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December Entertainment Programme 2017
We have some awesome activities planned for the December School Holidays! Make sure you get a copy of the entertainment programme at reception. Or download it by clicking here.

Valentine's Day 2016
February is not called the Month of Love for no reason! Love was in the air at Monateng over Valentine's weekend and guests were treated to all sorts of special delights. Each party checking in received a little pink bucket filled with sweets, decorated with a heart-shaped balloon.

Savoury Campfire Pinwheels
Looking for a snack that's both campfire friendly, and fancy enough for a cocktail party?
Download the recipe here.



Christmas & New Year 2015
The festive season is upon us! And we have lots of fantastic festive treats in store for our guests. Join us on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day (or both!) for delicious buffet meals and read on to find out more about our plans for New Years.

New Year's Eve
If you're planning to see in the new year with us, join us for a braai and some dancing on 31 December 2015. Inquire at Reception for all the details.

Christmas Eve & Christmas Day
Join us for carols by candlelight in our new Boma, at 20:00 on Christmas Eve.
Santa will also be handing out presents.
If you're brining your kids along, please supply a present for Santa to hand them.)
Read about our Christmas Eve & Christmas Day buffets here.

Latest Developments at Monateng
As always, we've been very busy making improvements to our beautiful resort. We've added a brand new playhouse, dubbed "Micasa" to the entertainment area. The kids are having tons of fun playing with the house while their parents relax on the deck at the restaurant, enjoying a refreshing cocktail and watching the sunset.
We've worked hard to update our gardens and added a number of beautiful water features. We've also paved the entertainment area to make the entire area, all the way up to the new boma, much more accessible for our guests.
But perhaps one of the most exciting developments is Le Fera acquiring two new game viewing vehicles – ready and waiting to take you on a fantastic game drive on your next visit. Keep an eye out – we never stop making our guests' experience better and then, even better!



School Holidays
At Monateng we love family. Therefore we get excited when the whole family – kids included –visits us and we take great care in planning activities suited to every age. The recent school holidays were no different... We offered the younger guests the opportunity to build their own pizzas, take part in a Mr & Miss Monateng pageant, a talent competition, bushveld games and much more. Check out the photos!

Boma
We invite all guests staying at Monateng on Heritage Day to join us for the grand opening of our BRAND NEW BOMA. We have a variety of activities planned – you do not want to miss out on the celebrations!

GRAND OPENING PROGRAM
• Monateng Games
• Live entertainment
• Sosatie braai (Buy 1 sosatie, get 1 free!)
• Marshmallows on a stick @ R 5.00 per stick
• Pap and sauce will be provided free of charge

Join in the fun from 16:00 on Thursday, 24 September 2015. See you there!

Our beautiful restaurant is open!
Our brand new restaurant is open and we can't wait for you to try it out for yourself. At Monateng we firmly believe that nothing beats hearty, honest food... Come enjoy our wood fire pizzas, crisp fresh salads and succulent burgers with home-made buns. We just know you're going to love Le Fera Monateng!

The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We recommend you come hungry and start the day with the Buffalo Breakfast – various light lunch options, like toasted sandwiches and salads, are also available. The café-style food, like Pork Ribs or Samoosa Baskets, are the perfect filling snacks to enjoy while watching a game in the bar. If you don't feel like cooking, be sure to try the succulent Le Fera t-bone or the hake and chips. (If you're watching your carbohydrate intake – try the grilled chicken with vegetables!)

And to top off a fantastic meal, the Le Fera Restaurant has a tempting dessert and liqueur selection. Sit back with a glass of Amarula in hand and watch the sun set over the bushveld. The best way to top off a fantastic holiday at Monateng!

Budget friendly
Is your wallet like an onion? It makes you cry when you open it. We know it's hard to stay home when you have no money for activities and outings, so we sourced a few budget friendly activities in Gauteng.Check out our Facebook page for more!

See some of SA's best art at the Goodman Gallery
Visit the Goodman Gallery in Parkwood, a contemporary art gallery that's home to the works of 40 artists, including William Kentridge, Kendell Geers and David Goldblatt.
Tel: 011 788 1113 | www.goodman-gallery.com

Have a lesson in history at Walter Sisulu Square
In the heart of Soweto, where the Freedom Charter was signed in 1955, Walter Sisulu Square consists of shops, offices, the Open-Air Museum, a tshisa nyama braai area and the Freedom Charter Monument.
www.waltersisulusquare.co.za

Visit the SA Air Force Museum
You'll get to view some of the Air Force's retired bombers, fighters and helicopters dating back to the Second World War. Stroll through the hangars, featuring displays of uniforms and weaponry.
Tel: 021 508 6576 | www.saafmuseum.co.za

Hazel Food Market
Hazel Food Market is an authentic food market that not only sells all the usual tasty fare, but also specializes in foods from other countries and cultures. Every Saturday; 08:00-13:00.
Tel: 083 554 5636 | www.hazelfoodmarket.co.za


Myth Busters
We are busting some myths about Gauteng. The first of these is that Gauteng has no nature or wildlife. This is simply not true... So we decided to tell you about a few unique wildlife experiences you can enjoy while holidaying at Monateng.

Horseback Safaris with Horseback Africa
Horseback Africa is situated on a private Game Park. On safari you will experience vast open spaces and pure unspoiled nature. We only take small groups on Safari, which ensures that all our guests get an exclusive experience. On horseback one can come unbelievably close to wild animals. Contact Colin or Theony MacRae on +27 (0)12 735 9909 or horsebackafrica@colin.co.za

Hengelaarsvriend / Fishermansfriend
This beautiful resort is the perfect fishing spot and allows day visitors. It's located only 10 km outside Pretoria on the banks of the Roodeplaatdam. The willows supply lots of shade along the waterfront – perfect for having a picnic while waiting to catch a 'big one'! Contact Carla on +27 (0)12 8191131 or bookings@hengelaarsvriend.com


Did you know that sunsets at Monateng are really prettier during winter?
First, a lesson in the colours of the rainbow: Blue light has a short wavelength, so it gets scattered easiest by air molecules, such as nitrogen and oxygen. Longer wavelength lights - reds and oranges - are not scattered as much by air molecules.

During the sunset, light from the sun must pass through much more of our atmosphere before reaching our eyes, so it comes into contact with even more molecules in the air. Much of the blue light gets scattered away, making the reds and oranges more pronounced.


We've been receiving fantastic entries to the Smores and Snores Competition...
Check out some of the photos in the running for the grand prize on Facebook and enter yours today!

Have you entered the Monateng Caravan Park's Smores and Snores Competition? Post your favourite camping photo on the Monateng Facebook page and you will go into the running to win a weekend stay for two at the Monateng Luxury Tent! Click here to upload your photo on the Monateng Facebook page.



We are upgrading your Monateng restaurant experience... Watch this space!
The Monateng restaurant was in need of some tender love and care. We realized that, with a little bit of effort, we could transform it into something truly magical. And that's exactly what we're planning...

The new location will provide the restaurant with the most spectacular view – a meal enjoyed here is sure to be an unforgettable experience. Along with the change in location, we've also installed a brand new pizza oven that enables us to serve our guests fresh, piping hot pizzas. Now, doesn't that sound like comfort food at its best?



A change is as good as a holiday at Monateng!
Both the trusty Kiosk and the Games Room were in serious need of expansion.So we decided to swop things around a little… We decided to move theGames Room into the space where the restaurant used to be and the Kiosk into the Games Room’s space. And voila! Now these spaces are light, airy and open and set to offer you, our dear guest, a new and improved shopping and games experience.

But what about the restaurant? You will have to wait until the next editionof Monateng Updates to find out what is happening with the restaurant and where  it is moving to. Trust us when we say… It’s going to blow you away!



Le Fera Bar Menu
Though we are very excited about how the resort facilities upgrade will improve guests’ Monateng experience, we are also aware that it could cause some disruption during the process.

Although our restaurant is temporarily out of order, we have a delicious selection of pizzas, hotdog, sandwiches and drinks available at the Le Fera Bar.

We thank all guests for their patience – we promise that all the upgrades will be worth it in the end.
Click here to view the menu.

































































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