi Camp offers the nature enthusiast a unique base from which to explore this spectacular conservation area.

Nyosi Explorer Camp represents a modern contemporary trails camp nestled in the most sheltered valley, deep in the Hopewell Conservation Estate.

  • 5 Contemporary tents
  • Private ablution facilities
  • Self-catering
  • Dining deck & fire pit

R 600 per tent, per night for a maximum of 2 guests.

Fully inclusive booking options are available, and quoted as per the group’s requirements.

Email reservation inquires to


Zambezi Queen Collection December 2017 offer

The end-of-year holidays are only a couple of months away and if you haven’t already now is a great time to start planning your December holiday.

End your year soaking up the African sunshine on the upper deck of a houseboat while you cruise along the Chobe river or if you prefer to laze on land, relax poolside underneath a riverine canopy at our secluded tented lodge.

Choose from one of the following 4 night offerings:

  • Stay 4 nights on board the Zambezi Queen and only pay for 3 (18 and 25 December 2017 departures) from R17 700 per person sharing for four nights
  • Stay 4 nights on board one of the three Chobe Princesses and only pay for 3 from R13 800 per person sharing for four nights
  • Stay 4 nights at Ichingo Chobe River Lodge with a complimentary day trip to Victoria Falls to the value of R750 from R13 200 per person sharing for four nights

Packages are all-inclusive with a range of activities on offer including:

  • Water-based game viewing and bird watching on tender boats
  • A land-based cultural tour of a local village or walking tour to a 2000-year-old baobab tree
  • Tiger and bream fishing in season (tiger fishing is strictly catch and release)



All meals

All soft drinks, mineral water, coffee, tea, local beer and wine throughout your stay

Water-based game viewing and bird watching on tender boats

A land-based cultural tour of a local village

A land-based game drive in the Chobe National Park on your day of departure (time permitting)

Tiger & bream fishing in season (tiger fishing is strictly catch and release)

Road Transfers to and from Kasane Airport and Kasane Immigration Office located on the Botswana side of the Chobe river

Boat transfers between Kasane Immigration Office in Botswana and Namibia Immigration Office

Viewing Deck | Ichingo Chobe River Lodge Upper Deck | Chobe Princess Game viewing | Zambezi Queen Collection  Nightfall | Zambezi Queen

To book your stay on one of the Zambezi Queen Collection properties and experience the unique magic of an African safari, email today.


Valid for travel 1 – 31 December 2017

Based on two adults sharing on a double occupancy basis for 4 nights

Valid for SADC passport holders only

Quoted inclusive of 15% Namibian VAT and 1% Namibian Tourism Levy

Not available in conjunction with another promotion and/or special rate

Subject to availability and to change without prior notification

A minimum stay of four nights applies (only applicable for the Zambezi Queen on 18 and 25 December departures)

Single supplement is an additional 30% for a stay on the Chobe Princesses and at Ichingo Chobe River Lodge and 50% for a stay on the Zambezi Queen

Zambezi Queen Collection reserves the right to limit the number of single room rates per trip

Children from the age of seven are welcome on board the Zambezi Queen

Children of all ages are welcome on board the Chobe Princesses and at Ichingo Chobe River Lodge

Kasane Airport in Botswana Opens New Terminal

The NEW Kasane International Airport opened its doors for the first time on 27th June 2017.

This new world class airport is the gateway to the infamous Chobe National Park where safari adventures await!

The new terminal building measures 7 800sqm compared with the original airport at 1 300sqm. The next phase of construction involves the blending and refurbishment of the existing terminal and other buildings, and is due for completion in November. Airport authorities stated that the official opening is expected to be around October this year. The dates have yet to be announced.

Mantis Zambezi Queen Collection is located on the great Chobe River that borders Namibia and the Chobe National Park in Botswana, just minutes from Kasane International Airport. The Zambezi Queen Collection is made up of four houseboats; the ever elegant Zambezi Queen and her three Chobe Princesses as well as the secluded tented Ichingo Chobe River Lodge.

Winter Stay-and-play packages Pearl Valley Golf Course

Set in the majestic Paarl-Franschhoek Valley, discover a lifestyle unmatched when you indulge in our Winter Stay & Play Package offering at Pearl Valley, starting from only R1645pp sharing from 5 May – 30 August.

This unique rate includes one night’s luxury accommodation at the newly opened Pearl Valley Hotel By Mantis and a round of golf on our signature Jack Nicklaus course. Enjoy this incredible experience with all the added luxuries of this sensational estate: Breakfast, wifi, full DSTV hotel package, access to the clubhouse gym and pool

For more information & reservations, please contact: | 021 867 8000

Meet our new Sales Manager

Rosie Brossy has joined the Mantis team as our new Sales Manager. She has a wealth of experience in the hospitality industry and we wish her long and fulfilling time with our happy team. “I look forward to being part of the Mantis family,” says Rosie. “I have been in the industry for many years and I believe that building warm, personal relationships is the best way to build foundations of trust and integrity.” Sounds like she’s going to fit right in!