Romantic Tintswalo Cape & Safari Escape

From $8,126.00 p/person

Immersyourself in this romantic bush and beach vacation in South Africa

From three extraordinary Tintswalo lodges – Tintswalo Atlantic, Tintswalo Lapalala and Tintswalo Lodge – you’re invited to explore Cape Town, Lapalala Wilderness and Manyeleti Private Game Reserve.  

Highlights in Cape Town include private tours of the Mother City, the dramatic Cape Peninsula and the historic Winelands. In Lapalala and Manyeleti, you can look forward to guided game drives and bush walks in two world-class private wildlife reserves. For couples, there’s safari sleep-outs, private bush picnics and stargazing to look forward to. And, blanketing the entire package in luxury, your Tintswalo accommodation ensures you will enjoy exclusive, 5-star experiences 

Romantic Tintswalo Cape & Safari Escape

Your Itinerary

4 nights in Cape Town

Your journey begins in Cape Town, South Africa’s Mother City and a destination that is loved the world over for its colourful culture, excellent cuisine and awarded wines – not forgetting its breathtaking setting between two oceans.

Described as one of the most romantic destinations in South Africa, Tintswalo Atlantic enjoys a dramatic position at the base of Chapman’s Peak Drive – and the fine distinction of being the only lodge located in the Table Mountain National Park. Here, above the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean, you will discover an idyllic oasis. Enjoy the views of the Sentinal Mountain Range and Hout Bay from your private wooden deck overlooking the ocean, or warm up beside your in-room fireplace on a winter’s day.

Your stay includes private tours of Cape Town city, the Cape Peninsula and, in the hands of a wine expert, the Cape Winelands, while nearby attractions include Robben Island, Cape Point, Hout Bay village and the V&A Waterfront – not forgetting the delights of the inner city, such as the Bo-Kaap and Table Mountain Cableway.

Don’t miss the chance to dine at the Foodbarn Restaurant in Noordhoek, famous for its delicious and decadent ‘casual fine-dining’ in a relaxed and characterful old barn.


Beautifully-presented and delicious cuisine is made from fresh, locally-sourced and sustainable ingredients, making all meals unforgettable.

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Tintswalo Atlantic

Widely known as Cape Town’s hidden gem, Tintswalo Atlantic is a 5-star, award-winning boutique lodge nestled at the base of the ocean-facing Table Mountain National Park. Sitting at the foot of Chapman’s Peak, the lodge is perched on a pebbled beach and enjoys panoramic views of the picturesque Hout Bay harbour, the dramatic Sentinel mountain peak, and the Atlantic Ocean beyond. 

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3 nights in Lapalala Wilderness Reserve

Your journey continues to Tintswalo Lapalala in the UNESCO-declared Waterberg Biosphere Reserve. This is one of Africa’s most diverse ecological settings and one of very few wildlife destinations where you have the opportunity to see sable and roan antelope, a rare experience even for seasoned safari-goers!

Other than its remarkable wildlife (including the Big Five), Tintswalo Lapalala offers a full range of adventures to enjoy, from game drives to bush walks to see the old bushman paintings in the valleys and caves. The river that meanders through the reserve provides opportunities to boat, fish and swim in the rapids, or simply enjoy the peaceful magnificence of the scenery, teeming with birdlife.

Your 5-star accommodation at eco-friendly Tintswalo Lapalala will ensure that you enjoy all the creature comforts, plus romantic extras such as private picnics along the river, and sunset cocktails on the river barge. Stargazing is a highlight here, so don’t miss the chance to spend the night beneath the stars on a magical sleep-out deck.


Savour traditional South African cuisine served in the bush, along the river front, al fresco on the deck and in the boma.

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Tintswalo Lapalala

Located in the heart of the rolling Waterberg mountains, within the Lapalala Wilderness, Tintswalo Lapalala is a luxury tented camp boasting big five game viewing and magnificent bush vistas. The main lodge lounge provides warmth and ambience with its large fireplace, while the lodge’s eight tented suites overlook a large plain with a watering hole that is frequently visited by wildlife.  

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3 nights in Manyeleti Game Reserve

Your home for the next 3 nights, Tintswalo Safari Lodge promises an authentic safari experience and the perfect ending to your luxury holiday in South Africa. Set within the Manyeleti Game Reserve and sharing unfenced borders with the Kruger National Park, Timbavati and Sabi Sands, you can expect excellent game viewing opportunities with regular sightings of the Big Five.

Enjoy game drives in open 4×4 vehicles accompanied by knowledgeable guides and Shangaan trackers who will share their insights about this entire ecosystem. The reserve is also renowned for its walking safaris, which allow you to appreciate the smaller insects, animals, tracks and plants of the bushveld up close.

Meaning “place of the stars” in the language of the Shangaan people, Manyeleti offers fantastic stargazing. To add even more magic, your stargazing experience is accompanied by tales of Shangaan history and folklore.

If you’re keen on exploring the surrounding areas, Tintswalo Safari Lodge offers an exciting range of day tours and excursions, a highlight being a full day tour of the scenic Panorama Route.


Experience superb fine dining at Tintswalo Safari Lodge, where contemporary cuisine is created with only the freshest of ingredients. From picnics in the bush to high tea at the lodge and private dining in your suite, no two meals are served in the same place!

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Tintswalo Safari Lodge

Sharing an unfenced boundary with the renowned Kruger National Park, Tintswalo Safari Lodge sits on the pristine Manyeleti Private Game Reserve, home to some of the best game viewing that South Africa has to offer. The lodge suites are authentically decorated to reflect the intricate luxuries of colonial times and evoke the adventures of the 19th-century explorers after which they’re named. 

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Return road transfer from Cape Town International Airport to Tintswalo Atlantic
4 nights Tintswalo Atlantic on a half board basis (4 breakfasts, 2 dinners, 3 lunches) with select drinks
Private City & Cultural Tour with Escape & Explore
Private Cape Peninsula Tour with Escape & Explore
Private Winelands Tour with Escape & Explore
Scheduled flight from Cape Town International Airport to Lanseria Airport (subject to price fluctuations and availability)
Return private road transfer from Lanseria Airport to Tintswalo Lapalala Lodge
3 nights at Tintswalo Lapalala Lodge on a fully inclusive basis (all meals, select drinks and safari activities)
Scheduled flight from Lanseria Airport to Hoedspruit Airport (subject to price fluctuations and availability)
Return private road transfer from Hoedpspruit Airport to Tintswalo Safari Lodge
3 nights Tintswalo Safari Lodge on a fully inclusive basis (all meals, select drinks and safari activities)
Scheduled flight from Hoedspruit Airport to OR Tambo International Airport (subject to price fluctuations and availability)


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Our rates are per person sharing unless expressly identified. Please treat all pricing as a guide only: All rates are an estimation, subject to availability and may change without notice. Single supplements may apply. Enquire now or speak to one of our expert Travel Planners for updated rates.

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Explorer is the inbound division of Grosvenor Tours, part of Cullinan Holdings, a member of The Travel Corporation family of brands. 


We are the industry leaders in private, tailor-made luxury travel, leveraging over 60 years of experience in creating bespoke safaris in Africa. 


We’ve personally experienced each destination and luxury safari lodge to ensure we offer only top quality, exclusive & authentic African encounters.

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