Fantastic Savings on Safari in South Africa

The Mantis Collection, a group of luxury private game reserves and boutique accommodation in South Africa offers great savings with “Mantis Madness.”  This package, available from May 1, 2008 until September 30, 2008, gives you a bonanza of choices, including two nights at a five star Game Lodge and three nights at a boutique hotel or retreat — with lots of extras!

With the purchase of two nights accommodation at a Mantis Collection Game Reserve, including Shamwari Game Reserve, Jock Safari Lodge and Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, three additional nights will be included (with breakfast), at any one of the following eight luxury establishments.  The Last Word Retreats; charming boutique retreats in and around Cape Town made up of The Constantia, The Franschhoek, The Bishops Court, and The St. James; Lake Pleasant Living in Knysna, Bushman Sands Hotel & Golf Course in the Eastern Cape, and the Table Bay Hotel in Cape Town.  Drinks are included at The Last Word Retreats.

The rate for this five-night package is $940 per person if the choice is Shamwari or Jock Safari Lodge and $880 per person if the choice is Sanbona.

Shamwari, in the malaria-free Eastern Cape, is set on 25,000 hectares within five eco-systems, supporting many forms of plant, animal and bird life.  The Reserve has been recognized by the World Travel Awards for ten consecutive years as The World’s Leading Conservation Company and The World’s Leading Safari Company.  Sanbona features two game lodges and 54,000 hectares of land with 6,500 plant species, 150 bird species and a wide variety of game, including the “Big Five.”  Jock Safari Lodge, set within the Kruger National Park, offers game drives within the Park and the best possible insight into African wildlife.

The Constantia is a five star boutique hotel situated in the Cape’s most beautiful wine valley. The Franschhoek , also a five star boutique hotel is situated right in the heart of the gourmet capital of South Africa; The Bishop’s Court, is an elegant hotel that offers spectacular mountain views; and the St James, a five star seaside retreat overlooks the trendy and vibrant fishing village of Kalk Bay.

Located on South Africa’s spectacular Garden Route, Lake Pleasant Living offers self-contained one and two bedroom suites with kitchenette and lounge. There is a Spa, vanishing-edge swimming pool and a myriad of nearby activities.  The luxurious Table Bay Hotel, one of the finest hotels in Cape Town, is set on the exciting Victoria and Alfred Waterfront of Cape Town, central to all the attractions of the city.

To view the Mantis Collection properties visit www.mantiscollection.com

Reservations for Mantis Madness may be made online at  www.mantiscollection.com or by e-mail reservations@mantiscollection.com

*Mantis Madness is available at the following Shamwari Game Reserve lodges at the rate quoted above:  Riverdene, Long Lee Manner and Bushmans River lodge
*Rates are based on the exchange rate between the US dollar and the South African Rand as of 02/07/08
* Rates based on double occupancy                                                                


SOURCE: Montgomery Communications