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Monwana Game Lodge

Ultra Luxurious Safari Lodge set in the Thornybush Game Reserve past of the Greater Kruger.
Thornybush Game Reserve, Greater Kruger National Park
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This luxurious private safari experience in Thornybush Nature Reserve, embodies the spirit of coming home and encourages reconnection to nature. Monwana is intimate and private occupying its own unique space in the African bush, where you will feel as if it’s just you in this vast natural habitat.

The main lodge is spacious with massive cathedral windows and doors that open wide - you will feel part of the bush. Socialise over wine tasting, a game of chess at the fireplace or watch wildlife from the large wraparound deck.

The four spacious Suites, each accommodating two guests, all offer beautiful views from the private shaded deck - watch the wildlife from the heated plunge pool. Central air-conditioning and overhead ceiling fans ward off the summer heat, while underfloor heating and heated towel rails in the bathroom take the edge off a chilly winter’s evening. With the highest quality linen, towels, gowns and luxurious amenities, to ensure you feel pampered.

We love nothing better than a surprise setting out in the wild! Monwana create spectacular moments by serving food in different natural settings on and around the property. Bush dinners, bush breakfasts, picnics, surprise bush stops, or riverbed dining under the stars.

Monwana is located in the private 14,000-hectare Thornybush Game Reserve, and is part of the Greater Kruger National Park, a natural ecosystem of almost 2 million hectares with some of the most exciting wildlife viewing on earth. Here the symbiotic partnership between tourism and conservation has created a spectacular wilderness where animals have learned over time that they are safe and respected. In return, we are invited into their sacred kingdom. Enjoy an unhurried Big 5 private safari – personal and uncrowded, with close contact animal encounters in the safe hands of expert guides and trackers. The wildlife density on this tract of land is quite extraordinary, thanks to the rivers, landscapes and vegetation. Game drives head out early morning, and late afternoon into the evening. Guided bush walks are also on offer.
    Ultra-luxurious accommodation in a Suite, with private lounge and plunge pool; all meals; teas/coffees; selected beverages ; laundry; two game drives daily with FGASA-accredited field guide and tracker; game drive refreshments and snacks; Wi-Fi

The Suites at Monwana are the ultimate retreat for those seeking privacy and exclusivity with all the luxurious touches for a comfortable and unforgettable stay.
Thornybush Nature Reserve shares an unfenced border with the Greater Kruger National Park, one of Africa’s oldest and richest protected wilderness areas. The wildlife density on this tract of land is quite extraordinary, thanks to the rivers, landscapes, and vegetation. The area is well-known for the quality and quantity of its sightings of Africa’s most elusive cat – the leopard.

Aside from the fantastic game viewing, the spa is an oasis of pure calm. Choose from a range of therapeutic treatments for a restorative experience. The gym also offers a breath-taking view of the bush, and caters to various fitness activities such as weightlifting, cardio, and yoga.

Special SADC Rate


per person sharing per night. Book within 14 Days of Travel.

Standard Rate


per person sharing per night.

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