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
"Enjoyable Stay"
25 Jan 2021
By tasneemdp, South Africa
"Amazing place wonderful staff... staff are very helpful and friendly. The ala Carter menu is most definitely 5 stars best chef. Establishment is well kept. Great informative game drive. We will..."
"Fantastic experience"
07 Jan 2021
By nharrowsmith, Johannesburg
"We had the most wonderful time at Monate recently. The staff were absolutely incredible. Gabriel looked after our every need. Nothing was too much for him. Both Brian and Solly were fantastic game..."
"Monate Game Lodge Couple Stay"
05 Jan 2021
By carikebasson
"We had the most amazing, fantastic, relaxing and enjoyable experience. The rooms and the facilities as well as the food and service was excellent. We were treated like royalty and we enjoyed every..."
"Great Value for Money"
30 Dec 2020
By suema953
"We really enjoyed our stay - food was good, staff friendly, enjoyed the pool and facilities, beautiful nature setting in the bush. Very nice rooms Great value for money and just over 2 hours drive..."
"Christmas @ Monate"
30 Dec 2020
By Jet301316
"Thank you to all staff at Monate that made our stay a memorable one. This is exactly what we needed. Food was excellent and service first class. Special mention to Danny, Bernard and William..."
"Awesome Getaway"
16 Nov 2020
By Bee123r
"After a long drive to Monate Lodge we were greeted by friendly staff with a refreshing drink.. at reception we were welcomed and shown to our accomodation.. Denver was such a great help in advising..."
"Monate Game Lodge Trip"
09 Nov 2020
By tammyalison, Johannesburg
"We loved our time at the lodge, the staff were very helpful , the food was delicious, the ambiance through out the dinners was super and the accomodation was clean and moddern with everything you..."
"Monate Game Lodge"
28 Oct 2020
By lexicahn18, Johannesburg
"Truly exceptional place to get away for a quiet and relaxing weekend. Service is outstanding from the staff to the cleanliness and the different venues. Game rangers are highly knowledgeable. It's in..."
"Monate work Indaba"
16 Mar 2020
By tanyam106, Sandton
"This has got to be one of the best locations for a work conference. From the moment you arrive to the day you depart, everything is a positive experience. The wildlife roaming around, the game..."
"Amazing business getaway"
16 Mar 2020
By DamianPotter, Johannesburg
"The facilities and the setting are outstanding. The service was beyond expectations and the overall experience was great. One of my best game drive experiences was had and some of the additional..."