Mongena Game Lodge


Mongena Private Game Lodge, situated within the Dinokeng Game Reserve, is a 4 Star private lodge a mere 90 minute drive from OR Tambo International Airport and 40 minutes from Pretoria. This   hidden gem spans a total of 8000ha of pristine bushveld which is not only home to the Big 5 which includes black rhino, but also an abundant birdlife and diverse general plains game population. Sundowner boat cruises provide an alternative game viewing option—be on the look out for our   resident hippos and crocodiles, whilst morning and evening game drives are conducted on custom built 10-seat game viewers. The lodge is able to accommodate up to 60 guests in shared accommodation, whilst central guest facilities include a bar, lounge, swimming pool, main dining area, and BOMA.

Accommodation is in form of 24 rooms configured as follows: 18 standard rooms accommodating 36 guests & 6 family units accommodating 24 guests. The rooms are positioned under an umbrella of indigenous trees surrounded by landscaped gardens with the resident Zebra, Nyala and Springbok making an appearance. Each unit has a shower, tea/coffee making facilities, mini-safe, hairdryer, and flat screen television (limited satellite programmes).

Baby cots are available on request.

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Rates inclusive of 15% VAT • South African Rands • Subject to availability•
Details 01 Dec 2020 to 31 Nov 2022
Standard Twin ( 1 and. 2 guests - Adult Sharing)
Family Room (3 - 4 guests)
R 3 460
Standard Twin ( 1 and. 2 guests - Adult Single)
Family Room (3 - 4 guests)
R 5 240
Standard Twin (Child Sharing with 2 adults)
Family Room 
R 1 730

FULL BOARD: Dinner, bed and breakfast, light lunch including 2 wildlife activities (game drive or boat cruise) per day

Look at our Special Offers for SA Residents under our special offers section!


Last minute for SADC residents, ID and/or proof of residence required book and travel within 14days:

R2,176 per person per night sharing; R3,264 per person single, R1,088 children 3-11 yrs

Validity: 01 December 2021– 31 May 2022

Minimum 2 night stay,
Subject to availability, no block-out dates
T&C: Book within the validity period stated, standard T’c and C’s applicable
50% Single supplement applicable
Children between 3 & 11 years of age pay 50% of the adult sharing rate
Includes: Light lunch, dinner, breakfast, accommodation, AM & PM safari activity,
Excludes: Dinokeng Conservation & Entrance Fee, Drinks, Items of a personal nature
Standard T’c and C’s applies

  • Morning & Evening Game Drives
  • Sundowner Boat Cruise (subject to availability)
  • Guided Bush Walks (subject to availability)

Mongena Private 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 60 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. (Click to view our room descriptions).

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. Wifi is available at certain hotspots around the lodge.

Baby cots are available and baby feeding chairs are provided in the dining areas.

  • Swimming pool
  • BOMA
  • Lounge area
  • Indoor dining & bar
  • Free Wi-Fi


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 8 000 hectares of indigenous bush vegetation increasing the chances of good animal sightings.

No own vehicles are allowed on the roads of Mongena Private 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.

  • All rates quoted include VAT (Value Added Tax). Should the prevailing rate or evy change or another tax levy be introduced during the duration of the contract, Mongena Private Game Lodge reserves the right to amend the quoted  rates accordingly, without prior notification.
  • All rates exclude Dinokeng Conservation fees which are payable upon exit at any pay station or Mongena Reception.
  • Full payment is required with any activity booking and 20% deposit with any accommodation booking; should the accommodation booking fall within 7 days prior to arrival full payment is due. Special offers from time to time might have different payment conditions. 
  • WEDDING AND CONFERENCE BOOKINGS have their own specific terms.
  • Mongena Game Lodge reserves the right to cancel any booking if full payment not received on due date and to restrict one night bookings over weekends, school and public holidays
  • Check-in time is from 14h00 on day of arrival; rooms should be vacated by 10h00 on day of departure. Please advise us of any planned late arrivals (after 18h00)
  • Guests are limited to the number of beds booked per room. An extra mattress can be arranged at an additional charge where feasible.
  • Children aged 2 and under are accommodated at no charge if sleeping on existing beds. An extra mattress/cot can be arranged at an additional charge.
  • Mongena Private Game Lodge is licensed therefore no own liquor is allowed to be brought onto the premises.
  • Special dietary requirements (vegan, dairy/glutenfree etc, strictly Halaal, Kosher etc) will carry a surcharge.
  • Mongena Game Lodge reserves the right to relocate bush barbeques, weddings and events to suitable venues should unfavourable weather conditions prevail.
  • Mongena Game Lodge reserves the right to restrict waiting time for delayed booked activity guests to 10 minutes, whereafter the vehicle will depart and no refund will be due for the missed activity cost.
  • No refund is applicable after start of scheduled activity should unfavourable weather conditions necessitate a termination of the activity. 
  • Rates inclusive of VAT;

Single supplement: 50 % of the adult sharing rate

Child rate: 50 % of the adult sharing rate when sharing in same room with one or two 2 adults, (children aged 2 years and under not allowed on guided game drives; stay for free in available beds; optional baby cot rental @ R150 ppn)

at Mongena light lunch instead of high tea.

BUSH VENUE SET-UP HIRE MINIMUM OF 30 PAX AT R7,500 or R250 pp thereafter;


  • In order to confirm a booking, a 20% non-refundable deposit is required.
  • Full payment of the balance due is required 07 days prior to guests arrival; if the booking is made within 7 days of travel dates the full payment is required to confirm the booking.


  • Up to 8 days prior to arrival - forfeit deposit;
  • 7- 0 days prior to arrival - 100% of the total amount is due if booking cannot be deferred upon presentation of medical certificate or proof of changed government legislation restricting travel to Mongena Game Lodge within the period of 7 days before check-in. A credit voucher/note will be
  • issued to be used within 06 months of the original travelling date. Should the credit not be used within the stipulated 06 months the voucher will be null and void (100% cancellation fee will apply).
  • There will be no monetary refund should the new dates of travel fall in a different rate category and is subject to availability and rate increase at the time of re-booking.
  • No single supplements will be charged for accompanying guests booked in same room due to result of changed configurations due to Covid positive cancellations within 7 days of check-in date.
  • 40 minute drive from Pretoria
  • Located in Big 5 Dinokeng Game Reserve
  • Qualified Rangers & Trackers
  • Incredible Game Safari in South Africa
  • 28 hectare dam

Valid from 01 Jan 2021 till 31 Dec 2021

Game Drives / Tours

- Morning Game Drive - R720 per person
- Afternoon Game Drive - R640 per person
- Fullday Game Drive - R900 per person
* the above rates excludes the Kruger National Park Conservation Levies -

Panorama Route - R1 580 per person
* the above rate includes entrance fees and lunch but excludes Graskop Lift -

Graskop Gorge
- R830
* the above rate includes Graskop Lift entrances

Terms & Conditions

  • Subject to a min. 2 pax
  • English speaking guide only
  • Excludes the Kruger National Park Conservation Levies
  • Above rates are vat inclusive

Game Drive - Groups

  • Morning Game Drive - R8 100 (includes breakfast/brunch)
  • Morning Game Drive - R4 100
  • Afternoon Game Drive - R7 750 (includes Boma dinner)
  • Afternoon Game Drive - R3 800
  • Fullday Game Drive - R9 000 (includes Safari/Braai lunch)
  • Fullday Game Drive - R5 130

Terms & Conditions

  • Departures per open safari vehicle (10 seats)
  • English speaking guide only, language guide on request
  • Excludes the Kruger National Park Conservation Levies
  • Above rates are vat inclusive

Private Touring & Transfer Services -  English speaking driver guide

FD Touring - R5 400 (350km inclusive; extra km charged at R4.60/km)
HD Touring - R3 950 (250km inclusive; extra km charged at R4.60/km)

Private Touring & Transfer Services -  English speaking driver Only

FD Touring  - R4 300 (350km inclusive; extra km charged at R4.60/km)
HD Touring - R3 630 (250km inclusive; extra km charged at R4.60/km)

Terms & Conditions
  • 6 seaters NV 200; 7 seaters VW Kombi
  • Excludes the Kruger National Park Conservation levies, Private reserve and Panorama entrances
  • All overland services are quoted on an individual basis as required
  • Above rates are vat exempt

Catering Services

  • Bush Breakfast - R350
  • Bush Brunch - R400
  • Safari Lunch - R400
  • Braai Lunch - R400
  • Picnic Lunch - R200

Terms & Conditions

  • Subject to a minimum 10 pax or more
  • Venue hire included where applicable
  • Above rates are vat inclusive






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Business Hours:
Mon - Fri (09:00 - 17:00)
Sat (09:00 - 13:00)
Time Zone: UTC/GMT +2 hours

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Why Book With Us ?

• Individual service
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What sets us Apart !

  • Ideal for family or group getaways
  • Rich biodiversity of game
  • Home to the “Big 5”
  • Over 350 bird species
  • Effortless road and air access