Man­tis Col­lec­tion

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Man­tis

The Man­tis Col­lec­tion, com­prised of ho­tels, eco-es­capes and life­style re­sorts, is deeply rooted in African con­ser­va­tion; with a vi­sion for sus­tain­abil­ity and a world in which peo­ple and an­i­mals co-ex­ist.

Man­tis is a fam­ily run col­lec­tion of award win­ning, pri­vately owned, five-star prop­er­ties lo­cated around the World. Di­vided into five dis­tinct groups, its spe­cial­ist ar­eas in­clude Bou­tique Ho­tels, Game Re­serves, Eco Lodges, Ski Lodges and Chalets and Yachts.

Of­fi­cially founded by Adrian Gar­diner in 2000, Man­tis is com­mit­ted to con­ser­va­tion and restora­tion, and each prop­erty is sen­si­tive to its sur­round­ings in re­spect of the build­ing, en­vi­ron­ment and lo­cal com­mu­nity.

More re­cently, Man­tis signed a Mem­o­ran­dum of Un­der­stand­ing with EcoPlanet Bam­boo – a leader in the in­dus­tri­al­iza­tion of bam­boo as a com­mer­cial fi­bre through the restora­tion of de­graded land by trans­form­ing it into sus­tain­abil­ity cer­ti­fied global bam­boo plan­ta­tions. (See page 09).

EcoPlanet Bam­boo and Man­tis kick start this long term re­la­tion­ship with the uti­liza­tion of a unique bam­boo char­coal air pu­ri­fier in all Man­tis ho­tel rooms which is aimed at im­prov­ing the qual­ity of in­door air and re­duc­ing mois­ture in hu­mid lo­ca­tions. The part­ner­ship will also in­tro­duce a spe­cial­ized bam­boo char­coal for the fil­tra­tion of wa­ter, thereby re­duc­ing the use of plas­tic wa­ter bot­tles.

Short term com­mit­ments in­clude mov­ing 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 to pro­vide a tree-free, de­for­esta­tion-free toi­let paper. Even­tu­ally, Man­tis aims to use EcoPlanet's bam­boo fi­bre and clean pulp­ing tech­nol­ogy for the pro­duc­tion of lux­ury tex­tiles.

As a pioneer in the con­ser­va­tion of nat­u­ral re­sources, this fam­ily run busi­ness is an in­spi­ra­tion for any en­tre­pre­neur.

Pearl Val­ley Lodges, South Africa Oceana Beach and Wildlife Re­serve, South Africa

EcoPlanet Bam­boo, South Africa

Founders Lodge by Man­tis, South Africa

Zam­bezi Queen, Namibia / Botswana

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