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4.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Thornybush Game Reserve, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We spent 4 days at Monwana Game Lodge in April 2014, and it completely exceeded our expectations in every regard. We found it to be friendly, exclusive, warm, and personal, with amazing food and activities. We had great game viewing with our knowledgable guide Doug, who also took us out on bush walks. Would return to Monwana in a heart... More

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Would recommend this lodge to anyone.The food was excellent and the welcome very personal.Our game drives were hindered by 21/2inches on rain falling on our first night but Doug our guide and Morris our tracker could not have tried any harder to find game for us with the result that we has thrilling encounters with lions and elephants in particular.I... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved the Monwana Game Lodge. It was beautiful, peaceful and the staff is fantastic. Every game drive with the ranger and tracker encountered gorgeous animals. The food and accommodations are wonderful and we were treated as honored guests with lots of special touches. Thanks to Emma, Doug and Morris for making this a perfect place for a safari.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As our first Safari, we wanted to make the experience unbelievable. And staying in Monwana exceeded our expectations. It was a recommendation of a friend and what he said did Monwana no justice. It is an unbelievable place. The time there was just amazing. Every safari was amazing. We saw every creature we wanted to, and the ranger went out... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We stayed at 3 safari lodges and this was the one we enjoyed most. The ranger and hostess were very professional and friendly. The food was excellent and the accommodation was great. We stayed in the honeymoon suite and it was fantastic ( it's over 30 years since our honeymoon but we enjoyed the special treatment). The game drives were... More

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Our experience at Monwana made our first trip to South Africa and Africa unforgettable - it was literally more than I ever expected. Mich, Charl, Morris and the rest of the staff made our stay one of a kind. The lodge was so clean, our room superb and the food outstanding. The game drives were amazing and exhilarating to say... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014 via mobile

We could literally go on all day about how spectacular this place is. Never written before on Tripadvisor, but couldn't wait to log on and try to let the world know how highly we think of this place. Perfect down to the last detail, we've stayed in some of the world's nicest hotels, and this little lodge blew them all... More

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New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014 via mobile

This place is amazing! Great hosts -Emma and Jacques were simply awesome, very friendly, nice and knowledgable. The lodge is small and intimate, and has a very homely feel. The game drives were stunning. We saw the big 5 in our first game drive, and had many other wonderful game drives. The food is excellent, the rooms are excellent and... More

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

I have travelled many places and always use trip advisor to help set the bar prior to travel. My trip with my wife to Monwana was truly remarkable. From the staff, service, amenities, lodge, food, drinks, and let's not forget the wildlife in the beautiful South African landscape. There are many little things Monwana works to do to separate themselves... More

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

My husband and I recently spent 3 nights at Monwana. We had high expectations after reading all of the wonderful reviews, and we were still completely blown away. The staff and service was fantastic (Jacques, Emma, Morris, Valentine... and everyone else we encountered went above and beyond to make this trip so special in so many ways). The lodge is... More

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Also Known As:
Monwana Game Lodge South Africa/Thornybush Private Game Reserve
Address: Thornybush Game Reserve, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Thornybush Private Game Reserve
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 12 Specialty lodging in Thornybush Private Game Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Monwana Game Lodge 4*
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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