Monate Game Lodge

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Getaway Summary
RATE guide:
R1750pp to R3750pp nightly, meals and game-drives included
Safari, 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
"Outstanding unique beauty, with exceptional service"
27 Jan 2023
By maryannmontrose, Durban
"What stood out at this place, was the beauty and uniqueness of the venues, only to be outdone by the exceptional service. Nothing was too much for the staff. They worked tirelessly behind the scenes..."
"Christmas Weekend"
29 Dec 2022
By peteroE7143ZV
"We had a wonderful time while staying at Monate over the weekend. The staff really went out of their way to make the weekend special for us. Christmas Eve we were surprised by a special room..."
"Lovely stay"
29 Dec 2022
By P6062BRlorrained, Rosetta
"The staff are extremely friendly and helpful, from reception to the chefs and even the lady that cleaned our room - let's also not forget the fantastic guides! Very professional and genuine, and that..."
"Good experience"
04 Dec 2022
By faranazlewis, Gauteng
"Wonderful experience, game drives are stunning, sundowners at the dam lovely, staff is friendly. Rooms are nice, drainage just needs to be sorted at shower, food can be improved, over all experience..."
"Best Game Lodge Ever"
30 Nov 2022
By Camper64716960333
"The Best Game Lodge Ever! Friendly staff and amazing food. The staff go out of there way to assist you. The Game Drive was really the highlight of our stay. Me and my partner will return as soon as..."
"Monate - so far, yet so close."
29 Nov 2022
By ervinekekana
"Fantastic game lodge to visit for a day or two days just before you fly out of South Africa! Its close enough from Pretoria, only an hour's drive. And secluded enough that the game is wild enough for..."
24 Nov 2022
By nts655, Johannesburg
"Thank you to all staff that made this conference a memorable conference. I would like to recognize Elzaan, James, Lwazi, Nelson, Brian, Gugu all the poters. Khumo Chef and Staff You guys are..."
"A truly magical experience. "
31 Oct 2022
By Shaun M, Sheerness, United Kingdom
"My first visit to South Africa with my partner and the kids and we spent three nights at Monate Game Lodge for my partners sisters wedding. What can i say, the lodge itself is simply breathtaking..."
"A dream come true!"
19 Oct 2022
By cmjerling
"The perfect wedding destination. Not just a day but a whole experience for every guest. Wish I could have this experience every weekend. Highly recommend. The staff are excellent with attention to..."
"Exotic wedding location"
15 Oct 2022
By tonymales, Cambridge, United Kingdom
"Be prepared for a long drive on gravel roads after you turn off the beaten track. Wish I had hired an SUV / 4WD as I got a puncture on day 1. Staff were very tolerant and helpful however, and their..."