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
"Wedding at Monate"
17 Mar 2019
By Shelley J, Kempton Park, Gauteng
"We attended a wedding at Monate this weekend and were completely blown away by the various venues in which we were hosted! A truly remarkable weekend where we were all treated like absolute royalty..."
12 Mar 2019
By Lauren D
"The Monate Team will move mountains for you! Having a wedding @ Monate Game lodge is a weekend experience which I would highly recommend because the day goes so quickly. We arrived for a meet..."
"What an amzing Game Lodge and Wedding Venue"
04 Mar 2019
By Lizette17, Johannesburg
"We attended a weekend wedding from Fri-Mon at Monate to celebrate a very special wedding with Caiti & Wade, a place suited for 2 vets that love what they do, all the way from the Isle of Man, with..."
"Amazing venue byt double check"
11 Feb 2019
By Sima_jim
"Had a wedding weekend there. It is a stunning venue with incredible views. The rooms are clean, food is excellent and staff are very friendly. However, one thing to be very careful of is overcharging..."
"Wedding in the Bush"
08 Feb 2019
By pieter444, Pretoria
"The most wonderful, helpful and friendly staff ever. Even assistance for grand grand ma in her wheel chair. Nothing was to much or could not been arranged. The food was divine and a dinner in the..."
"Dream bush wedding"
31 Jan 2019
By Relax68465325604, Sydney, Australia
"We loved every minute of our wedding weekend, it was everything we could have wanted and more. From the game drives, to the cave dinner to the ice cold pink GnT's. The bush setting is spectacular..."
"Beautiful wedding weekend"
28 Jan 2019
By Sightsee43449794990
"Rooms at main Lodge are really clean, pretty and inviting Response rates prior to booking can be quickerBeautiful scenery for bush weddingUnique additions: dinner in a cave Nice relaxing pool and..."
"Idyllic Wedding Venue"
24 Jan 2019
By Venture27719669403, Centurion
"We attended a wedding at Monate Game lodge. Everything from the reception at the lodge to the wedding ceremony, the reception venue and rooms were breathtaking. Will recommend this venue to anyone..."
"Monate Review"
21 Jan 2019
By Passenger33169240459
"Can refer any person to this absolute great reserve, with efficient and friendly staff who take care of each and every need of their visitors / guests - beautiful beyond words with the most..."
"Excellent Location - Monate Game Lodge"
21 Jan 2019
By Happiness54314829510
"This place is excellent for a quiet retreat with so much to do.Accomodation was absolutely excellent and clean. The friendliness of the staff was amazing. We booked out the entire lodge for business..."