Monkey Thorn Guest Lodge is situated in the picturesque town of White River in the heart of the Lowveld.
We are perfectly located only 1.5km from the town centre, and in the centre of the Panorama Route’s tourist attractions, and as such is great for a perfect getaway to the Lowveld.
Designed with complete comfort and relaxation in mind for our guests, while creating a true traditional feel of the Lowveld, the lodge brings an international standard of quality accommodation to White River.
Our nine free-standing suites, set out in 6ha of indigenous gardens, give a feeling of being in the bush, yet we are only five minutes from the centre of White River, giving our guests the best of both worlds to explore the surrounding area.
The main lodge building hosts Restaurant 68, where guests can enjoy traditional home cooking. There is an old-style lounge and bar where guests can unwind with a good book or catch up on the day’s sightseeing while enjoying pre-dinner drinks.
Our traditional Lowveld veranda gives a feeling of memories of Africa where guests can be found enjoying the evening sunsets while sipping on a cocktail or just taking in the amazing birdlife we have due to our stunning trees and indigenous flora. The privacy at the lodge for our guests is second to none as there is so much space to be enjoyed, and we have ensured the lodge is completely secure with monitored gate access and perimeter fencing. Peace and tranquillity is assured.
The main lodge is home to:
? Restaurant 68
Open daily from noon to 20:00, closes at 15:00 on Sundays.
The main lodge is set in the centre of the grounds and overlooking the pool and lapa and is a licensed function venue, Venue M. The lounge is farm-style with leather couches and tub chairs, and has a corner bar area. Restaurant 68 is modern and rustic, serving traditional home-cooked food and leads out onto our outside dining area that overlooks the gardens. And it wouldn’t be Africa without that traditional veranda that wraps around the lodge. Relax, read, eat and drink, and watch the sunset as you enjoy your sundowner.
? Venue M function venue
We cater for a wide range of functions designed around your individual needs: weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, baby showers, wedding showers, kitchen teas, year-end functions, retirement functions, business and corporate functions.
We will sit down and create with you to your individual needs and budget. From sit-down five-course meals for that special wedding or occasion, to a year-end function with a traditional braai.
? Pool and gardens
The lodge veranda overlooks the boma, pool and pool lapa. The saltwater pool is heated and 10m by 5m in size, so it is lovely to cool off after a long day out sightseeing or for an early-morning swim. We light the fire every night, weather permitting, for guests to sit after dinner and listen to Africa with the crackle of flames and a drink. The pool lapa offers shade and has a lovely through breeze to take an afternoon nap in. All around the gardens there are benches and sun loungers for guests to sneak off and lose themselves in this little piece of heaven. And, of course, the birdlife will make for an inspiring walk.
We offer our guests nine deluxe luxury suites set out in the gardens around the main lodge building.
Four king suites, two twin suites, one triple suite and two family suites, each consisting of an open-plan bedroom/living room, bathroom with walk-in shower, dining area, patio, air conditioning, Wi-Fi, DStv, fridge/mini bar, dressing area with hairdryer, 50-inch smart TV and a safe.
Our reception is open daily from 08:00 to 18:00 and can be contacted directly by phone for room bookings, functions, restaurant reservations and for all general inquiries.
? Phone: 087 702 6135
? Cell/WhatsApp: 072 436 1911
? Email: [email protected]; [email protected].
? Website: https://monkeythornguestlodge.com.
? Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MonkeyThornGuestLodge.