Monate Game Lodge
Monate is set in a private game reserve, home to Leopard, Cheetah, Buffalo, Hippo, Rhino, Brown Hyena, Crocodile, Caracal and Jackall as well as a large variety of antelope such as Giraffe, Kudu, Eland, Waterbuck and Nyala. Being close to the Nylsvlei Nature Conservancy, a birding paradise, home to 46% of the bird species in Southern Africa, birding is prolific on the reserve with many new sightings reported.
Comfort cuisine is offered in true African style using locally sourced ingredients and venison and vegetarian dishes are just some of our specialities.
The choices are endless at Monate, Game drives, Bush walks, Horseback safaris, Bird watching or just total relaxation around the pool.
Ideal for Executives and Honeymooners is the tented camps Hampton and Rushton, decorated with a sophisticated blend of both Chinese and Colonial antiques, oozes complete luxury in an environment where pampering and attention to detail is absolute.
Set amidst an elegant garden, the stunning Monate suites and rooms offer an opportunity to indulge in time spent in a peaceful and relaxing environment.
Hampton and Rushton Tented camps
Situated on a small koppie overlooking the bush, these exclusive and luxurious destinations maintain a high level of privacy combined with intimate service, suited to those who enjoy being spoiled.
The five star Lodges are appointed in a colonial fashion, each with their elegant lounge and dining room with open access to a private sun deck and pool. The extensive bathrooms with roll-top bath extend to an outdoor shower, overlooking a waterhole.
Evenings are an elegant affair with candles, soft music, open boma fire and starry skies. Fine food and wine create a romantic experience to be remembered.
Facilities and Activities
Relaxation and tranquility is the emphasis at Monate.
While we offer game drives and walks, and viewing a large variety of African game, Monate is distuinguished by a wide range of activities that our guests are free to enjoy at the lodge.
Release some energy clay pigeon shooting, or playing a game of volleyball, jukskei or swingball. You may choose to join a daily drive, walk in the bush or viewing rock art in some of the caves. Perhaps you would prefer to enjoy a lazy day lounging next to one of the two swimming pools, relax at a viewpoint or simply enjoy the vista.
Horse Back Safaris
Our horse back safaris provide a unique opportunity to experience a variety of game species, vegetation, thick woodlands and rocky outcrops. Horse rides are scheduled for three hours and one can stop and enjoy a bush breakfast or luncheon.
The horses at Monate are accustomed to game and suitable to ensure experienced riders an exciting and unforgettable excursion. Beginner courses are available on request.
Monate Game Lodge has been privileged to be allocated the Cheetah re-wilding program in association with The Endangered Wildlife Trust.
This is a prestigious project designed to rehabilitate the cats back into the wild and Monate was chosen over many reserves to run the pilot. It has been a highlight and privilege for guests to witness the progress and today is a milestone as the gates are opened for them to roam free. Ongoing monitoring will record their progress, giving valuable statistics for future programs. Come and experience the magic of Monate and see them in the wild for yourself.
Monate welcomes all delegates to our state of the art convention centre. Situated close to the Lodge and overlooking magnificent gardens, the discerning delegate can enjoy the tranquillity of the bush whilst conducting business in a conducive atmosphere. The centre can accommodate all seating styles to a maximum of 60 pax with en-suite break-a-way rooms.
Coupled with the beauty of the surroundings and superb accommodation, Monate offers diverse activities for the delegates to enjoy.
The location is ideal for team building, which can be customized to suit individual needs. Fax, e-mail and secretarial facilities are available.
At Monate the dining experience is designed to tantalize your taste buds. We offer true African Cuisine, with Venison and Vegetarian dishes as some of our specialities.
To compliment our fine fare, meals are served in different settings such as the bush, in a cave, around the campfire, at a viewpoint and afternoon tea in the garden.
There is 24 hour electricity to all rooms.