Monwana lies deep in the heart of Thornybush Nature Reserve where the dry bed of the seasonal Monwana River snakes its way past a grove of tamboti trees.
The experienced staff are a huge part of the lodge’s welcoming charm and relaxed atmosphere, with spectacular game drives and traditional South African home-style meals forming part of the package. Chef Mameluke has been with Monwana for over 15 years and creates simple but wholesome meals – her recipes are a hot commodity here!
Monwana Lodge is the perfect place to enjoy the African bush and surrounding splendour at your own pace, whether it be in the main areas of the lodge, from the pool, or from your own private veranda. Whatever your safari experience, Monwana specialises in granting guests an immersive experience in the bush characterised by classic South African hospitality.
ARE NATURE WALKS INCLUDED?
Yes, nature walks are included, however, these are at the discretion of your guide. As the lodges are situated within a big 5 reserve, your safety is our primary concern. Kindly note, no children under the age of 16 are not permitted on bush walks.
IN THE BUSH
This 4-star lodge provides the guests with an excellent cuisine experience where you enjoy your meals and enthralls yourself with Big Five game viewing. Monwana Game Lodge features draped bedposts with wooden verandahs. Spend quality time with your family on this African destination and watch the impalas roaming around the lodge.
INSIDE THE THORNYBUSH NATURE RESERVE
Thornybush is a 14,000-hectare private nature reserve that shares a fenceless border with the famous Kruger National Park in South Africa. Big 5 encounters are the standout experiences for our guests, with visitors particularly impressed with the lion and leopard sightings. It’s the vast diversity of wildlife, however, that has seen Thornybush emerge as a leading safari destination. With our passionate and expert guide-and-tracker teams leading the way, our guests leave with a genuine understanding of our entire ecosystem and the enthralling cast of animals.
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
With room to spare and views to wake early for, the Luxury Suites have a king-size bed, an adjoining private lounge and open fireplace. The suites also have a large private deck with loungers to relax in after game drives. There are full en-suite bathrooms with showers and baths, next to floor-to-ceiling windows to take advantage of every game viewing opportunity.
Very similar to the Luxury Suite, the Honeymoon Suite offers a few extra touches, which includes a large sunken bath – perfect for a long, candle-lit soak after the evening game drive. The outdoor deck with sun loungers is carefully designed to create the perfect romantic retreat for couples celebrating special occasions.
The Family Suite sleeps four and provides ultimate family comfort in spacious, air-conditioned rooms, large fully equipped bathrooms and luxurious bed linen. The unpretentious style is at once both homely and graceful. Similar to the Luxury Suites, the Family Suite’s wooded deck allows for fantastic game viewing over the adjacent waterhole.
BIG 5 GAME DRIVES
Get the real feel for the African bushveld by going on a morning or evening game drive. Driving in an open safari vehicle, along with a qualified guide – experience the Big 5 territory of the Pilanesberg Game Reserve. Please Note: No children under the age of 6 allowed on game drives.
Get your feel for Africa through a culture experience under a starlit sky, alongside a percussion band and interactive drumming circles to ensure guests have a full and joyous evening around the campfire.
HOT AIR BALLOON
Experience the only Hot Air Balloon operation in South Africa to launch from within a National Park, we offer a truly unique flying experience.
You can also enjoy holistic rejuvenating spa rituals, massages, facials and even more luxurious beauty treatments. For a more intimate experience, try out the couple’s treatment room with its own hydro bath.
WEDDINGS AT MONWANA LODGE
Your marriage made in heaven awaits at Monwana Lodge, just two hours outside both Johannesburg and Pretoria. Take your vows in the glow of a golden sunset as you exchange rings against a beautiful bushveld backdrop; or say “I do” in an opulent lodge ceremony, surrounded by the warmth of the people who matter.
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