As you all know I love and support the Tintswalo brand and was so devastated when the Tintswalo Atlantic burnt to the ground with recent Cape Bush fires (read about it here).

However there are many other great lodges within the group and what a perfect time of the year it is to go and explore our beautiful country.

Here have a look ...

Tintswalo Safari Lodge, Tintswalo Manor House and Tintswalo At Waterfall are ready to make your stay, during the chilly winter, cozy and comfy with their special seasonal amenities. Whether you are in the bush or in the city, Tintswalo’s luxurious properties guarantee a heart-warming stay for all guests this winter.

Photo: Cozy up in Tintswalo Safari Lodge’s Explorer Suite

Tintswalo Safari Lodge and Manor House:
Imagine waking up to the crisp cool morning dawn and the hope of seeing South Africa’s ‘Big 5’. Guests can hop into open-air vehicles that are fully equipped with blankets, hot water bottles and hot chocolate, coffee or tea, offering a truly warming experience.

During winter at the Kruger National Park, where the property is located, game viewing is at its absolute prime. The bushveld is significantly more open as a result of bare trees, lower grass and the dry winter season causing animals to migrate towards watering holes in search of water. Visibility of game is exceptionally heightened and guests are privy to active wildlife and unbeatable animal sightings.

With all of these amenities, families can comfortably bond together as they experience an authentic African bush safari.

Both lodges are equipped with fire places, heaters, blankets and cosy couches for guests to stay warm. Cuisine like freshly baked breads, soups and hearty winter dishes warm visitors from the inside out. Curl up on the couch with a good book, the fire crackling, a delicious glass of red wine, listen to the sounds of nature and embrace the best parts of winter.

“I love the cold mornings all wrapped up on the vehicle with a hot water bottle and Amarula in my coffee to warm me up! I love the fact that it is dry so the bush clears and you can spot animals much easier. The atmosphere in the bush during winter has a certain anticipation to it – like what are you going to see next!” boasts Emily Booth, one of Tintswalo Safari’s newest team members.

Photo: Sparkling lights near the Tintswalo Safari’s boma

Winter at Tintswalo at Waterfall:

At the rustic Tintswalo At Waterfall, in Johannesburg, the ambience charms with warming soulful touches. Sit in the cosy library or by a roaring fireplace in one of the open lounges before dining alongside the flickering of candles, with South African wine and traditional South African cuisine. At any time of day request a hot water bottle or a comfortable blanket and find time for relaxing at Tintswalo’s picturesque equestrian estate.

Corporate functions and conference guests are offered consoling hot drinks on arrival with a fully heated conference rooms that awaits them. Business guests can take breaks near a toasty fire, have dinner on the property and let the stress of the day subside with the care of true Tintswalo hospitality.

In the evenings guests are treated to a decadent cup of warming hot chocolate with marshmallows as a nostalgic bedtime delight. With underfloor heating, heated towel rails, tea and coffee stations and sherry nightcaps, guests may never want to leave their room. To end off the perfect day, step into a gorgeous hot bath, drawn as part of the lavish turndown service, complete with bubbles, salts and candlelight.

Photo: Bubble bath at Tintswalo At Waterfall
For all reservation enquiries:
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