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Safari means ‘long journey’. When this Swahili word was introduced to the English language at the height of the British colonial rule; it was the scene of long days hunting Africa’s Holy Grail. Today, safari is a passionate pursuit of close encounters with the natural world. Captured through camera lenses only with minimal disruption to the natural order of things.
Observing wildlife as it engages in a very important part of its day is very special. River safaris allow you to see a spectacular display of the social side of the wild animals. Huge herds of elephant, buffalo, lion, crocodile, and zebras are drawn to the water, together with a wide variety of birds.
Share simple pleasures in exceptional spaces: private beach picnics on exclusive shores; candle-lit dinners under starry African skies; long walks in the wilderness; all true moments of rarity. Hotels and Eco-Escapes set in singular destinations that offer privacy, generous service and attention to detail.
Our understanding of the world’s heritage is key to legacy creation. The worldly seek deeper meaning and authentic experiences that broaden their horizons. History, art, and culture are common themes in many Mantis hotels and Eco Escapes. Learn about the ancient isiXhosa beading at the Founder's Lodge museum, sample the flavours of the Spice Island and leap to the skies...
Citizen scientist, leisurely observer, chaser or twitcher? However you do it, we give you access to destinations where some of the most elusive feathers live and visit - you may just crush a lifer!
Tamed by nothing, the ocean is a beast in its own right. We brave the tides in search of fascinating sights. From EPIC bait balls down the coast of Africa, the great water mammals that follow them, to remnants of yesteryear on the Atlantic sea bed. Ocean Safaris with Mantis are not about ticking species checklists. They are careful voyages which...
Our encounters with the natural world transform us. We strive to bring you as close as possible to the wilderness and hope that you will take on a little bit of our mission to nurture it. Every topography, biosphere and ecosystem under the sun is distinct. Post box walks over the rock-age formations of hilly St Helena to trekking wild species...
Coastal bolt-holes for two, palatial villas with private beaches, and heavenly feel-good spots on African shorelines. The world of Mantis is about celebrating the best parts of the roads less travelled, and that means different things to different people. Find yourself on beachfront safari lodge, Oceana Beach and Wildlife Reserve, with the bushveld in the background and the Indian Ocean in...
Mantis hotels offer intuitive business-class hospitality. Meeting, Incentive Travel, Conferencing and Events are possible at most Mantis properties. Our seamless business services cater to you in business and leisure mode as you work, live, and play in the cities of the world. From ritzy capitals and economic hubs to grassroots industries alive with possibility.
Play your best game on greens and fairways made fairer by rare backdrops. From the red-rock hills of St Helena to majestic Mount Kilimanjaro, each offers a uniquely challenging terrain. Some offer an ocean view, while others are lined by vineyards and then there are the award winning courses. Yet all are an exceptional place to play.
Destination weddings from the bush to the beach. Mantis offers value and variety, and a team to help you weave your dreams together.
A photographic safari is one of the best ways to live, breathe and capture your travel memories while immersing yourself in the natural surroundings.
Taste the world! Our hotels, eco-escapes and waterways celebrate the culture of their destinations through locally infused flavours and responsibly sourced ingredients.
Founder’s Lodge is an eco-hub of various biomes explored on foot or by vehicle to reveal different aspects of nature at work. Enjoy the spectacular showcase the mighty Big 5, and a numerous game, plants, insects and birdlife. Walking through Founders’ private 400-hectare concession where you can taste and pick Spekboom that Chef Louise can add to your dinner-time meal.  
From the airs and graces of Belgravia and Kensington, to the urban markets of Camden Town, each of London’s 32 boroughs has its own personality. Since the Great Exhibition in 1851, Kensington has been devoted to the arts and sciences. The Royal borough of Kensington is full of fascinating and exciting tourist attractions such as the Natural History museum, Science...
Explore a new culture, and leave feeling enriched from the experience of a local Namibian village, Ijambwe, situated on the floodplains of the East Caprivi. This 100-year old village will bring stories to you from village elders and locals who will gift you with a greater understanding of their daily challenges and unique traditions. Be sure to leave with a...
Set up and shoot for the perfect shot on the custom-designed photographic safari boats. Experience the opportunity to take spectacluar shots from the comfort of the boat, offering the perfect views to capture the wildife along the river banks. The boat can carry 6 guests, each in their own photographic seat which is equipped with a swivel chair and mounting...
Listen to the calls of lesser-striped swallows and witness the majestic flight of fish eagles on river cruises aimed to seek out some of the over 450 bird species. Other species likely to be spotted include, African skimmers, rock pratincoles and the African finfoot as well as cattle egrets, open-billed storks, pied kingfishers and the striking carmine bee-eater. Experienced guides...
Come down to earth and share paths with the inhabitants of the savannahs, thickets and waterways of Africa. Walking safaris bring you into personal proximity with the ecosystem. On foot, you can taste, smell, and touch the most precious parts of Africa.
Uniquely situated the boats offer all year round fishing safaris for guests to tackle the various fish species found in the river. Try your luck to hook a tiger fish, African pike, tilapia, catfish or upper Zambezi yellowfish on your exploration of the rivers. These true African fishing excursions are conducted by experienced guides who take you to the best...
A wilderness safari for the soul. Traverse over the hills and valleys of old, right here where King Shaka hunted for need long before conservation was a buzz word. uMfolozi Big Five game drives are a wilderness safari for the soul; an immersion into nature as it was intended to be. Enjoy being a guest as the wild plays by...
We highly recommend and can arrange guided tours around Johannesburg. The city is big, with many attractions and historical landmarks. Guests leave the hotel around 9am and the tour usually takes about 7 hours. Learn about the dynamic history of South Africa on this tour which takes you to many famous sites such as the Apartheid Museum, Nelson Mandela house,...
Experience a variety of out-door events organised by the hotel, depending on weather conditions and the tides, the events take place either on the beach, close to the beach or around the pool. Soak in spectacular sunsets while sipping sundowners on the Roof Top bar or take part in our themed events: Swahili Sunday - a traditional Swahili buffet served around...
Experience the Serengeti National Park in the camp’s 4x4 vehicles driven by the camp’s experienced and professional guides. Enjoy sightings of an abundance of bird and wildlife while the guides teach you about the movements of the wild and take you on a journey through the natural habitat in the least destructive way possible, where all that guests leave behind...
Port Elizabeth is the gateway to the only Big Seven Safari area in the world. The Addo Elephant Park includes a game reserve, the world's largest range of sand dunes, and a marine reserve. The coast of Port Elizabeth is home to mega dolphin pods and was named the Bottlenose Dolphin Capital of the world. You can see whales all-year...
The Devonshire Club has a dedicated events team which tailors private functions of the highest standard and quality. The hotel has 4 events venues with a dedicated kitchen. The rooms are fully equipped with high-speed WiFi, full climate control, state of the art AV and presentation facilities. Your private party or social event will be created with all the necessary...

Guided Photographic Safari

Optional extra - not inclusive

Explore the bush with the expert guide of an accomplished wildlife photographer such as Edward Selfe. With 10 years of experience of big game in the South Luangwa, Edward is living year-round in the area. There is no better guide to take you on a photographic journey than someone who holds both of the Luangwa’s coveted guiding licences. With hands...
The six suites of The Last Word Long Beach offer the only 5-star experience that is directly infront of a Cape Town beach. Stretch out on feather-soft linens and embrace the tranquillity of the soft white sand, ice-blue waters and sleepy mountains before your eyes. Sprawled before you, and only steps away is an 8km stretch of the secluded Kommetjie...
One of the most attractive aspects is its iconic golf course. This masterpiece was shaped by the vision of golf legend Jack Nicklaus and his unique touch is evident throughout the course. Holding titles to many awards throughout the years since it’s opening, both Nicklaus and South African great, Gary Player were honoured to open the course in 2003. Some...
There is a pristine and private setting on the most sought-after beach in Nungwi, Zanzibar. Away from the vibrant and colourful atmosphere of Nungwi and Kendwa, Nungwi Beach by Mantis is a serene hideaway with direct access to the silvery shores of the Spice Island.

Beach & Bush Perfection

game drives included. picnics optional extra

Heaven and earth meet at a sweet spot on the Sunshine Coast of South Africa. Oceana Beach & Wildlife Reserve is a wildlife sanctuary with a private beach. This is the relaxed holiday atmosphere you can enjoy in between the Big Five safari and the Garden Route.
Family holidays at the Windermere by Mantis are made perfect by the intimate setting of this boutique hotel a stone's throw from the beach. 10 spacious suites with huge lounge areas, and bathrooms. Families with small children can enjoy the peace of mind of a secure courtyard with a swimming pool. The beach is just a 2-minute walk away and...
From all over the globe, lovers swoon at the sight of Royal St Andrews Hotel & Spa. Set in the coastal town of Port Alfred with fantastic activities for your wedding party to enjoy together. From 'just family' to intimate and splurge; Royal St Andrews has the perfect venue for your dream destination wedding. Their world-class service will ensure your...
Sumptuous gourmet dining paired with Gracious Hospitality! Your food experience at Royal St Andrews is guaranteed to be top-notch. From the sophisticated dinners in The Thistle Restaurant to long and lavish breakfasts in The Paper Nautilus. Your stay is not complete until you have some beautifully presented pub cuisine at The Highlander Pub; all the better with a Highlander Lager; proceeds...
The Mantis golf experience is set apart by spectacular natural backdrops, and the game you will play at Siringit Villa by Mantis is no exception. The golf course at Kilimanjaro Golf and Wildlife Estate is set amidst the natural beauty of Arusha with Mount Meru in the skyline and fairways manicured around streams and tended gardens. This is the first...