Standing on the viewing deck, watching the sun set on the horizon is always a treasured moment. It is a moment that brings us peace and that calms our souls.
The Bushveld Bulletin
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Standing on the viewing deck, watching the sun set on the horizon is always a treasured moment. It is a moment that brings us peace and that calms our souls. It is in moments like these, at Monateng, that we realise the value that holidays bring us; the cherished memories with family and friends, the complete relaxation and the adventures exploring the region. Each of these moments hold a special place in our

hearts, and we know they do in yours, too. Our small prayer on this night, one of the last balmy evenings before the winter cold sets in, is that you will be granted many opportunities over the course of the next year to come and enjoy more of your home-away-from-home. With that prayer sent up into African skies, we would like to shift our attention to moments passed, over the course of the last six months:

Where the Wildlife Roam
Jakes The Giraffe

Jakes has gained celebrity status at Monateng Safari Lodge and who can blame him. While he does love to greet guests, Jakes is getting older and does have his fair share of bad days. With this in mind we would like to caution guests against interacting with him as our aim is to integrate him back into the wild on the reserve with minimal human contact. Jakes is beautiful, but he is still a wild animal and should be regarded as such.

Resident Impala
Our Shy Impala

A small herd of impala have been introduced onto the Main Lodge property. They can often be seen grazing near the mini golf course or strolling between the units.
Did you know? Impalas typically give birth around mid-day to avoid predators on the prowl (who usually hunt during the morning or evening). An ewe can also delay her birth by a month, if the weather conditions aren’t favourable (such as if it is rainy season).

Living, Breathing Dinosaurs

The crocodile family have been around since the Jurassic period, an astonishing 200 million years. But did you know that there is little difference in their physical appearance, in comparison to their ancestors? Crocodilians only have 25 species in their ranks and many of them share similar characteristics. Some scientists believe that crocodiles follow the “punctuated equilibrium” of evolution; meaning they only ever evolve when they are forced to by external factors, such as mass extinction events.

Resort Refurbishments

The Monateng Team is continually maintaining and upgrading your home-away-from-home Resort to ensure that it is always gleaming. We hope you appreciate all the tender, love and care we bestow, as much as we love completing the scope of projects.


Installed an eco-friendly jungle gym.


Main Lodge Area received picnic benches.


Main Lodge Area Harvey Tile project completed.


Games Room received new lighting.


Replaced the swimming pool ladder.


Select Chalets received new air-cons, where necessary.


Linen revamp in Chalets in progress.


Below are a few projects which have been highlighted as near-future priorities:


Select Chalets to receive new carpeting.



Replacement of wooden door and window frames with aluminium.


New archery installation.



Paving touch-ups at select Chalets.

The Bushveld Bulletin

Monateng strives to provide an authentic bushveld experience with a dash of our special hospitality which ensures that every special occasion and holiday is rightfully earmarked for a worthy celebration. From delicious treats and trinkets to entertainment with flair – our hope is to create wonderful moments for you to remember and cherish, always.


Festive Season

The December school holidays are always a treat and Monateng highlighted this fact on Christmas Eve, when the Team gifted each unit with a basket of delights. Each hamper included themed sweets of rice-crispie treats, chocolate-coated pretzels, mini meringues, marshmallows and candy canes. The kids loved the festive season as they enjoyed activities such as cookie decorating and a Christmas candy hunt.
New Years

Valentine’s Weekend

Reception was decorated with a collection of balloons, and guests were pleasantly surprised to learn that these balloons were part of a competition hosted at the bar. Guests popped the balloons as part of our V-Day Pop Quiz and could win fun prizes! Each group of guests also received a sweetly-fragrant bouquet that featured heart-shaped sugar cookies, chocolate-coated marshmallows and a variety of toffees for their enjoyment. A bring and braai was also hosted so guests could mingle and enjoy the African sunset.
Valentine’s Day

School Holidays

What a blast the Monateng families had during the March school holidays! Every holiday is filled to the brim with exciting activities and this holiday season was no different. The Entertainment Team truly outdid themselves with water activities, including water slides and splash fests, a safari adventure, and arts and crafts. It is always such a pleasure to watch families and friends take part in these fun times and to see everlasting holiday memories form right before our eyes.
New Years

Easter Weekend

The Easter weekend was overflowing with joy and laughter as families gathered at Monateng for some quality time together. At check-in, guests were "wowed" by the brightly coloured decorations and thoughtful treats of Easter eggs. Kiddies joined us in the Games Room for a range of themed arts and crafts, as well as an Easter egg hunt and other activities. It was a truly special long weekend, indeed.

The Monateng Team is made up of several talented individuals, who all share a passion for service excellence and the authentic bushveld experience. Our family has grown! We would love to introduce our newest members:


André Coetzee
Maintenance Manager

Started: November 2021
Fathers Day

Ernest Sifiso Sibanyoni
Maintenance Team

Started: January 2022
Woman's Day

Shane Kruger
Maintenance Supervisor

Started: February 2022
For Your Next Monateng Trip… 

Early morning strolls in the fresh air, learning more about the incredible biome. A hearty lunch with family, enjoyed on the viewing deck to soak up the view. Driving along on a game-viewing excursion to watch the African sunset and meet the Monateng wildlife. These are all the things that make a Monateng stay special.

Game Drive

Guests have been showering our Game Rangers in praise these past few months so we would be remiss to not insist that you join our knowledgeable team for a game drive on your next trip! Game Drives are scheduled dialy (morning, afternoon and sunset) and offer guests insight into the bushveld and the wildlife that call it home. Game Drives take place on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Be sure to ask about our family package at Reception!

Walking Trails

Did you know that Monateng offers a guided hiking excursion? This trail is a leisurely walk and thus suitable for all ages! The informative walk treks through the Main Lodge, where guests can spot the impala herd and learn all about the tree species. Our Guides also share valuable insight into the benefits of the various flora. These guided hikes are complimentary! Be sure to request your entertainment programme when checking-in, as it details when and where the walks will take place.

Tasty Takeaways

Le Fera is the perfect choice for a take-away, early dinner on the day of arrival at Monateng, or to simply enjoy the pleasures of not cooking whilst on holiday! Guests are invited to peruse the new takeaway menu for a range of tasty treats, such as: cheesy toasted sarmies, juicy burgers and classic pizzas from our wood-fired oven. Remember to save space for dessert as Le Fera’s waffles are freshly made and served with an array of sweet toppings. View the menu here.

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Important Notices
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We would like to remind our valued Shareholders to kindly check and sign off on inventories upon arrival at your home-away-from-home unit. An inventory list is available in your unit; any discrepancies must please be reported at Reception.

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In Closing...
“The eye never forgets what the heart has seen.” And our hearts are overflowing with gratitude for your ongoing support, and appreciation for this incredibly beautiful place. Winter has arrived and, with it, many families will be eager to arrive at Monateng for a winter’s escape.

To unwind in a comfortable Chalet, huddle around a crackling fire, and savour more moments with family and friends. We look forward to the moments in our future, and we’re sure we’ll adore them just as much as those that have already passed. Until we meet again!

Kind Regards

Marjorie Forssman