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Monwana Game Lodge

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Thornybush Game Reserve, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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Salem, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an awesome few days at the Monwana Game Lodge. Emma and Jacques were excellent hosts. The food was terrific and the safari drives were great. Jacques extensive knowledge of all wildlife made the trip enjoyable. We are birders, and although the focus of the trip was the mammal life, we knocked out over 60 birds- much due to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Me & my partner stayed at Monwana lodge for 3 days. We had the BEST time ever. The lodge is peaceful and away from any civilisation. You can't even get there with a private car. The lodge is 4* however feels like 6*! Food was excellent and drinks were plenty. We couldn't say enough about the staff. Nikki was helpful... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Given the plethora of options across the Kruger area, we decided on this place. On arrival we discovered that we were the only ones there for a few days and therefore had nearly all private game drives which was a treat! Werner and Sydney did an excellent job of driving and tracking, so we got to see most of what... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I went to Monwana for photography. As I was alone I did not know what to expect. The familial atmosphere and lovely location were second to none. If I wanted to be alone it was possible but I if I wanted some interaction I could join other guests at the bar or at the dining table. The food was excellent!... More 

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Wassenaar, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Without doubt the highlight of our trip through south africa. Emma an Jacques are excellent hosts and made you feel really at home. The game drives were superb and Jacques does his utmost to track the wildlife. We saw all of the big 5 and much more. He provides explanations about all sorts of animals. Arriving back at the lodge... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

After this weekend we will definitely be back at Monwana again in the near future. The staff are fantastic so friendly and helpful. The food once again was the best. Jacques and Emma makes Monwana the best.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We stayed at the Monwana Game Lodge at the end of October. This had the potential for verging into the rainy season, but we were fortunate to have 3 dry days for our stay. The roads in the Thornybush Private Game Reserve (adjacent to Kruger National Park) are not paved and some are quite eroded already, so seriously rainy weather... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Everything about the place was great. Emma and Jacques were the perfect hosts who took a genuine interest in our well being. Jacques is passionate about the wildlife and was extremely kind to our 4 children taking plenty of time to answer the hundreds of questions he was bombarded with ! The food was amazing and the lodge's layout around... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Emma & Jacques made us feel very welcome, just like part of the family! Food was great with plenty of variety Room was lovely, overlooking the waterhole. Jacques knows so much about everything. Jacques & Morris(tracker) are a great team,they found so many animals and we have loads of photos and amazing memories.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Very good sightings on all drives. Lovely well appointed game lodge with its own water hole. Over abundant food! Emma and Jacque make for a great lodge management team. Nothing was too much trouble. Stayed 3 nights which was ideal.

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