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About Mongena Game Lodge

The 4 star rated Mongena Game Lodge is conveniently situated 35 km from Pretoria on the N1, in the malaria free north–western section of the Big 5 Dinokeng Game Reserve, a mere 40 Minutes from Pretoria and 1.5 hour drive from OR Tambo International Airport and Johannesburg. Mongena Game Lodge offers a spectacular African Bush safari & game drive experience for local and international visitors.The Lodge is easily accessible via tarred road, or arrive by air on Mongena's owns private tarred airstrip. Shuttles at additional costs can be arranged to and from all major cities and airports. Lions, cheetah, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard roam freely in the 18,500 ha game reserve making it a truly big five game reserve within the borders of the Gauteng province.

  • Response Rate: 98%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 6 hours
  • Type: Safari
  • Sleeps: 78
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 5 Reviews


  • Wheelchair Enabled
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Romantic

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Zulu (isiZulu)
  • Afrikaans
  • Sotho (Sesotho)
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Rates are inclusive of VAT and a tourism levy, and exclude Dinokeng entrance and conservation levies.

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Reviews for Mongena Game Lodge

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Vanessa Maselwa
20 October 2017

Our stay at Mongena was lovely, however the room that we had was right by the entrance/reception which meant it was very noisy. There were some big groups while we there so noise levels were really loud . The service at Kingfisher restaurant can also be improved. The waiters themselves were lovely but the service was rather slow. We loved that the Zebras and Nyalas walked freely through the Lodge! Overall we had great time and would recommend Mongena to friends. We look forward to our next visit.

Michelle Slabbert
08 August 2017

The food at the restaurant was great, the service was sometimes a little slow but the manager was very attentive. The room was lovely and had a great view, we stayed in the honeymoon suite. Now for the disappointments:1. There was no bell boy, or even a guide to take us to the room. We did get lost and had to ask around.2. There was nothing extra in the honeymoon suite. I mean like, a small bottle of champagne or a fruit plate. 3. The room is above the public toilets for the restaurant. This meant that when someone went to the toilet they walked past our room. The curtains were closed but the...
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jessica schindler, South Africa
20 January 2014

Staying at Mongena was such a pleasurable experience. The staff were always ready and willing to help, and always greeted us with friendly smiles. The food was incredible. Thank you for a brilliant stay.

mike Van Rooyen, South Africa
24 September 2013

Well maintained lodge, all the staff except the reception staff were very friendly. Game drive was a little disappointing, very few animals located, seems as if their main attraction is 2 elephants, a little misleading to claim that they have the big 5 when in fact the whole Dineokeng possible has the big 5 but not specifically in Mongena.

Daniel Kore, South Africa
02 April 2013

Absolute tranquility, well spaced out units for the required privacy, amazing surrounding, smiling and helpful staff makes Mongena Game Lodge.Not to forget, the Kingfisher restaurant delectable, luscious yet balance menu.

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Mongena Game Lodge Map

Mongena Game Lodge is 5.2km from the centre of Dinokeng Game Reserve , the nearest airport 55.2km (Waterkloof AFB Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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