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World’s Leading Villa Collection 2019

Mantis Owner’s Collection Adrian Gardiner, Chairman of Mantis celebrating the latest accolade received by Mantis Owner’s Collection at the World Travel Awards 2019 The Mantis Owner’s Collection has been crowned World’s Leading Villa Collection at the 26th annual World Travel ...

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Zambezi Queen Wins World’s Leading Boutique Cruise 2019

The Zambezi Queen by Mantis has won the title of The World’s Leading Boutique Cruise. The 26th annual World Travel Awards Grand Final Gala Ceremony was held last night, 28th November 2019, at the Royal Opera House in Muscat, Oman. ...

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Why Oceana Won Two Lilizela Awards

2019 Lilizela Awards: ‘Best 5 Star Boutique Hotel’ & a ‘Lap of Luxury Guest Experience’ Mantis is very proud to announce that Oceana Beach & Wildlife Reserve won two awards at the seventh annual Lilizela Tourism Awards which took place ...

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The Mantis uMfolozi Race to Antarctica

People walking on ice

The Mantis Collection has launched an incentive competition for South African booking agents, and the prize is a trip for two to Antarctica worth R450, 000.

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Mantis Garden Route Gateway Experience

Two people mountain biking

Mantis Welcomes Intle Boutique Hotel Intle: an isiXhosa word meaning ‘it is beautiful’. Mantis Intle Boutique Hotel on an 800-hectare private game reserve in Gamtoos Valley Mantis Intle Boutique Hotel is the latest addition to the luxurious hotels, eco-escapes and ...

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First Eco-Lodge Innovation Hub in Africa

Tented camp model to be erected at Mantis Founder’s Lodge – Renber by Tenthouse Struct

Mantis CEO Paul Gardiner reveals future plans at AHIF 2019 Adrian Gardiner’s pioneering spirit as a serial entrepreneur and his love for the African bush led him to a passionate pursuit of degraded farmland in the Eastern Cape of South ...

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AHIF 2019 Awards Adrian Gardiner of Mantis Group

Adrian Gardiner, Executive Chairman of Mantis

Adrian Gardiner Awarded for Outstanding Contribution to African Hospitality Industry Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 25 September 2019 – Adrian Gardiner, the Executive Chairman of Mantis, is the 2019 recipient of the prestigious African Hospitality Investment Forum (AHIF) Creating Impact Award for ...

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Exclusive-Use Wine Estate Launches In Paarl

Image of wine estate entrnce

Brookdale Estate is the newly built country house that stands against the Paarl skyline, tucked away in the middle of a working wine farm which is only accessible to guests.

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Mantis Uplifts Community Youth

3 candidates from the Mantis Community Upliftment Programme hospitality course.

Unleashing the potential of unemployed youth in the Eastern Cape PORT ELIZABETH, Friday, 21 June 2019 – Today, 120 unemployed youths from rural areas around Fish River Resort in the Eastern Cape attended an open day. The purpose of this ...

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Giltedge Joins Conservation Forces

rhino in the savannah with rangers

“We are in a unique position to inspire and inform travellers about the challenges we face when building hotels and lodges among the agrarian communities.” - Adrian Gardiner, CEO, Community Conservation Fund Africa

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Mantis Takes Two World Travel Awards

Mantis receiving two awards at World Travel Awards 2019

The 26th annual World Travel Awards is globally recognized as the most prestigious honours programme in global travel and tourism, and Mantis is very excited about the accolades that their group and individual Mantis properties have received.   Mantis Awards ...

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To the greens and beyond!

IMAGE: Young golfers at Fish River Resort

“We have enabled disadvantaged children to gain access to the game of golf; a sport that teaches teamwork, integrity, and discipline. The daily work that goes into growing good sportsman is a thankless task which Collin has taken on passionately. He is an unsung hero who is changing the culture of golf in the Eastern Cape one child at a time.” - Dr Wouter Hensons, Executive Dean of Stenden South Africa

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Mantis Enters the Serengeti

Port Elizabeth, 16 April 2019 – The Mantis Group has welcomed Siringit Serengeti Camp into its prestigious family, becoming the Groups first experience in the Serengeti. As of 15 April, Mantis will take over the reins on this permanent tented camp ...

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Expansion: Pearl Valley Hotel by Mantis

Pearl Valley Hotel by Mantis

Phase 2 of the Pearl Valley Hotel by Mantis begins in April 2019. Paarl, Cape Town, 02 April 2019 – Planning is underway for the development of Phase 2 of the Pearl Valley Hotel by Mantis in the Cape Winelands. ...

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David Yarrow Partners with Mantis

African elephant image by David Yarrow

A picture is worth a thousand words and world-acclaimed photographer, David Yarrow, is an iconic storyteller. In a lifetime of war against our natural world, his evocative and immersive photography of life on earth is aiding the global plight for ...

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Zambezi Queen Collection Refurb Update

Floating along the mighty Chobe River between the borders of Botswana and Namibia, the Zambezi Queen Collection comprises four houseboats, including the luxurious Zambezi Queen and her three Chobe Princesses, as well as the secluded tented Ichingo Chobe River Lodge. ...

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Exclusive Art Tours in Port Elizabeth, South Africa

art exhiition at No 5 by Mantis in Port Elizabeth

On Tuesday, 5th February, Mantis launched Exclusive Art Tours at No.5 by Mantis. Attended by the media and prominent figures in tourism, the art tour launch featured a presentation by local artist, Duncan Stewart who is the only artist featured ...

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AccorHotels and Mantis Invest in Future of Tourism in Africa

AccorHotels and Mantis have announced that Bulelwa Maxam and Tumelo Daniels are the recipients of the Accor/Mantis bursary to study towards a B.Com Hospitality Management at Stenden South Africa in Port Alfred, Eastern Cape. Stenden South Africa offers Bachelor of ...

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