Date : 12 March 2011
The award winning Mantis Collection recently received a virtual extreme makeover at the hands of Online Innovations. The successful developer of purpose-built web-based business applications redesigned and recreated what can only be described as a chic, simple and elegant website for the Mantis Collection.
Before the makeover, each game reserve and boutique hotel within the Collection had been individually created, managed and administered. As a result managing website content became difficult and duplication of information and pictures was inevitable. In a plight to enhance the user friendliness, uniformity and limit duplication, Online Innovations transformed the Mantis Collection website by combining these individually managed websites within the Collection and creating a main website from which all sub-sites are managed.
The Mantis Collection is the holding company for national and international five star boutique hotels and game reserves in South Africa and Europe. It recently celebrated receiving awards for Africas Leading Safari Shamwari Game Reserve and Africas Leading Conservation Company Shamwari Game Reserve at the first ever World Travel Africa Awards. The Mantis Collection properties in South Africa include Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, the Last Word Retreats, Shamwari Game Reserve, Bushman Sands Game Reserve, Lake Pleasant Living and Jock Safari Lodge. In Europe their properties extend to the Jiva Park Hill Hotel, Alladale and the Draycott Hotel.