‘A few months back I was contacted by Sharon, now living in the UK, to advise on places to stay for an upcoming trip to SA. Some of the places she came across were extremely expensive, even with the favourable exchange rate for the average person living in the UK. I told them Mongena is a good option and has the added advantage of being close to Gauteng.
I was a bit concerned about the fact that out of the 3 nights booked, they could only be put up at Mongena for 2, however an option was given to stay at Wildways Bush Camp in Dinokeng, for day 1 and day 2 to stay at Mongena. Having not seen the Wildways Bush Camp facility myself I was not sure and so-called Gavin Sterley who assured me that the lodge was very decent. I went with this and all went as planned. I can add here that Sharon and her party found Wildways Bush Camp an exceptional venue and thoroughly enjoyed the venue and the experience to braai for themselves. On their next trip this self-catering lodge will be a must-do and will be highly recommended, as well as Mongena Game Lodge, to friends and family wanting to travel this side. Thanks for that Gavin.
We were also invited to join the four people from the UK as well as two others from Australia who stayed over at the lodge on the Friday for dinner. We brought a couple travelling here from Zimbabwe so there was quite a mixed bag of travellers. This meeting was in fact a sort of reunion of the ladies involved including my wife who had not seen each other in over 30 years. Dominique had a better plan and gave the option of a bush braai down at the lapa. Dominique, from all of us a very big thank you to you and all involved in setting this up. Absolutely fantastic, well done. Dominique and management put together an exceptional bush braai down at the dam. Sharon would also like to mention that Dominique, during the entire stay, was nothing short of brilliant. She also mentioned that all Game Drive guides, as well as any staff member they came across, were exceptional.’
- Willy Winter
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