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Monwana Game Lodge is nestled deep in the African bush, at the Thornybush Private Nature Reserve - adjacent to the Kruger National Park. Monwana is a small, intimate lodge offering all the comforts you'd expect from a 4-star luxury safari lodge, while still being down-to-earth and comfortable. 2 Family suites at this lodge make it ideal for anyone traveling with children. Morning and evening game drives through the reserve are hosted by professional trackers and game rangers. They will do their best to make sure you see as much as you can on your stay, offering interesting information about the fauna and flora you encounter, to enhance your experience. There are no fences between the Thornybush Reserve and the Kruger National Park, so animals have free range around the whole region, making it perfect for the Big 5 and a whole range of other animals.
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Guernsey Road Thornybush Private Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park 1380 South Africa
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Ngala Airfield11 mi
Hoedspruit Airport15 mi
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Our first safari trip and now we are spoiled. From the moment we arrived until our departure we were treated with the friendliness and care you just don't see anymore. Our camp was small with only four roons and a secret fifth used when the owner isn't visiting. Each room was
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Response from Candice W, Guest Relations Manager at Monwana Game Lodge
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi there Marc_and_Kim_Z, thank-you so much for taking the time to leave this review of your stay at Monwana Lodge. We are thrilled that we were able to exceed your expectations, and that you got to see so many animals. Hope to see you back again some day.
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Had a fantastic time at Monwana Game Lodge. Looked after superbly from start to finish by Tammyn, Lazarus and the team within the lodge. Out on game drives Doctor and Rennico made sure we had great sightings on every trip out with some great variety and also taking the time to
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Response from Candice W, Guest Relations Manager at Monwana Game Lodge
Responded Nov 30, 2018
Hi there Leigh_Eva, thank-you so much for leaving this review of your stay at Monwana Lodge. How thrilling to have seen some rare sightings!! Hope to see you back again some day.
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We stayed for two nights at Monwana and the stay was perfect from start to finish. The food was excellent throughout and it was great to be able to taste all the different dishes. The rooms are very comfortable with spacious large beds. During our stay we found all of the
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Response from Candice W, Guest Relations Manager at Monwana Game Lodge
Responded Nov 22, 2018
Hi there TheSnowMan03, thank-you so much for leaving this review of your stay at Monwana Game Lodge! I'm thrilled that you got to see so much, and at such close proximity! Looking forward to having you back again so soon.
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Our first safari experience and what a beauty! The lodge was small and intimate - only a maximum of 8 guests and when we were there, 6. The rangers and trackers really knew their stuff and pulled out all the stops to find animals for us to see. We saw more than we ever imagined
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Response from Candice W, Guest Relations Manager at Monwana Game Lodge
Responded Oct 12, 2018
Hi there Jane A, thank-you so much for taking the time to leave this review of your stay at Monwana Lodge! I'm thrilled that you had such a great time here with us - especially with this being your first safari experience! Hope to see you back again some day.
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This place is amazing. It is very intimate with a maximum of 8 guests. You wouldn’t believe you are in the middle of a huge game reserve. The facilities are akin to a 5 star London hotel. The food and the service is amazing, you will not go hungry as the choice is huge. All the
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Response from Candice W, Guest Relations Manager at Monwana Game Lodge
Responded Sep 28, 2018
Hi there Ian S, thank-you so much for leaving this review of your stay at Monwana Lodge! It is so wonderful to hear from guests about all the things they loved. Looking forward to having you back again with us some time in the near future. Take care.
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Doctor wanted a photo of a giraffe walking through the sunset -here it is
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Are there hair dryers in the rooms?
Yes there are :)
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Are there laundry facilities?
Hi there michellemilash, yes I believe that Monwana does have laundry facilities. It's an extra cost, but it is a service they offer.
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You can email them through the Thornybush Collection Fan page on Facebook @ThornybushGameLodge.Official
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How many people go in a jeep while out in safari? Thank you
The jeep can take up to 9 pax. We were only 4 on our trip
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Hi John, Monwana Game Lodge is in a private reserve and no drives are permitted unless you're staying at one of the Thornybush lodges i.e we do not allow day visitors... We are considered to be in a malaria low risk region..
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"All rooms are equal"
"Room with a view of the watering hole"
"We loved our two bedroom two bath suite near the watering hole."
"Honeymoon suite is best room, with views over river and watering hole"
"Perfect if looking for an intimate personal lodge."
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PRICE RANGE
$808 - $959 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaKruger National ParkThornybush Private Game Reserve
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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