Monate Lodge Natural Cave

Natural Cave

A dining experience you will never forget.

An intimate setting in our natural cave overlooking a waterhole and a magnificent view of the reserve lends itself to a great meal time experience.

This truly natural cave can host up to 40 people at a time. The cave was formed around 300 000 years ago when a huge inland lake slowly drained out. The swirling water weathered away the Sandstone which created this wonderful cave. Apart from it being a wonderful venue, the cave was also utilized by Bantu speaking tribes from about 1 800 years ago as another rain control and spiritual site.

The cave's setting is out of a Bushveld fairytale. The path leads over a waterfall and curves around the koppie to open up to a magnificent view of Reserve and the cave’s opening. A meal in the cave is always a memorable experience.