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Monate Game Lodge
Location & Contact Details
Address: Waterberg
South Africa
Contact : Reservations
Local Tel : 014-7187000
INT Tel : +27-14-7187000
Local Fax : 014-7187007
INT Fax : +27-14-7187007

Discover the gem of the bushveld... Monate Game Lodge is an elegant and peaceful breakaway retreat where guests can enjoy the tranquillity of the bush whilst being treated like royalty. Being only 2 hours from OR Tambo and a malaria-free location makes us ideal for the perfect weekend or corporate getaway.

Nestled in manicured gardens, the luxury rooms offers an opportunity to indulge in a peaceful and relaxing environment. With all the amenities & necessities at one's reach. Each air-conditioned room also has its own full en-suite bathroom, bar fridge, TV with DSTV and other modern amenities.

Ideal for honeymooners and executives are our distinct Shingwedzi and Skukuza Deluxe tented suites, decorated in a sophisticated blend of both Chinese and Colonial antiques, each with open access to a private sundeck and pool, oozing complete luxury in an environment where pampering and attention to detail is absolute.

At Monate our unsurpassed dining experience is designed to tantalize your taste buds, specializing from venison to vegetarian dishes, served in different settings, such as our unique natural cave, in the open bush or around the lodge camp fire. All delicious and carefully prepared meals will make guests feel right at home.

Monate's private game reserve is set in approximately 2000-hectare of bush, open plains and a variety of interesting koppies - home to the lion, buffalo, hippo, crocodile, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, avariety of antelope and close to 50% of the bird species found in South Africa. Paradise for bird watching and wild life photography!

Choices are endless... Have some fun with a game of putt-putt or try your hand at clay pigeon shooting! Naturally the two jacuzzis & two swimming pools are ideal for those who choose to embark on total relaxation!

Conference delegates can enjoy the tranquillity of the bush whilst conducting business in a conducive atmosphere. Our state of the art conference centre is situated close to the lodge sporting wireless internet connection and mobile telephone reception. The fully equipped air-conditioned centre can accommodate all seating styles with breakaway rooms and en-suites.

Additional facilities include a helipad, under cover parking, complimentary tea / coffee station in our lounge accompanied by DSTV on our large screen TV and fully licensed bar.

Our exceptional and vibrant team will ensure that your function is an overwhelming and memorable success.

Monate Lodge, Limpopo's gem of the bushveld!

Please contact reception for more information about available transfers.

Please be advised that there will be a gate code for pre-arranged arrivals & departures.

Clothing & Accessories
What to bring?
Comfortable closed shoes for activities or bush dinner venues.
Warm jacket for winter & afternoon game drives Rain coat for Summer (rain season) Swimming Costume & Sun Block Binoculars, Camera/Video Camera Sweets & Snacks (we do not have a tuck shop on the premises, nearest town 45kms).

Child Policy
0 - 2 Year old children to share with parents at no extra charge, but are not permitted to join game drives.
Children under 12 by prior arrangement only. Conditions apply.
Baby-sitting facilities available (please enquire at reception) at an extra charge.

Game Drives
Children under the age of 2 are not permitted on game drives.
Game Drive times differ according to seasons (please contact reception for more information).

  • Awards & Accreditations As Claimed By The Establishment
  • AA Superior Accommodation


2 Hour drive from OR Tambo
(3 Toll Gates)

1½ Hour drive from Pretoria

(3 Toll Gates)

- Take the N1 highway to Polokwane (Pietersburg)
- Take the Kranskop Toll Plaza exit to Nylstroom, at the top of the off-ramp turn right to Marble Hall. R33
- Proceed with this road for approximately 17km until you reach the Sandfontein turn off on your left. (This is a gravel road.)
- Continue with this road for 4km until you reach an intersection. Turn right into Boekenhout Road.
- Proceed for 10.3km until you reach the Monate Game Lodge gate on your right.
- Note that the maximum speed limit on our property is 30km/h.

  • Payment Methods
  • American Express American Express
  • Diners Club Diners Club
  • EFT / Bank Transfer EFT / Bank Transfer
  • MasterCard MasterCard
  • Visa Visa
  • Languages Spoken At Establishment
  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Bed Configuration
  • Main Lodge Units (Sleeps 2) x 38
    • Room 1 - king
  • Shingwedzi (Sleeps 4) x 1
    • Room 1 - king
    • Room 2 - twin
  • Skukuza (Sleeps 4) x 1
    • Room 1 - king
    • Room 2 - king
  • Facilities
  • air conditioner
  • air conditioner (all units)
  • babysitting service
  • bar fridge
  • bar fridge (some units)
  • bar/cocktail lounge
  • big game onsite
  • ceiling fans
  • conference venue onsite
  • DSTV in communal area
  • DSTV in room
  • DSTV in unit
  • electronic safe
  • electronic safe (some units)
  • fireplace
  • game drives (less than 30km)
  • game drives onsite
  • generator
  • guided nature walks
  • hair dryer
  • hunting onsite
  • internet facilities
  • jacuzzi (some units)
  • jacuzzi onsite
  • kitchenette (some units)
  • kitchenette only
  • laundry facilities (less than 2km)
  • laundry facilities onsite
  • lock-up safe
  • microwave (some units)
  • nature trail onsite
  • outdoor pool
  • outdoor splash pool
  • parking all onsite
  • phone in room
  • private airfield (less than 15km)
  • private entrance
  • private pool
  • private pool (some units)
  • remote security
  • restaurant onsite
  • rock art (less than 20km)
  • spa facilities
  • sun deck
  • tea / coffee making facilities
  • television in communal area
  • wi-fi / hotspot
  • Special Categories
  • Conference Venue Accommodationdetails
    Accommodates how many people?
    Capacity : 140

    The following apply
    Exclusive / preferred service providers on call
    Restroom accessible
    Kitchen accessible
    Audio – visual equipment (request details)
    Food / beverage facilities for catering purposes
    Crockery and cutlery available for hire
    Catering done in-house
    Designated parking area
    Sufficient parking space
    Fully staffed (cleaning, servers etc.)
    Internet connection
    Wireless internet connection
    Air conditioning
    Good lighting that can be operated independently
    Liquor license
    Bar on-site
    A purpose-built and dedicated back entrance available for equipment loading and offloading
    Wheelchair friendly
    A specified area for coaches and buses to stop to allow delegates and guests to embark and disembark safely
    Dedicated storage space that can safely store event materials and equipment overnight
    Individual lockable storage available for storage of more valuable items
  • Guest Farm Accommodationdetails
    Is your establishment on a working farm?
  • Hunting Safari Accommodationdetails
    You provide hunting safaris at your establishment?
  • Interesting Place Accommodationdetails
    Why is your establishment interesting?
    Detail description : Discover the Gem of the Bushveld! Monate Game Lodge is an exclusive luxury 4-star lodge where guests can enjoy the tranquillity of the bush whilst being treated like royalty. Monate Game Lodge is nestled in manicured natural gardens on approximately 2000-hectare private game reserve in the Limpopo Province, within 2 hours reach of Pretoria and Johannesburg – 30 minutes from Kranskop Tollgate, Modimolle (Nylstroom). Fly- ins can easily be accommodated. Monate offers a helipad and grass airstrip, and chartered flights can be arranged. It is home to abundant wildlife such as buffalo, lion, giraffe, hippopotamus, zebra, a large variety of antelope and close to 50% of the bird species found in South Africa – paradise for bird watching and wild life photography. This malaria-free area is beautiful in its diversity, ranging from open plains to typical bushveld and interesting rocky outcrops, caves and koppies.

  • Sleeps 10 or More Accommodationdetails
    Your establishment has capacity to cater for groups of 10 or more.
  • Wedding Venue Accommodationdetails
    Capacity Information
    Overnight accommodation for how many people? : 84
    Max people allowed at the venue? : 140

    The following apply
    Reception area
    Area for wedding ceremony
    Undercover area for signing the register
    Fully catered
    Couple must provide own catering
    In house events coordinator (compulsory)
    In house events coordinator (not compulsory)
    Liquor license
    Fully stocked bar
    Cutlery and crockery rental
    Cleaning / serving staff
    Bridal suite
    Honeymoon suite
  • Wheelchair Friendly Accommodationdetails
    For every 25 parking bays, at least one should be 3500mm wide
    Number of bays : no information

    The following apply
    Ramps provided in close proximity to stairs
    Textured surfaces, such as roughened finishes, on all ramps, stairways and main circulation paths
    Route surface firm and even – surface should be hard with no gravel or cobble type finishes
    Clear unobstructed routes provided throughout the facility
    All areas well and evenly lit
    Door handles in the area located at a height of between 120cm – 80cm
    Signage displaying the international symbol of accessibility at the accessible pickup/drop-off point
    Fixed slip-resistant floor surface. Wooden floors, tiles or close pile carpet no higher than 13mm
    Re-positioning of furniture, and other obstructions in the room to meet guest requirements
    At registration any guest with a functional limitation [or any guest requesting such facility] is highlighted in the system, so that in the event of an emergency, special procedures can be taken to locate and evacuate these guests
    Floors should be level. If a difference in level is unavoidable this should not exceed a 1.3cm difference
    Floor surfaces at wheelchair areas should be level, stable, firm and slip-resistant. Carpet or carpet tile used on the floors must be securely attached, and be of a low pile type (1.3cm thick or less) with a firm pad
    Hand rails in the bathrooms
    Stable seating area in the bath / shower
    Minimum unobstructed space infront of doors
    A minimum of 90cm x 120cm
    Size of all door openings, when measured in the 90-degree open position
    Minimum of 76cm wide
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