As INDABA 2012 continues apace, Mantis Collection - a family run, private collection of award winning, privately owned, five star properties located around the world – has been bringing consumers up to date with its latest news.
Across southern Africa a number of properties have seen some breathtaking developments, while Mantis is also adding a number of new destinations to its portfolio. See below!
Haywards Grand Safari Events
Mobile, with a head office in South Africa, Hayward’s Grand Safari Company provides discerning groups of 20-200 access to southern African wilderness areas not available to the general public.
This ensures the privilege of total exclusivity.
Guest comfort in bespoke, luxury tented camps is assured.
The five-star rated, eco-friendly accommodation offers guests memorable encounters with wildlife, land custodians and park wardens.
The temporary camps are sanctuaries of peace, tranquility and intrigue.
They open doors to the unexplored spaces of Africa in true expedition style.
Guests transfer with ease from the frantic workday world into a universe of calm - and a deeper understanding of life evolves.
More information here.
The Mantis Collection’s commitment to South Africa’s heritage - and its marketing efforts - has helped turn Liliesleaf into more than an historical site.
The resultant popularity as a conference centre has led to Mantis’ intention to heed demand and a five-star heritage hotel is, therefore, under discussion for 2013.
Take a look at the official website.
With conference/meeting rooms, secretarial services, banqueting facilities, exhibition space and complimentary high-speed (wired) internet access, the five-star Monarch Hotel provides exceptional accommodation and work facilities for businessmen and women.
It’s within easy reach of Sandton Convention Centre, Sandton City, the South African Museum of Military History, Rosebank Mall and Johannesburg Zoo.
This hotel is also highly regarded as a romantic getaway.
The hotel re-opens in July 2013.
Hayward’s Luxury Safari Camp is one of the new properties on offer with Mantis
Sandfontein Nature & Game Reserve
The Sandfontein Game & Nature Reserve encompasses 76,000 hectares (188,000 acres) of arguably the most spectacular scenery the planet has to offer.
In an increasingly busy, crowded and noisy world, Sandfontein offers seclusion, scenery, silence and serenity.
It is home to numerous species of game including the endangered black rhino, and includes 25 kilometers of Orange River frontage – the Namibian-South African border.
Outdoor pursuits led by a dedicated team, offer insight into Sandfontein’s inspiring natural surroundings.
Take a scenic drive, spend a day adrift in a canoe, take an outride, dine around a campfire while marvelling the Orange River’s birdlife which contrast with the arid landscape. Alternatively stay in the ten-person, super-luxury lodge as lazy days around the 20-metre swimming pool drift by.
Dramatic landscape, soothing silence and mesmerising night skies promise to enchant.
More information here.
L’Avenir Country Lodge
L’Avenir Country Lodge, in the heart of the Cape wine lands, is in the foothills of the Simonsberg Mountain, five kilometers from the historic town of Stellenbosch.
Surrounded by proud vineyards, unsurpassed views and majestic mountains, this working farm offers award-winning wines, four-star luxury accommodation and charming hospitality.
It is an ideal venue for special occasions such as weddings, anniversaries and honeymoons. Premium wines can be bought from the wine shop where tastings are conducted.
L’Avenir Country Lodge is owned by the LaRoche Group, part of Advini Group which is one of the top five wine producers in France.
Head over to the official website.
Mantis is a family run, private 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.
All of the properties represent the finest example of its kind and celebrate the culture, gastronomy, architecture and nature of the locations in which they are found to offer guests a truly authentic experience.
Officially founded by Adrian Gardiner in 2000, Mantis is committed to the spirit of conservation and restoration, and each property is sensitive to its surroundings in respect of the building, environment and local community.
The diverse portfolio of handpicked properties link up to create journeys, which offer guests the ultimate life experience and the opportunity to experience the essence of the location.
Whilst every property is unique, being part of the collection ensures that the quality of the facilities, service and overall experience is consistently 5 star and guests can always expect personal, friendly service.
The entrepreneurial spirit of the family underpins that of the group allowing them to be dynamic in the growth of the portfolio, responding quickly to consumer demand.
Mantis offers member properties the ideal sales, marketing and management solution for their boutique business to ensure successful growth and drive long term brand development.
The company also offers consultancy services in other disciplines including conservation, education and hotel development.