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Monwana Game Lodge
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West Midlands
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246 reviews
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“Monwana Again? Us Too!”
Reviewed 29 May 2008

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.

  • Liked — Including the one-way window in the shower, everything...
  • Disliked — ...except for the puny swimming(?!) pool :o) Well, you can't always have everything!
  • Stayed March 2008, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 December 2006

Trip of a lifetime! Unique individual, thatched roofed 'huts' (pleasantly surprised by space). Routine: early morning drive, breakfast, siesta by the pool while monitoring the watering hole just 50 yards away (all sorts of game stopping for a drink behind the protected, non-visible wire fence), then afternoon drive with 'sun downer' beverage in the bush...life is good. Saw the 'Big 5' in 2 days - then focused on smaller animals (i.e. fishing a bamboo spider out of it's hole! - more interactive). Suggest the 'walking safari' for nature enthusiasts seeking a little more adventure! We combined the trip with a stop in Capetown. Again, an unforgettable trip for us as a couple but with our family. ENJOY!

  • Liked — Friendly staff, great food, excitement of being IN the bush!
  • Tips/Secrets — Request a lunch or dinner in the bush!
  • Stayed November 2006, travelled with family
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Property: Monwana Game Lodge
Address: | Thornybush Private Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Thornybush Private Game Reserve
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 12 Speciality Lodging in Thornybush Private Game Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:4 star — Monwana Game Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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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