***THIS PROPERTY IS UNDER REFURBISHMENT AT THE MOMENT (and is scheduled to re-open August 2022)***
The luxurious Monwana Game Lodge is situated within the Thornybush Game Reserve, on the banks of the Monwana River. The 11 500 hectare reserve consists of pristine savannah and borders with the world-renowned Kruger National Park.
There’s no need to tell you that Monwana is the best lodge of its kind in this part of Africa when it speaks for itself.
Monwana doesn’t loudly proclaim it’s excellence, it insinuates it with every fibre of its design, location, and concept with subtle innuendos and breathes sincerity with its every fibre.
Inspired, conceptualised, and nurtured by an accomplished world traveller, Monwana personifies that intangible sense of homecoming experienced by all who visit Africa.
Monwana epitomises an ideal in African safaris. It's a place where you'll feel at once perfectly at home and completely indulged.
Immerse yourself in this warm embrace, encapsulated in rooms that herald a new age in African interior design. Spaces that are without pretence, yet never short on luxury, where your every whim is considered and accommodated.
Each accommodation instance offers effortless access to the main lodge areas for dining, leisure, and mingling with other guests.
For those who value ultimate privacy and seclusion or would like to celebrate a landmark occasion at this special place, exclusive camp use is the ideal option. Get in touch and we’ll be honoured to help you arrange a memorable escape.
Spa treatments, Anything of a Personal nature, Anything Not Specified, Beverages not specified, Gratuities (at guests’ discretion), Telephone, Laundry
- Children 12 years and over welcome
- Children younger than 16 years are not permitted on bush walks
"Warm welcome, attentive service, excellent food, great kindness, beautiful rooms. We had only a two night stay, I wanted to stay for a week to enjoy the peace, comfort and nature. The entire staff did their best to make us feel good."
"Just perfect. Very beautiful place in the middle of nature. There are inyala's all around the place and there is a waterhole just outside the place where you can see wild life drink. We've been here two nights and did 4 game drives. We've seen all of the big 5 and 2 times a leopard very close. and of course many other wildlife. Love the place!"
"The professionalism and the detailing this reserve has sincerely share with is unique. The entire staff, the manager, the ranger everybody cares for the guest. It is a bubble from which the emptiness surrounds when departing. The animals coming next the pool, the giraffes drinking at the small lake when you lunch, the sunrises and the colours are incredible. I recommend the place, the atmosphere and the magic. We will come back!"
"It was truly my pleasure to be here for three days in August 2014 with my teenage daughters. Monica, Chewie, and their team provided us with an amazing stay. The rooms had everything we could possibly need, the food was outstanding, and the game drives were extraordinary. I'd revisit again if at all possible!"
"Very good sightings on all drives. Lovely well appointed game lodge with its own water hole. Over abundant food! Emma and Jacque make for a great lodge management team. Nothing was too much trouble. Stayed 3 nights which was ideal."
"What can I say!! This place was amazing!! We traveled with a group of 6 and we pretty much had the place to ourselves with a great view of the watering hole. This was the best experience I have ever had and I would def. do it again as well as recommend this place to others!! Our Ranger and Tracker were the best!! They were able to track whatever we wanted to see and had great knowledge for us about the animals!! The food, the hospitality was fantastic as well!! Everyone on the staff was just the best, friendly, personal, helpful and so accommodating. This place truly felt like home!!! Just so much I could write but to sum it all up everything was just absolutely superb!! Wish I could do it all over again!!"
"Emma & Jacques made us feel very welcome, just like part of the family! Food was great with plenty of variety Room was lovely, overlooking the waterhole. Jacques knows so much about everything. Jacques & Morris(tracker) are a great team,they found so many animals and we have loads of photos and amazing memories."
"Everything about the place was great. Emma and Jacques were the perfect hosts who took a genuine interest in our well being. Jacques is passionate about the wildlife and was extremely kind to our 4 children taking plenty of time to answer the hundreds of questions he was bombarded with ! The food was amazing and the lodge's layout around a waterhole fantastic. Everybody from Sidney the tracker, to Tyron a host and Niklas our barman made us feel so at home. Game sightings were plentiful including multiple big 5."
- Michael P
"This was one of the best experiences of my life. I went with family and friends and the experiences we had were all thanks to the amazing staff at Monwana. Jaques and Emma are some of the most caring and loving people I have ever met. They truly wanted to make us have a very personal and amazing experience! I will recommend this vacation to everyone! Morris constantly shocked and amazed us when we would be driving at night down a bumpy road, and he would spot a tiny gecko in this giant bush. Our jaws were constantly dropped on these amazing games drives. After only three days of being at Monwana, it was extremely hard to leave because it felt like home! You better believe that I am coming back to Monwana and bringing more people so they to can share the experience."
"Just returned from a trip to South Africa where we introduced our two teenage granddaughters to the delights of safaris! Our first stop on this occasion was to Monwana Game Lodge and it could not have been a better choice or introduction. We were made very welcome, nothing was too much trouble and there were lots of little touches which made our time there even more special! Jacques and Morris were great trackers and their knowledge was amazing, we saw the big 5 well within 24 hours of our arrival! All the staff were very helpful and friendly and the accommodation was really good, it was great to have inter-leading rooms for the girls. Food was superb! Carlet was always around to help if we needed anything. Morris ensured we had hot water bottles and blankets for the early morning drives and Carlet ensured we always came home to a hot flannel and a welcome back drink, (the Amarula was the best!!). Jacques has a wicked sense of humour and was great fun to be around! The waterhole was regularly visited throughout the day by a wide variety of animals and as our rooms overlooked this, we could sit on the outside porch area and watch them at our leisure. Would highly recommend Monwana, a great place to visit!"
Privately-owned and fully independent, our core aim is to ensure the smoothest safari experience possible with 24/7 support.
Tailor-made, full service itineraries including flights, transfers, car hires and any extras at no extra cost to you.
Enjoy complete financial protection. We are fully accredited and bonded, any money paid to us receives a third-party guarantee.
If you find a better rate, we will match it. Our relationships with Africa’s top operators means you get the best rates.