Monwana Lodge

Reimagined, Rejuvenated, and Ready to Welcome You

Monwana Lodge

Monwana epitomises an ideal in African safaris. It’s a place where you’ll feel at once perfectly at home and completely indulged, where your every whim is considered and accommodated.

Inspired, conceptualised, and nurtured by an accomplished world traveller, Monwana personifies that intangible sense of homecoming experienced by all who visit Africa.

Masterfully located within the Thornybush Nature Reserve, Monwana Lodge has always offered African experiences at their most authentic and rewarding.

Here, you’ll watch the day unfold, from the first dewdrops glistening in the dim light of dawn, through the afternoon haze melting into a blazing sunset, and followed by glittering night skies.

Fireside socialising forms the perfect end to every day, after a dinner enjoyed in the candlelit intimacy of your private deck, or while sharing experiences with like-minded guests in the dining venue.

Unpretentious honest and personalised service are the perfect complements to world-class cuisine and riveting daily game drives showcasing the inimitable theatre of the African bush.

In the light of these cherished experiences enjoyed by countless former and returning guests, Monwana Lodge has undergone an extensive refurbishment. It’s emerged even better than before, with seven superb accommodation offerings and many eco-friendly enhancements.


Located in one of southern Africa's premier game viewing areas, the Greater Kruger National Park, Monwana offers so much more than your run-of-the-mill safari experience.

Here you'll discover a renewed appreciation for every detail of wild Africa including its ancient geology, abundant birdlife, and most revered game species.

As part of this pristine space, the lodge has accommodated the environment in every endeavour as it strives to reach zero emissions without compromising on luxury.

Accommodation Options​

Monwana Lodge comprises seven accommodation offerings providing the ultimate immersion in this pristine environment, with views overlooking a busy waterhole and classic bushveld terrain.

Every aspect of every room has been compared, improved, and improved again according to a snag list compiled from a lifetime of travel experiences.

Each one offers effortless access to the main lodge areas for dining, leisure, and mingling with other guests, and comprises a private viewing deck, plunge pool, and outdoor shower.

The Lodge’s main communal area offers several dining areas, a main bar, a unique Wine Cellar, Main Pool Deck, Reception, Curio shop and Gym

Every detail of every room has been overseen by the lodge owner and guests at Monwana benefit from his extraordinary passion for creating memorable and convenient stays based on his vast international travels. 

For those who value ultimate privacy and seclusion or would like to celebrate a landmark occasion at this special place, exclusive camp use is the ideal option. Get in touch and we’ll be honoured to help you arrange a memorable escape.



Monwana occupies ancient and historic lands filled with geological wonders. You’ll discover some of these during your explorations as well as on display in the communal areas.

The design team at Monwana has left no stone unturned in their efforts to create a masterpiece of eco-design, maintained and controlled from a central hub as well as by off-site professionals for 24-hour monitoring.

As members of the Green Council, these experts have conducted major eco-refurbishments across Africa and have implemented the very latest electricity, heating and cooling, and water-conservation technologies at Monwana.

Thus, guests can rest easy knowing that their stay has almost no impact on this precious environment thanks to the lodge generating its own electricity via solar technology, as well as heating using geo- and hydro-thermal principles.

Room Types

Two spacious 90 m2 luxury rooms each accommodate two guests in air-conditioned comfort and feature a 25 m2 exclusive use outdoor area with sweeping views over the bushveld.
Savannah Residence
With ample space for two adults and two children over 12, these two 118 m2 air-conditioned rooms each have two bedrooms and a private outdoor space of 35 m2.
Woodland Residence
The two magnificent Presidential Suites each have 118 m2 of plush interiors to accommodate two guests in ultimate comfort, with an additional 35 m2 of intimate outdoor space for relaxing.
Monwana  Villa
Monwana’s impressive four-sleeper Villa has 390 m2 of interiors including two en-suite bathrooms each with a private entrance and a 130 m2 outdoor deck area with dining amenities.

Local Attractions

Every dawn at Monwana heralds the start of new discoveries as you venture out to discover the essence of this natural environment on guided game drives and walks with an accomplished and engaging game guide.

These excursions depart morning, afternoon, and evening, so you don’t miss any aspect of life in the African bush.

For the full experience, you can enjoy a range of curated offsite adventures specifically selected to help you create your ultimate African adventure.