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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 1 week ago
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Philadelphia PA
5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I spent 2 nights at Monwana as part of a 10 day trip to South Africa. This place far exceeded our expectations. This is a 5 star lodge at 4 star prices! Wonderful staff, beautiful lodging and delicious food. Everything from the moment we arrived was first class

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Monwana Game Lodge is the best place to stay for your African adventure. Chewie and Monica welcomed us like long lost family. They couldn't have done more to make our stay the most memorable experience we could have ever imagined. Sydney, our Tracker was also very friendly and fun, as well as finding the big 5, on several occasions during... More

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been in Africa for some years as I fell in love with this special territory. I honestly must say Monwana is one of the best / the best place to stay for a rich and stunning safari and holiday relaxing experience. The lodge is very private and exclusive, you will feel in a Paradise with all the comforts possible.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just passed from 28.-31 of July in the most beautiful days for a Safari in South Africa. The Thornybush region (especially the Monwana Lodge) is just an absolutely outstanding area which has not only the big 5 to watch but although a lot of other beautiful animals. The ranger and his wife(Jaques and Emma) are really like a mother... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was magical, the team at the lodge ( Jacque, Morris, Emma, Valentine and co) could not have been more accommodating, seeing Elephants in the watering hole from our deck blew my mind. The total experience from the game drives to the food could not have been better. Our kids were also very well taken take care, Jacque and Morris... More

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Belfast, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just want to thank Jacques, Emma and the whole Monwana team for making our engagement weekend unforgettable. We were treated to spectacular sightings, great food and excellent service. We could not have asked for anything better. I will recommend Monwana to everyone I know. Thanks again. Regards Ryno & Diandri

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long island, ny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Where do we begin? This was by far the greatest vacation I've yet to experience. We had incredible sights on our game drives that far exceeded what we had hoped for. Jacques, our ranger, and Morris, our tracker, are exceptionally skilled, enthusiastic and excellent at what they do. After each game drive we thought that it could not possibly get... More

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We have just recently spent (early July 2014) a most wonderful and truly amazing 4-day stay at the Monwana Game Lodge, in Thornybush, Kruger National Park. We had an amazing and memorable 'once in a lifetime' Safari experience, which included seeing the Big 5 and many other animals in the bush and also around the Monwana waterhole (from the comfort... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Loved it. Great reserve. Great lodge. Great food. Great service. 5 star. Food was amazing. Wonderful breakfast after the early morning drive. Beautiful high teas around 3pm and to cap it off gorgeous dinners. The dinners offered a range of modern dishes with local ingredients, cooked with skill. The chef must be a star, with food tasting like that home... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Everyone at Monwana Game Lodge was incredibly friendly and made our experience a truly "once in a lifetime" vacation. Chewie (our ranger) and Morris (our tracker) were fantastic guides on our game drives and made sure we saw every animal on the reserve! The food was fantastic as well, and Monica, Emma, and Valentine made sure we were always well... More

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Address: Thornybush Game Reserve, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Thornybush Private Game Reserve
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Hotel Class:4 star — Monwana Game Lodge 4*
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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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