How to plant a tree, the right way

Photo by Pedro Kümmel on Unsplash

How to plant a tree source: 1. Choose the right tree for your location. Use a tree that will grow well in our city’s climate and make sure that it’s going to have plenty of space both vertically and horizontally. 2. Dig a square hole that is twice as wide as the size of the […]

Munu the blind rhino

Munu is Home Munu the blind rhino starts a better life at Founder’s Lodge by Mantis Munu is a southwestern black rhino – a severely endangered subspecies; there are only 250 left in the world. Munu became blind during a territorial battle in a South African National Park, and in a first-of-its-kind agreement; SANParks allowed […]

National Women’s Day


Happy Women’s Day, South Africa Behind every successful woman; there is a tribe of powherful women that supports her. It’s Women’s Month in South Africa, so we are taking a moment to celebrate the ladies in our Mantidae. Conservationists to Creatives, Personal Assistants to Accountants; the women of Mantis are a force of passionate leaders. […]


For our conservation heroes, our rangers on the ground The first line of defence for our wildlife Donate today to help them. An excerpt from Johnny Clegg‘s Scatterlings of Africa Copper sun sinking low Scatterlings and fugitives Hooded eyes and weary brows Seek refuge in the night They are the scatterlings of Africa Each uprooted […]

1 Day left! #MantisMoments Competition

Win an exceptional 5-night stay at a Mantis hotel of your choice but entering the #MantisMoments competition on Instagram. The competition is running until the 25th of July at 23:59 (GMT +2) HOW TO ENTER: Follow @mantiscollection on Instagram select one of the hotel photos from the @mantiscollection Instagram feed and share it as an […]

New Mantis Website

Mantis Collection New Website

We feel like we have been holding our breaths for the longest time! The anticipation for the new Mantis website has been a 3-year journey from re-branding, to merging with the second-largest hotel group in the world – Accor Group, and months of finding our exceptional! Mantis adventures unfold in hotels, eco-escapes, waterways and impact […]


The Zambezi Queen Collection’s fleet of Chobe Princesses get a complete refurbishment Classic like their matriarch, with a touch of fun; the Chobe Princesses offer an intimate, picturesque safari experience. The floating fleet consists of 2 intimate houseboats with 4 en-suite cabins, and 1 houseboat of 5 en-suite cabins. Each houseboat offers a relaxed open […]

Cheers to the trailblazers!

COMPETITION: Which planet-friendly amenities are available for your use in Mantis hotels and eco-escape? Click here to answer and enter for a chance to win an amazing pamper hamper. Cheers to the trailblazers! In the words of Jada Pinkett Smith: “Often we applaud the trails people blaze in the external world that we can see, […]

The Best Dads in the Animal Kingdom

When perplexed by this complication we call life, we look to the ways of our fathers for guidance. We don’t always remember the advice they have given, but the wisdom of their actions is imprinted in our perspective. The greatest dads in the animal kingdom show their young what it means to provide, protect, and […]

The Envoy by Mantis: Nigeria’s Leading City Hotel 2019

THE ENVOY BY MANTIS: Nigeria’s Leading City Hotel 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 our group and individual Mantis properties have received. World Travel Awards is voted for by travel and tourism […]