Monate Game Lodge

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Getaway Summary
RATE guide:
R1750pp to R3750pp nightly, meals and game-drives included
What We Say
A recent guest describes Monate Game Lodge as a 'rose amongst the thorns', and we tend to agree. Your hosts, Joanie and Mike, offer a warm welcome and great service, all in a beautiful tranquil setting. This really is a gem, surrounded by manicured gardens on hectare private reserve less than 2-hours from Gauteng.

The rooms in the main lodge are tastefully decorated with good quality linen, en-suite bathrooms and each having a private deck where you can relax and take in the bushveld surrounds. There's also a pool, if you need to cool off a bit!

If you can, grab one of the luxury tents, these are more private and worth the extra cost.

Dining at Monate Game Lodge is an experience in its own right with everything from venison to vegetarian on offer, and meals are included in your nightly rate so you won't go hungry.

The area is malaria-free and beautifully diverse with koppies, caves and bushveld, and is home to three of the Big-5 (Rhino, Buffalo, Leopard), not to mention Giraffe, Zebra, birds ... you'll certainly want to join in for at least one game drive to take it all in.

The glowing feedback for Monate rates this as one of the best weekend getaway destinations around.

Enquire direct with the getaway, you'll receive a copy of their contact details by email.
TripAdvisor ® Traveller Reviews
"Amazing bush experience"
07 Dec 2017
By hanalied
"Definitely worth visiting. Friendly staff, great food, clean rooms and good conference facilities. Spent 3 days and 2 nights - including a game drive. Everything was on point. Room I stayed in is..."
"Business to leave a lasting impression"
04 Dec 2017
By Robyn F, Modimolle
"Annalize and her team treated us to an exceptional stay where we were not only able to relax and refresh after the long year but also to entertain our clients in luxurious style. The entire team went..."
"Conferencing Deluxe"
27 Nov 2017
By 74tanjaw
"Wonderful experience overall! The staff really go the extra mile in ensuring that you are comfortable at all times. Beautiful bush setting with lots of animals to see & the most beautiful sunsets..."
"Tranquil Bliss!"
27 Nov 2017
By Mpiletso
"Monate Game Lodge provided all the essentials I needed. Peace and quiet from a busy Joburg CBD. The fantastic breakfast in the bush among the animals is a must do and the cave dinner is just as..."
"Romantic bush"
27 Nov 2017
By dannymL1800CQ, Kempton Park
"Excelent retreat for a romantic breakaway with superb service and hospitality. The tranquility of the bush is the best remedy for the everyday rush. Beautiful lodge and very neat. The wildlife are..."
27 Nov 2017
By J L, Modimolle
"Great weekend - recommended by both of us - was raining but still very good comfort & quality time. Great service and very pleasant helpful staff. Terrific sorrounds, good food and wide range of..."
20 Nov 2017
By sandramF5955CI
"Wonderful combination of game viewing and bush experience. Extremely friendly attentive staff, wonderful food. Great atmosphere. Location, being 2 hours drive from Johannesburg is easily..."
"A pleasant bush experience"
16 Nov 2017
By 891petrap
"My husband and I recently enjoyed a pleasant day at the luxury and secluded Shingwedzi tent with own splash pool at Monate Game Lodge. What a view into the bush! We were warmly welcomed and taken..."
13 Nov 2017
By josephmQ105QE, Midrand
"The lodge is great, I would not mind going back again for business or with family. the staff are weew freindly and accormodating. The food was perfect, both breakfast lunch and dinner with perfect..."
"A really delightful weekend and great game viewing"
05 Sep 2017
By Chris S, Johannesburg
"We spent a weekend (Friday to Sunday) at Monate. We were made welcome by reception, and checked in easily. After being shown to our (very adequate) room, we went on a game drive. Brain, the..."