Monate Game Lodge

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Getaway Summary
RATE guide:
R1750pp to R3750pp nightly, meals and game-drives included
Lodge, Bed and Breakfast
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
31 Dec 2021
By Norman12345678, Greater Johannesburg
"What should be a wonderful place is resting on its laurels as a wedding venue. Difficult for wedding guests to complain when they have no choice but to be there. We were there for a holiday..."
13 Dec 2021
By gramsay2021
"We would go back just to relax and enjoy the peace and tranquility of Monate Game Lodge and the excellent service.The game drive to the hippo pool was scenic and we where fortunate in seeing a lion..."
"Great Stay!"
09 Dec 2021
By thinus115
"Best venue for a year end function. Value for money and extremely beautiful. Staff was friendly and rooms very comfortable and clean. The views from the cave was amazing. We spend most our our stay..."
06 Dec 2021
By marcM5366NU
"This is a stunning location, awesome service and staff are very helpful! Loved the Cave Restaurant. Pools are amazing and loved the Jacuzzi. Rooms are beautiful.A must do! Keep up the amazing quality..."
"Great experience"
07 Nov 2021
By 75rolandi
"Beautiful scenery & friendly and professional service. Having lunch in the cave and dinner in the bush was a wonderful experience. The sun-downers at the Hippo-dam is always a highlight. This was my..."
"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..."