Welcome to Mongena Game Lodge

Welcome to Mongena Game Lodge

The 63-bed Mongena Game Lodge is situated in the malaria-free, north-western section of the big five DINOKENG GAME RESERVE – a convenient 30 minute drive, 50 km north of Pretoria/Tshwane in the Gauteng Province. It is accessible by tarred main road or tarred private airstrip. The 4 star Lodge guarantees a bush safari without equal for the international business or leisure traveller with time constraints. Lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo, leopard, cheetah, zebra, hippo, crocodile, giraffe, all antelope species, warthogs, aardvark, brown hyena, aardwolf and splendid birdwatching makes for excellent game viewing in the distinctive African bush. The lodge prides itself on a 28 hectare scenic dam flanked by the Pienaars- and Boekenhout rivers where sunset cruises and bass fishing is offered. An exquisite boathouse venue is available for private functions and boma dinners.
View map to Mongena

The Lodge is named after the Boekenhout tree, which is indigenous to the area. The resident Nyala herd living within the gardens of the main lodge has become a trademark for Mongena and is cherished by young and old. A state-of-the art conference centre, boardrooms, a la carte 5 star Kingfisher Restaurant and a romantic wedding chapel complete the unique offerings at the main camp.
View the terrain map of the main camp

Upcoming Events & News


Treat the most important lady in your life to a delectable mothersday buffet lunch at the Tshukudu lapa on Sunday 11 May 2014.  Enjoy the musical interlude whilst enjoying the fine cuisiine our chefs have prepared for you.  Small gift for mothers included in the meal price of R270 per adult, children 3-6 years R40 and children 7-11 years pay R130.  Lunch served from 12h00-15h00. Take up the special offer for game drives on this memorable day at 50 % of normal rate at only R100 per adult and children 3-11 yrs R50. Regret no childen under 3 years allowed on the gamedrives.

Northern male mating with one of the lionesses from his pride

Over the weekend of the 7-9 February, the Northern male mated with a member from his pride. Friday afternoon they were seen alone and Saturday morning our rangers spotted them mating in the north-eastern part of the reserve. Following heavy rain fall in Pretoria during Saturday night, the Pienaarsriver flooded its banks and the mating pair are now essentially trapped for the duration of the flooding. Although the pride recently crossed the river while flooding (in December), it is unlikely that the two will attempt this.