If you're looking for the ultimate escape from the hustle bustle of city living, we all know that the African bush is hard to beat. Done properly, we're big believers that a weekend away can be as good as a holiday and Monate Game Lodge is the perfect escape for those looking for a few nights in the lap of luxury, perfectly balanced by its authentic and proudly African roots.
Situated two hours drive outside Johannesburg on a 1839 hectare private reserve in the Limpopo Province, Monate offers excellent and abundant wildlife-viewing including buffalo, lion, giraffe, hippopotamus, zebra, as well as a large variety of antelope. For the bird-lovers, this place is heaven and you'll be amazed by wide variety of species found within the reserve.
If you're planning a babymoon or travelling with a family, this place ticks all the boxes and offers a safe, malaria-free option for all. Astoundingly beautiful in its diversity, with every turn of the path- you'll find a new hidden gem - a picture-perfect landscape from the wild, open plains to the stark beauty of the ever-stretching bush veld dotted with rocky outcrops, caves and koppies. For something completely out of the ordinary, you can even opt to have a meal served for you in one of the caves. It's truly an amazing space and don't even get us started on the potential for a 'wow' and truly unique wedding venue.
Accommodation here is as magical as the surrounds and allows you to unwind in the utmost luxury in modern, open-plan en-suite rooms, equipped with all the amenities you could possibly need for a dream weekend away. Each suite has a private patio and an eco-shower with a view that'll be hard to top! Glass panels that allow you to feel one with nature as you shower away all your stress and lose track of time in the wild.
From the suites to two different lodge options, there's something on offer for everyone. The exclusive and luxurious lodges, Shingwedzi and Skukuza, maintain a high level of privacy and are fully equipped and perfect for honeymooners, two couples, or even a family of four.
Complete with two beautiful bedrooms, each semi-tented lodge boasts everything you'll need for a once-in-a-lifetime bush retreat. Sit around the open boma fire as night falls and listen to the sounds of the wild or spend your days soaking up the sun as you sip G&T's around your private splash-pool deck, overlooking the encompassing bush veld. In winter, light a fire inside and whether hot chocolate or red wine is your fix of choice, there's romance in the air. Guaranteed.
As if thats not enough to keep you in full on holiday-mode, Monate also boast an incredible bush spa, ready to personalise your wellness journey and aid in some much-needed rest and rejuvenation. The boma area conjures up bush-romance like never before as you eat al-fresco, lit solely by lanterns and under the stars with the warm glow of the nearby fire adding to this perfect picture. The lions roar close by, providing the soundtrack that helps remind us how lucky we are to call this unbeatable place home.
Whether you're planning a dream escape, honeymoon or intimate wedding for up to 60 guests, Monate Game Lodge delivers in every way imaginable and will personalise your day to offer you a lifetime of magic memories.
SA Weddings together with Monate Game Lodge have an incredible offer for one lucky bride and their partner. Head on over to our Facebook page and enter for a chance to WIN an incredible two night stay for two people including accommodation, meals and game drives included, valued at R7000! So, get entering and keep those fingers crossed for your very own weekend of bushveld bliss thanks to the great people of Monate Game Lodge!