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Thaba Monate Game Lodge

sand road _ 1.6km to the Main Gate | Bela-Bela (Warmbaths), Bela Bela, South Africa
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
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    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The chalets needs desperate upgrading. The interior is disgusting, and the bedding is very old and not clean, it smells like old sweat. I think when Thabo Monate was build 40 years ago, it was a very nice place to stay, but since then nothing was done to make it market related. If the management are not going to give... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

very very disappointing just the fact that they can allow fire works shame on you will never go there again.and the pool is disgusting never clean, the staff is so unfriendly and the shop is ridiculous never has anything not even ice cream and what is it the i child wants on holiday is ice cream and they didn't even... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Looking forward to a nice bush break, Thaba Monate was a disappointment. Although the rules strictly state no noise, some revellers spent the entire evening screaming and shouting. Complaints to management had no effect, so the atmosphere was ruined. Game drives were reasonable, but the roads in poor condition and badly marked. Chalets were clean and in good condition, but... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Nice Chalets, bit old but clean, needs a revamp. Nice for a weekend with no TV and no Radio , just relax. The roads are in bad shape, but that was due to the rain. Lots of dust on the roads that is driveable. Swimming pool was very dirty. No game drives, also due to the bad roads.

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Boksburg, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Myself and my family went the weekend of 28/3/2013 - 31/3/13 to camp at Thaba Monate. We were there four years ago with no problems. This weekend the game logde was empty only a few people there. Since Friday Night that we were there the swimming pool was not heated. We complained at the office on Saturday Morning as the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We came through for a weekend with friends. I booked a 4-sleeper chalet but was given a 6-f (at no extra cost) because my vehicle was unable to reach the 4-sleeper due to the road conditions. The roads were generally fine but there were places where I had to turn around unless I was prepared to scrape over stones with... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

The chalet was neat and tidy, but it needs a total revamp. I found that the kitchen, the furniture and bathrooms old and tatty. We went on a 4x4 route throughout the resort and their animal hideaway huts were falling to pieces......it's the small things that either make or break your holiday, I do think their rates are reasonable and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

I read the description of this lodge with interest. I went there with my young family about 10 years ago. The accommodation was fantastic, although my kids had to sleep on the couches as the alternative is a "loft" room at the top of a steep flight of stairs. There was no game in those days, not even a bird.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

The venue has very nice facilities. However, their camping sites are very small and you get irritated by neighbouring guest if they are noisy.

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