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Dear valued Shareholder,
We would like to welcome you to our first newsletter of 2021. Your dedicated family at Monateng Safari Lodge has been hard at work updating and upgrading your home-away-from-home and cannot wait to share it all with you!

The past 6 months have been jam-packed with holidays and special occasions as well as new family members (animal and human, alike). We hope that you will experience all of this, and so much more, during your next stay with us. So, without further ado, keep on scrolling for all of the updates…

Jakes the Friendly Giraffe

Any Monateng veteran should know all about Jakes, our friendly giraffe! Jakes has called Monateng his home since 12 November 2019. He always makes a good impression and loves to greet each guest as they arrive at the Lodge parking area.

Our game drives are always a hit and guests compliment the knowledge the Game Ranger has to offer on Jakes, as well as the numerous wildlife at the Resort. Don't forget to schedule your game drive on your next visit!
Mammals List
Bird List

Our Team works hard to ensure that the Resort is in tip-top shape for our guests and valued Shareholders. Below are a few of the updates and upgrades we have made to-date and have planned for 2021.


Bush Unit Interiors

Multi Court
 Repainting Interior

Replacing Carpets in Rb09 and Rb10

Valley Unit Interiors

sound system
Installing Blinds in Bathroom
Multi Court
 Installing Blinds in Kitchen

Replacing Patio Lights

sound system
Repainting Interior
Multi Court
 Replacing Carpets in NY01, NY02, JA01 and ZE04

All Unit Exteriors


Replacing Washing Lines


Air-Conditioner Drain Pipes Being Installed

Facilities and General Resort Refurbishments

sound system
Replacing Skittles Turf
Multi Court
 Replacing Crazy Golf Turf

Replacing Mini-Golf Turf

Multi Court
 Replacing Bakketel Turf

Expanding Laundry Area


sound system
Layout Change
Multi Court
Replaced Carpets in NY06 and ZE02

Geysers Moved Outside of Units

sound system
Patio Ceilings Repainted
Multi Court
 Trampoline Covers Replaced




Monateng is elated to welcome five new team members who joined us at the end of 2020 and the beginning of 2021.


new staff

Siphokazi Ncgupe

Joined 23 January 2021

new staff

Mpho Malatsi

Joined 22 January 2021


new staff

Emmanuel Khumalo

Joined 17 December 2020

new staff

Victor Diphare

Joined 17 December 2020


new staff

Debbie Ludick

Joined 23 November 2020


Whether you are ‘lus’ for a pizza, dreaming about a mouth-watering burger, or feeling a little snackish for something light,
Le Fera has something just for you! Our new takeaway menu means you can call, place your order and collect. Why cook when you can get takeaways instead?


new staff

Buffelsdrift Mountain Bike Park

Buffelsdrift Trail Park is located only 15km North of Pretoria and provides a safe and secure riding environment within the confines of the Buffelsdrift Nature Conservancy.

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Ile De Chocolat

Kirsten Walters is an artisanal Chocolatier and Pastry Chef specialising in cakes, cookies and chocolates. Kirsten hand-makes her signature range of preservative-free, artisan treats using only the finest ingredients while applying age-old traditional Swiss techniques.

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Monateng adores creating the environment for everlasting memories for each and every one of our guests – that is why special occasions and holidays are so important to us! We would like to share some of the special occasions we celebrated this past newsletter season.

Christmas is always a special occasion for all of us at Monateng. Unique, hand-crafted, wooden Angels were handed out to our guests during check-in and a delicious Christmas lunch was offered by the Le Fera Team to celebrate all things merry and bright.
New Years
December School Holidays
School holidays bring with them the sound of laughter, happiness and overall cheer around the Resort – and the December holidays were no different. A variety of activities, like hiking and marshmallow braai’s, kept our guests entertained. It was all round fun-in-the-sun!
Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day
The weekend of love is always a happy time for us. We see a larger number of couples checking in for a quick breakaway. Special, hand-crafted, wooden hearts were handed out with chocolates during check-in. Valentine’s day cakes were prepared and sold at Le Fera.
New Years
Mother's Day
None of us would be here without our incredible mothers – so it is only appropriate that we celebrate and spoil the wonderful women in our lives – which is exactly what we did on Mother’s Day. Mothers were gifted enamel mugs and delicious treats such as a creamy cappuccino sachet, iced biscuits, a rusk and more during check-in. Our Team held a ‘How Well Do You Know Your Mom’ quiz and our youngest guests created special Mother’s Day cards. We adore these special occasions and the fact that we can create wonderful memories for the families who stay with us.
Expand Your Holiday Horizons

Uni-Vate Properties, an affiliated partner of VRS-Managed Resorts, is offering our valued Shareholders the opportunity to expand their Holiday Portfolio with these incredible ownership options. Browse a wide range of holiday weeks available at these prestigious destinations:

Mount Amanzi
Mount Amanzi

Situated in the heart of Hartbeespoort, Mount Amanzi is the ideal Resort for family and friends to make memories to last a lifetime. The Resort offers a relaxing holiday experience - quite literally on your doorstep, for those living in Gauteng. Experience the beauty and tranquillity that Mount Amanzi offers.

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Mabalingwe Nature Reserve

Enjoy even more holidays at your favourite destination! Mabalingwe is all about the distinct scent of the beautiful bushveld and lush grasslands that surround the Reserve, the smell of the fire and the aroma of your favourite braai items sizzling on the grid. It’s all about NATURE, FAMILY and FUN!

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Doornkop Fish & Wildlife Reserve

The gem of Mpumalanga; where unspoilt countryside stretches and rolls in every direction and cosy chalets overlook the gleaming dams and waterways is calling you home! The accommodation and activities at Doornkop Fish and Wildlife Reserve were designed with the family experience in mind.

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The possibilities for more precious moments and memorial experiences with family and friends is only a click away.
We look forward to creating more everlasting holiday memories with you!

Visit the Uni-Vate Properties website for more options at other holiday Resorts!

African Blessings

Jochebed Children's Village is the heart of African Blessings and the vision upon which the charity organisation was founded. Jochebed comprises of 16 cottages (of which two are currently complete, furnished and occupied) set on the African Blessings Farm. Rather than operate in the mannerisms of the traditional orphanage, each child is placed with a loving family and will grow to reach their full potential within a functional household on the property. There is a well-known African proverb that says "It takes a village to raise a child". It certainly rings true and we believe that the entire African Blessings Farm community and all living here are responsible for shaping and positively influencing the lives of the children; educating and raising them to be leaders.
This is only the start of our vision – help us reach our dreams of offering this safe haven to more children in need.

VRS Options

Has your calendar schedule been flipped upside down?
Options is an independent exchange organisation that provides you, as a valued Shareholder, the opportunity to:

  1. Deposit and Exchange your holiday from one screen.
    The Resort, the Occupation date, and the size of the unit will determine the number of Tokens you receive when you Deposit your holiday.
  2. These Tokens can be used to Exchange for another holiday destination, larger unit size or alternative dates at an Exchange Fee. 

Select from a wide variety of availability from some of the largest Exchange Companies.


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Domestic & International Flights / Travel Insurance
Foreign Exchange Assistance / Airport Shuttles & Transfers
Packages at Mnarani Club in Kenya / And so much more!

For more information and assistance, please contact us on: | +27 (0) 12 941 8522

Important Notices
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We would like to remind our valued Shareholders to kindly check and sign off on inventories upon arrival at your home-away-from-home unit. An inventory list is available in your unit; any discrepancies must please be reported at Reception.

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In Closing...
We cannot wait for you to return to your holiday home for that much-needed break away from city life. It’s time to return to nature and unwind – it’s time to return to Monateng Safari Lodge! Hopefully the sound of your laughter will soon be ringing off the chalets and filling our hearts with gladness.

We are so excited to share the host of activities and special occasions we have planned for the next 6 months with you and your family, in the next edition of our newsletter. We are thankful for your support and look forward to experiencing what the second half of 2021 has in store for each of us.

Happy holidaying,

Marjorie Forssman
VRS – Managing Director 
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