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The Mantis Collection

The Mantis Collection is a family run collection of award winning, privately owned, five star properties located around the World, across all seven continents. Its specialist areas include Boutique Hotels, Game Reserves, Eco Lodges, Ski Lodges and Chalets and Boutique Cruises and offer in-the-know travellers the most exceptional properties and authentic experiences they have ever imagined.

Each of the diverse, handpicked properties represents the finest example of its kind and celebrates the culture, gastronomy, architecture and nature of the locations in which they are found. Whilst every property is unique, being part of the collection ensures that the quality of the facilities, service and overall experience is consistently 5 star and guests can always expect personal, friendly service.

Officially founded by entrepreneur and hotelier Adrian Gardiner in 2000, Mantis is committed to the spirit of conservation and restoration, and each property is sensitive to its surroundings in respect of the building, environment and local community. The entrepreneurial spirit of the family underpins that of the group allowing them to be dynamic in the growth of the portfolio, responding quickly to consumer demand.

Mantis has recently assisted Wilderness Foundation Africa achieve its objectives by:

Making the introduction to Vietnam's biggest pop stars Thu Minh and Thanh Bui, who have become two of the greatest ambassadors in their country for the rhino anti-poaching cause in Southern Africa.

Helping to develop a number of cause related marketing initiatives which include:

  • Hotel Rhino. A concept where guests checking out of a hotel have the opportunity to purchase a rhino toy, the proceeds of which go to the rhino cause. This project was conceived by Wilderness Foundation Africa and Mantis agreed to pilot it within their hotels; after which it will was rolled out to other hotel groups.
  • The Game Reserve Wines. Graham Beck Wines developed a line of wines called The Game Reserve, which donates a portion of their total sales to Wilderness Foundation Africa. This wine was recently bought out by Rooiberg Winery, who continue to support Wilderness Foundation Africa through the Game Reserve Wines.  Mantis has encouraged many of its properties and partners to stock the wine, gaining maximum exposure for all parties.
  • Brokering an agreement with SeaWorld which has resulted in them working very closely with Wilderness Foundation Africa on numerous Rhino related conservation initiatives throughout Southern Africa.

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