Mongena Lodge Facilities

From world-class conferencing facilities to exquisite cuisine served fresh seven days a week, we’ve ensured that our Mongena Lodge facilities and venues cater to any and all of your leisure and event hosting requirements with stand-by generators at all venues to ensure smooth execution of any event.

Kingfisher a la Carte Restaurant

Tempt your tastebuds with mouth-watering plated fayre at the Kingfisher a la Carte Restaurant at Mongena Main Lodge, whilst enjoying spectacular views overlooking the watering hole and the surrounding plains of the game reserve. The diverse menu promises to please all palates, with its unique twist on local and international dishes. DAY VISITORS WELCOME. Open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Table bookings essential at +27 12 711-8920 or via our Contact Us page.

Tshukudu Lapa

Besides being Mongena Main Lodge’s major wedding reception venue with a capacity of 150 guests, traditional boma dinners are staged here around the open fireplace with the adjacent Tshukudu bar being the heart of this venue. Tshukudu is home to Mongena’s famous hot and cold breakfast buffets on selected days, featuring scrumptious freshly-baked pastries. Keep it intimate around a table in the restaurant, or spread our banquet out under the lapa.

Tshukudu Bar at main lodge

Part of the Mongena Lodge facilities is the modern bar adjoining the Tshukudu lapa and fireplace. This is the heart of the main lodge where safari experiences are fondly re-lived whilst sipping a well-deserved cocktail in good company!

Imvubu Function Venue

Perfect location for an alternative bush venue on the shores of the 30-hectare Mongena dam with amazing sunset views. Thatched lapa seating 80 banqueting style or 120 cinema/wedding style undercover with the adjacent open-air boma having a capacity of 150 banqueting guests. Ideally situated for exclusive private boma dinners, wedding ceremonies, conferences, team building, culinary bush breaks and other events. (up to 150 pax.)

Acacia Bush Site

Take your event outdoors to this unfenced, open-air venue, situated on the banks of the Pienaarsriver under a huge indigenous tree. This site is ideal for a surprise bush breakfast, adventurous wedding ceremonies and bush barbeque luncheons. It is a day-time only venue.


The charming, thatched chapel at main lodge with its wooden shutters and rustic benches adds memorable moments to your safari wedding or other special day with a maximum capacity of 150 guests. It is also used for private theme and award dinners for groups of up to 80 guests.

Swimming pools

The sparkling swimming pool at main lodge and the infinity pool at Little Mongena tented camp provides relief in the summer heat! Sip a refreshing cocktail whilst soaking up the African sun! These facilities are for resident guests only!


The privately registered tarred airstrip is widely used for guests and enthusiastic weekend pilots. With a length of 1150 metres, it can accommodate aircraft up to Kingair, Pilatus and DC3’s types. Prior permission to land needs to be obtained from the Mongena Main Lodge Reception desk on +27 76 760 4947 or +27 12 711-8920 as the runway needs to be closed for vehicles during landing and take-off. No landing fees are charged for guests staying overnight at Mongena Private Game Reserve or flying in for meals and drinks.