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Mongena Game Lodge

JR87 Boekenhoutkloof, Rust de Winter Road D48 | Dinokeng Game Reserve, Hammanskraal 0400, South Africa
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Mongena for a business conference and stayed an extra day--surpassed all of my expectations. The service is top notch, responsive and friendly. The rooms are beautifully appointed and comfortable (Flat screen TV's, hair dryer, lots of closet space, working desk). The game drive with Ignus and Johannes was amazing. They took us off the trail to see baby lion... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Mongena for a 9.00 am game drive and lunch. First visit to Dinokeng and a trip that surpassed all my expectations. The game drive was 2.5 hours long. We had a serious guide and great tracker, Johannes. The drive was filled with various antelope species, birds and two lovely surprises - cheetahs and lions. We had snacks in... More 

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Johannesburg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

What a stunning weekend we had this past weekend! The setting, the easy drive from JHB and the out of the world staff make this a must visit. The food is of a high quality too. Rooms are well equipped and large, and I loved the touch of a nougat and a bottle of water in the room in the... More 

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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

For a family get away or a romantic break, this treasure of a lodge within Dinokeng is awesome. Close enough from Pretoria to have a relaxing day or 2 away. Friendly and fantastic staff, great food from Kingfisher restaurant. Amazing to wake up to zebra walking past your window.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We visited Mongena Game Lodge over the weekend. We loved every single minute of it... What a beautiful place so close to Pretoria. The staff are all extremely friendly and helpful and catered to our every need (we felt like royalty) and the food was out of this world!! Thank you especially to Marina for making time for us and... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I stayed at the Guest Lodge over a winters weekend and requested a family room which they could accomodate and clearly stated I am with a baby. The aircon didnt work for one we checked out the next morning due to my child becoming ill,The Marketing Manager is such a rip off!!!! no ethics, hospitality skills whatsover. showed no concers... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Ninety minutes drive from JHB,we had a wonderful weekend.Super 4 star accommodation ,fantastic breakfast and all the big 5 to see on a game drive with great informative rangers and an excellent tracker name, Johannes.In the grounds of the hotel,there are Zebra and various buck walking around.Quite amazing to be able to stand next to them.The staff are wonderful and... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We have eaten numerous times at the Kingfisher Restaurant at Mongena and also went on a number of game drives. The staff at Mongena certainly knows how to provide excellent service and the food is always out of this world. Mongena will try to attend to your every need to make sure your visit is as pleasant as possible. If... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Loud music is played until extremely late in the night even though they advertise it as a place to relax. When you ask about it they say that they can unfortunately not do anything about it. We flew from Cape Town for the weekend! Rather try other places to experience the bush.

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Henley on Klip, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

My previous 2 restaurant reviews really had me seriously thinking whether I should ever darken the door of a restaurant ever again...the feeling of being charged good money for garbage food was bewildering. However my wife and I were spending Easter weekend in The Dinokeng Game Reserve at Koedoesrus Bush Camp...since we had been roughing it a bit we decided... More 

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