Monwana lodge

thornybush COLLECTION


 

Overview

Dew clinging to spider webs as dawn creeps across the sky. The pride on the move through waving golden grass. The dusty afternoon haze as the matriarch brings her herd down to drink. Capture the ever changing moods of the wilderness at Monwana Lodge, a photographer's paradise in the heart of The Thornybush Nature Reserve.

Monwana Lodge brings an African experience at its most authentic and rewarding, glowing firelight as guests socialize under a carpet of stars, the candlelit intimacy of a private viewing deck, personalized service and world-class cuisine with daily game drives, brings guests closer to the drama of the bush.  with a maximum of 8 guests staying in the carefully located and secluded suites, Monwana Lodge is ideal for individual travellers seeking the tranquility of a smaller lodge or for family and friends who book the entire lodge exclusively. A picture perfect safari awaits.

Monwana Lodge brings an African experience at its most authentic and rewarding, glowing firelight as guests socialize under a carpet of stars, the candlelit intimacy of a private viewing deck, personalized service and world-class cuisine with daily game drives, brings guests closer to the drama of the bush.  with a maximum of 8 guests staying in the carefully located and secluded suites, Monwana Lodge is ideal for individual travellers seeking the tranquility of a smaller lodge or for family and friends who book the entire lodge exclusively. A picture perfect safari awaits.

Rooms:

Standard Suite

Monwana Lodge offers a choice of 3 Standard Suites, 2 of which share an inter-leading door suitable for families.

Honeymoon Suite

Monwana Lodge offers a Honeymoon Suite, slightly larger than the standard suites. Ideally situated for privacy.

Monwana Suite

The Monwana Suite is perfect for families travelling with younger children. The 2 en-suite bedrooms are separated by a passageway. The Suite offers a lovely wrap-around deck for ideal game viewing.

Activities & features:

Dawn and Dusk Safaris

The day starts as dawn breaks over the African bushveld. After an early morning wakeup call, coffee, tea & rusks are served on the main deck. Shortly after, depart in an open Land Rover with experienced Rangers and Trackers who will share their extensive knowledge of the bush. These drives are undertaken at times best suited for game viewing which vary depending on the season but typically start early morning. Where applicable you may be invited out of the vehicle to see tracks, examine certain plants and follow spoor.

The afternoon game drive is preceded by high tea and extends into the evening to view seldom seen nocturnal species by torchlight.

Guided Bushveld Walks

After a sumptuous Breakfast is served either back at the camp or in the riverbed or bush, guests are offered walks to suit their interests and fitness levels and are accompanied by an armed ranger and tracker.

Walks allow guests a better chance to see some of the smaller creatures of the bush as well as an opportunity to learn more about the flora and fauna of the region & to have a chance to follow tracks in more detail.

Our Shangaan trackers will enthral you with their explanations of the medicinal and other uses of the numerous plants and trees along with tales of traditional folklore.

Hlokomela Community Project

Guests are invited to visit to the HLOKOMELA community project encompassing local initiatives to provide services to the local communities. The Thornybush Collection chooses to support the HLOKOMELA Community Projects and invites guests to visit the project which is approx. 45 mins drive from Thornybush Nature Reserve in an air-conditioned minibus. Terms & Conditions available on request. Additional costs apply.

Hot Air Balloon Excursion

One-hour long flight over the scenic, Lowveld section of the Blyde River. As the sun rises, the landscape, the vegetation and, if you're lucky, some wildlife will provide photo opportunities. Game spotting cannot be guaranteed but on most flights, we see plains game such giraffe and wildebeest. Terms & Conditions apply - additional cost.

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Reviews:

Fantastic stay, exceeding all expectations!
— Traveller 2018