Founders Lodge-ELLE Decoration

In our latest Summer Issue, one ELLE Decoration reader and their partner will win a three-night stay, including game drives, at the luxurious Founders Lodge by Mantis in the Eastern Cape. 

Adrian Gardinar, acknowledged by many as the founder of conservation tourism in the Eastern Cape, is the visionary behind the legendary Shamwari Game Reserve. He now offers a small, select number of guests the opportunity to stay at his original residence, the secluded Founders Lodge by Mantis, to experience its serenity and see the Big Five at the adjacent Shamwari.

Adrian founded the award-winning Mantis Collection that today boasts 72 luxury hospitality establishments situated across all seven continents, but Adrian’s heart remains at home where it all started. After extensive renovations, Founders Lodge by Mantis is now complete and guests can share in this rare experience in one of the six private suites. The 400ha reserve around the lodge is free of predators and, therefore, open for guests to explore on foot. The entrance to Shamwari Game Reserve is a mere 50 meters from the lodge where guests can enjoy daily game drives.


Buy a copy of the Summer Issue of ELLE Decoration, on shelf now, or download it here. Turn to page 65 for instructions and how to SMS your answer to our competition question.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: The SMS line will close on 20 January 2016. The winner will be selected randomly and notified telephonically and via email. The decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. The prize may not be transferred or exchanged for cash. Employees of Isiko Media (Pty) Ltd, the promoters and their families are not eligible to enter. The SMS service is operated by MobiMedia on behalf of Isiko Media. Free SMSs and minutes do not apply. Errors will be billed. The prize is valid between May 2017 and August 2017. Booking is subject to availability. The prize includes meals and daily game drives, but excludes all beverages, personal expenses and transport.




Take a look at our Win page for the latest competitions and buy our #SummerIssue to qualify to enter.

The Summer Issue is all about new beginnings, rejuvenation and adventure. Consider it a celebration of both indulging in wanderlust and the sweetness of coming home. We discover the most spectacular design hotels around the world, show you a beautiful collection of outdoor furniture and décor, and tempt your tastebuds with a new indian tapas restaurant. Pick up your copy today and tell us what you think on Twitter @Elle_Deco using #SummerIssue.