Hacienda d'Monyane

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Getaway Summary
PRICE (unit):
from R 600
GETAWAY TYPE
Lodge
Overview
Tucked away in the Waterberg, approximately 90 minutes drive from Johannesburg, lies Monyane, a small 21-hectare bush lodge providing simple pleasures and enjoyment for real nature loving couples/singles. From the outset, it was our aim to establish something different with little to no disruption to nature, and we are indeed fortunate that our guests approve of our efforts in creating a rustic, yet stylish "little house in the bush" venue. Monyane is ideally suited for those who enjoy functional simplicity, silence, tranquility, magnificent views, ruby sunsets and fields of stars. A comment from our visitors book describes her experience with us as almost like camping, only better - in an environment so beautiful and serene, unique and awesome. Although our little piece of paradise is not a game farm, some of the smaller species of antelope such as Steenbok and Duiker are regularly spotted. Other residents include a warthog family and a jackal duo whom, when the mood is just right, will provide a serenade or two.The Livingstone and Hemingway Suites are a mirror image of each other, and sleeps 2 adults on a queen-size bed. The units are private and separate and consist of en-suite facilities ie. Cement bath, enamel basin in the sleeping areas, with separate toilets and outdoor showers attached. Each unit is also furnished with a well-equipped kitchenette and outdoor barbecue (please note no tv's are available). A free standing communal bush kitchen is situated a short stroll away from the units where dishes are washed and more serious cooking is done. Our sundeck and splash pool is the ideal spot for reading and cooling off, or just finding inspiration in the beauty and sounds of the bush. A wide range of activities, all within a 20 50 minute drive from our farm, are available and include game drives, elephant safaris, zip line adventures, horse- and quad bike rides, hot water swimming resorts for day visitors, fishing, golf, archery, clay pigeon shooting, paintball, a game rehabilitation center, wild dog /cheetah farm and spa treatments. We look forward to welcoming you to Monyane. Items to bring along: fire wood or charcoal, swimming towels and a torch.Unfortunately children under the age of 16 years cannot be accommodated.Please note that there are no credit card facilities available.
Enquiry
 
 
"Geoff and Tudi Galloway"
17 Oct 2016
By Geoff, South Africa
""What a delightful place" was Tudi's comment when she saw our "Hacienda". Tastefully furnished with everything we needed for our few days, we really enjoyed our few days away from civilization. These were the best surroundings to enjoy each others company and get our lives "back on track after the busyness of life. Thanks Arno - you too were a brilliant host, and give our greetings to your equally delightful dog Phyllis."
"Restful spot"
21 Oct 2014
By Tamara, South Africa
"If you want a spot to chill and do nothing, this is a good place to visit. We slept, braaied (remember to take your own wood or charcoal), read, played board games and went for a walk. Very relaxing.Arno, the owner, is pleasant and helpful.The wind was quite bad while we were there (but that was throughout the region over this particular weekend), and unfortunately the unit's verandah has no protection from it. As there's not much space inside the unit, we braved the gusts to sit outside anyway, and managed to spot a little tortoise in the grass, which made my day.The accommodation is very rustic, but the bed is comfortable and the outside shower has great pressure.Hacienda d'Monyane is quite off the beaten track (which means it's nice and peaceful, apart from the neighbour's peacocks), so take what you need with you, especially if you plan on cooking. The cooking utensils in the unit are very basic and it's a pain to have to trek to and from the "bush kitchen" (set apart from the units), which is where the washing up area is, especially in the dark. Take a torch.It's easier to get to Hacienda d'Monyane with a higher vehicle (we were in an SUV). It will require caution and patience with a small, low car.The neighboring land is home to lots of game, including eland, kudu, warthog, zebra, blue wildebeest, ostrich and impala, so taking a walk down the road is worth it."
"Sublime and serene"
14 Oct 2014
By Lufuno, South Africa
"We enjoyed our stay to the full, the only regret we had was that we did not book for the whole weekend. It was difficult to leave. The place is so magnificent and peaceful. The environment certainly gave us an invaluable opportunity to reflect on our relationship and we left stronger than when we came in. Nothing short of excellency. Arno, what can I say, he is such an amazing host. The place is superbly suitable for retreat."
"Superb"
03 Jan 2014
By Brenda, South Africa
"A piece of paradise in the Waterberg. A wonderful host Arno, who made us feel at home, and part of the family..... Big kisses, big smiles, and a big thank you from us, for 3 super nights."
"What a gem"
10 Apr 2013
By Edith, Netherlands
"We absolutely loved, loved, loved the place. It's a true gem. Arno is a wonderful host, very entertaining. The food was great and so was the owners company. A place to go back to ... over and over again."
"Amazing"
29 Jun 2012
By Jeff, South Africa
"We received a very friendly welcome from Arno. Truly a quiet place, away from the city lights and buzz... The accommodation was basic with a rustic atmosphere which was amazing! Over all, we had a relaxing time."
"Bush feeling"
05 May 2012
By Susanne, Germany
"Very private and secluded bush environment that gives you a touch of Africa! Very friendly and helpful host."
"Simple peace and pleasure"
20 Oct 2010
By Val, South Africa
"Hacienda d'Monyane is a weekend getaway in Bela Bela made extra special. Simple things like switching on a bedside lamp when we arrived back late at night, setting a special dinner table under the stars. Arno is a gracious and attentive host, and the effort and little details make all the difference."
"A beautiful stay for a week"
11 Oct 2010
By Anonymous, South Africa
"Hacienda d' Monyane was exactly what we needed. A place to relax and recuperate from an earlier hectic week. It is so quiet and ideal for those that want to re-energise themselves. The only sounds that entertained us were those of singing birds and occasionally some distant jackals. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and the host was very good to us. There is no doubt we will be frequent visitors to Hacienda d' Monyane. We stayed in the tenthouse suite, which is spacious and perfect for hot days and evenings so we were quite impressed with the whole set-up and the little 'beach' for an afternoon swim."
"Fantastic!! "
29 Jun 2010
By Gerald, Germany
"Everything was just perfect! Arno is the best host one can imagine and he is good cook as well. His accommodation is so nice and so special, we really did not want to leave. It is quiet, safe and clean - and it is in the bush!! It is probably one of our best experiences in South Africa!"