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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My daughter lives in London and between her /her friend and Marina from Mongena the most beautiful/amazing wedding was arranged . The bride only saw the venue 5 days prior to the wedding . Every detail was taken care of ,the food is incredibly tasty,the staff are friendly and nothing is too much. The accommodation is great. We had the...

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JHB
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Food was good Game drive was good Rooms was average Bathrooms can be cleaned more thoroughly Outside can be cleaned more regularly - stoep . Game was sufficient Saw elephants and many other game They were is good condition

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

Dear Dr Liebenberg We thank you for your support and honest comments! We will give priority to the matters concerned to ensure a constant excellent service level. Warm regards Marina Toerien

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our stay at Mongena was all we hoped it would be. Very comfortable large rooms, spacious gardens and an inviting pool. The game drives were informative and we had excellent sightings on both the morning and evening drives. Certainly a place to return to.

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

Dear Guest Thank you for choosing Mongena as your preferred lodge in the Dinokeng Game Reserve. We value your comments and look forward to welcoming you back! Warm regards Marina Toerien

Qld, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a beautiful and exciting place this is and also so close to Pretoria / Johannesburg. We stayed in a large and very comfortable bungalow at Mongena. The restaurant on site serves beautiful food and the view over the "pond" and the fields beyond is just fabulous. We had a few very relaxing days here, saw wildlife as soon as...

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

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to write the review. Your support is very much appreciated. are indeed very fortunate to have so many animals around us in the Dinokeng Game Reserve. So glad you enjoyed your stay and looking forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future. Mongena greetings Marina Toerien

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Exceptional accommodation and food. Great for a quick breakaway not far from the city. Well equipped boardroom and conference facilities and extremely friendly staff. Game drives are great with knowledgeable rangers and the big 5 on offer.

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

Dear Guest Your response is appreciated. We value your opinion and I will forward your comments to the staff and rangers concerned. Looking forward to welcoming you back! Warm regards Marina Toerien

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went there on a sales conference and was pleasantly surprised with the venue.The accommodation was very good and bathrooms were clean. Food was excellent and ample portions were allowed.We want on a game drive and saw three of the Big Five. We subsequently booked for another conference to be held in July.The staff was very helpful

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

Dear Conference guest Your time and effort in supplying us with the feedback is highly appreciated and motivating for our staff members. We do look forward to your next conference in July! Warm regards Marina Toerien

Leatherhead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here between Christmas and New Year. Really enjoyed the rooms, game drives, wardens and staff. A great value for money experience. Close to Johannesburg and an easy stop over. The restaurant is small and did feel disappointed that on more than one occasion , as a full paying resident, had the better tables with a view taken by...

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

Dear Leisure guest Thank you for your time and effort in writing this review. I apologize if the service was not up to standard during your visit. We will look into the matters to ensure that all our in-house guests receive the special attention they so well deserve. Hopefully we can welcome you back to Mongena soon! Kind regards Marina...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Always friendly, and knowledgeable rangers and staff. I have been on several of this hotel's game drives and they are exceptionally good for a nature reserve so close to the city. You are likely to spot many of the big 5 on these game drives. Rangers go out of their way and communicate with each other to get you close...

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

Dear Lisa Thank you for your repeated support of Mongena. Your comments are valued and mean a lot to our rangers and staff! Looking forward to meeting you hopefully on another game drive! Warm Mongena greetings Marina Toerien

Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Mongena is conveniently located close to Pretoria and Johannesburg making it the perfect short term getaway to get in touch with the wild. Apart from offering the big 5, the Kingfisher restaurant is a 'must try' spot. Neat gardens and rooms by the way, friendly staff and a dedicated owner.

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

Dear Guest Your response is appreciated by all! Glad you enjoyed our delectable fare at Kingfisher! Looking forward to welcoming you back to Mongena! Warm regards Marina Toerien

Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

What a great way to introduce family and friends to Dinokeng . The staff at the restaurant were above good and the meals where superb. I went with beef fillet pasta and battled to finish. Equally good was the vegetarian pasta and the desserts were excellent Well Done Mongena ;)

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

Dear Tim Thank you for your kind feedback on the quality of the food and service in our Kingfisher Restaurant and your support which is highly appreciated. We trust that you had a memorable time in the Dinokeng Game Reserve! Warm regards 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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  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
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  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
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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: €144 - €156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Mongena Game Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 25
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“The rooms are spread out over the property so there are plenty of choices”
 of 5 bubbles U8335XKjanet, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“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
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