Mantis Founder’s Lodge

2 Nights self-drive from R7,980 pps



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Departure Date: 24/04/2021

Mantis Founder’s Lodge is the birthplace of Conservation in the Eastern Cape... Enjoy a wildlife safari in the Eastern Cape. If the walls of Mantis Founder’s Lodge could speak; they would tell you the many tales from late-night conversations between Adrian Gardiner and the late Dr Ian Player.

The land you see around Founder’s was nurtured back to life after centuries of abuse. From cornerstone species to Dung Beetles, an entire ecosystem was worked back into place – this was the pioneering work done by Adrian and the Mantis team. This marked the beginning of ecotourism in the Eastern Cape. Mantis Founder’s Lodge is a luxury eco-lodge set on a private concession near Gqeberha.

Mantis Founder’s Lodge offers guests classic hospitality with a strong focus on personalised service. This 6-suite wildlife safari lodge is in the Eastern Cape and is a 60-minute drive away from Gqeberha. Founder’s offers a luxurious safari experience with a flair of romance for couples, and an intimate social environment for families and friends travelling together.

Mantis Founder’s Lodge is situated alongside the world-renowned Shamwari Private Game Reserve which Adrian Gardiner created. Guests at Founder’s Lodge can enjoy full access to 'Big Five' game viewing on the 20 000-hectare reserve as well as intimate bushwalks in the 400-hectare Founder’s concession.

Founder’s Lodge is a celebration of essential beginnings in sustainable tourism, culture, conservation, and community inclusion. This lodge is a monument to conservation history, and it offers soul-reviving safaris in the place where Adrian Gardiner pioneered private game reserves and eco-tourism in the Eastern Cape.

1 Night self-drive from R3,990 pps
2 Nights self-drive from R7,980 pps

What's Included

Suite accommodation, all meals, two game drives per day and selected local beverages and 15% VAT.

2 Nights self-drive from R7,980 pps

The Small Print

These offers are brought to you by Travel Counsellors (Pty) Ltd. Valid until 19th December 2021. All offers inclusions are subject to Government lockdown restrictions. These restrictions can change at a moment’s notice. Your Travel Counsellor can give you access to the latest advice. Offers are per person sharing. Rates for other periods are available on request. Self-drive packages exclude flights & car hire and items of a personal nature. Packages are subject to availability, seasonal surcharge, high season supplements and currency fluctuations. Supplier's terms and conditions are available on request. Additional information is available on request. Valid for SA residents only. Terms and conditions apply. Prices and information correct at the time of publishing. E&OE.

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