About Us

In my early years, I accompanied my adventurous father, Ernest Corbett, on unique camping trips, following the elephant migratory path through Botswana and exploring the source of the Nile. Our family business, focused on developing shopping centers in rural areas of South Africa, eventually led us to Manyeleti Nature Reserve, sparking our journey into tourism.

Despite being campers, we ventured into the unfamiliar territory of lodge operations, with my husband Warwick overseeing the creation of Tintswalo Safari in Bushbuckridge. With our children and parents, we faced some challenges during the building process, from playful baboons to curious buffaloes, creating enduring memories.

Expanding the Tintswalo Collection, Tintswalo Atlantic emerged as a hidden gem in the Table Mountain National Park. Symbolizing love and gratitude, Tintswalo became a place to reconnect with nature. Boulders followed, offering unique experiences, while Tintswalo Waterberg opened in 2020 as a multi-generational retreat.

Crossing borders into Zambia, Tintswalo Siankaba, perched on an island in the Zambezi, reflects our commitment to engaging with local communities.

Each property, marked by my mother, Gaye’s creative touch, contributes to immersive experiences fostering understanding of wildlife and conservation.

Tintswalo, both as a group and a family, strives to transcend geographic boundaries, creating lasting memories for guests. Our dream is for visitors to carry newfound understanding and knowledge of conservation, making every stay at our properties an unforgettable gift.

Lisa Goosen

The Tintswalo Lodge Collection