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
"By far the very best holiday our family has ever had"
22 Jan 2020
By MrsPravlis
"We stayed at Monate in December and we had the most magical experience. From the friendly and capable staff who went above and beyond to assist us, particularly the manager, Dane or Danny (sorry, I'm..."
20 Jan 2020
By j0hanverwey, Pretoria
"Thanks for a wonderful experience, good facility with friendly and helpful staff. Room were clean and neat. Having cellular connectivity in the room would have been nice. Our game drive’s..."
10 Jan 2020
By Jeroenv2650
"My wife and I stayed at Skukuza, deciding on a break before the year's craziness kicked in. Took advantage of their 3 for 2 night promotion, including 3x meals. It was absolute bliss! Excellent food..."
"Great potential"
07 Jan 2020
By BronwenCadle, Pretoria
"Ask for a room with a bush view, do not miss the view from the cave, a swim in the pool up on the rocks and dinner in the ravine out in the bush and a stay here will be well worth your while! The..."
"Romantic weekend getaway"
05 Jan 2020
By nicole929292
"The lodge was beautiful and in the surroundings. We had booked for a romantic overnight stay as it offered a dinner in the cave. On arrival we were told that this wouldn’t be possible due to a..."
"Overnight stay"
22 Dec 2019
By BismoFunyon
"Outstanding value for money. We stayed for one night over the weekend as a quick break away from the city and regretted nothing. The food was exceptional and dinner at the Boma is beautiful and..."
"Exemplary Service"
20 Dec 2019
By Waziful, Johannesburg
"Not only was the lodge itself amazing, I cannot stress enough how out of this world the service we received was. This was consistent from everyone I encountered throughout our week stay there. I..."
"Act your Star rating...Monate!!"
15 Dec 2019
By Ruskandtea, Johannesburg
"I’ve visited this hotel before and what I went through on my latest trip was shocking!! It’s gone to the dogs in terms of service and quality! The rooms offer an “on the bath shower” that is such a..."
"Best visit"
08 Dec 2019
By riettecornelius, Middelburg
"Other than the road being a bit bumpy before entering the lodge... my experience was amazing. Definitely worth it The wildlife was amazing. So much to see. Breakfast was really good and the staff so..."
01 Dec 2019
By johnnievanderwalt, Bloemfontein
"Excelent except for the drinks prices thats very expensive. In that heat R 20 for a botle water is veryt expensive. The rest was excelent and all staff helpful and neadtly dresed. Rooms excelent and..."