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
"Top 10 Wedding Venue"
17 May 2019
By Navigator14515030607, Johannesburg
"This place is a really great wedding venue, lovely all round. The couple was very and the guests were taken care off. Nobody wanted to leave on Sunday. I love that they are not so strict with the..."
"Business stay over"
16 May 2019
By Quest49643679583, Limpopo Province
"We had an absolute Great stay!! Everything was neat and clean. Food was well prepared. Conference was a success and lived up to our expectation. Will visit Monate in the future again/ Enjoyed it..."
"Conference venue"
11 May 2019
By 85tessieb, Midrand
"We used Monate as a conference venue and it was great. Conference facilities exceeded expectations. We enjoyed an afternoon game drive and sunset cocktails. The day was nicely rounded off with a..."
"Good weekend away break"
08 May 2019
By Jet06937423709, Randburg
"Great venue easily accessed from joburg for a quick relaxed get away, great service and facilities food good left feeling super relaxed and refreshed would definitely return! Lovely surprises in the..."
"Excellent experience"
07 May 2019
By Federica B
"Amazing experience in a wonderful and spotless lodge, surrounded by stunning wildlife. Prompt and supportive staff. Extremely expert and passionate rangers looked after us throughout our stay. I..."
"Monate Lodge"
06 May 2019
By Trip49087378821, Hartbeespoort
"An outstanding getaway thank you to Monate Loved all the surprises food and staff were wonderful Not to far from Johannesburg I highly recommend this Lodge as a getaway, wedding venue and business..."
"Hotel does not refund money"
30 Apr 2019
By Traveler-M2019
"I have booked the hotel for my friends wedding and unfortunately i could not come due to my new born baby. I could not get any refund even i have applied for it 3 month before the travel date. The..."
"A unique wedding venue with exceptional service"
08 Apr 2019
By GoPlaces36824936823, Hoedspruit
"The service that was experienced was beyond friendly, with staff being very attentive to guests needs and always with a smile. The accommodation and facilities are of a high caliber, and the bush..."
"zafzimzaf trip"
03 Apr 2019
By Carin V
"okay this takes longer that one minute to fill it in. we don't need 200 characters here. i just want to submit the form without long stories. the trip was good and the staying nice, the swimming pool..."
"Breathtakingly beautiful!"
27 Mar 2019
By Vacation67096254465, Johannesburg
"I would recommend this venue to any couple who are planning on tying the knot! From friendly staff to breathtaking views, exquisite accomodation, 5 star food and drinks and amazing game drives. A..."