Founders Lodge by Mantis offers a soul-reviving safari in the birthplace of Eastern Cape conservation. Located an hour outside of Port Elizabeth, Founders was the home of conservation pioneer, Adrian Gardiner, during the years he spent re-wilding this part of the Eastern Cape. Today Founders stands as a beacon of luxury accommodation on its own private reserve adjacent to Shamwari Game Reserve.
Mantis is a world-leading collection of hotels and eco-escapes scattered across the planet providing the Traveller with experiences that stir the soul, defy expectation, and live in the heart forever. Mantis has unearthed uniquely authentic lifestyle experiences in far-flung corners, vibrant cityscapes, across vast African plains, and in most places in between. Each with a unique spirit, yet all are linked by a collective obsession to be extraordinary. To be rare in a world that mass produces sameness. Every Mantis destination is truly an exceptional place to find yourself.
FOUNDERS LODGE BY MANTIS
Sidbury Road Alicedale, Eastern Cape, South Africa