Mongena Private Game Lodge

The Lodge is easily accessible via tarred road, or arrive by air on Mongena's owns private tarred airstrip.

Grade

Epic

Disabled Friendly

No

Accommodation

Yes

Team Building Facilities

Yes

Family Friendly

Yes

The 4 star rated Mongena Game Lodge is conveniently situated 35 km from Pretoria on the N1, in the malaria free north–western section of the Big 5 Dinokeng Game Reserve, a mere 40 Minutes from Pretoria and 1.5 hour drive from OR Tambo International Airport and Johannesburg. Mongena Game Lodge offers a spectacular African Bush safari & game drive experience for local and international visitors.

The Lodge is easily accessible via tarred road or arrive by air on Mongena’s owns private tarred airstrip. Shuttles at additional costs can be arranged to and from all major cities and airports. Lions, cheetah, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard roam freely in the 18,500 ha game reserve making it a truly big five game reserve within the borders of the Gauteng province.

• Game Drives & Safaris with qualified rangers each day

• Guided bush walks
• Sunset cruises on 28 ha dam

• Bush Breakfasts & Bush Barbeques
• Accommodation for 59 guests

• Family Accommodation
• Day visitors welcome

• Bush Weddings
• Conferences & Functions

• Airstrip About:

Mongena Game Lodge is a favourite for local and international guests to visit for sightings of the Big 5 (Elephant, rhino, buffalo, leopard, lion) on safari game drives and guided walks in the malaria-free African bush.
The 4 star Lodge offers an outstanding bush safari for the international business or leisure traveller. Lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo, leopard, cheetah, zebra, hippo, crocodile, giraffe, all antelope species, warthogs, aardvark, brown hyena, aardwolf and splendid birdwatching makes for excellent game viewing in the distinctive African bush.
Due to its easy access from the N1 as well as being close to JNB and PTA, Mongena has become a popular day tour destination for guided game drives, guided bush walks, sunset cruises and amazing hearty meal offerings at Tshukudu Restaurant and Kingfisher Restaurant.

The lodge prides itself on a 28 hectare scenic dam flanked by the Pienaars- and Boekenhout rivers where sunset cruises are offered. The exquisite Fisheagle boathouse venue is available for private functions and boma dinners for groups only.
There is a state-of-the art conference centre, with boardrooms for focus groups, and an a la carte scrumptious menu, from which to dine like kings and queens, at the Kingfisher Restaurant. Bush weddings are very popular at Mongena, offering great photo opportunities with the Big 5, along with a romantic wedding chapel completes the unique offerings at Mongena’s the main camp.
Mongena is named after the Boekenhout tree, which is indigenous to the Dinokeng area. The tame Zebra’s, Nyala’s and Springbucks residing in the main camp are delighting all guests with their presence and have become a favourite trademark of Mongena.

Accommodation in Mongena:
The 59-bed, 4-star rated, fully-inclusive Mongena Game Lodge is situated in the malaria-free, north-western section of the big five DINOKENG GAME RESERVE. All 25 chalets are positioned amidst rolling lawns and indigenous landscaping in close proximity to the restaurant, pool and bar area.
Mongena Game Lodge offers a spectacular African Bush safari & game drive experience for day visitors or in-house guests alike
Explore Mongena Game Lodge
Located in the Big 5 Dinokeng Game Reserve!

Bush Safari & Game Drives:
The 4-star Lodge offers a Big 5 bush safari and is a favourite for local and international guests who wish to see the Big 5 on a Game Drive or bush walk. Lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo, leopard, cheetah, zebra, hippo, crocodile, giraffe, all antelope species, warthogs, aardvark, brown hyena, aardwolf and splendid birdwatching makes for excellent game viewing in the distinctive African bush.
No own vehicles are allowed on the roads of Mongena Game Lodge except access from the main gate to the main camp.

Guided Bush Walks:
Bush Weddings:
Whether it is an extravagant reception or something intimate that you require, Mongena Game Lodge will make every brides’ dream safari wedding come true! The Sunset at Mongena dam amongst free roaming big 5 animal’s sets the stage for those awe inspiring wedding photographs where magical moments are created.

Sunset Cruise and Fish Eagle Boathouse Function Venue:
The lodge prides itself on a 28-hectare scenic dam flanked by the Pienaars and Boekenhout rivers where African sunset cruises are offered. An exquisite boathouse venue is available for private functions and boma dinners for groups only.

Divine Cuisine at Kingfisher Restaurant:
Indulge in a gourmet feast at the Kingfisher Restaurant (40minute drive from Pretoria) whilst enjoying spectacular views overlooking the small dam at the main lodge and the surrounding plains of the Dinokeng Game Reserve.

Accommodation wild ways bush camp (self-catering):
Wild ways is a serviced, self-catering bush camp situated in the Pride of Africa conservancy a mere 40kms north of Pretoria in the approximately 21 000 hectare free-roaming big 5 Dinokeng Game Reserve 4 kms from Mongena, sleeping a total of 20 guests in shared accommodation. The camp consists of three fully furnished, serviced 2 bedroom self-catering chalets and a separate cluster of 4 bedrooms named Weaver’s Nest with its own communal kitchen, lapa and meeting room.

Bush Barbeque:
Big 5 Dinokeng Game Reserve:
Mongena Game Lodge covers a total of 600 hectares of indigenous African bushveld and savannah grassland and is situated in the Dinokeng Game Reserve, with approximately 21 000 hectares for guests to explore on an African safari.

Team building near Pretoria:
Various team building activities are available to suit your specific requirements, including our dynamic “eco safari challenge” team building event!

Bush Airstrip at Mongena Game Lodge:
Charter or light aircraft can land on the lodge’s own private tarred airstrip, Length 1150 meters; the airstrip is within walking distance of Reception.

Social Responsibility:
Mongena Game Lodge has been associated with the Perseverance Rural Development Centre (PRUDEC), a registered non-profit organization situated in the neighbouring Hammanskraal Township, for a few years now as part of Mongena Game Lodge’s social responsibility and outreach programme. The Centre provides home-based care programmes, literacy classes to the elderly, counselling and support services to those infected with HIV/AIDS. Mongena is involved on a permanent basis in the feeding scheme for orphans and vulnerable children and many more community based services.

Accommodation:
Accommodation in Mongena:
Mongena Game Lodge offers accommodation in 24 air-conditioned en suite rooms (single, double/twin or family accommodation) positioned in beautiful indigenous landscaped gardens accommodating a total of 59 guests in sharing accommodation close to Pretoria. Each unit has a shower, coffee/tea making facilities, room safe, hairdryer, flat screen television set with satellite TV programmes and a room turn-down service at night. 6 of the 18 twin rooms and all 6 family rooms offer a bathroom with bathtub and shower.
All chalets are well positioned amidst rolling lawns and indigenous landscaping in close proximity to the Tshukudu breakfast restaurant, Kingfisher a la carte Restaurant, pool and Tshukudu bar area. The tame Zebra’s, Nyala’s and Springbucks residing in the main camp are delighting all guests with their presence and have become a favourite trademark of Mongena. The lodge also has a wheelchair friendly twin room with a paraplegic bathroom facility. Wi-Fi is available at certain hotspots around the lodge.
Baby cots are available and baby feeding chairs are provided in the dining areas.

Accommodation wild ways bush camp (self-catering):
Wild ways is a serviced, self-catering bush camp situated in the Pride of Africa conservancy a mere 40kms north of Pretoria in the approximately 21 000 hectare free-roaming big 5 Dinokeng Game Reserve 4 kms from Mongena, sleeping a total of 20 guests in shared accommodation.
The camp consists of three fully furnished, serviced 2 bedroom self-catering chalets and a separate cluster of 4 bedrooms named Weaver’s Nest with its own communal kitchen, lapa and meeting room.
Each chalet comprises of two bedrooms (to be made up as single or double bed) with built-in cupboard, ceiling fans, two bathrooms with towels and hot running water, a comfortable lounge, a fully equipped kitchen with a breakfast nook, stove and oven, microwave oven, fridge with freezer compartment, double sink, kettle, cutlery, crockery and braai utensils. The main bedroom has an en-suite bathroom. Each chalet has its own private lapa and braai area. Meals can be enjoyed next to the fire under the stars, or on a large shaded furnished veranda with a bench table.

3 self-catering chalets – maximum 12 guests:
Each chalet comprises of two bedrooms (to be made up as single or double bed) with built-in cupboard, ceiling fans, two bathrooms with towels and hot running water, a comfortable lounge, a fully equipped kitchen with a breakfast nook, stove and oven, microwave oven, fridge with freezer compartment, double sink, kettle, cutlery, crockery and braai utensils. The main bedroom has an en-suite bathroom. Each chalet has its own private lapa and braai area. Meals can be enjoyed next to the fire under the stars, or on a large shaded furnished veranda with a bench table.
Weaver’s nest 04 x Twin rooms, maximum of 8 people
Consists of a cluster of 4 twin rooms each having two single beds, a ceiling fan, built-in cupboard space, dressing table, coffee & tea station with kettle and an en-suite shower and toilet. Weavers nest must be booked as a unit with a minimum amount per night. The veranda outside each room features a bench table for individual dinners. Meals can be prepared in the communal kitchen with a large dining table. The fully equipped Kitchen comprises of one standalone fridges, upright freezer, stove and oven, microwave, double sink. Weavers nest has access to a conference room as well as a private braai lapa.

Central entertainment area:
This area boasts a lounge with satellite television, library and a games room with a splash pool. A communal playground services the needs of the little guests. Limited undercover parking is available. Wood and firelighters are available on-site at extra costs. Walks and cycle rides on communal roads can be undertaken in the fenced area of the camp where antelope and zebras roam. Guided game drives need to be pre-booked 48 hrs in advance at the following times: 06h30, 09h00,16h00

Activities:
Bush Safari & Game Drives:
Experience the African bush with our qualified rangers and trackers on our well-maintained fleet of game safari vehicles. We offer 5 guided game drives per day during the summer months and 4 during the winter months (times vary according to season) taking you to the best lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo, cheetah and hippo sightings imaginable. Other species one can expect to see are Giraffe, Eland, Kudu, Impala, Zebra, Blue Wildebeest (Gnu), Red Hartebeest, Tsessebe, Waterbuck, Warthog, Black-backed Jackal, Crocodile, Ostrich, Aardwolf, Aardvark, Brown Hyena, Caracal, Serval, Porcupine, Genet (small-spotted and large-spotted) and the occasional Leopard.
One early morning and One late afternoon wildlife activity daily plus high tea in the afternoon is included in the fully inclusive package.
Mongena safari vehicles are in a privileged position to be able to traverse over 6 000 hectares of indigenous bush vegetation increasing the chances of good animal sightings.
No own vehicles are allowed on the roads of Mongena Game Lodge except access from the main gate to the main camp.
Snacks consisting of dry wors/biltong, potato crisps, nuts and dried fruit and 1 x standard choice of soft drink, beer, house wine, cider, juice or water per adult/child is included in this activity. Additional drinks are available and will be billed afterwards. Spirits are optional billable items and need to be pre-ordered at least 1 hour before departure.

Guided game drive details & departure times:
• Duration 2-2.5 hrs depending on sightings incl snacks & 1 drink pp or coffee/tea & rusks on the early morning game drive.
• Summer starting times: 06h00, 09h00, 14h00, 16h30, 20h30
• Winter starting times: 06h30, 09h00, 14h00, 16h00. No 20h30 evening game drive in winter
• Minimum of 4 guests to be booked per game drive slot to be operational
• REGRET NO CHILDREN UNDER 3 YEARS ALLOWED

Guided Bush Walks:
One of the best ‘moments’ at Mongena Game Lodge is exploring the African bush on foot with a qualified Game Ranger! The adventurous guest experiences the sights, sounds and smells of the diverse African bush & wildlife, including animals, birds and plants which are often missed on a game drive. Enjoy an early morning or late afternoon two or four hour guided bush walk. Maximum of 8 guests per group. Times as per arrangement. Appropriate bush clothing, sun protection, hat, binoculars, cameras and comfortable walking shoes are essential.
• Guided bush walks 4 hrs incl snack pack & juice & water
• Upon appointment
• No children under 12 yrs. allowed
• Min 4/Max 8

Sunset Cruise and Fish Eagle Boathouse Function Venue:
Board the luxury boat for a sunset cruise and watch the sky turn to a romantic purple-blue whilst listening to the African Fish Eagle’s cry. Our boat docks at the Fish Eagle Boathouse Boma situated a mere 10-minutes’ drive from the main camp – an ideal venue for that special conference dinner, product launch, themed evening, spit braai birthday party, wedding or any group function with the upper deck providing breath-taking views over the indigenous bushveld.
Tariff for the sunset cruise includes snacks consisting of dry wors/biltong, potato crisps, nuts and dried fruit and 1 x standard choice of soft drink, beer, house wine, cider, juice or water per adult/child. Additional drinks are available and will be billed afterwards. Champagne and spirits are optional billable items and need to be pre-ordered at least 1-hour before departure.
The dam and its adjoining wetlands lend themselves to splendid bird watching. Over 280 species have been recorded on the reserve – we invite you to come and find your ‘life’.
Guided sunset cruise details & departure times:
• Times: daily at 17h00 in summer or 16h00 during winter months till after sunset
• Minimum 4 guests, Maximum 15 guests per cruise

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