RESURGENCE THROUGH NATURE
A Nature-based Wellness Programme to Treat Stress and Fatigue – Connect to Nature to Re-connect to Yourself
Resurgence through Nature with Mantis is a unique partnership between boutique hospitality through Mantis, and the medical processes, provided by experienced doctors, specialists, and psychotherapists. Rooted in conservation, Mantis pursues sustainable business practices and develops tourism products that are respectful of the environment and communities in which they operate.
Curators of conservation-focused and adventure travel, Mantis combines their passion for conservation, and the celebration of authenticity, heritage and culture of a destination to create sustainable adventures.
Clinical Psychologist, Konrad van Staden, will lead the way in identifying the treatment and preventative programmes on offer at Mantis properties. Konrad, who has a passion for understanding the psychological interaction between wildlife, human and economic communities, identified an increasing need for a dedicated programme to treat burnout, mobilised professionals in their field and approached Mantis as his accommodation partner.
The mutual love, respect and appreciation of Nature is what brought Mantis and Konrad together, however it is the growing need for executive mental health, and the serial entrepreneurial spirit of Adrian Gardiner, Founder and Executive Chairman of Mantis, that ignited the partnership.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
The safety of our guests and staff is of paramount importance to us. We adhere to the policies and procedures of the WHO, South African Health Department protocols, and European Health protocols. Additionally, the protocols are in line with international sports team protocols as followed by visiting and travelling international sports teams and elite athletes.
These protocols are put in place and overseen by Dr Konrad von Hagen, Sports Physician, and team doctor for the World Cup Winning Rugby team of 2019. An antigen test is required prior to arrival, as well as repeated after three days. During the stay, a bio-bubble is created with guests and daily staff at Founder’s Lodge, creating a secure environment.