Monate

Monate Game Lodge is a luxury four-star haven of peace and tranquillity just waiting to be discovered. Situated on a 3000-hectare private game reserve near Modimole in the Limpopo Province. A short 1.5 hours from Pretoria and 2 hours’ drive from Johannesburg.

Monate Game Lodge caters to every couple’s wedding whims and desires. Big, medium or small – we host them all in a way that you will treasure forever, with majestic views, breath-taking landscapes and manicured gardens where wild game such as Kudu, Impala and Nyala roam freely around the lodge.

Whether you wish to declare your eternal love beneath our 400 year old Rock Fig tree, promise to always be true under a majestic Marula tree, echo your “I do’s” in a natural cave or celebrate your union in a traditional chapel – Monate is the venue of your dream bush wedding.

Unique dining experiences in a variety of locations are available such as our natural cave, or the Bush Boma depending on your wedding group size.

You and your guests will have exclusive use of the entire lodge, ensuring that your guests can relax and enjoy the occasion while the couple can focus on their special day, knowing their guests are cared for and looked after.

The property offers beautiful settings for your photographer to capture this amazing day, creating memories to last a lifetime.

Tables, chairs, crockery and cutlery, use of the game viewers to transport guests, as well as personalised welcome drinks, waiters, bar service and a 3-course reception menu are included in the rates.

Our package also includes the exclusive Shingwedzi Lodge, a deluxe 2 bedroom villa situated within walking distance from the Main Lodge offering a convenient location for the bridal party to get ready on the day of the wedding, and privacy for the honeymoon couple on the night of the wedding, complete with champagne and romantic turndown.

Confirm your dining choices beforehand, choosing from a number of dining options, with a multitude of dishes to satisfy all tastes that our executive chef will oversee personally. Vegetarian and Vegan options available.

Book a date for a site visit free of charge. Come spend the day at Monate where the onsite wedding coordinator will give you a personalised tour of the venues, dining areas and accommodation so you can make an informed decision on what best suits your needs.

Arrive on a Friday, and we will setup a meet and greet at the airport bar with an afternoon game drive followed by sundowners overlooking the Hippo dam for the bridal party and guests. Giving everyone an opportunity get to meet each other and have a laugh before the big day.

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa, Monate Game Lodge has been providing a safe environment for guests whether it was for essential services travel or leisure travel. Having accommodated hundreds of guests during this time, Monate has become the natural choice for safe stays with a 0% infection rate on the property.

All our staff have been trained to ensure your entire stay with us meets the high standards and safety protocols, aligned with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Food Consulting Services (FCS). Our entire supply chain (including food) has been secured for safe living.

For high traffic areas and public seating, amenities have been spaced accordingly to ensure safe social distancing is practiced. Hand Sanitizing stations are available throughout the lodge and are visible in all key areas. Staff members are trained to sanitize their hands hourly.

There is a daily deep cleaning of all back of house and kitchen areas, along with all public areas and toilets. All staff members live onsite to reduce any risk of contact and are screened daily upon arrival.

So you can rest assured that you and your guests will be completely safe at Monate