The Mantis Group Forges Links with African Sports Experience

The Mantis Group has announced its association with the African Sports Experience (ASE), giving visitors the chance to sharpen sporting skills in the untamed heart of Africa and experience the internationally acclaimed Shamwari Game Reserve.

Picture: The Spa at Shamwari Game Reserve

ASE has a proven track record in helping young people take their game to the next level, while experiencing a real African adventure. The company’s international academies offer a comprehensive programme of training activities, with world-class coaching and excellent facilities.

Part of the celebrated Mantis Collection, the Shamwari Game Reserve is a world-renown elite retreat in the Eastern Cape, situated in verdant bush along the Bushman’s River, halfway between Port Elizabeth and Grahamstown. Together with a superb range of accommodation, activities and spa experiences, Shamwari promises ‘an unforgettable African experience’.

Lobengula Lodge and Eagles Crag, set within the private reserve, are truly traditional, luxurious African lodges tucked deep in the valley bushveld. Hailed as an exclusive getaway and a spa paradise, these spas boast exotic Eastern treatments in an African setting, where relaxing and invigorating therapies have been designed to refresh, purify and pamper.


Therapies at the spas range from Swedish tissue massage and an eclectic Jamu relaxing massage, to the more exotic and revitalising Bali spa rituals that incorporate the Javanese Lulur - a sensuous skin ritual that exfoliates, polishes and pampers, or the Volcanic Earth Ritual -  a purifying and refreshing ritual that draws out all impurities. Hydrotherapy treatments include Calming Lavender Scrub, Spicy Scrub and Java Lava.
There is also a small gym, steam room and sauna, together with some superb spa packages, including a five-hour Spa Day Safari - the absolute ultimate in luxurious African adventures.

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Article Date - [ 19/12/02 ]