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.
TripAdvisor ® Traveller Reviews
"Wedding stay at monate"
13 Nov 2019
By jackbI5979VV, Needingworth, United Kingdom
"Absolutely fantastic place to stay. The staff are so helpful and kind and present themselves to a high standard. The rooms are exceptional and the food and drink is divine. The amount of wildlife..."
"Great weekened away"
13 Nov 2019
By Coastal24284556524
"Great lodge, good service, 2 hours from Pretoria. Good for a breakaway holiday. The staff was helpful and always smiling. The food was also great, overall a beautiful experience. i would go back any..."
"Excellent Establishment"
12 Nov 2019
By Sharon K
"This is an amazing place. We would live there for ever and ever. From the moment you drive into the property, the friendly staff and the fantastic in house chef. The dinner in the cave and in the..."
"Fantastic Wedding Venue"
11 Nov 2019
By racook149
"My wife and I stayed at Monate Game Lodge for a friend’s wedding in November. Guests are accommodated in individual thatched rooms spread throughout the grounds but close to all amenities. The..."
"ex excellent experience"
07 Nov 2019
By tyronelv1234, Johannesburg
"We loved this place. We only stay 2 hours away and it felt like we were in another world. I would recommend this place to anyone it is absolutely amazing. The wild life is so close and so..."
"Monate Game Lodge - excellent"
06 Nov 2019
By chadette2019, Pretoria
"Monate Game lodge will exceed all your expectations. I had planned a conference at the Lodge. What I like about Monate Game Lodge is that it provides a variety of difference venue locations to host..."
"Exceptional Service and Experience"
01 Nov 2019
By Matt S
"We attended a conference at Monate and I could not be happier with the experience. The food, the accommodation, and especially the staff were all amazing. This venue would make for an excellent..."
"Wedding beauty"
30 Oct 2019
By Chanel V
"Most beautiful venue I've been to in a while... staff were great, food was good and had loads of fun. Love all the animals walking around (even on my stoep every day). Loved the drives in the reserve..."
"Excellent retreat"
29 Oct 2019
By TheGuest1234, Johannesburg
"Lovely scenery, Friendly staff, Excellent customer service, would be the prefect wedding destination, experience Africa at the back of your yard, A lot of gravel routes but the drive was worth it..."
"Fantastic wedding venue and bush getaway"
29 Oct 2019
By GeoffW1307, Morden, United Kingdom
"Went for a family wedding weekend and Monate went out of their way to make it a very special and memorable weekend for all who attended especially the happy couple. Would definitely recommend Monate..."