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
"Best wedding ever"
16 Aug 2021
By Angeliquenegis
"I have never experienced a place with such a good service ever. My wedding was the best I have ever had, from the staff to the amazing food, I wouldn’t change anything. My guests can’t stop talking..."
"A team going above and beyond!"
06 Aug 2021
By Odyssia
"During a four-day business breakaway at Monate, we got to know the staff as a sterling team that goes above and beyond the call of duty for their guests. The kitchen staff did a splendid job, with..."
"Awesome bush getaway"
24 Jun 2021
By gisellebrown19, Fourways
"Was fabulous. Service outstanding.. food excellent... rooms stunning. Game drive awesome. Surrounded by wild life. Can't complain about one thing. Will definitely return to Monate. Worth every cent..."
22 Jun 2021
By atishan2021
"When you enter Monate Game Lodge, you will see the 4 stars next to their name… don’t be fooled… because the experience will you receive is 5 stars!!! The welcome received was lovely. The check-in was..."
"Absolutely stunning"
30 May 2021
By darren p, Johannesburg
"Woe, wow, wow. Monate is absolutely stunning. We thoughly enjoyed our stay at Monate. The staff are very friendly and meals are amazing. Definitely worth a visit. The views are spectacular and it is..."
"Hidden gem for quick breakaway"
23 May 2021
By Natalie J, Johannesburg
"We booked Monate lodge for a breakaway conference. The drive there took just shy of 2h30 from Sandton, Johannesburg. The road was good all the way but there is about 15km of dirt road to get there at..."
"Great Wedding............but beware"
19 May 2021
By Alison S, Benoni
"Attended a wedding on the Saturday , but we stayed an extra night to enjoy a Game Drive. Let's start with Friday. The waiters were very nice, attentive and good fun. The rooms were also nice and..."
"Sevice at Monate Game Lodge"
17 May 2021
By gaumbridget
"Great venue Excellent and would recommend anyone to pay a visit to Monate Game Lodge. Beautiful surroundings. The staff and all very pleasant and helpful. Lucy (think that was her name) was brilliant..."
"Bush wedding"
10 May 2021
By chrisna5, Centurion
"We had such a great time at the bush wedding we were invited to. The stay was a treat and felt like a holiday of two days! Great venue and great service! The food is excellent and staff is very..."
10 May 2021
By wakefieldj2021, Pretoria
"Lovely wedding weekend with friends in a beautiful Game Lodge. Rooms perfect and just what you need. Layout of resort ideal to relax and be on your own if you want to. Reception and restaurant..."