From the World’s finest Hotels, Lodges, Eco Escapes, Lifestyle Resorts & eXtreme Holidays, Mantis is synonymous with Discovering the exceptional, Pioneering new possibilities and Delivering on quality, excellence and distinction.
In a world of diminishing rarity and increasing commercialisation and standardisation, there are those who are still searching for the exceptional, the truly rare and inspirational. They are searching for moments, places, adventures and destinations that will forever touch their lives.
Mantis is a brand that understands this pursuit for the exceptional.We continuously search for and are approached by those likeminded individuals, whether it be to look after their prized possessions or simply a place to unwind and rejuvenate.
Pioneering new possibilities and new destinations so that people can experience those life changing moments that can enrich their lives, is what makes us who we are. ‘Unearthing your Exceptional’ is not just a catchphrase, it describes our DNA.
We believe our Group’s growth and respectability in the market place has been founded on our acknowledgement and respect for the environment, hence theacronym for Mantis:
From across the globe, Mantis is looking forward to welcoming you.
Where we operate
- Saint Helena
- South Africa
- United Kingdom
- New Zealand
- French Polynesia
- Sri Lanka
- United States
02 October 2018
In celebration of Tourism Month, Mantis lead over 800 scholars from the Port Elizabeth township of Motherwell in a clean-up of Addo Road on Friday 28th September 2018. Mantis partnered with Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality to carry out this cleaning initiative on this popular tourist route to Addo Elephant National Park. The route is littered with plastic and rubbish that blows in from the adjacent communities of Motherwell. The purpose of the cleaning campaign is to instil a paradigm shift in disadvantaged scholars through environmental education, active participation in keeping their communities clean and exposing them to tourism experiences in their region.Read More
10 September 2018
Mantis is celebrating Tourism Month in a very special way this year. In collaboration with the municipality and tourism board of Port Elizabeth (Nelson Mandela Bay), Mantis is going to clean up one of Nelson Mandela Bay's most important tourist routes on Friday, 28th September 2018. This wonderful initiative will see 1000 school children from the township situated adjacent to this route cleaning up litter and plastic that will be recycled in a community project that is based in the area and run by youth from the area.Read More
06 September 2018
Late afternoon on Wednesday 5th September, we had an unfortunate incident at the Lion Camp staff compound. A fire broke out and caused damage to the junior staff accommodation. We were fortunate to contain the fire to that specific area without any threat to the rest of the staff accommodation, guest rooms, and public areas. We have accounted for each person that was on site last night and, and our entire team is safe and unharmed.Read More
29 August 2018
Adrian Gardiner, Chairman of the Mantis Group, Wilderness Foundation Global and Stenden University, South Africa is pleased to announce the appointment of Philippe Baretaud as Chief Executive Officer, Mantis Group. Following the 50% acquisition of the South African based company by AccorHotels in April 2018, Philippe will be responsible for leading the strategic vision for the Mantis Group, which today is a collection of over 30 properties worldwide, including award-winning, privately owned five-star properties located around the world, across all seven continents.Read More
09 April 2018
On Thursday, 4th April AccorHotels and the Mantis Group held a press event in Port Elizabeth, South Africa to announce a strategic partnership. Mantis is South Africa-based collection of award-winning, privately owned, managed and branded properties and lodges located around the world, across all seven continents.Read More
22 January 2018
Rosemary Brossy will be representing Mantis Collection at ITB from Wednesday 7th March - Sunday 11th March 2018, and would welcome the opportunity to update you on various developments within our portfolio. Exceptional offers: Eastern Cape Meander and Mantis MadnessRead More
07 January 2018
The Evolution of one of Zambia’s Favourite Safari Camps Mantis is very pleased to announce their new partnership with one of Zambia’s favourite camps in South Luangwa National Park. Lion Camp has been delivering truly memorable safari experiences over the past 10 years, and after major renovation, will reopen in May 2018 under Mantis Management. The entire camp has been rebuilt, and now features a larger main area deck and two new suites in the camp’s prime locations.Read More
14 November 2017
Mantis St Helena is a brand new hotel on the mystic St Helena Island which is located in the middle of the South Atlantic. The hotel officially opened its doors on the 28th of October 2017, and Mantis thought it the perfect time to commission the first professional photographer to capture its new gem.Read More
16 October 2017
On the 10th of October 2017, The Mantis Collection and the Rwanda Social Security Board signed a Hotel Management Agreement for Akagera Game Lodge in Rwanda. Akagera Game Lodge is a 2-hour drive from Kigali and comprises of 60 rooms and a conference centre.Read More
18 July 2017
The Mantis Collection has partnered with EcoPlanet Bamboo in the utilization of unique bamboo charcoal air purifier in all Mantis hotel rooms aimed at improving the quality of indoor air and reducing moisture in humid locations and a specialized bamboo charcoal for the filtration of water, thereby reducing the use of plastic water bottles. Short term commitments are to move the hotel collection’s use of packaging for cosmetics, food and drinks to a renewable and compostable bamb…Read More