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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

I slept at Kwalata Lodge but our conference was at Mongena. Breakfast and Lunch was served timeously and was prepared well. I walked around the lodge during our last day of the conference and decided that I need to go back for a weekend. I also enjoyed the game drive.

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Marina-Marketing, Owner at Mongena Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Conference guest! Thank you for your feedback! It is appreciated! We hope to welcome you back to Mongena for a weekend in the not too distant future! Warm regards Marina Toerien

Johannesburg
Reviewed 27 November 2016

We booked into Mongena as part of a family wedding weekend, and were thrilled to discover a brilliant lodge in a fantastic game reserve so close to Johannesburg. In good traffic, you can get there in 1.5 hours! The most outstanding part of an overall excellent experience at the lodge is the service from staff - truly exceptional, professional and...

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Marina-Marketing, Owner at Mongena Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Kate It was a pleasure meeting you! Thank you for your support and for taking the time to share your feedback - we welcome your comments and always value guests’ feedback. I am truly proud of my staff and your kind words serve as encouragement to all of us to strive for even better service. Warm regards Marina Toerien

Chimoio - Mozambique
Reviewed 24 November 2016

A sensational place with an excellent view to nature, excellent reception, swimming pool, and a snooker game room. Good place to go back more often.Com excelentes guias de campo, uma pista para aterragem de avionetas.

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Marina-Marketing, Owner at Mongena Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your time in writing the review. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon! Warm regards Marina Toerien

Brakpan, South Africa
Reviewed 19 November 2016

our group did the self drive route inside the Dinokeng reserve and then stopped for lunch at the Kingfisher restaurant at Mongena Game lodge. the restaurant sits on stilts overlooking a waterhole and the bird life is in abundance. what a view from the deck. the food was very good and tasty and well priced. a definite stopover if you...

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Marina-Marketing, Manager at Mongena Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Konrad Thank you for your feedback! We are glad you enjoyed the facilities and our cuisine. Looking forward to welcoming you back very soon! Warm regards Marina Marketing Manager - Mongena Game Lodge +27 12 711-8920

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

It was my second visit to Mongena Game Lodge and it did not disappoint one bit. This time, I booked a trip for 9 people from our church home cell group, however 7 people ended up going on the game drive, but the lady who captured our booking was only happy to amend it for us. The game drive started...

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Marina-Marketing, Owner at Mongena Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Ishmael Thank you so much for your time taken to review us as it helps us to improve our service even more. I am delighted that you had an enjoyable time and will forward your kind comments to all the staff concerned! Looking forward to welcoming you back to Mongena in the not too distant future! Kind regards Marina...

Munich, Germany
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Most pleasant place to stay around Pretoria area in the middle of Dinokeng. Very cosy, friendly staff, perfect location for a relaxing stay away from every day life. Rangers and trackers for game drives are well experienced and it is a pleasure to have a ride with them. Elephants, Rhinos, buffalo, and so on. Endless list (if you´re lucky enough...

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Marina-Marketing, Owner at Mongena Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Daniel Your time and effort in writing the review is much appreciated! Looking forward to seeing you soon back at Mongena! Kind regards Marina Toerien

Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Mongena was our wedding venue. It was absolutely amazing. The service, the food, the rooms and the game drives were all fantastic.. no complaints! The people are also so friendly. The wedding coordinator at the venue was also incredible, enjoyed working with her. Thank you Mongena for making our wedding day the most magical day ever!!!😊

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Marina-Marketing, Owner at Mongena Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Candace and Stephan Your kind words and support is much appreciated! It was only a pleasure dealing with you! Looking forward to welcoming you back soon! Warm regards Marina

Vilvoorde, Belgium
Reviewed 10 October 2016

During our latest trip to South Africa this hotel was one of the absolute highlights of our holiday. The rooms are perfect for families since they are large and comfortable as well as superbly decorated. Unfortunately we only stayed for one night but we really enjoyed the friendliness and professionalism of the staff. Take note that the food in this...

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Marina-Marketing, Owner at Mongena Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Wouter Thank you for writing us a review. We are delighted that you enjoyed the stay as well as our hospitality! Hopefully we can extend your stay next time! Kind regards Marina

Geraldton, Australia
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Everyone went out of their way to make our brief visit extra special and memorable. Loved the ambiance and all the facilities with excellent meals prepared. It is difficult to highlight anything in particular as we have loved the zebras grazing at the lodge all day, the game drive ending with a beautiful sunset and relaxing at a specially arranged...

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Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to comment on your experience with us! Hopefully we can welcome you back soon! Warm regards Marina Toerien

Reviewed 26 September 2016

My husband brought me here after his 1st trip to South Africa. They were able to visit for the weekend. He insisted excitedly that I had to come to visit the mongena game lodge This is a magical place. We saw 3 of the big 5. It wasn't because Keagan & Daphnika didn't do whatever they could to get us...

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Dear Kathy and Mike Thank you for entrusting us with your special anniversary vacation arrangements and the time you took to write the review. It was only a pleasure hosting you! Your support is much appreciated. Warm Mongena greetings Marina Toerien

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This 63 bed, 4 star rated, non-self catering Lodge is situated in the north-western section of the 18,500 ha free roaming big 5 Dinokeng Game Reserve and is accessible by tarred main road, 40 minutes from Tshwane/Pretoria and 1.5 hr from Johannesburg/O.R.Tambo Airport in the province of Gauteng, South Africa. The lodge boasts 25 tastefully furnished air-conditioned thatched chalets/rooms including a honeymoon suite, with private bathrooms comprising of bath and/or shower, room safes, coffee/tea stations, DSTV TV programmes and internet access. A state-of-the art conference centre, boardrooms, sparkling swimming pool, Tshukudu outdoor bar, a romantic chapel for weddings and Kingfisher a la carte Restaurant situated next to the small lake in main lodge overlooking the plains of the Game Reserve completes the offerings at the main camp. Kingfisher is well-known for its superb cuisine and is open to inhouse and day visitors 7 days a week. Mongena specializes in quality guided game drives, bushwalks and sunset cruises for inhouse guests as well as day visitors longing for an African safari experience. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mongena Game Lodge

Address: JR87 Boekenhoutkloof, Rust de Winter Road D48 | Dinokeng Game Reserve, Hammanskraal 0400, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Hammanskraal
Price Range: $199 - $216 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Mongena Game Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 25
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“There are rooms overlooking the dam / watering hole”
 of 5 bubbles LisaSwart, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for rooms or chalets away from the main reception area so get best views of game wandering through the lodge”
 of 5 bubbles katej445, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The family rooms are very spacious and offer a second bedroom for the kids.”
 of 5 bubbles 619wouterv, 10 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All rooms were good.”
 of 5 bubbles Q5807PCannm, 4 Sep 2016 | Read review
“ask for something off the road and away from too many lights”
 of 5 bubbles Cindydaryn, 28 Mar 2016 | Read review
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