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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Had the best holiday of our lives. The staff were outstanding. Tracker and game driver were first class and went out their way to find as much game as possible Staff made our stay better with a romantic dinner. Allowing me to ask the lady of my dreams to be my wife. She said yes. Thanks guys.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been back for 2 weeks after our Monwana safari but still on a high. Emma, Jacques and the entire team were so passionate about the reserve, the animals and making their guests feel welcome. Game drives were fantastic - thanks to ranger Jacques and the excellent trackers - and we were lucky enough to get close to all of the...

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Thank Jennifer B
Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic, superb, wonderful, amazing! Our stay with Emma, Jacques and the team at Monwana really was an inspirational experience that left us struggling for enough superlatives to describe it. We arrived full of excitement and anticipation but trying to be realistic - we understood these wild animals can't simply be summoned to appear and we accepted that we wouldn't necessarily...

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2Thank heleniross
Hampton, Virginia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After several months of safari planning we decided we wanted to stay in a private game reserve outside of Krueger and that it had to be both small and luxurious. The Monwana Game Lodge at Thornybush Game Reserve met and exceeded our requirements. (Thanks trip advisor reviewers for steering us in the right direction!) Upon arrival our party of 2...

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Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed for three nights. It was a great experience! With four luxurious suites, we felt relaxed and pampered for the entire stay. With a game drive every morning and afternoon, and delicious food at every meal, it went well beyond our expectations. Thanks to Emma and Jacques for an amazing time.

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Thank John H
Oak Park
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Our stay at Monwana was part of a month-long trip in Africa. We stayed at a total of five different lodges in the various parks and Monwana was by far our favorite. I totally agree with the previous comments about the hospitality of Jaques and Emma. Jaques was a genius at finding interesting and unusual sites. He was also very...

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Thank Jane L
Grayling, MI
Reviewed 10 October 2016

All aspects of this lodge are excellent. From the first welcome as you arrive at the lodge -- several staff members out to greet you with "jungle drums" announcing your arrival. Meals were excellent +++. They have a gem of a cook and the dishes were imaginative and presented beautifully. This place accommodates only a max of 8 to 10...

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Thank Brooke R
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 October 2016

We have had a great visit to Monwana Game Lodge, the surroundings are amazing, beautiful large room with veranda looking into the bush. We have been on Dawn and Dusk safaris with no more than 8 people. We have seen too many animals and birds to list. We have learnt a lot from Jacques, the ranger and been amazed at...

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Thank A C
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

A real gem of a lodge with a maximum of only 8 to 10 guests. Very comfortable accommodation, super meals and enthusiastic hostess, guide and ranger. I would suggest a minimum of 3 nights rather than the 2 we booked.Give yourself enough time to enjoy the facilities and tranquility that Monwana offers.

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Thank Mark S
Perth
Reviewed 30 September 2016

To say that I enjoyed my holiday is simply not to do it justice and that is why I have entitled this as truly wonderful. From the moment I arrived to the moment I reluctantly said goodbye to the staff who had become like family my experience was full of wonder. The accommodation, the animals, the birdlife, the insects, the...

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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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Address: Thornybush Game Reserve, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Thornybush Private Game Reserve
Price Range: $748 - $966 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Monwana Game Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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“Ask for a room overlooking the watering hole.”
 of 5 bubbles brooker735, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room overlooking the water hole. We have been told that August is a great month to see lots of activity at the waterhole.”
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“All rooms have a view of the waterhole but if you want to really treat yourself ask for the honeymoon suite.”
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“All rooms had great views”
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“All rooms have views over the waterhole and big ensuite bathrooms.”
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