The Bushveld Bulletin
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As the year draws to a close, we can all reflect on the important elements in our lives with gratitude and hope. This time will give some well-deserved downtime as we all look forward to the New Year. The Festive Season, with its pleasantly warm weather and merry cheer, is a wonderful time to make priceless memories with your
loved ones, that will forever be imbedded in your hearts and minds. We are so excited to welcome familiar, as well as new faces for a great time at Monateng. Before we go off to get the holiday season underway, allow us to let you in on all of the latest from your favourite home-away-from-home.
Cabin-Fever-Blue bygones!

While Monateng Safari Lodge may not have had many opportunities to provide our valued Shareholders with exciting on-site games and activities, the Shareholder communications kept the Lodge spirit alive with fun-filled competitions.



Unfortunately the grand prize - a Full Week Bonus Booking - could not be allocated due to lack of entries.


Thank you for staying up-to-date with your home-away-from-home, throughout this tough season. We hope to see more of our Shareholders getting involved in future competitions!


Good News Upon our Horizon

RCI Gold Crown


We are pleased to remind you that Monateng Safari Lodge retained Gold Crown status at the prestigious RCI OSCAS Awards held in March 2020. Gold Crown status is the highest grading a Resort can attain; and to maintain this grading is such a wonderful accomplishment.

A few of our guests had this to say about their favourite Monateng Moments:

“Amazing place to stay and very close to Johannesburg. The staff members are super friendly and our tour guide, Lazarus, was very friendly, politely answered all our questions and was very well informed about the animals. Will definitely visit again.”

- Zach Choga

Monateng giraffes
Monateng giraffes

“For a break away from busy-ness and stress, this is a superb Resort where peace and quiet prevail!
We only stayed for the weekend and were very sad that it was not for a full week.
The Resort is very well maintained and service is delivered with a smile. The staff members look so happy to be working there!”

- Anni Campbell


“Taking into account that the social activities were not yet operational, this really was a nice experience. There is enough walking space and the accommodation and experience is definitely above average.”

- Featherbrook

Monateng giraffes
Monateng giraffes

“We were welcomed by friendly Reception staff. The fact that Monateng is so close to Pretoria makes it the perfect, quick getaway holiday destination. My children enjoyed the games room facilities, mini-golf and the lovely, clean swimming pools. It was a great family breakaway experience. Thank you!"

- topcraftssa

“Baie dankie vir ‘n awesome week; dit was voorwaar die beste medisyne vir die siel.”
Zelda van Graan on her recent stay with her loved ones at Monateng

You, too, can share your amazing holiday snaps.

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Resort refurbishments and upgrades

We are excited to share the facilities' upgrades and refurbishments we have made at your home-away-from-home during the course of the year:

sound system
New carports have been erected for guest parking.
Multi Court
 New water pipes have been installed.

Maintenance and repairs have been completed on the main Resort swimming pool.

Boma tables

The balustrades on the main deck have been resprayed.

bedside lamps

Fire breaks have been created along the perimeter fencing.

Mosquito net doors

The ponds at the Reception Entrance have been sealed to prevent any leakages.

A farewell to an amazing Resort Manager

“Great leadership usually starts with a willing heart, a positive attitude and a desire to make a difference.”
– M. Anderson


We would like to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU to the out-going Resort Manager, Wolf Küsel, for his hard-work and dedication to Monateng during his tenure.

He has been such an integral part of steering this ship and making our Resort the gleaming holiday destination it is today. We appreciate the dedication you have shown the Resort Team and VRS. Your presence and leadership will be sorely missed.

We wish you all the best on your new journey and trust that you will shine as brightly as you did during your time with us.

We have new additions to the Monateng family!

new staff

Lawrence Wilcocks

Resort Manager

new staff

Danelda Loots


new staff

Danelle Nortjé


new staff

Yomandi Gates


new staff

Ian Gates

Maintenance Supervisor

new staff

Erica Keyter

FNB Manager

We would like to wish you all a warm WELCOME to the Team!

We wish you a rewarding and successful journey on the road to creating the environment for guests to make everlasting memories right here, at Monateng!

Hygiene first!

VRS Options

The health and safety of our guests and staff is important to us. As we follow the regulations set out by the government and implement our own COVID-19 safety protocols, know that Monateng Safari Lodge remains committed to providing you with the most comfortable stay. We continue to uphold the highest health and safety standards, in-line with the government-communicated, COVID-19 protocols and recommendations.

Our Team, together with VRS HygienicHospitality, has implemented and is maintaining additional health and safety protocols to ensure a comfortable stay for you and your loved ones. All over the Resort, you will notice the VRS HygienicHospitality markings, disinfectants, social-distancing guides and seals for a safe environment for guests’ enjoyment.

Click here for more information on VRS HygienicHospitality and the measures which have been put in place at Monateng Safari Lodge.


A place to visit during your next Monateng vacation

“Roses are red,
violets are blue.
Let’s go on an adventure,
one just for me and you.

December / January Holidays

While on your visit to Monateng, venture out with your loved ones to the Ludwig Rose Farm – it is an absolute must-see. Just a 20 minute drive from the Resort, the Farm is a haven for rose enthusiasts, boasting a wide array of roses to view or purchase.
For a sure cure to your cravings, the on-site Restaurant has all sorts of delicious rose-infused delights and drinks to enjoy. The Farm is also the perfect spot for an outdoor picnic as the exquisite roses surround you and provide a dreamy floral backdrop.  The Ludwig Rose Farm is definitely an experience for the books!
For more information, please visit the Ludwig Rose Farm website and pop in for a memorable experience.

UniVate Properties

Expand your holiday horizons through a range of available ownership weeks. Simply visit the Uni-Vate Properties website, browse to find your perfectly matched holiday destination and get in touch to secure an additional home-away-from-home week at one of South Africa’s finest Resorts.

Family fun for all ages!

Only a ‘hartbeat’ away!
Family focused fun.
A harmonious hum of nature.
Drift away into peaceful escape.

UniVate Properties


If you would like to explore more destinations, click here

African Blessings

As our Jochebed Children’s Village continues to grow, so do our laundry loads! We are raising funds to purchase an industrial washing machine that will go a long way in helping us manage the big task of keeping the Village’s linen and little King’s clothes clean and fresh, while reducing the cost and the time spent on managing the loads of laundry. Read our blog to find out how you can contribute to our cause.


Read our blog
VRS Options

OPTIONS - Let’s get comfy with holiday ‘Options’!
Let’s get comfy with holiday ‘Options’!
 As the custodian of your preferred holiday destination, Vacation Recreational Services is consistently looking out for your best interests, as they relate to important and quality holidays. Consequently, VRS recently teamed up with Options. Options (previously VRS Options) is an independent exchange organisation that provides you, as a valued Shareholder, the opportunity of exchanging your week for an alternative holiday in any given year, should you like to. For more information and for exchange enquiries, please contact Options directly on, or visit their website –

Let’s get back to happy holidaying!

Go to the Options website

Take the pressure out of planning the journey to your favourite home-away-from-home: our partners at ACT Travel are here to plan your flights, car hire and so much more to ensure you have the most relaxing vacation.

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In Closing...
While we take the time to reflect on this past year, we would like to thank you, once again, for the support you have shown Monateng Safari Lodge. You have shown us that we can overcome every obstacle with you by our side. We are excited and cannot wait to create new memories, as we take another 365-day trip around the

sun, with you! We hope your Festive Season is filled with nothing but beautiful moments and quality time with your loved ones. Until next time, we would like to leave you with this quote by M, Beattie: “The New Year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written.”

Happy holidaying,

Marjorie Forssman
VRS – Managing Director 
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