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About Monwana Game Lodge

We are situated in the heart of Thornybush Game Reserve and invite you to come and stay with us to experience a true African safari in style. Monwana Lodge is situated in the heart of Big 5 country and you can view these majestic animals as well as other wonders of the African bush from the comfort of our game-viewing vehicle.

Monwana Lodge is situated in the Thornybush Game Reserve, which shares common boundaries with the Greater Kruger National Park and is approximately 11 000 hectares in size. This is big 5 country in the heart of South Africa's pristine bushveld.

The lodge itself is luxurious and offers you all the modern facilities to make your stay a very comfortable one. So come for a visit and we guarantee that you will leave with memories to treasure forever. Monwana Lodge is a four star exclusive game lodge, consisting of six luxury suites. The lodge is run in a friendly, homely atmosphere encouraging guests to relax and enjoy themselves.

Monwana Lodge is located on the perennial Monwana River. The waterhole is strategically positioned so that animals are always within view. The Monwana river is the ecological backbone of the Thornybush Game Reserve, flowing briefly after heavy rains. Thornybush Game Reserve is well known for its abundance of game. There is a great diversity of animal and birdlife with over 56 mammal and 300 bird species.

  • Type: Safari
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Swimming Pool

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Please note a Conservation and Tourism levy is payable before arrival.

Availability and pricing

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Monwana Game Lodge Map

Monwana Game Lodge is 15.2km from the centre of Thornybush Game Reserve , the nearest airport 15.6km (Eastgate Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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