Bush Safari & Game Drives

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.

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Guided game drive details & departure times:

  • Duration 2-2.5 hrs depending on sightings incl snacks & 1 drink pp or coffee/tea & rusks on the early morning game drive.
  • Summer starting times: 06h00, 09h00, 14h00, 16h30, 20h30
  • Winter starting times: 06h30, 09h00, 14h00, 16h00. No 20h30 evening game drive in winter
  • Minimum of 4 guests to be booked per game drive slot to be operational

Please pre-book all activities at email: relax@mongena.co.za or tel. +27 12 711 8920

What to wear and bring

Please report to Reception 10 minutes before scheduled departure time for all activities. It is advisable to take warm clothing along even in summer. Blankets and hot water bottles are provided in winter. Do not forget hats, sun protection, binoculars and cameras.

Activity Rate Sheet

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  • 40 minute drive from Pretoria
  • Located in Big 5 Dinokeng Game Reserve
  • Qualified Rangers & Trackers
  • Incredible Game Safari in South Africa
  • 28 hectare dam


  • No own drinks or food allowed; 1 drink per person is included on game drives and sunset cruise from a standard cooler box consisting of selection of beers, house wine, ciders, waters and soft drinks. Additional drinks consumed will be charged as per current beverage and wine list. Specific drinks requirements like spirits, mixers and special wine selection can be pre-ordered and will be charged additionally. Coffee/tea, hot chocolate is offered additionally on morning/evening drive and water on bush walks.
    *Snacks on game drive and sunset cruise include chips, nuts, dry wors and rusks on early morning.
  • Mongena reserves the right to cancel the boat cruise should low water levels of the lake necessitate this.
  • 100 % cancellation fee will be charged for booked game drives, sunset cruises, bush walks cancelled within 2 hours of start time of activity