Monate Game Lodge

THE GEM OF THE BUSHVELD Discover the Gem of the Bushveld! Monate Game Lodge is an exclusive luxury 4-star lodge where guests can enjoy the tranquility of the bush whilst being treated like royalty.
Monate Game Lodge is nestled in manicured natural gardens on approximately 2000-hectare private game reserve in the Limpopo Province, within 2 hours reach of Pretoria and Johannesburg 30 minutes from Kranskop Tollgate, Modimolle (Nylstroom).Fly-ins can easily be accommodated. Monate offers a helipad and grass airstrip, and chartered flights can be arranged. It is home to abundant wildlife such as buffalo, lion, giraffe, hippopotamus, zebra, a large variety of antelope and close to 50% of the bird species found in South Africa paradise for bird watching and wild life photography.This malaria-free area is beautiful in its diversity, ranging from open plains to typical bushveld and interesting rocky outcrops, caves and koppies.

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  • "Awesome bush getaway"

    24 June 2021

    "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 June 2021

    "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

    "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

    "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

    "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

    "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

    "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..."

  • "Wedding"

    10 May 2021

    "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..."

  • "Excellent Couples Getaway"

    28 April 2021

    "Monate Game Lodge was an excellent couples getaway location. We were there for our wedding anniversary and we just loved it. Great service, very peaceful and restful. Well worth the price with..."

  • "Menu disappointments"

    28 April 2021

    "Menu agreed and food provided were completely different and sub-standard. Extremely disappointing for the bride and groom. Huge mistake which has a serious impact on how the resort is viewed in..."

  • "A Wedding Weekend"

    05 April 2021

    "What a beautiful venue for a beautiful wedding. We would love to go back. Around every corner was another beautiful setting! One of the best weekends we have ever had! I would not hesitate to..."

  • "Excellent"

    02 April 2021

    "I'm very happy and I feel very much special to be given such top treatment, our stay was very good and I would like to visit more, I will definitely miss the Chef's food his recipes are very good and..."

  • "Monate Game Lodge"

    29 March 2021

    "We went to Monate for a wedding, which was absolutely superb! The wedding venues and facilities were beautiful, and the food was very good. The lodge itself is good, with quite a few different..."

  • "The best wedding weekend at Monate"

    26 March 2021

    "Anyone wanting a bushveld wedding with amazing food and the best views should really consider Monate Game Lodge. Our wedding there was just excellent and they do just about everything for you..."

  • "Enjoyable Stay"

    25 January 2021

    "Amazing place wonderful staff... staff are very helpful and friendly. The ala Carter menu is most definitely 5 stars best chef. Establishment is well kept. Great informative game drive. We will..."

  • "Fantastic experience"

    07 January 2021

    "We had the most wonderful time at Monate recently. The staff were absolutely incredible. Gabriel looked after our every need. Nothing was too much for him. Both Brian and Solly were fantastic game..."

  • "Monate Game Lodge Couple Stay"

    05 January 2021

    "We had the most amazing, fantastic, relaxing and enjoyable experience. The rooms and the facilities as well as the food and service was excellent. We were treated like royalty and we enjoyed every..."

  • "Great Value for Money"

    30 December 2020

    "We really enjoyed our stay - food was good, staff friendly, enjoyed the pool and facilities, beautiful nature setting in the bush. Very nice rooms Great value for money and just over 2 hours drive..."

  • "Christmas @ Monate"

    30 December 2020

    "Thank you to all staff at Monate that made our stay a memorable one. This is exactly what we needed. Food was excellent and service first class. Special mention to Danny, Bernard and William..."

  • "Awesome Getaway"

    16 November 2020

    "After a long drive to Monate Lodge we were greeted by friendly staff with a refreshing drink.. at reception we were welcomed and shown to our accomodation.. Denver was such a great help in advising..."

  • "Monate Game Lodge Trip"

    09 November 2020

    "We loved our time at the lodge, the staff were very helpful , the food was delicious, the ambiance through out the dinners was super and the accomodation was clean and moddern with everything you..."

  • "Monate Game Lodge"

    28 October 2020

    "Truly exceptional place to get away for a quiet and relaxing weekend. Service is outstanding from the staff to the cleanliness and the different venues. Game rangers are highly knowledgeable. It's in..."

  • "Monate work Indaba"

    16 March 2020

    "This has got to be one of the best locations for a work conference. From the moment you arrive to the day you depart, everything is a positive experience. The wildlife roaming around, the game..."

  • "Amazing business getaway"

    16 March 2020

    "The facilities and the setting are outstanding. The service was beyond expectations and the overall experience was great. One of my best game drive experiences was had and some of the additional..."

  • "Bush Indaba"

    15 March 2020

    "Great venue, luxury rooms, great service. Special facilities like cave dinners and bush braais. Staff is exceptionaly helpful and friendly. I would recommend this spot to any company looking for..."

  • "Fantastic conference venue & bush experience"

    14 March 2020

    "Wow! This place is amazing, from the excellent service, delicious food and luxurious accommodation to the unique venues - the Cave and Bush Boma! Thank you to all the hard-working staff for making..."

  • "Wedding at Monate Game Lodge"

    13 March 2020

    "The entire experience was AMAZING! The accomodation, staff, amenities, food and venues (cave dining room, wedding ceremony under the 500 year old tree and reception area) could not be faulted. Truly..."

  • "Wedding of Nicole and Justin"

    10 March 2020

    "Thank you for a wonderful experience! The location, venue, staff was brilliant. All the staff and services was great and when any issue arises during the wedding, Elzaan was running around like a..."

  • "Brilliant venue"

    05 March 2020

    "I have no tips or guidelines. Just sit back and enjoy, it is stunning! The staff are amazing, accommodation stunning and activities great. To watch someone get married under a 500 year old tree is a..."

  • "Tranqulity"

    25 February 2020

    "most amazing weekend away as a couple! So peaceful,THE MOST FRIENDLY STAFF EVER! Cave dinner-Dream book check! Brilliant. Beautiful sunset game drive with drinks and snacks. One for the memory bank..."

  • "A hidden gem in Limpopo"

    25 February 2020

    "Apart from the 15 odd km gravel, the location is perfect as it is in the middle of the bush. Once entering the property, there is still a bit of a drive and it was a pleasure getting caught up in..."

  • "Best game lodge real hidden gem"

    19 February 2020

    "We booked a romantic weekend away. Upon arrival and till we leave the service was out standing. It really is value for money. I highly recommend if you looking for a nice luxurious escape to the..."

  • "The best "

    08 February 2020

    "what a stunning place had a strategy session and stayed over for 2 days amazing staff WJ , William, Dewald and all others amazing dinners in the bush Will recommend this venue anytime. Dinner also in..."

  • "Monate Game Lodge - Amazing"

    07 February 2020

    "I was wonderfully surprised with Monate Lodge. The staff are incredibly friendly and go above and beyond to make their guests feel like royalty. The property is well maintained, the food is..."

  • "Value for money"

    31 January 2020

    "Comfortable rooms and a team that makes sure their guests feel welcome all the time. Great breakfast buffet and all other meals. Immediate fulfilling of my extra wishes. Brian, an excellent tour..."

  • "Bushveld Gate-away!"

    31 January 2020

    "Staff were very friendly,professional, accommodating and informative . Game drive with Brian was exceptional! The guy at reception as amazing..helped us with directions as we had taken the wrong turn..."

  • "By far the very best holiday our family has ever had"

    22 January 2020

    "We stayed at Monate in December and we had the most magical experience. From the friendly and capable staff who went above and beyond to assist us, particularly the manager, Dane or Danny (sorry, I'm..."

  • "Thanks"

    20 January 2020

    "Thanks for a wonderful experience, good facility with friendly and helpful staff. Room were clean and neat. Having cellular connectivity in the room would have been nice. Our game drive’s..."

  • "Awesome"

    10 January 2020

    "My wife and I stayed at Skukuza, deciding on a break before the year's craziness kicked in. Took advantage of their 3 for 2 night promotion, including 3x meals. It was absolute bliss! Excellent food..."

  • "Great potential"

    07 January 2020

    "Ask for a room with a bush view, do not miss the view from the cave, a swim in the pool up on the rocks and dinner in the ravine out in the bush and a stay here will be well worth your while! The..."

  • "Romantic weekend getaway"

    05 January 2020

    "The lodge was beautiful and in the surroundings. We had booked for a romantic overnight stay as it offered a dinner in the cave. On arrival we were told that this wouldn’t be possible due to a..."

  • "Overnight stay"

    22 December 2019

    "Outstanding value for money. We stayed for one night over the weekend as a quick break away from the city and regretted nothing. The food was exceptional and dinner at the Boma is beautiful and..."

  • "Exemplary Service"

    20 December 2019

    "Not only was the lodge itself amazing, I cannot stress enough how out of this world the service we received was. This was consistent from everyone I encountered throughout our week stay there. I..."

  • "Act your Star rating...Monate!!"

    15 December 2019

    "I’ve visited this hotel before and what I went through on my latest trip was shocking!! It’s gone to the dogs in terms of service and quality! The rooms offer an “on the bath shower” that is such a..."

  • "Best visit"

    08 December 2019

    "Other than the road being a bit bumpy before entering the lodge... my experience was amazing. Definitely worth it The wildlife was amazing. So much to see. Breakfast was really good and the staff so..."

  • "Visiter"

    01 December 2019

    "Excelent except for the drinks prices thats very expensive. In that heat R 20 for a botle water is veryt expensive. The rest was excelent and all staff helpful and neadtly dresed. Rooms excelent and..."

  • "Katleho Moeca"

    26 November 2019

    "Excellent service from the staff and overall the place looks awesome and clean. A small place which allows for specialised attention. Would definitely come back one day. Thank you very much to Brian..."

  • "A True Bushveld Gem!"

    26 November 2019

    "What an absolute treat to visit Monate Game Lodge! It is not called the, "Gem of the Bushveld," for nothing. My husband and I had the pleasure of being hosted at the Main Lodge, in a standard room..."

  • "Monate Game Lodge"

    26 November 2019

    "Monate Game Lodge is the perfect destination for a quick getaway. Though we were there for a conference, I can recommend it as a wedding destination as well.. Service was excellent and it is truly..."

  • "Beautiful wedding"

    23 November 2019

    "Spectacular wedding weekend with friends - the venue is beautiful and diverse and offered everything you need for an event. The game drive and sunset drinks were excellent and set the tone for a..."

  • "WVPSA congress at Monate Game lodge"

    19 November 2019

    "We had a pleasant congress at Monate game lodge. Friendly service, good food, relaxing game drives and informative CPD event made this an event to remember I can advise Monate game lodge for future..."

  • "A really pleasant location and excellent facilities for a conference."

    19 November 2019

    "Was a great and relaxing place to have a conference. Beautiful and endless countryside to admire in down time. The game were an additional bonus and great to see. Would certainly consider this..."

  • "Wedding stay at monate"

    13 November 2019

    "Absolutely fantastic place to stay. The staff are so helpful and kind and present themselves to a high standard. The rooms are exceptional and the food and drink is divine. The amount of wildlife..."

  • "Great weekened away"

    13 November 2019

    "Great lodge, good service, 2 hours from Pretoria. Good for a breakaway holiday. The staff was helpful and always smiling. The food was also great, overall a beautiful experience. i would go back any..."

  • "Excellent Establishment"

    12 November 2019

    "This is an amazing place. We would live there for ever and ever. From the moment you drive into the property, the friendly staff and the fantastic in house chef. The dinner in the cave and in the..."

  • "Fantastic Wedding Venue"

    11 November 2019

    "My wife and I stayed at Monate Game Lodge for a friend’s wedding in November. Guests are accommodated in individual thatched rooms spread throughout the grounds but close to all amenities. The..."

  • "ex excellent experience"

    07 November 2019

    "We loved this place. We only stay 2 hours away and it felt like we were in another world. I would recommend this place to anyone it is absolutely amazing. The wild life is so close and so..."

  • "Monate Game Lodge - excellent"

    06 November 2019

    "Monate Game lodge will exceed all your expectations. I had planned a conference at the Lodge. What I like about Monate Game Lodge is that it provides a variety of difference venue locations to host..."

  • "Exceptional Service and Experience"

    01 November 2019

    "We attended a conference at Monate and I could not be happier with the experience. The food, the accommodation, and especially the staff were all amazing. This venue would make for an excellent..."

  • "Wedding beauty"

    30 October 2019

    "Most beautiful venue I've been to in a while... staff were great, food was good and had loads of fun. Love all the animals walking around (even on my stoep every day). Loved the drives in the reserve..."

  • "Excellent retreat"

    29 October 2019

    "Lovely scenery, Friendly staff, Excellent customer service, would be the prefect wedding destination, experience Africa at the back of your yard, A lot of gravel routes but the drive was worth it..."

  • "Fantastic wedding venue and bush getaway"

    29 October 2019

    "Went for a family wedding weekend and Monate went out of their way to make it a very special and memorable weekend for all who attended especially the happy couple. Would definitely recommend Monate..."

  • "Awesome Stay"

    29 October 2019

    "Great staff and people, great place and awesome view and vibe. I enjoy the night life and it is most beautiful at night. The beds and bedding are amazing, when too hot just grab the pool. Food was..."

  • "Beautiful Monate Game Lodge"

    24 October 2019

    "Monate Game Lodge is hidden Gem, beautiful scenery and stunning sun sets at the Hippo Dam. Monate also has a natural cave which they use as a venue for dinners, 1st of its kind that I have seen. The..."

  • "Great Getaway"

    24 October 2019

    "Monate Game Lodge's location is very accessible, an easy 2 hour drive from OR Tambo to be in the heart of the African bush. Staff absolutely fantastic. Game viewing great. Peaceful, as only the bush..."

  • "Monate Game Lodge - excellent"

    24 October 2019

    "Amazing location, service & facilities! Highly recommended for any getaway/conference - thoroughly enjoyed the experience of the bush boma and the cave - great selection of drinks. Service was..."

  • "Monate Magic"

    23 October 2019

    "We recently visited Monate Game Lodge and were pleasantly surprised with the entire experience. On arrival, we were met with big smiles and refreshments. Our room was luxurious and spacious..."

  • "Most amazing experience not too far out of Jnb"

    22 October 2019

    "My whole experience from start to finish was amazing! Welcomed and greated at reception on arrival. Bags taken to rooms. Rooms are modern, clean and comfortable with 5* facilities with a view of..."

  • "Amazing"

    22 October 2019

    "We had a great time and as first time Nature explorers, we were left with no words. From the dedicated staff- very professional,to the wild experience... we loved it and you can never be disappointed."

  • "Great stay"

    21 October 2019

    "Great service, great food, friendly staff, beautiful views, enjoyable activities. Definitely would recommend to friends, colleagues and family. Tranquility, a great getaway from the hassle of the..."

  • "The tru Gem of the Bushveld."

    21 October 2019

    "What an amazing weekend…! I decided to ask my girlfriend to marry me at Monate Game Lodge and since day one that I have contacted them they have been friendly, willing to help and all the staff..."

  • "Conferencing in style"

    17 October 2019

    "The most amazing experience I've ever had. The venue was magnificent, the staff made you feel at home, food was mouthwatering. The wildlife was different. Really no way to describe it you have to..."

  • "Gem of the Bushveld"

    14 October 2019

    "We visited Monate for the 2nd time, the first time was for our wedding, and this time for our anniversary. We were treated like we were the Gems of the Bushveld. Excellent service, amazing food..."

  • "Beautiful Lodge and Bosveld getaway"

    14 October 2019

    "The lodge is situated in a wildlife area with many different species to view, including 3 of the big 5. Staff is very friendly and go out of their way to help and make your stay great. There are..."

  • "Fantastic weekend with Monate"

    07 October 2019

    "We absolutely enjoyed ourselves at Monate Game Lodge. The service, food and drinks were great! The game drive with the drinks at the rhino dam is a highlight. Very romantic scene Can't wait to come..."

  • "Great Stay on a rainy Day"

    02 October 2019

    "The weather was terrible but the restaurant was the best part! Loved the antelope roaming around the lodge Chef Khumo is a good God, we really enjoyed ourselves despite the bad weather! We can't wait..."

  • "Wedding weekend"

    30 September 2019

    "We enjoyed our stay and the wedding we attended. We were impressed with the overall condition of the lodge. It is well-maintained. we enjoyed the ceremony under a big tree. At the pre-reception..."

  • "Adams wedding"

    27 September 2019

    "Amazing venue for a bush wedding. Awesome service all round, friendly and helpful staff. Food and beverages fantastic. Sunset game drive is a must and early morning rise to watch the sun rise from..."

  • "Bush breakaway with my husband"

    27 September 2019

    "What a gem. Loved this place. Loved the bush with all the grass. Loved it, loved it.... Modern luxury in the bush. Free roaming Nyala's walking around between the rooms. Beautiful rock boulders..."

  • "monate short left visit"

    25 September 2019

    "it was amazing and in a middle of nowhere. love it. I would recommend it to my staff and colleagues back at work. the crocodiles were bit scary but nevertheless its was an amazing trip. food was good..."

  • "Mrs"

    24 September 2019

    "The Conference Venue and accommodation was lovely. The venue (supper) and surroundings in the cave was beautiful. Breakfast and lunch was delicious. Supper (potjie-kos) was under cooked and tough to..."

  • "What a venue!"

    19 September 2019

    "Monate Lodge is an excellent venue and facilities with fantastic staff. Appropriately named Monate - meaning good or "lekker". " Dinner in the cave" provided for an unforgettable experience..."

  • "excellent"

    18 September 2019

    "our stay were very delightful, our rooms were define. the breakfast and dinners were amazing. The experience were unforgettable. Thanks for the lovely stay, would definitely recommend this to my..."


    16 September 2019

    "The qualified and friendly staff added to this perfect weekend away. From the moment we arrived at reception until the day that we departed, everything was on time and in place. The spa treatment..."

  • "Excellent"

    16 September 2019

    "This was an excellent trip and the facilities and staff are fantastic and very friendly and helpful, I have enjoyed my stay and would recommend with a smile to all my friends. The atmosphere is so..."


    09 September 2019

    "I was not impressed with the coffee or coffee making machine in the rooms and I was not happy that there was not door on the shower. Breakfast was ok, but from what we could ascertain no variety of..."

  • "Truly the Gem of Africa"

    09 September 2019

    "This past weekend I was able to share the weekend with those closest to myself & my Husbsnd as we got Married at Monate Game Lodge. The venue is absolutely beautiful! The team is phenomenal, all..."

  • "Amazing Weekend Escape"

    03 September 2019

    "We had an amazing time at Monate. It was the relaxing weekend getaway we were hoping for and needed. The food was great as was the wine selection. The game drives and guided tour of the cave..."

  • "Overall great experience"

    02 September 2019

    "I would highly recommend Monate Game Lodge if you are looking for tranquillity and exceptional service. The rooms are great, not only clean but comfortable. The overall Lodge and Staff was great and..."

  • "Company Conference"

    01 September 2019

    "Very friendly staff & lovely game drive followed by sundowners at the watering hole. Friendly and efficient staff. The rooms were very clean, and the team building was fantastic. Not too far from..."


    30 August 2019

    "What an experience. The staff was very friendly, they really went out of their way to accommodate us. The BOMA and the "Grot" was the highlight of my stay - not to mention the game drive / GIN bar..."

  • "Good wedding venue"

    24 August 2019

    "Very nice venue to attend for a wedding, rooms are lovely and well looked after. Variety of wildlife that you can spot right from entering at the gate. Wedding ceremony and reception venues are very..."

  • "Planning Workshop"

    19 August 2019

    "This was a fantastic venue for us away from the office, only 2h30 min drive from Bryanston to get together and articulate our plans to support our Business. The atmosphere and the venue was very..."

  • "Awesome"

    12 August 2019

    "An absolutely beautiful place to spend a few days to relax and unwind. The food and service is outstanding and very clean. The rooms are extremely comfortable and the staff are very friendly and..."

  • "over the top"

    05 August 2019

    "Monate Lodge is a very beautiful place to visit, the staff is amazing , I don't want to mention the food ,it was amazing. and the rooms as well they were exquisite. having to eat supper under the..."

  • "J Swanepoel"

    05 August 2019

    "Beautiful place with amazing rooms (loved the outside shower) and excellent service and good food, but the dirt road is a bit on the bad side. The grounds and swimming pool are clean and well..."

  • "My stay in Monate Game Lodge"

    02 August 2019

    "I stayed between 31/07/2019 - 02/08/2019 for a business team building. The facilities were fit for purpose and my room was always clean. I enjoyed my stay at the Lodge- the staff is wonderful and..."

  • "Wonderful memorable wedding venue"

    30 July 2019

    "The bush is not our destination of choice, but this was truly a beautiful wedding setting. The organisation from catering to game-viewing and wedding activities was discrete, smooth and extremely..."

  • "Great experience at Monate"

    29 July 2019

    "Overall great service, food and beautiful rooms. relaxing and enjoyable stay. The cave and bush boma dinner venues are exquisite and the rooms are kept neat and tidy with trustworthy staff. It was..."

  • "Wedding Bliss"

    28 July 2019

    "Was invited to Monate as a guest at my friends daughters wedding and was amazed by the natural beauty of the venue and how special day was thanks to the brilliant organizing of the event, the staff..."

  • "Jorgenson Wedding"

    23 July 2019

    "A wonderful experience enjoyed by all at a beautiful venue. The only disappointment was that the deck at Shingwedzi Lodge was under repair. This is where the bridal photographs were taken and the..."

  • "A beautiful property with exceptional staff, nothing is too much trouble for them."

    22 July 2019

    "What a lovely change....noting negative to say. staff amazing, food amazing, game drives and rangers very knowledgeable.. Accommodation lovely and well thought out with plugs and lighting in the..."

  • "Family Getaway"

    15 July 2019

    "We had an amazing stay with the kids and thoroughly enjoyed the activities that were on offer. On the first evening we did a game drive that took us past a beautiful dam with hippos, crocodiles..."

  • "Excellent wedding and place to stay however a very rude chap left a bitter taste in our mouths"

    12 July 2019

    "Thank You to all the lodge staff for their exceptional work. They went above and beyond with getting the job done. A big thank you to Elzan for her hard work. She is an unbelievable wedding..."

  • "Best Conference venue yet"

    10 July 2019

    "Absolutely beautiful venue with staff going out of their way to ensure satisfaction. Conference, Wedding or get away, this is a must see venue. Stunning wildlife. Worth the drive on the gravel..."

  • "Beautiful Wedding Venue - Shocking Game Ranger"

    29 June 2019

    "Attended a wedding which was fantastic. The location and wedding setup is stunning. As a result of large numbers there was a slight miscommunication about the White House accomodation but the lodge..."

  • "Best Weekend"

    26 June 2019

    "Clean, Friendly and efficient. Beautiful surroundings and the Best Quality Service. Our Room was perfect and very confortable. The food was excellent and the Dinning experiences were amazing! I..."

  • "Our dream wedding at Monate"

    25 June 2019

    "Honestly this place exceeded any and all expectations of our perfect venue! The breathtaking scenery, the friendly and helpful staff, the amazing food, the accommodation, everything was above and..."

  • "Exceeds Every Expectation"

    18 June 2019

    "Absolutely Fantastic Lodge! This is a small and private lodge, making it very personal. Staff is so friendly and helpful and goes above and beyond to meet your desires. The rooms are beautiful..."

  • "Magical Monate"

    14 June 2019

    "We recently stayed at Monate Game Lodge for a local sales conference and were completely blown away by the beauty that is Monate Game Lodge and the incredibly friendly and helpful staff (nothing was..."

  • "PUMA guest"

    14 June 2019

    "a good place, would have loved to have some blankets in the rooms - breakfastt was my least favorite meal, lacked variety rooms were good , just my shower was bad, please ensure some of the few..."

  • "one of the best"

    14 June 2019

    "an amazing event with loads to do and fantastic views. the game drive is amazing and the staff is wonderful. the experience there is truly something I have not experienced before and I will suggest..."

  • "Amazing Wedding Venue"

    11 June 2019

    "We were invited to a Wedding here. What a great amazing experience. It can truly be recommended for that. You cannot use own vehicle or cycling on the farm. We did not join in on the game drives. So..."

  • "Monate"

    11 June 2019

    "Excellent bush stay - thoroughly enjoyed my stay - food excellent /service great and accommodation excellent If looking for a non malaria bush experience this is the place to go . All round good..."

  • "Top 10 Wedding Venue"

    17 May 2019

    "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

    "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

    "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

    "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

    "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

    "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 April 2019

    "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 April 2019

    "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 April 2019

    "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 March 2019

    "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..."

  • "Wedding at Monate"

    17 March 2019

    "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 March 2019

    "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 March 2019

    "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 February 2019

    "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 February 2019

    "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 January 2019

    "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 January 2019

    "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 January 2019

    "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 January 2019

    "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 January 2019

    "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..."

  • "Wedding of a lifetime"

    21 January 2019

    "We stayed at Monate for my cousins wedding. It was absolutely magnificent ! The organisation and assistance from staff was wonderful. The rooms were spotless and luxurious! I enjoy using the jacuzzi..."


    12 January 2019

    "We attended a wedding last week at Monate Game Lodge. From the moment we entered the main gate, we spotted animals all over. Checking in was quick and easy. Rooms are huge and very..."

  • "Stunning place"

    02 January 2019

    "Our youngest daughter and het hubby chose Monate for their wedding on 31 December 2018, a choice we as the parents did not regret one moment. The staff went out of their way to make our stay (More..."

  • "What an awesome place"

    12 December 2018

    "We had our wedding at Monate game lodge.Elzaan the wedding coordinator was awesome and so helpfull.The staff was so friendly and also very helpfull. The service and food was great!! The venue was..."

  • "Lovely!"

    21 November 2018

    "A lovely place for a wedding as it was all secluded and romantic when outdoors. The website needs more information about the place and update the gallery so guests are able to see the quaint places..."

  • "Magical Monate!"

    18 November 2018

    "This is the best venue for business or leisure that I have had the pleasure to visit. Everything from the rooms to the farm, the staff to the food, the conference venue to the 'cave' and the bush..."

  • "Wonderful Experience!"

    12 November 2018

    "An amazing venue, helpful and friendly staff. Rooms were spacious and very comfortable.20km of gravel roads into the lodge - totally worth it to see animals roaming free as soon you drive into the..."

  • "Stunning wedding"

    23 October 2018

    "Monate is 5 star all round. Stayed and attended a wedding at Monate in October 2018. The venue is fantastic. The rooms are very Safari chic and classy. Amenities are well kept and easily accessible..."

  • "Conference and accommodation"

    13 October 2018

    "Absolutely fabulius, professional, amazing service and staff who goes the extra mile. It is highly recommended for work related activities and extra effort was done to have a most successful werk..."

  • "Very pricy for what you get."

    12 October 2018

    "Unfortunately it is not the ultimate 'safari', as one would imagine after seeing their website, but then we've attended a wedding...which was FABULOUS!!! They have caged lions which was..."

  • "Awesome Lodge"

    09 October 2018

    "We enjoyed every minute of our stay at Monate Lodge. The rooms were clean and fresh, the staff very friendly and efficient. The game viewing was enjoyable. The food was great and even though were the..."

  • "Romance in the Bush"

    08 October 2018

    "Monate Game Lodge is one of the best places I have stayed at. During the day it is filled with the wonderful wildlife surrounding all the accommodation and at night it turns into a romantic wonder..."

  • "D Storm & J Storm"

    14 August 2018

    "One of the nicest places close to Pretoria I've seen in a long time - Very clean and excellent service received from reception personnel, the guide who took us on the drive and the restaurant..."

  • "The PERFECT Romantic Getaway!"

    02 August 2018

    "From our arrival to departure, we were catered to our every need (and more). Special touches to our accommodation, food being prepared to the highest quality, taking our taste buds to a different..."

  • "Extraordinary bush experience"

    16 July 2018

    "We visited the lodge as a family to celebrate a family member's birthday. Everything was perfect, from the well-equipped rooms to the food. The staff were most helpful and friendly and service..."

  • "Stunning Food & Service - the staff couldnt do enough, wow!"

    03 July 2018

    "We arrived at Monate mid afternoon on Friday, greeted by staff who had our registration bag tags, indemnity's and everything ready to go and organized!! After conference our game ranger WJ(fantastic..."

  • "Amazing Property"

    02 July 2018

    "Loved every second of our stay! 4 star property with 5 star qualities! Amazing staff and more amazing and incredible facilities. I could not fault them at anything. It's worth the travel. Will..."

  • "Eco-friendly and in touch with nature"

    19 June 2018

    "Monate is a surprise gem. it's well laid our with daily surprises. The rooms are very neat. The food is very nice, the atmosphere very unique to the locality and design. Highlights include evening..."

  • "Monate Game Lodge"

    15 June 2018

    "Lovely spot for conferencing. Professional team always on hand to help. Everything just flowed, not need to check up on them, it was just done. Well done Eloise and teams.. Thank you again from..."

  • "Beautiful place"

    11 June 2018

    "This is a very beautiful place, very well managed, rooms are beautifuly decorated,the staff friendliness and service was exceptional, we loved the bush boma dinner, the food and whole atmosphere..."

  • "A magical anniversary weekend away!"

    11 June 2018

    "A celebratory weekend away exuding African magic! From the Monate people who are just so special, friendly, accommodating, willing to assist wherever they can, to the delicious food that was prepared..."

  • "This place steals your heart"

    06 June 2018

    "Everything was perfect and the staff is so professional. The rooms are stunning. We want to encourage people to visit this place. Thank you to all the staff of Monate you will see us soon again. The..."

  • "tranquill getaway"

    04 June 2018

    "Monate Lodge is definitely a place we would go to again, even with the family. Its been a long time that we went somewhere where the service was so impeccable. The staff went out of their way to..."

  • "Weekend away"

    04 June 2018

    "Excellent stay, beautiful venue , excellent staff, great service all round. Close enough to Johannesburg for a lovely weekend getaway. Accommodation very comfortable and clean. Lovely game drives..."

  • "Wonderful stay"

    22 May 2018

    "We attended a friends daughters wedding here we stayed for 3 nights the staff were fantastic so welcoming and helpful the whole event was fantastic I would recommend it to everyone knowledgeable..."

  • "Bushveld Wedding"

    22 May 2018

    "A more genuine African Wedding you can't ask for. If you want a 5-star venue and 5-star service for 4 star price, this is the venue. Upon arrival you get shuttled to your room by golf cart and your..."

  • "African Wedding at Monate"

    21 May 2018

    "Wow, best wedding venue i have been too. Excellent facilities and the setting was fantastic. Great game drives. The staff were great and the quality of the food is top notch. Will definatey..."

  • "Wedding"

    20 May 2018

    "Went for the weekend for a family wedding. Stunning location.Was blown away by the excellent service throughout our stay. The lodge is modern,with well appointed rooms The staff were friendly..."

  • "Best bush breakaway!"

    07 May 2018

    "Loved it! Although we spend two nights away it felt like a week. Definitely a place to recharge and relax. Highly recommended. The cave and bush dinners were a spoil. You do not notice that they..."

  • "Wow"

    22 April 2018

    "I was a wedding photographer at one of the weddings they hosted and everything was phenomenal!! I would recommend it to anyone! Especially photographers who want to capture the beauty of the lodge..."

  • "One of the best"

    19 April 2018

    "Not a big 5 lodge but oh so special. Ideal for conferences, amazing romantic wedding in bush, cave or bush boma, or just relaxing. Very well managed, good food and friendly ambience. Go once and..."

  • "Wedding"

    18 April 2018

    "Thank you for a wonderful time! Food could of been better but it was very nice and I loved that the staff sang for me on my birthday! It is a very nice atmosphere and loved seeing the animals. Thank..."

  • "Monate"

    16 April 2018

    "Good overall and fun weekend with friends and family. I will recommend it to anyone at any time. The service was superb and everybody is very friendly and helpful. The hot jacuzzi is too hot though..."


    09 April 2018

    "This was definitely one of the most amazing experiences ever! The conference facilities were more than 5 star and the rest of the resort & activities exceeded all our expectations. Will DEFINITELY..."

  • "Monate Game Lodge - The best hom in the bush"

    09 April 2018

    "From arrival to departure it was truly a fantastic experience. To wake up to the sounds of nature in stead of an alarm system or the noise of traffic is testimony how relaxed the environment is..."

  • "Great stay"

    16 March 2018

    "Helpful staff, good clean facilities in a beautiful setting. There are numerous activities and it is well located about 3 hours from JHB. The rooms are well appointed and comfortable and the bush..."

  • "Wow wow wow!!!"

    01 March 2018

    "Brought my husband for a romantic getaway for his 30th, I did not expect such awesome service. I felt so special, a true spoil for us. He enjoyed the getaway alot :) thanks for earning me some..."

  • "Monate Game Lodge"

    26 February 2018

    "The lodge is beautiful, although the staff are friendly and helpful, they need to be a bit faster in the restaurants and housekeeping. The ranger who took us on the game drive and the management who..."

  • "Warm reception"

    25 February 2018

    "I loved how the workers made us feel welcomed and at home."

  • "Mogas conferense"

    18 February 2018

    "Dear friendsDear friends. Thank you very much for the warm welcome and first-class service. The conference was held at the highest level. And this is largely due to specialists and managers Monate..."

  • "Great place to relax after long flight"

    13 February 2018

    "Once again had a great stay at Monate Game Lodge. Lovely rooms. The staff is friendly, helpful & fun. Morning & late afternoon game drives with experienced guides. Kudos also to the Massage ladies..."

  • "Monate Lodge for the win"

    12 February 2018

    "The staff were well trained and professional. The accommodation was great and exceptional value for money. The lodge is a 4 star lodge but should definitely be a 5 star lodge in my opinion. An..."


    05 February 2018

    "It is not the first time we go to a wedding and specially a "weekend wedding". This place, the staff, the atmosphere, were the best we received in a long time. We feel like we were a part of this..."

  • "Exceptional"

    31 January 2018

    "Exceptional experience. Will definitely do it again. Real value for money received. From day of arrival we had a memorable experience with everybody that we interacted with. We definitely recommend..."

  • "Lovely relaxing weekend away"

    30 January 2018

    "Monate Game lodge is a fantastic setting close to the busy city life, took my family there for a weekend away to celebrate a birthday. We were received with open arms at reception and the relaxation..."

  • "Amazing Place with Amazing Staff"

    29 January 2018

    "Everything is excellent and attention is paid to every detail. all the Meals are served with flourish and every setting is beautifully decorated. When booking Game drives ask for Brian he is..."

  • "Great weekend"

    29 January 2018

    "Wonderfull lodge with very friendly staff and management. Perfect for a weekend getaway and although probable more geared for only couples our 6 year old loved it. He even received special pasta..."

  • "Monate Game Lodge - Very good"

    29 January 2018

    "This was our second stay at Monate Game Lodge and once again we've enjoyed it tremendously. Enough activities to keep you busy if that is what you would like to do, but for us, we've just rest and..."

  • "Exceptional Service!"

    24 January 2018

    "Living in the city, this was an amazing getaway for us. The service was exemplary, each service provider knew our plans for the day (which I thought was brilliant). They were all incredibly..."

  • "Monate Experience"

    23 January 2018

    "What an amazing place! Staff are fabulous, they are attentive and always on hand. The accommodation is superb, with beautiful grounds for swimming and relax time. The evening meals are well planned..."

  • "Wonderful Lodge"

    23 January 2018

    "The upgrade to the old Monate Lodge is stunning. Rooms are super clean and modern! There a variety of areas to have dinner which is fantastic when staying for a couple nights. The game experience..."

  • "Amazing stay in an incredible venue"

    22 January 2018

    "Monate Game Lodge is the perfect place for a romantic getaway. The sun downer game drive and dinner at the bush boma are experiences you will not want to miss! Highly recommend a weekend getaway at..."

  • "Magnificent experience"

    22 January 2018

    "We had a magnificent experience at Monate Game Lodge. The friendly staff, beautiful facilities and location create a genuine African atmosphere. From dining in a candle lit cave to mid game drive..."

  • "Excellent stay at Monate Game Lodge"

    22 January 2018

    "We had a lovely stay at Monate Game Lodge. The service, food and game drives are excellent and highly recommendable. The friendly staff go out of their way to accommodate the needs of the guests..."

  • "Monate Lodge-what an experience!!"

    12 January 2018

    "Very good service! Game drives, food and staff males your stay unbelievable. Dinner served in the cave, picnic in the bush etc. Every day a wonderdul experience. The Spa also a nice treat. Well done..."

  • "Amazing bush experience"

    07 December 2017

    "Definitely worth visiting. Friendly staff, great food, clean rooms and good conference facilities. Spent 3 days and 2 nights - including a game drive. Everything was on point. Room I stayed in is..."

  • "Business to leave a lasting impression"

    04 December 2017

    "Annalize and her team treated us to an exceptional stay where we were not only able to relax and refresh after the long year but also to entertain our clients in luxurious style. The entire team went..."

  • "Conferencing Deluxe"

    27 November 2017

    "Wonderful experience overall! The staff really go the extra mile in ensuring that you are comfortable at all times. Beautiful bush setting with lots of animals to see & the most beautiful sunsets..."

  • "Tranquil Bliss!"

    27 November 2017

    "Monate Game Lodge provided all the essentials I needed. Peace and quiet from a busy Joburg CBD. The fantastic breakfast in the bush among the animals is a must do and the cave dinner is just as..."

  • "Romantic bush"

    27 November 2017

    "Excelent retreat for a romantic breakaway with superb service and hospitality. The tranquility of the bush is the best remedy for the everyday rush. Beautiful lodge and very neat. The wildlife are..."

  • "Monate"

    27 November 2017

    "Great weekend - recommended by both of us - was raining but still very good comfort & quality time. Great service and very pleasant helpful staff. Terrific sorrounds, good food and wide range of..."

  • "Monate"

    20 November 2017

    "Wonderful combination of game viewing and bush experience. Extremely friendly attentive staff, wonderful food. Great atmosphere. Location, being 2 hours drive from Johannesburg is easily..."

  • "A pleasant bush experience"

    16 November 2017

    "My husband and I recently enjoyed a pleasant day at the luxury and secluded Shingwedzi tent with own splash pool at Monate Game Lodge. What a view into the bush! We were warmly welcomed and taken..."

  • "Business"

    13 November 2017

    "The lodge is great, I would not mind going back again for business or with family. the staff are weew freindly and accormodating. The food was perfect, both breakfast lunch and dinner with perfect..."

  • "A really delightful weekend and great game viewing"

    05 September 2017

    "We spent a weekend (Friday to Sunday) at Monate. We were made welcome by reception, and checked in easily. After being shown to our (very adequate) room, we went on a game drive. Brain, the..."

  • "Excellent"

    10 August 2017

    "Fantastic, absolutely nothing to complain over Very professional , I dont have to give a 200 word review if I am very impressed with your service Xxxx ffff dddd gghh jjjjj tesss rrr hjjkk ccc fff..."

  • "Conference July 2017 - 18x Delegates"

    10 August 2017

    "We found the Lodge extremely well maintained. All the staff really went out of their way to make our stay comfortable and memorable. Annalize was there all the time to co-ordinate and make sure we..."

  • "Conference and team building at Monate"

    10 August 2017

    "We visited Monate 7 - 9 August for a conference and team building. All our requests have been carried out one hundred percent from beginning to end. The team building activities were well organized..."

  • "Awesome Conference"

    10 August 2017

    "Friendly staff. Great food. Awesome rooms and game drives. Everything is close by. Clean rooms. Love the underground breakfast area. The Boma was also nice sitting around the fire at night. Lions..."

  • "Perfect"

    09 August 2017

    "it was a wonderful experience, just Perfect! perfect accomdation, Perfect Dinner and breakfast and also the staff was very friendly and perfectly Organizer. moreover, the Dinner and picknic was..."

  • "Monate Stay"

    09 August 2017

    "Fantasy week with your group. Service excellent. Meals excellent Friendly staff and fantastic game ranger The lodge was fantastic. Will definitely be seeing you again Pity you had moved the Rinos..."

  • "July School Holiday"

    08 August 2017

    "My daughters and I experienced the best service from your staff, they are very respectful and friendly. The game drives were wonderful, the food was great! We had an amazing and much needed break..."

  • "Business get away"

    04 August 2017

    "the visit was perfect and everything well organised, from the direction received from the reception all was in good order. the trips to sun downer, night drive, food and presenation. the driver were..."

  • "yes"

    04 August 2017

    "I had a great time there it is a good place to be at with your family for a quality time and friends.the service is the best and the workers are good with the guest u wil never get bored when you are..."

  • "Site inspection"

    04 August 2017

    "It was an awesome experience! The staff were very friendly and helpful, beautiful venue, excellent conference facilities and technology, tasty dishes, interesting game ranger escorting the game..."

  • "Conference "

    20 July 2017

    "We recently had our business conference at Monate. We had such a great time. Friendly staff and no ask was to big for the organisers, a team braai was the highlight for many and condense milk coffee..."

  • "Wonderful stay at a fabulous venue"

    28 June 2017

    "The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Monate hosts a variety of different activities as well as accommodation to suit any need. The bush walk was quite informative and the game drive was..."

  • "Family wedding attendance"

    27 June 2017

    "Very friendly staff and so ready to assist or help where neccessary. Facilities good and a lot of ambiance to be found. The ethical and conservation issues regarding noise levels in the 'bush' could..."

  • "Monate Game Lodge"

    27 June 2017

    "Lovely upmarket lodge, spacious rooms with comfortable beds. Staff were very friendly and well trained. the Cave dinner and bush dinner were a highlight. Solly was our guide he was entertaining and..."

  • "Review by Cleo (Room 18) - Regent Insurance"

    27 June 2017

    "On Arrival, we were received by very friendly and helpful personnel and we checked-in without any problems. My room was heaven on earth. What I like the most was the outside shower(it was not really..."

  • "Monate Stay"

    27 June 2017

    "I photographed Jaco and Laras wedding and its was absolutely awesome.I had a very pleasant time there, everything was great, rooms were great ( I did miss having a shower as not so much a bath person..."

  • "Brilliant!!"

    24 June 2017

    "Everything was beautiful and standards were well set. Wild life were very serene. Was an awesome experience. Food was very tasteful and of high quality and all the settings at the different venues we..."

  • "Excellent"

    19 June 2017

    "Free Wi-Fi would be recommended for the whole stay. The voucher you gave is far to little. We had pita's for lunch, I expected a better meal than that. But overall the stay was great. Clean rooms..."

  • "Perfect getaway"

    10 June 2017

    "A weekend break par excellence! We spent the weekend at Monate for a friend's 40th birthday. The lodge created an unforgettable trip for us. From the very professional and friendly staff to the rooms..."

  • "Monate Game Lodge educational"

    05 June 2017

    "I must admit that at first I thought it very concrete at the end of such a long gravel road drive for a lodge. I was expecting a more bushy rustic reception but I guess the upgrade is due to the fact..."

  • "Great Weekend Getaway"

    03 May 2017

    "We stayed at Monate Game Lodge for our first wedding anniversary. The location, service and facilities were great. Well maintained and clean facilities. We had a romantic dinner in "The Lions Den" A..."

  • "Olivier wedding weekend"

    02 May 2017

    "Thank you so much for the wonderful stay over the weekend. You guys are so professional and well organized.Such friendly warm helpful staff will most defininately recommend the lodge to collegues..."

  • "review"

    02 May 2017

    "Service was up to no good. Took me half an hour to book out. people at reception do not have n clue what they doing. Service at the bar the night of the wedding was terrible. the people working need..."

  • "Wedding at Monate Game Lodge"

    20 April 2017

    "Excellent!! I was impressed from the moment I set foot on that property. Everything was excellent, from the food up to the very exciting game drive. Brian went out of his way to accommodate us at a..."

  • "Monate stay"

    19 April 2017

    "Thank you for making this a memorable occasion for my wife and I. Ruan (the field guide) was excellent and all the staff were attentive and friendly. The food was very good. A couple of small..."

  • "Best weekend ever!"

    19 April 2017

    "My husband and I booked a 3 nights stay and it was the best weekend ever! The friendly service that we received was something one cant explain and has to experience it for one self! Everyone went out..."

  • "Weekend Wedding"

    18 April 2017

    "Spectacular. From the moment we arrived at Monate we were treated like royalty. The food was amazing and the service was exceptional. All of our guests were impressed and could not stop talking about..."

  • "Lovely"

    12 April 2017

    "We had a great stay with friendly staff willing to go the extra mile! The rooms are extra clean, the food was amazing and service was alwyas given with a smile. The environment was also beautiful and..."

  • "Spectacular venue"

    12 April 2017

    "Monate hosted my sister's wedding and we stayed for the entire weekend. Annelize and her staff went above and beyond to meet all our needs and desires. They staff is extremely helpful and friendly..."

  • "Beautiful place!"

    12 April 2017

    "We had an excellent experience at Monate Game Lodge. Very friendly staff and very helpful! Beautiful place to relax and enjoy die African Bushveld! The food was in excellent condition and the..."

  • "Morris Wedding"

    04 April 2017

    "Brad and Nicky's Wedding was an overwhelming success and made memorable by the assistance of all at Monate Lodge. We do however have one criticism - the food served on Saturday evening was..."

  • "Dad's 80th special"

    04 April 2017

    "We really enjoyed our stay and appreciate all the trouble you've gone through to make our Dad's 80th special. We were well looked after and your staff, the food and our rooms were excellent. Thank..."

  • "Memorable stay"

    04 April 2017

    "Lovely venues for events and weddings. Well informed game rangers, very professional , ensured each individuals requirements were met. Rooms spacious and clean. Additional hotel staff training would..."

  • "Exceptional experience except for food"

    31 March 2017

    "We went there with friends and spent two days. On the first day there were two other people the next day we were alone. I believe this made our experience exceptional. Not only it was peacful (this..."

  • "Very good, but .............."

    27 March 2017

    "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and appreciated the staff's efficiency and friendliness. We wish particularly to commend the pleasant and knowledgeable game rangers who conducted the morning and..."

  • "Very pleasant stay"

    22 March 2017

    "Thank you for all your trouble to make it very memorable! Friendly, equipped staff and a beautiful place. Everything was clean, staff is great and they truly went out of their way to make it pretty..."

  • "Wedding of a lifetime. Jeannie and staff were phenomenal!!"

    20 March 2017

    "December 2016 saw my family book out the lodge for a wedding. Based in the U.K. We had never seen Monate until we actually in South Africa three days before the wedding. Safe to say we were not let..."

  • "Ash wedding"

    19 March 2017

    "Excellent event, great venue and service! All staff, from reception, waiters, wedding planners and game vehicle drivers made sure that all guests needs were taken care of! Venue and amediaties are..."

  • "Out of this world"

    16 March 2017

    "It was an amazing experience. Monate is truly a gem with friendly staff and mouth watering food. The attention to detail is impeccable. We enjoyed our stay and definitely go back in the future..."

  • "Wedding"

    15 March 2017

    "Was an amazing weekend the food was divine, the staff helpful and friendly. Really sad we needed to leave. I would recommend this venue anytime. We absolutely loved the decor for the Friday night..."


    14 March 2017

    "We attended a wedding at Monate, this place is magic on earth, I fell in love 10 times in 2 days it was all with the experience I had here. The game drives, the food, the facilities (pools, spa and..."

  • "Overall rating"

    14 March 2017

    "It was very nice stay in the lodge. during our stay we have visited the area with a very gentle guide and the food you provided based on our interest. I would like to thank you for your hospitality..."

  • "Fantastic Wedding Stay at Monate"

    14 March 2017

    "We spent a Friday and Saturday night at Monate for a wedding. The place is the ideal bush get away. Food was 5 star and the staff very helpful and pleasant. The cave venue is something to behold and..."

  • "Superb lodge! This is what customer service should be."

    09 March 2017

    "Incredible weekend stay - I booked at Monate for my husband's 30th birthday. The attention to detail and level of excellence in terms of the food, the rooms and decor amazed us as my husband is very..."

  • "A great place to recharge"

    26 February 2017

    "The place to be pampered and relax after a long trip from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Close to OR Tambo international airport. Great & welcoming staff & knowledgeable game ranger. Tasty food. And the..."

  • "My most favourite place in the bush."

    21 February 2017

    "I arranged a weekend trip with some of my Indian colleagues to Monate recently. With Monate already being my most favourite bush destination, my companions truly experienced an unforgettable life..."

  • "Stunning Birthday weekend Away"

    20 February 2017

    "One of the most amazing game lodges Iv stayed at! Spent the weekend there for my boyfriend's birthday. The staff are extremely welcoming and friendly! Organized a birthday cake which was beautiful..."

  • "Our wedding at Monate 04/02/2017"

    18 February 2017

    "Thank you! Let me start with that. Monate and all the staff helped in creating the most spectacular weekend for our wedding. I so wish I could relive the whole weekend. From the moment we first..."

  • "Charlene and Darryl's wedding 4th Feb 2017"

    16 February 2017

    "Charlene and Darryl chose Monate Lodge for their wedding weekend and what a beautiful wedding this was - a special and well presented 'wedding weekend'. Monate is really an amazing place for a..."

  • "Breath taking venue"

    14 February 2017

    "I went with my family to wedding at Monate. The venue is the perfect bush wedding destination! The rooms are beautiful and modern, the staff were very friendly and helpful and the food was good..."

  • "Amazing wedding weekend"

    09 February 2017

    "Monate is the most amazing venue to host a wedding! The staff are amazing and leave nothing to chance! The rooms are gorgeous and sparkling clean! Food is delicious! The bush Boma is an out of this..."

  • "wedding"

    09 February 2017

    "lovely place, good service and nice rooms and good activie, the bar service is abit slow, prices on the menu were different to the prices charged. Staff friendly. Lovely wedding venue, waiting for..."

  • "Fantastic Stay"

    09 February 2017

    "Fabulous time and fantastic game trips and sight seeings, pleasantries all round staff members and the ranger. As for the rooms, excellent. Delicious, tasty food. Kudos to the chef Enjoyed every..."

  • "Wonderful wedding venue"

    09 February 2017

    "We were there for the Prinsloo wedding and what a wonderful experience the entire weekend was!! Enjoyed every second of it. The staff were superb, the facilities excellent and the game drives..."

  • "Wedding weekend away"

    09 February 2017

    "We attended a wedding at this beautiful venue. Really magical setting . Rooms are devine , service is excellent . The ceremony in the bush was just magical with canapé's served shortly after and then..."

  • "My Daughters Wedding"

    07 February 2017

    "Words cannot express my thanks to the Staff at Monate for ensuring that the wedding was a success and the days before and after were too. The management bent over backwards and the food was first..."

  • "Spectacular"

    31 January 2017

    "The service was perfect, we felt so special. Everything was thought through in fine detail. I enjoyed Solly and the game drives, He is truly of great value to Monate. Will I refer other O Yes!!! Will..."

  • "Mediclinic Tshwane conference"

    29 January 2017

    "Thank you for an awesome experience. The rooms are very stylish and the conference facility great. We enjoyed the food and the variety were more than expected. The game drive was a great experience..."

  • "Epic expereince"

    24 January 2017

    "I had the privilege to visited quite a number of game lodges before and I was pleasantly surprise by the unique setup and variety of the "bush" experiences. The boma is classy and the gave a "WOW..."

  • "Mediclinic"

    24 January 2017

    "Thank you for an excellent experience! The staff is friendly and efficient. Thank you for exposing the group to all the venues and for accommodating us within our budgeted amount. I would..."

  • "Chantel Koekemoer 30Dec2016 to 01Jan2017"

    24 January 2017

    "The stay and facilities where very good but the food was very disappointing. Expected more elegant/ thoughtful food. Menu's not constructed well. And the wedding dessert was a complete disaster..."

  • "No water and arrogant and unfriendly mangaement"

    04 January 2017

    "Like the previous reviewer, we had no water in the taps or in the bath in our room at night. We called the manager on duty who said he would send someone to look at this but no one ever came. The..."

  • "bathroom needs shower and no water"

    02 January 2017

    "The bathroom had no shower and that was inconvenient. Not really any entertainment for kids and teenagers. We also had no water for 1 night and nobody tried to assist. Also had billing problems and..."

  • "Fantastic experience"

    28 December 2016

    "We stayed here with friends for a wedding which was fantastic! Very atmospheric and the activities available made it even more enjoyable. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable, especially on game..."

  • "Biddulph wedding"

    28 December 2016

    "17th of December 2016 will be a memorable day for our family and friends, making Ray and Mel's wedding day the best ever! Staff very helpful and friendly, food was excellent, especially on the..."

  • "A hidden secret"

    22 December 2016

    "We visited Monate to celebrate my mother-in-laws 80th birthday as she stayed nearby and what a pleasant surprise. The dust road to the lodge is good and the welcome very friendly - in fact the staff..."

  • "Year end Function"

    14 December 2016

    "Our company went to Monate Lodge and we enjoyed the friendly and helpful staff. Food was excellent. We enjoyed the facilities and the dinner in the cave was an unique experience.Game drives were very..."

  • "Interesting & quaint bush wedding venue"

    13 December 2016

    "I was recently at Monate and found the accommodation quite pleasant especially with the functional air-conditioning !! The dining venues are unique with lovely view, the guides on the game drives are..."

  • "A place to be"

    12 December 2016

    "When we went to Monate game lodge we hoped to relax, enjoy and to strengthen our team. But when we were there, their staff, accommodation, food and game drives exceeded our expectations, and we have..."

  • "Wonderfull stay"

    08 December 2016

    "Felt very welcome when arrived. Staff friendly and helpful. Everything VERY NEAT and tasteful.Game drive a high light. Game ranger friendly and knowledgeable. Food first class. Can recommend as a..."

  • "Wow.."

    07 December 2016

    "Monate Game Lodge is a must to visit.. If the point is to relax and have a great time, this is the place to go.. Accommodation is excellent, food was great and all staff went out of there way to make..."

  • "Perfect Getaway!"

    07 December 2016

    "We stayed at Monate for a wedding. We had a wonderful stay, from the game drives to the food to the different restuarant set-ups, everything was amazing. The staff and rangers are very helpful and..."

  • "Awesome experience"

    07 December 2016

    "Everything was excellent, room service , food the venue , your staff. On all you deserve 5 star for everything and everybody. This is a venue that I truly would like to experience again and will..."


    04 December 2016

    "My friend from Zambia and I thoroughly enjoyed the majestic setting and it was his 1st game drive and we managed to see 3 of the BIG 5 so we were super excited......THANX SO MUCH FOR THIS BREATH..."

  • "Monate Game Lodge"

    30 November 2016

    "We had a fantastic time! Accommodation excellent, food outstanding, game drives fantastic. All round service was of the highest order. My wife and I left feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and inspired..."

  • "Beautiful tranquil Monate Lodge!"

    24 November 2016

    "Loved it! My seven year old son had gone with us and he loved it as well although he was the only child there the whole weekend. You tried to accommodate him as well and we are thankful for that..."

  • "Amazing Stay"

    22 November 2016

    "Whilst our time here was short, it was enough to make a lasting impression. The rooms are finished to a very high standard with beautiful furnishings and a high level of cleanliness. The staff are..."

  • "Always Good"

    22 November 2016

    "The staff are always friendly and very helpful. The guides are knowledgeable and makes for exciting game drives, sharing interesting facts about the various wildlife. The food was exceptional! The..."

  • "Morne & Madelein"

    21 November 2016

    "Loved it! Will recommend it to any couple who needs some me-time. If you need to re-charge, leave the kids with the grandparents and relax for a week-end, we all deserve it! Thank you once again..."

  • "Excellent getaway"

    21 November 2016

    "Perfect for a relaxing getaway, with friendly and helpful staff, beautiful rooms and dining areas. Game drives are very informative and the sunset cruise end with sundowers with hippos & crocodiles..."

  • "Amazing place"

    17 November 2016

    "We decided to try Monate Lodge during our annivesary weekend. It's a beautiful lodge. Our room was very clean and tidy, a cleaner even came to tidy up our room even when went to the after game drive..."

  • "Carel & Charlynn"

    16 November 2016

    "We had an amazing weekend. The service was excellent. The staff were hospitable. The food was delicious. We really enjoyed the game drives and will definitely recommend Monate Game Lodge to anyone..."

  • "Heaven on Earth...."

    16 November 2016

    "What a spectacular Bushveld hidden jewel, it took our breath away....Amazing treatment from ALL the staff, friendly, polite, and extremely professional...Compliments to Heidi for her fantastic..."

  • "Excellent"

    12 November 2016

    "Everything was fantastic: Food Accommodation Game drives Views Would definitely endorse this place to anyone who plans on getting married or who just wants to break away for a weekend. Worth the..."

  • "Excellent venue food and people"

    08 November 2016

    "Wonderfully organised trip awesomre accomdation food was lovely exersions well managed friendly efficent staff all aspects of my stay was most enjoyable rooms stunning rooms clean and well kept..."

  • "Amazing Stay"

    08 November 2016

    "Monate is worth the drive and worth the expense. Monate has wonderful service where ever you go, even if you are in the swimming pool they will bring your drink for you :) Rooms are lovely..."

  • "Monate Game Lodge weekend treat"

    08 November 2016

    "From the moment we arrived at the lodge it became apparent that it is a well-managed and well-looked after lodge. The staff and management personnel were very friendly and professional. The field..."

  • "Weekend away"

    07 November 2016

    "This was an amazing weekend away...All the staff were extraordinary, from reception to the cleaning staff. My husband and I were amazed by the level detail of the weekend arranged by Marketing..."

  • "Hospitality on Steriods"

    07 November 2016

    "From the moment you set foot on this property be prepared for impeccable service, friendly staff and delicious food! What more can you ask for? The attention to detail surpasses all other..."

  • "Staff Excellence"

    07 November 2016

    "Thank you to the whole team at Monate Game Lodge for making a special trip, just so much more so. Brilliant service, friendly staff, excellent food and a beautiful property to boot! You have it all..."

  • "Stephan Chambers"

    19 October 2016

    "The build up to this booking was problematic from my side post having a terrible accident and being incapacitated but the staff really went out of their way ensuring I could still use my booking and..."

  • "Peaceful and perfect for an intimate wedding"

    18 October 2016

    "Perfect!!! I love this place... yes its a bit far out, but when you are looking for true peace and quiet, intimate, a touch of class, chalets, glorified tents with personal views, a dining area in a..."

  • "5 Star Treat"

    16 October 2016

    "We were privileged to be booked in Skukuza lodge at Monate Game Lodge. This is a fully equiped house with 2 bedrooms, each with its beautiful en-suite bathroom (the one has an additional outside..."

  • "Business trip"

    13 October 2016

    "The trip was fabulous, and value for money. We enjoyed the atmosphere and the friendliness of the staff was overwhelming. The conference facility was up to standard and enough space for our document..."

  • "5 Star Luxury - Most Definitely !"

    11 October 2016

    "Such a beautiful and well organised Lodge. The Rooms are beautiful and luxurious and also very child friendly. The Staff are well trained and very friendly and organised. Thank you for a wonderful..."

  • "Quality break in the bushveld"

    05 October 2016

    "The catering and friendly service by the staff are the stand out qualities of this establishment. Some attention required to rooms, but minor in comparison to what is on offer. Would definitely..."

  • "Game Drive"

    05 October 2016

    "The staff is very friendly and we loved the drive itself. We also love information regarding the animals and environment. The rangers never had the same answer to certain questions, eg. when asked..."

  • "Fortinet Discovertech Event"

    04 October 2016

    "I loved the location and rooms to stay in, but the food was average until I had the cave dinner food which was delicious, the meat was well cooked, and the breakfast was very good as well. and the..."

  • "Friendly, beautiful, high class"

    04 October 2016

    "The lodge was very nice! Beautiful area where they have a lot of different animals. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Food was great and the events they organised (dinner in the cage f.e..."

  • "Fortinet stay"

    29 September 2016

    "Hi Guys, To be honest there is nothing at this stage to fault you guys on - the only thing is the conference facilities need some attension regarding the AV but overall it was really a great..."

  • "Henco & Aneke Kleynhans - Wedding"

    29 September 2016

    "Was a wonderful and ejoyable weekend - especially the one game driver Gerhard - very interactive and knowledge shared regarding the animals were of great value and interesting - BEST SERVICE EVER !!!!"

  • "Enjoyable Conference"

    29 September 2016

    "The overall experience that was enjoyed at Monate, was pleasant and relaxing, with the staff being open and friendly. There is some nice wildlife to see around the camp, which was lovely and waking..."

  • "Excellent"

    26 September 2016

    "Thank you for a wonderful conference. We had the most amazing time with great service. Staff were so friendly and environment safe and secure. They helped make Marcus Medicals 80th celebration a..."

  • "great experience"

    23 September 2016

    "Thanks to all the staff at the lodge they were super awsum, atmosphere of the place was great, an awsum place to spend with family. unfortunately small issue with the bees when we came to lunch times."

  • "Monate Game Lodge"

    18 September 2016

    "Thank you to all the staff at Monate Game Lodge, we had an amazing time. The rooms are beautiful, loved the fresh and clean aroma when you enter your room. We loved the traditional South African..."

  • "Fantastic location with fantastic service. Superb!!"

    13 September 2016

    "I did flowers for a wedding that took place on the 10th of Sep 2016. I am beyond impressed. Best service I have ever experienced. The staff go out of their way to accomodate guests and they assisted..."

  • "Jarryd & Jade's wedding"

    08 September 2016

    "A fantastic venue for a weekend wedding. The amenities are beautiful and clean and the staff went out of their way to ensure that the guests were accomodated and satisfied on every level. Jeannie..."

  • "Excellent!!!"

    07 September 2016

    "Awesome breakaway for weekend!! Great personnel, friendly and helpful! Food is excellent! Love the Cave Restaurant and Buffalo Bush boma! Will definitely recommend this Game Lodge for friends and..."

  • "Wedding weekend"

    01 September 2016

    "Perfection all round. Will definitely recommend. Will be back. Jarryd and Jades wedding was one of the best weddings I have been to in a long time. Wedding planner was very good. The grounds are..."

  • "absolutely wonderful stay"

    30 August 2016

    "I absolutely loved my stay at monate. The service was outstanding, the food delicious and rooms were beautiful!! Lovely location for a weekend away!!!! Definitely will refer to friends and family..."

  • "Wedding"

    26 August 2016

    "Everything was perfect! the food, venue, animals.... I would visit Monate just for a weekend away anytime! The staff made you feel like a king, and they are not overpriced. I would recommend Monate..."

  • "A lovely experience"

    26 August 2016

    "We enjoyed our stay at Monate Game Lodge. The attention to detail is amazing, all of which contribute to a lovely experience. The staff was friendly, kind and helpful. I would definitely recommend..."

  • "Wedding attended "

    25 August 2016

    "Had the pleasure of attending my Brother in laws wedding in August at Monate. Was a little skeptical at first as it's still winter and in the bushveld that can be a rather unpleasant experience..."


    24 August 2016

    "The lodge is beautifull me and my fiancé loved every moment of our stay at Monate! the staf was very friendly and helpful. The road was just awfull. The rooms are clean and neat, would recommend this..."

  • "Our Weekend at Monate"

    22 August 2016

    "Monate was a great relaxing experience. Staff are professional and friendly, the rooms are clean and cater to all your needs and the food was amazing. Would recommend Monate for anyone looking for a..."

  • "Stay at Monate"

    22 August 2016

    "We felt special at Monate Lodge. My first impressions was reserved - couple of kilometers of dirt road, unmanned gate entrance, average reception. It is however the little things they have done at..."

  • "Our stay at Monate"

    17 August 2016

    "It was truly a wonderful experience, we enjoyed our stay so much. At first we thought it was a bit expensive, but that didn't matter at the end because we truly got value for our money. The food was..."

  • "Proposal At Monate"

    16 August 2016

    "The whole experience was amazing. The accomodation was excellent and modern. The staff were extremely professional and attended to our every need and went above and beyond. I highly recommend..."

  • "Had a blast"

    16 August 2016

    "Monate lodge staff members is off top quality always friendly, greeting and up for a chat. The location of dinner was excellent and we enjoyed very much will certainly recommend Monate to friends and..."

  • "Week-end Getaway"

    10 August 2016

    "Monate is located about an hour and a half from Pretoria. The gravel road leading up to the lodge isn't too bad. Monate has great game rangers that try their best in giving you a enjoyable..."

  • "Tranquility"

    06 August 2016

    "For an amazing experience just a few hours from Johannesburg, Monate Game Lodge makes one feel as if they have traveled deep into the mountains with the way the air around the place is so peaceful..."

  • "The perfect weekend."

    02 August 2016

    "This past weekend, my boyfriend proposed to me at Monate game lodge. The staff went out of their way in helping with the proposal and exceeded all expectations. It was their excellent service and..."

  • "Stylish bushveld full of surprises"

    01 August 2016

    "This is an ideal venue for any group or family gathering. The romantic setting of the dinner in the natural cave was an awesome surprise. The aircon heater was switched on every evening and the room..."

  • "Great place...will see me again...!!!"

    25 July 2016

    "The service is amazing and they really make it special with hosting dinners in various places ...a place to visit for wont be can look forward to ckean and cosy rooms..."

  • "Excellent service"

    24 July 2016

    "The service was excellent from the entire team. I enjoyed every moment of my stay. I would recommend Monate to anyone who would like a breakaway or a business session. The staff take pride in their..."

  • "Work Conference"

    18 July 2016

    "This was our second Conference at Monate, excellent experience and th best service you can get. I would recommend this to anyone. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. Everyone went out of..."

  • "Pleasant trip away"

    18 July 2016

    "What a lovely time away! Was a relaxing time and not far outside of Johannesburg. My only criticism is that I asked if they could cater for Gluten-free, vegetarian and they really did not offer a..."

  • "Winter weekend"

    21 June 2016

    "Excellent experience from the moment we arrived! Within easy drive from Johannesburg and a short section of gravel road. Staff are highly efficient and always friendly. Wonderful environment with..."

  • "Amazing venue and amazing staff"

    21 June 2016

    "The service was excellent and the scenery was really beautiful. The staff were very friendly and Solly was amazing and he really made our break memorable. Our highlights were all of the game drives..."

  • "Fantastic"

    21 June 2016

    "Excellent all round. Luxury accommodation, first-class service and hospitality, delicious food, and well-informed game rangers and trackers. Will definitely be back. Attention to detail is impeccable."

  • "Fantastic weekend"

    20 June 2016

    "Great weekend, well looked after. Friendly staff, great food. Solly our ranger was very informative. Would recommend Amarula on the morning drive for the coffee, think people will love that option..."

  • "Unforgettable weekend!"

    19 June 2016

    "From the moment we arrived 'till we departed it was an experience. The room was modern and neat, the staff friendly and super professional. Monate perfected the art of balancing keeping guests..."


    31 May 2016

    "We had a pleasant stay at monate for our 10th year wedding anniversay.Everything was perfect.Our highlight was dinner in a cave.Monate staff provided us with a first class service.I would recommend..."

  • "Great"

    28 May 2016

    "All round excellent service and friendly staff. Very enjoyable. Rooms fantastic. Enjoyed the sundowners when on the game drives. Possibly could have done more on the game drives after sundowners to..."

  • "Superb"

    25 May 2016

    "All round excellence ranging from location, accomodation, food and especially the cave and boma dinner venues. Friendly and helpful staff make it enjoyable as well. Conference facilities are..."


    23 May 2016

    "Beautiful, well kept lodge. Friendly and competent staff particularly Peter. We had an awesome conference with a number of amazing dining experiences in various locations including a cave. Game..."

  • "Overall Rating"

    16 May 2016

    "Beautiful lodge with spacious rooms. Everything was need, clean and décor well done. Food was very good and the dining areas was special, especially dining in the cave Game drives saw a fair amount..."


    09 May 2016

    "The only thing that was not nice the place is not wheelchair friendly, but it was very nice to stay there will do it again when you upgrade to wheelchair friendly. the Lions was also very nice to see..."

  • "Weekend away"

    04 May 2016

    "Friendly staff, great food, clean and spacious room = Awesome stay! Will definitely visit them again and refer friends and colleagues. Nice variation to eating areas. Bush walk and game drive very..."

  • "This lodge is impressive!!"

    04 May 2016

    "We had a wonderful stay at Monate. The meals and game drives were great and the staff were so friendly. Having dinner in a candle lit cave is a once in a lifetime experience and this was one of the..."

  • "Nothing ordinary about Monate."

    04 May 2016

    "So close to 5 stars. Thank you for a memorable weekend. Beautiful farm, great selection of game and spectacular dining locations. Big thanks to Solly, super game ranger! Highly recommended. See..."

  • "Relaxing"

    04 May 2016

    "We really enjoyed our stay at Monate. The accommodation and staff were excellent and we had a great game driver. The food was generally good, enhanced by the variety of restaurant settings. The game..."

  • "Beautiful game lodge"

    21 April 2016

    "We went to Monate Game Lodge to attend a wedding. The food was delicious, the service was excellent and the Lodge is outstanding. Good job Monate Game Lodge, I will definitely recommend this Lodge..."

  • "Peaceful Tranquility"

    20 April 2016

    "My stay during a conference was amazing. Peace of mind. Staff very friendly, happy and very helpful.Rooms are neat, relaxing and clean. Food excellent! Beautiful photo spots and me time! I can..."

  • "Wow!"

    20 April 2016

    "Wow! Best attention to detail and all the staff are so friendly and accommodating. Enjoyed our stay and had an amazing wedding!! The food was very good the whole weekend through! Well done..."

  • "Recover yourself:"

    18 April 2016

    "Our stay at Monate was an amazing experience, Staff were polite and friendly, the rooms are very clean, well organised with a peaceful environment. The Restaurant had a variety of meals with full..."

  • "What a Gem"

    17 April 2016

    "Nestled away in the bush lies the most amazing little Gem. Monate Game Lodge made us feel so welcome and the staff were so friendly and caring and were prepared to help with anything. They put so..."

  • "Excellent"

    08 April 2016

    "We were surprised by the location and four star facilities. The idea of serving meals in different spots as to utilize the natural surroundings to its ultimate, is unique and the meals were very..."

  • "Break away far from the hustle & bustle"

    06 April 2016

    "The 30 km gravel road to the lodge is partly in a bad condition .My wife and I were friendly recieved upon our arrival at the lodge.Although the lodge advertises WiFi facilities the cell phone..."

  • "Wonderful stay"

    06 April 2016

    "I was part of a conference group and I enjoyed the spacious air conditioned room and conference centre. The food was excellent with a large variety. Staff were very attentative and friendly. The..."

  • "Magical experience"

    04 April 2016

    "I would encourage you to give Monate Game Lodge a visit. Coming from the city, I experienced something magical. The staff is pleasant , animals, game guides are knowledgeable and informative, food..."

  • "nice place"

    04 April 2016

    "Everything was good from the driver who took us to the game drive to the all the staff people and the atmosphere was superb. The only thing I found lacking was break and lunch. Dinner was one of the..."

  • "Stay in the majestic bush"

    04 April 2016

    "Wonderful stay, friendly service and excellent amendments. Food not so good tough, not value for money. Wonderful animal life, real close experience with animals. Didnt have wniugh time to spend..."

  • "Awesome experience for American family!"

    04 April 2016

    "I highly recommend Monate Game Lodge! The facilities were beautiful, especially the tented safari cottages. The food superb. The game drives were amazing. We saw so much game and also some beautiful..."

  • "Perfect Anniversary Gift"

    30 March 2016

    "We had an absolutely lovely stay at Monate to celebrate our anniversary. Everything is exceptionally clean and well looked after. The staff were very friendly and accommodating. The game drives were..."

  • "Very good experience"

    30 March 2016

    "We have enjoyed thoroughly from Meals, game rides and facilities. Staff is very friendly. Guide was really great. We could definitely come back if Monate decides to create a shaded play area for..."

  • "Excellent Service"

    30 March 2016

    "What an experience! Excellent service. Everyone on the staff from the waiters, cleaners to the management goes out of their way to make you feel comfortable and make your visit special. The food was..."

  • "3 Year anniversary "

    29 March 2016

    "Stunning lodge just outside of Johannesburg. Very romantic restaurant in caves. Fantastic food. Great service. Lovely spa treatments. Would definitely recommend for romantic getaway. Clean jacuzzi..."

  • "An excellent place for the first African experience"

    19 March 2016

    "With a welcoming and friendly staff, spacious rooms and great food and of 'cause wild life - who want more. Under 2 hour drive from OR Tambo. A great place to take foreign visitors to start their..."

  • "Anniversary weekend away"

    15 March 2016

    "I would highly recommend Monate Lodge. It's a beautiful getaway. Highly professional and friendly staff who are always ready to assist you. A must for a couples retreat. I will definitely be visiting..."

  • "Excellent place ..."

    12 March 2016

    "Was here for a few days for an internal conference. We were all looking forward to our stay here and yes, none of us were disappointed. Right from check in to check out, everything was super smooth..."

  • "Excellent Nature Reserve"

    07 March 2016

    "Everything about the resort was just excellent, the buildings and the whole set up was fantastic for me. What stole my heart the most was Dinner in the Cave and the view from the Cave. Thank you..."

  • "Excellent"

    07 March 2016

    "The stay was short but good, all staff was very helpful and accommodating - help was there when we arrived and assisted to our rooms that is really awesome - Game drive was great even being caught in..."

  • "upstream Conference"

    07 March 2016

    "we had a team building, the place was awesome, we just had a problem with the service of food for my Halaal colleagues. different people come from all over they should be ready for different..."

  • "Team building"

    02 March 2016

    "The place is gorgeous however the recepetion staff is not very Friendly or Helpful. The Game lodge does not cater Halaal and even though we brought along our own Halaal meals there was no assistance..."

  • "Excellent Conference Venue"

    02 March 2016

    "The staff were extremely helpful and nothing was too much trouble. Everything from the meals, accommodation, game drives and conferencing was fantastic! Dinner in the Cave was brilliant. Well done to..."

  • "Great place for a break"

    02 March 2016

    "Monate is a great place and close to nature. All of us relaxed and enjoyed all that the game reserve had to offer. From the game drives with Solly to the interactions with all the staff. We will be..."

  • "Amazing lodge"

    22 February 2016

    "Monate is one of the best game lodges I have been to! Amazing service from management and staff. Would highly recommend Monate Game Lodge. The rooms are spacious and sparkling. The lodge itself is at..."

  • "Valentines weekend getaway"

    21 February 2016

    "Very impressive lodge. Really nothing to complain about. Good food, friendly staff and awesome rooms. Although it was very warm, the A/C did the job. The rooms are very private as well. The massage..."

  • "Amazing weekend away!"

    19 February 2016

    "We had an amazing time from the moment we entered the game farm until we left. Our Game Ranger, "Solly" was probably the highlight of our trip. Very knowledgeable and friendly. The friendliness of..."

  • "Perfect Weekend Destination"

    16 February 2016

    "Very nice break! We loved the accommodation, friendly staff and knowledgeable game rangers. The only complaint was overcooked and tasteless dinner, though all other meals were spectacular. Thanks for..."

  • "Amazing weekend"

    16 February 2016

    "Thank you for an amazing weekend with great food. The game drive was super cool and all the extra activities were mind blowing. The service was incredible, love being served hand and foot :) the..."

  • "Amazing Valentine Weekend"

    16 February 2016

    "Amazing venue - beautiful surroundings and accommodation options great Spectacular staff - of the BEST client service I have ever come across. Wilmarie is a star! Beautiful room - all we needed...and..."

  • "Felt like a lion park and not a reserve"

    15 February 2016

    "Monate game lodge is a beautiful game lodge. The rooms are spectacular and clean. The Lodge looks like a place from a movie. The food is great and very tasty. The cave is very romantic and different..."

  • "Perfect Location to Relax"

    27 January 2016

    "The location was very serene an welcoming - the staff where absolutely fabulous - place was very well maintained -will definitely go back an recommend - however the wild life was a bit disappointing..."


    26 January 2016

    "Must go on the game drives. The game rangers gives knowledgeable information that you might not have known. Also spend some quite time at the Lion Cave at night and hear the roaring of the lions or..."

  • "Excellent Experience"

    19 January 2016

    "The Cleanliness, location and rooms are excellent! The setting with regard to the caves and other conference/ boardrooms rooms are awesome too. Because you have requested a review, please find my..."

  • "Out of this World a Wonderful Experience"

    19 January 2016

    "Absolutely Outstanding. Fantastic Venue, Exceptional Service from ALL Staff !!!! Meals to die for. Thank You!!!! Facilities from arrival to Departure outstanding and ALL the Staff extremely..."

  • "Fantastic experience"

    15 January 2016

    "Such an amazing place! The staff put in so much extra effort to make us feel special and valued, so many small details that they attended to to make sure it is an unforgettable experience for us. The..."

  • "Great time out!"

    07 January 2016

    "Great setting, well kept lodge and recently refurbished. Staff was very good at attending to clients needs. Unique in the sense that kids are accepted. To improve : quality, quantity and variety of..."

  • "Anniversary Getaway"

    06 January 2016

    "It was our second wedding anniversary and we just came from our India trip. Another holiday was not on our minds but come on, it was our anniversary! So i found this game reserve situated in limpopo..."

  • "Stunning venue"

    04 January 2016

    "Wonderful venue and stunning staff that made this an unforgettable experience. The staff throughout was very friendly and helpful. The luxury logdes are very well located and are beautiful. We..."

  • "Monate Family breakaway"

    02 January 2016

    "The staff was great; all of them. They could not do enough to make our stay memorable! The rooms are 5 star! The food was great; venues chosen for dinners was really special! We can really recommend..."

  • "Best (Un-) Official Honeymoon Ever"

    30 December 2015

    "This was truly one of the best holidays I have ever experienced! The facilities and staff are absolutely world class, not to mention the gourmet cuisine. They truly went out of their way to give me..."

  • "Truly beautiful"

    28 December 2015

    "We were wow'ed from start to finish. The staff were always very friendly and nothing was too much trouble. The accommodation at Skukuza Lodge was more than we were expecting. We spent lazy..."

  • "A cut above the rest"

    21 December 2015

    "My wife and I have just spent an exceptional few days at Monate Game Lodge. Our lodging in Skukuza was the perfect setting for a truly relaxing and comfortable stay where we enjoyed privacy and a..."

  • "Relaxing weekend"

    14 December 2015

    "Me and my wife visited Monate Game Lodge last weekend. Great lodge. Fantastic cave restaurant. Game drives not so good - not a typical big five experience. For a proper big five experience rather..."

  • "Five star treatment in a 4 star game lodge"

    02 December 2015

    "Monate Game lodge We visited the 4 star Monate Game Lodge for a training session. From the friendly and very professional welcome until the last day we were looked after. It is a n elegant and..."

  • "wow"

    17 November 2015

    "Truly beautiful lodge. Clean and open. Wonderful not to have that over milked African theme showed down your throught. Decor and funishing is beautiful. The service was truly Excellent. I recomend..."

  • "Great place for weekend getaway"

    16 November 2015

    "Lovely staff, and excellent food. Rooms are clean, modern and all you can ask for really. Great facilities and activities available at this lodge, and the guides are very knowledgable. I also found..."

  • "Super Luxury!"

    10 November 2015

    "Magnificent place!! YOU HAVE TO EXPERIENCE this!! Game drive is average, but food is top notch! The dinner we had in the bush was special! The dinner in the cave also something different and..."

  • "Super Luxury!"

    10 November 2015

    "Magnificent place!! YOU HAVE TO EXPERIENCE this!! Game drive is average, but food is top notch! The dinner we had in the bush was special! The dinner in the cave also something different and..."

  • "Amazing weekend"

    03 November 2015

    "Our 2 night stay for our Company conference turn into a incredibly good stay. we had last been to Monate 2 years ago and we were blown away by the upgrade. Food, service, staff, game drives, beds all..."

  • "Superb Getaway"

    29 October 2015

    "Our 2 night stay exceeded all our expectations. We would highly recommend Monate Lodge to anyone we needs a Bushveld break away. The food & meal presentation in particular stood out for me, as well..."

  • "Great Bushveld Experience"

    27 October 2015

    "My wife and I attended the wedding of friends of ours at the Lodge. Lunch in the bush, wedding in the chapel, and stunning venue for the reception in a real cave at the top of a rocky outcrop..."

  • "The Ultimate Lodge experience"

    20 October 2015

    "From the minute we arrived - we were treated like royalty. The staff are well trained, friendly and go the extra mile where required. Stunning service. The lodge has a modern, tranquil feel and..."

  • "Monate lodge"

    20 January 2014

    "A lovely relaxing and peaceful place with exceptional staff."

  • "Great stay at Monate"

    10 October 2013

    "The place was tranquil and a wonderful getaway from everyday life. All staff members were friendly and helpful and went the extra mile to accommodate our needs. The experience was worth every cent."

  • "Lovely stay"

    05 March 2012

    "We truly enjoyed our 'too short' stay at Monate. The rooms, the food, the service and the game drive were all to our satisfaction and very much affordable."

  • "Our long weekend @ Monate Lodge"

    02 March 2009

    "We were positively surprised about the nice gardens and surroundings at Monate Lodge and can definitely recommend the Lodge to everybody, especially to families with children. The stuff was very friendly and fulfilled even all the special requests from our side regarding our little son (i.e. a shorter game drive only for us) what made our stay relaxing and memorable. The whole Lodge is child friendly but also perfect for groups due to the beach volley ball course, mini golf course, gym, trampolins and pool areas, all of them well maintained. Thanks a lot."

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