Monwana Lodge's Thai Beef Salad

Summers in South Africa can get very hot, so having a number of tasty, nutritious salads in our arsenal of recipes is always a big hit with guests. Served as part of the lunch buffet or as a side to accompany another dish – this Thai Beef Salad, courtesy of Monwana Lodge, always goes down well. ​ Ingredients ​ Olive oil for cooking beef fillet stri...

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3 Reasons Why a South African Safari is the Best!

There's no denying the facts about South Africa - the country is filled with amazing wildlife, abundant opportunities to spot the Big Five, jaw-dropping scenery and a rich culture. Yet, there are some things about this country that you have to experience for yourself, and a South African safari is the best way to do it. Here's a sample of why you s...

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How to Say Hello on Your South African Safari

'Hello'. It's a small word that can mean the start of great things. A little show of acknowledgement and respect that can make or break your interactions on a South African safari. This simple utterance is your gateway to getting to know your hosts, discovering local points of view and finding out more about your surroundings. The greatest friendsh...

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Meet Valentine – Monwana Lodge's Barman

If you've stayed at Monwana Lodge and enjoyed a refreshing G&T or pre-dinner cocktail, then you would have come across Valentine Zitha – Monwana Lodge's barman, who and has been working at the lodge for nearly a decade. Early Years Lodge life has always stood out for Valentine - both his parents worked on a game reserve close to Hoedspruit and ...

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Travel Advisory: Traveling to South Africa with Minors

On Friday, November 8th Home Affairs Minister Aoron Motsoaledi signed a directive that allows foreign children entering South Africa, to not have to carry any supporting documentation besides their passports. This comes as a huge relief since traveling to South Africa with minor children required parents to, in addition to the child's passport, als...

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Caramelised Red Onion & Goat's Cheese Tartlet with Fresh Rocket & a Balsamic Glaze

No matter which one of our lodges you visit, you're bound to experience only the very best that we have to offer. Waterside Lodge may not be part of our Premium Collection, but you'll get to enjoy the same standard of hospitality and wonderful cuisine at both kinds of accommodation. One of the fancier dishes you can look forward to at Waterside Lod...

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