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FAST FACTS
LOCATIONThornybush Game ReservePOOLYes - at the main area only
BIG 5 GAME RESERVEYesSPANo
OFF ROADYes (for Big 5 Sightings only)AIRCONYes
CAMP FENCEDYesCELLPHONE SIGNALNo
CHILD POLICYAll Ages WelcomeMALARIAYes


UNIQUE SELLING POINTS
  •   Awe-inspiring views and game safaris are complemented by the 4 star luxury accommodations.
  •   Own private deck or patio overlooking rugged bushveld or the peaceful Monwana watering hole.
  •   A cosy ambiance and comfortable spacious layout has always been of the greatest importance to Monwana Game Lodge staff and guests.




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DATE ROOM TYPE RATES RULES
02 May - 31 July 2018
01 September - 30 September 2018
01 November - 19 December 2018
Standard Suite R 4,635 pppn sharing special rate for advance bookings
Luxury Monwana Suite R 5,097 pppn sharing special rate for advance bookings
01 August - 31 August 2018
01 October - 31 October 2018
Standard Suite R 4,808 pppn sharing special rate for advance bookings
Luxury Monwana Suite R 5,286 pppn sharing special rate for advance bookings
20 December - 31 December 2018 Standard Suite R 4,949 pppn sharing special rate for advance bookings
Luxury Monwana Suite R 5,442 pppn sharing special rate for advance bookings
The Luxury Monwana suite boasts an en-suite King Size room with adjoining Private Lounge with fireplace & mini bar, with large Private Deck overlooking the waterhole.


* surcharges will apply over peak holiday periods & long weekends

RATE INCLUDES
• Luxury accommodation
• Dawn & dusk safaris in open Land Rovers & Bush walks
• All meals
• Tea & Coffee & snacks
SINGLE ACCOMMODATION
• There will be a supplement of 50% on the per person sharing rate for single accommodation.
CHILD POLICY
• Children under 2 years will be accommodated free of charge.
• Children 2 – 5 years will pay less 75 % of the per person sharing rate.
• Children 6 – 11 years will pay less 50% of the per person sharing rate.
• Please note children under the age of 6 years will not be permitted on game drives.
• Children between the age of 6 & 12 years are permitted on drives at the discretion of the game ranger.
• Children under 16 years are not permitted on bush walks.
ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES
• Game drives
• Bush walks
• Ballooning & Helicopter flips available on request (additional cost)
• Visit to breeding centers in the area (additional cost)
IMPORTANT NOTES
• Rates exclude the Conservation Fee of R 353.00 per person per booking & a TOMSA Levy of R 9.00 per person per night, which must be pre-paid upon booking. Rates are subject to change.
• Prices are valid for SA Residents only. Special Discounted rates for International Residents are available on request.
• Minimum 2 nights stay required.



INFORMATION
GETTING THERE
5 hour drive from Johannesburg. Scheduled daily flights from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit Airport (twice daily). Selected flights from Cape Town (3 times weekly). Transfers from Hoedspruit Airport to the Lodge available.
 
 
ACCOMMODATION
3 Standard Suites
1 Honeymoon Suite
1 Monwana Suite with lounge (Child friendly)

ABOUT MONWANA LODGE

In the midst of the big five Thornybush Nature Reserve lies Monwana Lodge. The perfect safari experience. At Monwana Lodge let us indulge you in the sights and sounds of Amazing Africa.

Monwana Lodge accommodates eight guests in 3 luxuriously appointed suites, a Honeymoon Suite or the Monwana Suite which is child friendly. The lodge is set along the banks of the Monwana seasonal dry river bed, with views of the ever active waterhole. Each suite is carefully positioned to ensure privacy and stunning vistas.
 
A highly qualified ranger and tracker team, host you on a journey in search of all that is offered on nature’s palette. For the more adventurous guest, you will be invited to join your hosts on a bush walk.

Superb cuisine and personal attention is what Monwana Lodge offers.
The lodge also welcomes children of all ages.
 
ABOUT THE RESERVE

Adjacent to the Greater Kruger National Park lies 11 500 hectares of pristine African bushveld, this is the Thornybush Game Reserve. With an abundance of bird and mammal species including the 'Big 5', it is also home to five exclusive lodges.
 
Diverse accommodation caters for most guests needs from rustic understated comfort to luxury of the finest order. All lodges have sparkling swimming pools and offer exciting dawn and dusk safaris from open land rovers with fully qualified rangers and trackers, and bush walks for the more adventurous.

An African safari can be a life-changing experience. We hope Thornybush is that for you.
 
LODGE FEATURES

  • Curio shop
  • Boma
  • Communial Swimming pool
  • Small informal library
  • Internet access (additional cost)
  • Children of all ages welcome, baby-sitting available at an additional cost
  • Game Drives & Bush Walks (optional – per lodge safety)

ROOM FEATURES

  • Double beds in Honeymoon & Monwana Suites
  • Lounge in Monwana Suite only
  • Air conditioning
  • Fans (standing/overhead). Overhead, except Monwana Suite
  • Terrace / balcony with loungers
  • Mini bar in Monwana Suite only
  • Tea / coffee stations
  • Fireplace in Monwana Suite only
  • Separate bath / Shower except, Suite 2 & Monwana Suite 2nd bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe






GETTING THERE



DIRECTIONS
From the South on the R 40
On the R 40 from Bushbuckridge
  •     Continue through Acornhoek towards Klaserie (do not turn at Acornhoek)
  •     Continue for about 7 km
  •     Turn right onto R40 Phalaborwa, Eastgate Airport, travel 1 km
  •     Turn right onto Guernsey Road (large brown thornybush sign on left)
  •     Travel 11,6 km (note: the road gives way to dirt at 7,5 km)
  •     Turn left at the T-Junction (brown Thornybush sign)
  •     Continue a further 6,3 km to Thornybush Game Reserve gate on right
  •     Follow signage to Thornybush Game Lodge for all guests checking in at Thornybush Game Lodge, Shumbalala, Monwana, Serondella, n’Kaya and Nkelenga
  •     Guests arriving to Chapungu Tented Camp, follow signage for Thornybush Game Lodge and continue to Chapungu Tented Camp as directed once in the Reserve.
From the North on the R 40
  •     At Hoedspruit take the R 40 south towards Bushbuckridge
  •     Continue 6 km and turn left at the Eastgate Airport sign / Argyle Road
  •     Continue 14 km (tarred road) and turn right onto Guernsey Road (following the signs to Thornybush Reserve)
  •     Continue 9km (gravel road) and turn left into the Thornybush Game Reserve gate
  •     Follow signage to Thornybush Game Lodge for all guests checking in at Thornybush Game Lodge, Shumbalala, Monwana, Serondella, n’Kaya and Nkelenga
  •     Guests arriving to Chapungu Tented Camp, follow signage for Thornybush Game Lodge and continue to Chapungu Tented Camp as directed once in the Reserve.
From Johannesburg to Thornybush Game Reserve
  •     The N12 to Emalahleni (Witbank), where the N12 highway links up with the N4 highway
  •     Continue with the N4 in the direction Mbombela (Nelspruit).
  •     Approximately 60 km past Middleburg take the R 540 to your left.
  •     Travel though the towns of eMakhazeni (Belfast) and eMnotweni (Dullstroom) to Mashishing (Lydenburg)
  •     Take the R 36 (which becomes the R 527) towards Hoedspruit, passing through Origstad and descending down the Able Erasmus Pass
  •     At Hoedspruit take the R 40 south towards Bushbuckridge
  •     Continue 6 km and turn left at the Eastgate Airport sign / Argyle Road
  •     Continue 14 km (tarred road) and turn right onto Guernsey Road (following the signs to Thornybush Reserve)
  •     Continue 9km (gravel road) and turn left into the Thornybush Game Reserve gate
  •     Follow signage to Thornybush Game Lodge for all guests checking in at Thornybush Game Lodge, Shumbalala, Monwana, Serondella, n’Kaya and Nkelenga
  •     Guests arriving to Chapungu Tented Camp, follow signage for Thornybush Game Lodge and continue to Chapungu Tented Camp as directed once in the Reserve.
From Pretoria to Thornybush Game Reserve
  •     Take the N4 in the direction Mbombela (Nelspruit)
  •     Approximately 60 km past eMalahleni (Middleburg) take the R 540 to your left
  •     Travel through the town of eMakhazeni (Belfast) and eMnotweni (Dullstroom) to Mashishing (Lydenburg)
  •     Take the R 36 (which becomes the R 527) towards Hoedspruit, passing through Origstad and descending down the Able Erasmus Pass
  •     At Hoedspruit take the R 40 south towards Bushbuckridge.
  •     Continue 6 km and turn left at the Eastgate Airport sign / Argyle Road.
  •     Continue 14 km (tarred road) and turn right onto Guernsey Road (following the signs to Thornybush Reserve)
  •     Continue 9km (gravel road) and turn left into the Thornybush Game Reserve gate
  •     Follow signage to Thornybush Game Lodge for all guests checking in at Thornybush Game Lodge, Shumbalala, Monwana, Serondella, n’Kaya and Nkelenga
  •     Guests arriving to Chapungu Tented Camp, follow signage for Thornybush Game Lodge and continue to Chapungu Tented Camp as directed once in the Reserve.
From KMIA to Thornybush Game Reserve
  •     Exit KMIA premisis
  •     Turn right onto R538 (R40) White River, travel 3,2 km
  •     Turn left onto R538 (R40), travel 0,1 km (Note: only 100 metres)
  •     Turn right onto R538 White River, travel 4,4 km
  •     Turn right onto R569 Numbihek, travel 2,9 km
  •     Turn left onto R538 White River, travel 1,7 km
  •     Turn right onto R40 Phalaborwa, travel 41 m to Hazyview
  •     Turn left at T-Junction onto R40 Phalaborwa
  •     Travel 75,8 km through Hazyview, Bushbuckridge & Acornhoek (do not turn at Acornhoek)
  •     Turn right onto R40 Phalaborwa, Eastgate Airport, travel 1 km
  •     Turn right onto Guernsey Road (large brown sign on left)
  •     Travel 11,6 km (note: road gives way to dirt at 7,5 km)
  •     Turn left at the T-Junction (large brown sign)
  •     Continue a further 6,3 km to the Thornybush Game Reserve Gate on right
  •     Follow signage to Thornybush Game Lodge for all guests checking in at Thornybush Game Lodge, Shumbalala, Monwana, Serondella, n’Kaya and Nkelenga
  •     Guests arriving to Chapungu Tented Bush Camp, follow signage for Thornybush Game Lodge and continue to Chapungu Tented Camp as directed once in the Reserve.
From Swaziland to Thornybush Game Reserve
  •     From Jeppe's Reef border post, follow the R 570 north in the direction Malelane
  •     Take the N4 highway in the direction of Mbombela (Nelspruit) for 64 km
  •     On arrival in Mbombela (Nelspruit) turn right on the R 40 in the direction White River
  •     Turn right onto R569 Numbihek, travel 2,9 km
  •     Turn left onto R538 White River, travel 1,7 km
  •     Turn right onto R40 Phalaborwa, travel 41 m to Hazyview
  •     Turn left at T-Junction onto R40 Phalaborwa
  •     Travel 75,8 km through Hazyview, Bushbuckridge & Acornhoek (do not turn at Acornhoek)
  •     Turn right onto R40 Phalaborwa, Eastgate Airport, travel 1 km
  •     Turn right onto Guernsey Road (large brown sign on left)
  •     Travel 11,6 km (note: road gives way to dirt at 7,5 km)
  •     Turn left at the T-Junction (large brown sign)
  •     Continue a further 6,3 km to the Thornybush Game Reserve Gate on right
  •     Follow signage to Thornybush Game Lodge for all guests checking in at Thornybush Game Lodge, Shumbalala, Monwana, Serondella, n’Kaya and Nkelenga
  •     Guests arriving to Chapungu Tented Camp, follow signage for Thornybush Game Lodge and continue to Chapungu Tented Camp as directed once in the Reserve.
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