We just got back having spent a long weekend here with some friends. Gold Crown implies 5 Star accommodation which it is not. It is however very comfortable and has everything you need for a weekend. There was more than enough room in our chalet for 4 adults which had 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Our chalet was fully serviced on a daily basis by friendly Joanna.
Thank goodness for the air conditioner in our lounge / dining area, the temperature reached just over 40 c on Saturday. My only gripe about the accommodation is that the water pressure in the shower is pathetically weak.
We also tried the restaurant which was very well priced and the food we enjoyed was good. It is not a fine dining set up but is more than adequate. We didn't do the pool area as it was a bit green after the storm they had on Thursday.
The birding was pretty good. We saw 32 species from our balcony in the morning. Some of the more localised birds that popped up in sight from our balcony were:Ostrich, Crested Francolin, Helmeted Guineafowl, Southern Yellow Billed Hornbill, Spike Heeled Lark, Arrow Marked Babbler, White Throated Robin, Chestnut Vented Tit Babbler, Chinspot Batis, Magpie Shrike, Grey Headed Bushshrike, Amethyst Sunbird, Red Billed Quelea, Pin Tailed Whydah, Blue Waxbill, African Hoopoe and Golden Breasted Bunting.
The other big plus about Monateng is its proximity. We stay in the West Rand side of Johannesburg. It only took an hour or so to get there.
All in all we had a really great time and will definitely be going back regularly. The high rating is more about the time we had there than the actual facility which I would rate a very acceptable "3".
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Monateng is located in a tranquil environment on an exquisite bushveld property. It’s conveniently situated only 30 minutes from Pretoria – the perfect breakaway from the city lights. Book your Monateng getaway now - this RCI Gold Crown Resort is the ideal venue to relax and unwind.Our chalets vary from 4-sleeper units to very spacious 8-sleeper units – perfect for the whole family. All chalets have a television, granite counters, a fridge, a freezer, a microwave oven, a tabletop stove and built in oven, a toaster, an electric kettle, cutlery and crockery. For the more adventurous, we offer a top-class caravan park. Our grassed normal stands have electricity and share a communal ablution block. But the luxury stands are our pride and joy. Each has its own private bathroom, kitchen and built-in braai. The separate kitchen contains a double-door fridge, a microwave oven, a kettle, a toaster, a kitchen sink, kitchen cupboards and a dishwasher. This is definitely the best (and most comfortable) camping experience you will ever have!Monateng’s on-site facilities include a swimming pool, an outdoor chess set, bicycles, a putt-putt course, a volleyball court, a tennis court, a spacious playground for children, a games room, a library, a fantastic Super tube at the Caravan Park and guided game drives. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Monateng Safari Hotel Pretoria