I can only second the opinion of the reviewer from New York - a wonderful place to visit!
We were staying at the Sanbonani Resort in Hazyview and booked an 'overnight safari' through the resort office on their recommedation. By the time we were part-way through our evening meal at the end of the first afternoon we were already discussing a request to stay a second night! Fortunately the staff were able to oblige. It wasn't the cheapest two-night stay we've ever had, but it was well worth it.
The staff at the lodge were great: friendly, attentive, enthusiastic, knowledgeable - splendid!
Disappointingly, despite the best efforts of CJ and Shadrak, we missed out on seeing the leopard(s), though not for want of trying. However, the four safari trips we did brought us far closer to a variety of animals than we had managed on our own visits to the Kruger. The two-man team was excellent, obviously possessing a passion for wildlife. CJ was a great guide, and a very entertaining companion.
The food and accommodation were top notch. In fact, we were hard-pressed to do the efforts of the kitchen staff true justice!
In summary: Excellent - highly recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Monwana Game Lodge, Thornybush Game Reserve, is a Four Star Superior lodge set in the heart of the African bushveld. Offering fantastic Big 5 game viewing, exquisite African cuisine and personalized service. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Monwana Game Lodge Thornybush Private Game Reserve, South Africa