is the development arm for the Mantis Group, a Five Star boutique-hotel and game-reserve development, operating and marketing company with a global presence.
Has evolved over the years through the development of numerous properties both within and outside of the Mantis Group. The increasing number of enquiries both locally and abroad, which is a testament to the strength of the Mantis brand and reputation, eventuated in the establishment of a stand-alone business tailored speciﬁcally to addressing these enquiries.
Mantis Development was formed to offer the full suite of development services to complement the hospitality, wildlife, sales and marketing capabilities already available within the Group. Mantis Development can therefore offer Clients a truly unique world class "one stop" service, taking a project from conception/feasibility through to planning, detailed design, construction, and eventually onto operation and marketing.
The structure of Mantis Development is tailored to the speciﬁc nature and demographics of the inquiries we have received so as to ensure we are in the best position possible to undertake such projects. Representative ofﬁces are located in South Africa, UK, Seychelles, USA, India and Germany. These ofﬁ ces give us the required geographic spread to focus on our key markets of southern Africa, the Indian Ocean Islands and Europe. Mantis Development through its representative ofﬁces is capable of undertaking projects across the globe.
The Mantis Group's underlying philosophy is one of responsible and ecologically sensitive development, supporting the local environment through community development projects and conservation of resources. This way of working is reﬂ ected in the company namesake's lifestyle – the Praying Mantis, a tiny insect with an uncanny ability to survive in even the harshest conditions by seemingly having the utmost respect for its surroundings. The company philosophy has always been to take care of the small things knowing that if we get this right, then the 'big things' will be taken care of automatically.