A South African Experience at Tintswalo
From bush, to beach, to city, South Africa’s reputation for vibrant culture, magnificent vistas, and a wealth of biodiversity is deeply rooted in the passion and hard work of generations of locals who make up the country’s people.
Taking advantage of one of the most magnificent locations in South Africa, Tintswalo Lodges has created a haven of luxury and peace, overlooking the cobalt waters of Hout Bay in Cape Town. Slicing the horizon like a giant shark fin, the dramatic Sentinel Mountain peak salutes the lodge from the opposite shores of the harbour.
Tintswalo Atlantic is perched on the pebbled beach at the foot of Chapman’s Peak, enjoying the best of unsurpassed panoramic ocean views, as well as the shelter and ecological beauty of the mountainside. Renowned as the hidden gem of Cape Town, one would hardly know that the quaint lodge exists, but for the road signs and rave reviews to be heard from across the world, by past guests who hail the lodge as “a slice of paradise”.
Tintswalo Atlantic is classified as a boutique lodge, with only 10 breathtaking king suites and one opulent two-bedroom suite. Sparing no expense, the lodge is decorated with carefully-selected fabrics and fineries, in what can only be described as classic French country, finished off with every modern comfort. Accommodating up to 24 overnight guests at any given time, the Tintswalo Atlantic staff adapt to discreet service and an aura of quiet, desperately-needed tranquillity.
It comes as no surprise then that the lodge’s luxuriance and quietude beckon locals and internationals who are accustomed to attentive service, astounding settings, and five-star care and cuisine. Each guest receives personal, friendly service, and the lodge staff are readily available to assist in arranging exciting itineraries, or lazy pool-side afternoons in the Cape sun.
Local itinerary excursions that are available to book from the lodge could include a nail-biting shark-cage diving adventure, a popular activity for tourists to test their nerves while exploring the Western Cape. Nature lovers are welcomed to take gruelling or leisurely hikes into the glorious heights of Table Mountain National Park, or to hire a Gonow bicycle from the lodge and enjoy the exhilarating curves of Chapman’s Peak Drive. For those less adventurous, tours into the local winelands for a decadent
lunch and wine-tasting are guaranteed delights. The Mother City has something for everyone.
For travellers seeking more than a little seaside R&R, Tintswalo Atlantic’s sisterlodge, Tintswalo Safari Lodge, offers an African adventure to remember. The luxury safari lodge is settled in the private Manyeleti Game Reserve, which shares unfenced boundaries with the renowned Kruger National Park, as well as the Timbavati and Sabi Sands reserves.
Enjoying the perfect location in the heart of this pristine, private wilderness, Tintswalo Safari Lodge guests are afforded the best in game viewing experiences, led by accredited guides and local trackers. Guests are able to indulge in lengthy Big Five views, exhilarating hunt sightings, and be awed by the immensity of colossal herds of general game that roam the savannahs. Having the opportunity to capture some of the most splendid creatures of Africa, many guests walk away with photos of the elusive leopard, and yawning lions and lionesses nurturing young cubs.
All this is enjoyed from the lap of luxury. The five-star lodge is known for its exclusive service, caring for only six king suites, one spacious presidential suite, and a comfortable two-bedroom suite. Each suite enjoys a spacious en suite bathroom with a luxurious clawfoot bath that overlooks the bush, as well as a private plunge pool on the suite’s open deck. Tintswalo Safari Lodge and its suites draw inspiration from the early colonial era, with leather and wood and stone combined with fine laces and quality 19th century textiles. The lodge founders, Gaye and Ernest Corbett, are said to have pioneering spirits and felt a kinship to the early African explorers when building the lodge in 2002.
One should not be surprised that guests who visit Tintswalo Safari Lodge are encouraged to become explorers in their own way, especially at meal times. The five-star chef team serves up traditional and international dishes in a variety of locations, and visitors can expect to dine in the bush, in the wine cellar, on the dining deck, or around a blazing boma fire under the stars.
From coast to plains, Tintswalo Lodges delivers Southern Africa’s best in location, luxury, service, and cuisine.
For more information, please visit www.tintswalo.com.
Guests are able to indulge in lengthy Big Five views, exhilarating hunt sightings, and be awed by the immensity of colossal herds of general game that roam the savannahs.
Tintswalo Atlantic, Hout Bay, Cape Town
Tintswalo Safari Lodge, Greater Kruger Park