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Reward yourself with life-affirming moments that stir the soul and live in the heart forever! Each Mantis hotel, Eco-escape, Waterway and Impact Experience is a gateway to the culture, gastronomy, and history of their location. Immerse yourself among the locals and unearth new adventures.

What makes a Mantis safari? Your adventures with Mantis unfold on the great lakes and rivers of Africa, exclusive circuits through Rwanda, and in the most famous parks - we are in the quietest locations with few other vehicles.  
"My favourite places on earth are the wild waterways where the forest opens its arms and a silver curve of river folds the traveller into its embrace." - Rory MacLean
A lifetime of adventures! That's the best give you can give the one you adore. Discover the world together; become better friends with each other. Mantis has unearthed inspiring experiences in the most beautiful locations - just add yourselves.
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...
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...
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...
Custom-designed photographic safari boats.
With over 450 bird species, the Chobe River should be on every birder's bucket list.
The Zambezi Queen Collection offers all-year-round fishing expeditions on the Chobe River.
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 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 are their footprints, while leaving with...
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.

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...

Royal romance, gracious hospitality

Destination weddings in Port Alfred

High-end to hearty cuisine

Food affairs at Royal St Andrews Hotel Port Alfred

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...
The Sentry by Mantis at Hopewell Conservation Estate is a versatile venue. White dresses, pretty lace, shimmering satin and leather...the beautiful details of your day will be complemented by wild bushveld, dramatic grey cliffs and red-earth roads. You can choose to have your ceremony on the grassy lawns outside the restaurant, the vineyard or the covered stage. You can also...
With exclusive use of the whole lodge, a master chef, and experienced staff; all attention is on you and your special day.

South Atlantic Wonders

Whale Sharks, Shipwrecks and plenty more

Hike St Helena

a celebration of diversity

A diverse destination that is easy for all to explore. From children to experienced ramblers; everyone can enjoy St Helena.

Napoleon Bonaparte

St Helena's most famous prisoner

Mantis St Helena offers easy access to Napoleonic museums & relics on St Helena island.

Movie Nights at No5

Book the Mountbatten Theatre

Conferencing in Port Alfred

Flexible venues & tailored packages

Become a conservation volunteer in Mauritius when you join us at Kestrel Valley for an immersible and life-changing experience!

Scenic bike rides

Complimentary bike hire at the last word