Mantis eXtreme, an extraordinary collection of experiences that combine once-in-a-lifetime encounters with iconic places to stay, has created an inspirational list of the most exceptional and enriching wildlife spotting activities on the planet. The ‘Big 7 on 7’ is Mantis eXtreme’s global take on Africa’s big five, given its heritage of introducing species to a number of South African game reserves it is now working on a global scale.
As Mantis strives to continue to offer in-the-know travellers the most exceptional properties and authentic experiences imaginable, the company is announcing a very exciting partnership with Bush Lodge and HillsNek, both located on Amakhala Game Reserve. The resort is located in the malaria-free Eastern Cape of South Africa.
Mantis, a family-run collection of award-winning, privately-owned, five-star properties is now the only hotel group in the world to have a presence on all seven continents. The group has signed with a collection of unique bush camps in Australia, called Wild Bush Luxury, giving Mantis its seventh continental footprint.
Mantis has built its collection of more than 70 unique destinations by always finding that one exceptional setting - and that’s why they have chosen Pearl Valley Golf & Country Estate as the home for their latest hotel. This was confirmed today by Mantis founder Adrian Gardiner at the launch of Pearl Valley Hotel. “This will be the largest hotel in the region,” he said.
Mantis Collection is proud to announce that Michelle de Klerk will be serving their trade, press and direct clients in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, with immediate effect. Having joined Mantis five years ago as marketing director of their international portfolio of properties, de Klerk successfully expanded their networks of affluent travellers and high net worth individuals and established strategic partnerships with brands, wealth management firms and private banks.
Kenya Tourism Board has successfully defended its title as Africa’s Leading Tourist Board as World Travel Awards winners in Africa & Indian Ocean are revealed. The organisation was among the most successful entrants at the 2014 awards, taking the prize for the third consecutive year, while South Africa Airways took the trophy for Africa’s Leading Airline.
Australia’s StayWell Hospitality Group has teamed up with South African based hospitality group, Mantis Collection to front the growth of its hotel brands throughout sub-Saharan Africa. In a move which will enable StayWell Hospitality Group to obtain more hotels and expand their network even further by establishing its Park Regis and Leisure Inn brands in some of sub-Saharan Africa’s key cities, at prime properties to be procured by Mantis.
After a year-long extensive renovation costing $5.5 million luxury Kenyan camp Finch Hattons will be reopening its doors at the end of April 2014. Now comprising 17 luxury tented guest suites, the camp offers guests a unique opportunity to relive the golden era of safari with elegance, first class comforts and the finest cuisine, surrounded by the spectacle of the great African wilderness.
Mantis, a family-run collection of award-winning, privately-owned, five-star properties is starting 2014 with over 25 new additions to the collection following a successful end to 2013. The group, which offers members sales, marketing and management solutions for their boutique businesses, is also the only hospitality group in the world to have a presence on all seven continents.
Leena Gehlot, Mantis ambassador, Mantis Collection, speaks to Breaking Travel News at the World Travel Awards Africa Gala Ceremony hosted by Safari Park Hotel & Casino, Kenya.
Renowned for its portfolio of award-winning boutique hotels, eco-lodges, game reserves and boutique cruises, Mantis is launching a new enterprise named Mantis eXtreme, which offers an online collection of once-in-a-lifetime encounters and experiences worldwide. With its client base of seasoned travellers that frequently call on Mantis for new and inspiring experiences, the business saw an opportunity to respond to consumer demand and bring together a collection of authentic, must-do experiences, often paired with product from their field of expertise - five star, handpicked properties that represent the finest examples of their kind.
Mantis Collection has hosted a special event in London to shine the spotlight on the plight of the African rhino, which faces extinction after years of poaching. The event, hosted at the Royal Geographical Society, witnessed a talk from Dr. William Fowlds, as was introduced by adventurer Bear Grylls.