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Windermere, Florida
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We have visited South Africa three years for the purpose of photo safari. We stayed at three different lodges each year - so in total we've stayed at nine lodges. Monwana Game Lodge was the BEST of the nine. The rooms were beautiful and a perfect layout for families traveling together (it was my son, mom, and me). We had...

4Thank MelAnn69
Warkworth, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 June 2016

We loved the whole experience from the warm, friendly hospitality to the great food,especially as I am gluten free and the superb game viewing. A huge thank you to Jacques, Emma and staff at Monwana for making this such a memorable experience, we would love to return!

1Thank mandjsaunders
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 31 May 2016

We spent 3 nights at Monwana and it was a wonderful experience. Jacques' passion and enthusiasm made the game drives exciting, he always gave the extra effort trying to find animals we were hoping to see. Loved his 'useless information' stories. It was amazing to see Morris the tracker point a pack of hidden leopards. The accommodations & food were...

Thank Jon H
Madison, Wisconsin
Reviewed 29 April 2016

Just returned from three nights stay at Thornybush. A fantastic experience, from arrival to departure. The accommodations and food are first class and our ranger and spotter did a terrific job in finding the animals for us. Would love to return again!

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Reviewed 31 March 2016

Loved everything about it. Warm and gracious hosts, great game drive experiences. Food was wonderful. Open, relaxed format. Accommodations were fantastic. Evening fire-pits and cookouts were great. 10 out of 10.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

We spent 3 nights and took 6 drives with team Monwana, what a fantastic place! Our room was spectacular, with an awesome deck looking out onto the watering hole - where over our stay 5 giraffes, a water buffalo, some water Buck and a family of warthogs including babies came to stay! That's before we even set off on a...

1Thank Clare_McBride
Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 7 March 2016

Thank you to Tammyn, Malcolm and the team at Monwana Lodge. My daughter and I have just spend 4 days here and it really was something very special. Aside from the Kruger magic getting up close and personal to animals we've only ever seen in documentaries, the service and accommodation was exceptional, truly 5 star. Malcolm the Ranger has been...

1Thank 172Dave
Long Beach, California
Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

We booked the Monwana Game Lodge at the very last minute while on vacation in Cape Town. The only room available was the Honeymoon Suite, but we were intent on including a safari in our African adventure, so we splurged. Worth every last cent. Having read the TripAdvisor reviews, we knew we wouldn't be disappointed with our choice. That said,...

1Thank hbsurf74
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 March 2016

We stayed only two nights in this wonderful spot. One more day and night would not have gone amiss. We were there for the game and were not disappointed thanks to the knowledge and enthusiasm of our guide Jaques and tracker Morris. We saw all the wildlife we had hoped for - and more. The room with it's view of...

2Thank Iain P
Breda, The Netherlands
Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

Thank you, Jacques, Emma, Morris, Valentine, Mapule (probably not written like this) and all the others for yet another great stay. We've visited your lodge in 2012 and were so enthousiastic that we wanted to come back. But when memories are that good it is easy to be disappointed when you come back for a second time.... Luckely that's not...

1Thank kerobv

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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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Address: Thornybush Game Reserve, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Thornybush Private Game Reserve
Price Range: ₹ 45,745 - ₹ 50,170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Monwana Game Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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“Ask for a room overlooking the watering hole.”
 of 5 bubbles brooker735, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room overlooking the water hole. We have been told that August is a great month to see lots of activity at the waterhole.”
 of 5 bubbles AC693, 5 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have a view of the waterhole but if you want to really treat yourself ask for the honeymoon suite.”
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“All rooms had great views”
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“All rooms have views over the waterhole and big ensuite bathrooms.”
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