cTintswalo at Waterfall combines the convenience of its central location in the heart of Johannesburg with the charming seclusion of the exquisite Waterfall Country & Equestrian Estate. The intimate nature of this exceptional hotel promises esteemed guests the ultimate in attentive service and sheer luxury.
Built in the rustic style of an old barn with thick stone walls, bolted wooden roof trusses and double volumes as well as stunning views, this retreat is the ideal getaway for discerning guests looking for a novel, relaxing experience. Tintswalo is renowned for its world-class cuisine, excellent service and unparalleled attention to detail, which combines to ensure prime accommodation.
The views of the Magaliesberg Mountains and the sounds of the birds and frogs lull Tintswalo guests into a sense of luxurious escapism. There is a restaurant (the Feedroom), outdoor dining area and well-stocked underground wine cellar, all of which are designed to provide the ultimate in tasteful surrounds.
Tintswalo at Waterfall comprises 16 elegant rooms, all of which boast views of the polo fields, dam and mountains. Rooms have been decorated using rich earthy tones, dark woods, steel and complex fabrics with simple marble floors. In line with the polo theme of the estate, the rooms have been named and individually decorated according to horse breeds; i.e. Arabian, Pinto, Mongolian Pony, Basuto, Mustang, Thoroughbred, Falabella, Akhal-Teke, Morgan, Appaloosa, Shetland, Connemara, Lipizzaner, Clydesdale, Hanoverian and Palomino.
Each homely suite is equipped with:
The Tintswalo at Waterfall's restaurant, the Feedroom, serves delicious meals with fresh ingredients and innovative flavours. These may be savoured in the romantic glow of the dining room, or on the verandah where the estate provides the ideal backdrop. The meals are modern in style and display a definite international influence. Starters, mains and desserts change frequently to allow for flexibility and creativity.
Breakfast is served alongside the polo fields and includes fruit smoothies, thinly sliced salmon, home-made muesli with fresh fruit and yoghurt, and a full English breakfast or omelette. In addition, fresh pastries and preserves complement the excellent quality tea and coffee to prepare guests for a day full of adventure and exploration.
The selection of fine wines are designed to suit any meal and the whiskeys, cognacs and cigars prove to be the ideal end to a hearty three-course meal.
There are various facilities available at Tintswalo at Waterfall for the comfort and convenience of our guests. These include the spa, gym, library and bar.
The Vital Source Spa ensures that guests are pampered, revitalised and soothed by expert hands. It comprises four treatment rooms with modern equipment and amenities, as well as a gym, library, bar, balcony and safe parking area. Surrounding the spa are walking trails that extend for five kilometres. This is a full-service hydrotherapy spa with a Vichy shower, hydro bath and sauna. The Dermalogica spa therapies combine intense massages with world-renowned ingredients. Therapies include Skin Therapy, Skin Intelligence for Men, face treatments, body therapy, massages, body wraps, hand treatments and foot treatments.
Functions and Events
Not only are the accommodation facilities at Tintswalo at Waterfall idyllic and comfortable, but there are also well-equipped boardroom amenities for those seeking a secluded venue for their meetings, seminars or teambuilding initiatives. The boardroom seats up to 45 delegates and there are beautiful settings for weddings, cocktail parties and so on.
Johannesburg is a famous tourist hotspot, steeped in history, culture, sights and activities to suit every preference, age group and budget. The Tintswalo vehicle is available for day trips to and around the city.
Some of the must-sees include:
This is the best known and most densely populated black residential area in South Africa. During the Apartheid system of governance, Soweto featured as the heart of many strikes, uprisings and struggles. Today, it is a cosmopolitan urban settlement. Some of its attractions include former-President Nelson Mandela's home, the Regina Mundi Church and the Sharpeville Memorial Site.
Sandton is a shopper's paradise and the businessman's hub. It is called the 'richest square mile' in Africa and is home to many of the financial and IT headquarters.
Cradle of Humankind
This World Heritage Site is believed to be the original birthplace of human beings. Fossils and ancient human remains attest to the earliest civilisation of mankind, whose customs and ways of life shaped the societies of today.
The Apartheid Museum
Apartheid was an extremely complicated and difficult time for the residents of South Africa. However, there is no doubt that it played an integral role in moulding the country of today. This important factor is explored at the Apartheid Museum, which is designed to serve as a reminder of the struggles and both a warning and an appreciation for the future.
Constitution Hill is home to South Africa's Constitutional Court, which is the city's newest historical landmark. Its architecture is unique and intriguing and its history fascinating.
This shop boasts a collection of arts, crafts and artefacts that come from all over the vast African continent, as well as contemporary pieces that reflect the personalities of modern-day Africans. Some of the pieces come from self-help organisations and are made entirely from recycled goods.
This awe-inspiring sight seats up to 400 spectators as they explore the extensive wonders of the universe. It is situated in the grounds of the University of Witwatersrand and special educational programmes are conducted every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Adler Museum of the History of Medicine
The Adler Museum deals with the history of medicine along the time line of history, including the fascinating branches of dentistry and pharmacy. It is on the Wits University premises.
In the heart of this bustling metropolis is the lush home of over 3000 animals and a plethora of plant species. Day and night tours expose the wonders of nature and guests are invited to watch the feeding of animals and cleaning of enclosures. There is a restaurant and tea garden as well as venues for children's parties. A tour of the entire facility takes approximately four hours.
The Museum Africa exposes the history of this continent and is situated at the Newtown Cultural Precinct. Art, geological specimens, paintings and photographs create a fascinating glimpse into times past.
The Randburg Waterfront is on the Jukskei River, and is home to a number of exciting shops, boutiques, restaurants and entertainment facilities. The lake is ideal for water sport enthusiasts who wish to SCUBA dive, ski, canoe or swim. The flea market is a great place for the family to explore while the musical fountain is always a favourite amongst the younger visitors. Parking is available at a nominal fee.
Lifestyle Garden Centre
The Lifestyle Garden Centre is more than a nursery. It boasts some of the finest horticulture in the country, as well as shops, tea gardens, ceramics, wrought iron furniture, topiary pieces, and restaurants. Children delight in the miniature farm and playpen as well as the train rides. Entrance is free.
The Sundome Casino is always busy with both local and international visitors seeking their millions. There are slot machines as well as Blackjack, Roulette, Poker and Crap tables. Excellent food and service round off the experience perfectly and a mall, gym and cinemas are nearby.
Sun City Tour
Sun City is the Las Vegas of South Africa. This entertainment complex and casino is situated in some of the most beautiful surrounds for a true escape from city living.
South African Lipizzaners
These Vietnamese horse riders perform impressive stunts that instil fear and awe in the hearts of their spectators. During certain seasons, the Sappi Horse Trials provide excellent opportunities for horse enthusiasts to watch various events. Several shows take place and are all within walking distance from one another.
Tintswalo at Waterfall is on Waterfall Country & Equestrian Estate in Johannesburg. It is only 10 minutes from Sandton and 40 minutes from the OR Tambo International Airport.