The Mantis Group has launched a separate division, Mantis Owners Collection.
It will comprise 28 privately owned properties around the world that the Collection rents to high-nett-worth individuals who want privacy and exclusivity.
Each villa has its own private chef and housekeeper.
Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Seychelles and Tanzania each have one property, there are three properties in Kenya and 15 in South Africa.
The Chobe Princess I, a houseboat on Botswana’s Chobe River, forms part of the Botswana and Namibia property.
Facilities on board include a fully equipped bar, dining room, Jacuzzi, outdoor seating area and powder room.
Chobe Princess I has five suites able to accommodate 10 guests. The honeymoon suite spans the top deck of the houseboat and offers a double bed, private deck, dressing table, and en-suite bathroom with shower, toilet, hand basin, bidet and shaving points.
18 on Hillwood is a villa in Bishopscourt, Cape Town. Its five rooms can accommodate up to 10 guests and each room is north facing with a view of Table Mountain.
Facilities include a choice of two swimming pools, tennis courts, an outdoor porch with sun loungers, a gas barbecue and dining area, and lounge area with satellite TV.
Children are welcome at 18 on Hillwood.
Hoëveld House, in Sandton, Johannesburg, is one of the other properties in the Collection.
The property offers four rooms and can accommodate up to eight guests. Each room is individually styled. The main suite features his and hers bathrooms and dressing rooms, but each bedroom has a minibar, satellite television, DVD players, iPod docking stations, telephones, hairdryers, underfloor heating and heated towel rails.
Other facilities include a conference venue, restaurant, electronic safe in room, outdoor pool, secure parking, wedding facilities and WiFi.
Mantis is a family run collection of award winning, privately owned, five star properties located around the World.
Divided into five distinct groups, its specialist areas include Boutique Hotels, Game Reserves, Eco Lodges, Ski Lodges and Chalets and Yachts. All of the properties represent the finest example of its kind and celebrate the culture, gastronomy, architecture and nature of the locations in which they are found to offer guests a truly authentic experience.
Officially founded by Adrian Gardiner in 2000, Mantis is committed to the spirit of conservation and restoration, and each property is sensitive to its surroundings in respect of the building, environment and local community.
The diverse portfolio of handpicked properties link up to create journeys, which offer guests the ultimate life experience and the opportunity to experience the essence of the location.