Mont Eco Game Reserve

Mont Eco Game Reserve

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Experience wildlife in tranquil luxury at Mont Eco Game Reserve, nestled in the heart of the picturesque Klein Karoo in the Western Cape. Surrounded by breathtaking scenery, our reserve boasts diverse wildlife from graceful giraffes to majestic elephants. Explore guided game drives with knowledgeable rangers unveiling bushveld secrets. Specially equipped vehicles offer comfort with blankets and hooded ponchos to keep warm. Retreat to beautifully appointed guest rooms with tranquillity and comfort. Impeccably serviced by dedicated housekeeping, each room reflects our commitment to hospitality. Indulge in gourmet cuisine served with warmth. Our attentive staff cater to your every need, ensuring a memorable experience. At Mont Eco, every guest is treated like royalty, with attention to detail and excellent service. Whether seeking a serene getaway or thrilling wildlife encounters, Mont Eco Game Reserve promises an unparalleled experience in the Western Cape's natural beauty.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Free breakfast
Game room
Walking tours
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Gift shop
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Shops
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Air conditioning
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Minibar
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Refrigerator
Sofa bed
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Mountain view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL STYLE
Luxury
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans

Location

Driekuilshoogte Road, Montagu 6720 South Africa
Getting there
Cape Town Intl Airport
167.5 km
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Jo E wrote a review Apr 2024
+1
Hotel's Favourite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The whole experience with Mont Eco, from initial enquiry and booking right through to departure, was exceptional.
I took my 2 daughters, one of whom is autistic, and every member of staff went above and beyond to ensure we all had the most magical stay in the lodge.
The accommodation is luxurious, the food delicious, staff incredibly friendly and helpful and the game driver was just superb with his knowledge and information.
A lifetime of memories - thank you.
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend staying here.
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Date of stay: April 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Make sure you take warm clothes for early game drives - the Karoo can be very cold in the...
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Response from Jacqui van Schalkwyk, Marketing at Mont Eco Game Reserve
Responded 23 Apr 2024
Thank you for sharing your experience with us! We're thrilled to hear that your stay at Mont Eco was amazing and that our team provided exceptional service from start to finish. It's heartwarming to know that we could make your stay magical, especially for your daughter. We're delighted that you found the accommodation luxurious, the food delicious, and the staff friendly and helpful. We appreciate your recommendation and hope to welcome you back for more unforgettable memories in the future!
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David wrote a review Jul 2023
Cape Town, South Africa
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wow..opened since March. This place is stunning. The lodge area is pristine and beautifully laid out, and the rooms are tastefully furnished, with a lot of hand crafted carpentry from the staff! The bath is a great experience .
After a 30 km drive from the tar road , you find yourself in the middle of nowhere. The setting is beautiful , the silence is deafening, and although it was cold at night, the staff could not have given us a warmer welcome.
The food is delicious, the game drives...fantastic. it is the Karoo, so game is relatively sparce, but that does not detract from the wonderful drives. Charlie and Innocent were our guides...entertaining, knowledgeable and considerate.
Pauline, the experienced Operattions Nanager, oozes calm efficiency..clearly staff morale is high and they all thrive on looking after the guests. We loved it and will get back!
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Jacqui van Schalkwyk, Marketing at Mont Eco Game Reserve
Responded 17 Jul 2023
Wow! Thank you so much for this wonderful review, David. It was lovely having you both here and we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards, The Mont Eco Family
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Martie Morgan wrote a review Jun 2024
Randburg, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We recently visited Mont Eco and it was fantastic! I was so surprised that in an environment like "Little Karoo" you can struggle to see the wildlife. There was everything, from Springbuck to Elephants and most animals in-between, even a lioness that either thought I was food or she wanted to go on the game drive with us 😱. I don't blame her because the game drive vehicles are piloted by expert Game Rangers, and come with blankets and fleecey lined hooded ponchos.
The guest rooms are serviced by very efficient "Chamber Maids". I know they were there because I saw them on the paths between the rooms, but they seem to magically clean the room every time you leave it. The evidence is in the cleaverly folded edge of the toilet paper. The staff in the lodge were also very visible and ready to help, direct, serve and chat.
We felt like royalty. ♥️
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Date of stay: June 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Jacqui van Schalkwyk, Marketing at Mont Eco Game Reserve
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for your wonderful review of Mont Eco! We're thrilled you had such a fantastic experience. Encountering a variety of wildlife, including a curious lioness, must have been exhilarating. Our expert Game Rangers and cosy game-drive vehicles ensure every adventure is memorable. Our housekeepers take pride in their work, keeping rooms pristine with a magical touch and our attentive service staff are always ready to assist, we are happy to hear that they made you feel like royalty throughout your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back for another unforgettable visit!
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Hanna L wrote a review Mar 2024
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful, brand new lodge designed with a lot of love of details and everything you need for a pleasant stay while everything is off-grid. The carefully designed luxury suites are more than spacious with especially beautiful bath and shower areas. The whole team was extremely friendly and have made us feel at home.

During our game drives, the rangers Charlie and Professor taught us many exciting things about flora and fauna of the Klein Karoo.
While you watch the most incredible animals, you can be sure that you won't be cold before sunrise or in case of bad weather since ponchos, blankets and hot water bottles are supplied. We particularly enjoyed the philosophy of the private game reserve, that focuses on a revitalization of the whole area and its‘ animals instead of generating a tourist sensation as can be seen in other reserves.

Between the game drives, you can simply relax by the pool while being pampered by Nugent, Terence and Shaun and enjoy various lunch options or a sweet treat.
All in all it was a perfect stay for us!
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Date of stay: March 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Jacqui van Schalkwyk, Marketing at Mont Eco Game Reserve
Responded 23 Apr 2024
Thank you for your wonderful review of our lodge! We're delighted to hear that you found it to be an amazing experience and that you enjoyed the carefully designed luxury suites and off-grid experience. It's fantastic that our team made you feel at home and that you appreciated the knowledge shared by our rangers during the game drives. We're glad you found comfort in our amenities and enjoyed the focus on revitalization. We hope to welcome you back for another perfect stay in the future!
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SandyStephenson wrote a review Jun 2023
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have stayed in many wonderful game lodges across Africa but have never come across a lodge which is built and run to such perfectionist standards, as Mont Eco Private Game Reserve. It also helps that it’s managed by an excellent staff contingent, who were also involved in the actual building of the lodge (which only opened in April 2023). The ‘cut above’ is due to the owners, Craig and Ann Saunders’, vision and attention to every detail in the unique design, high quality construction and expert management of the lodge. Everything has been thought of in the 7 very private, free-standing rooms, with the magnificent bathrooms alone worth the visit. The Langeberg mountain scenery is spectacular and game drives over the rugged 4x4 tracks quite an adventure!
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Date of stay: June 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Jacqui van Schalkwyk, Marketing at Mont Eco Game Reserve
Responded 18 Jun 2023
Hello Sandy, Wow! Thank you for this amazing review. You have made us even more proud of our beautiful lodge. We hope you will spread the word about us and we look forward to welcoming you back again. Thank you! Kind Regards, Mont Eco Lodge Coordinator
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NorthStar14043374595 wrote a review Aug 2023
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mont Eco is a beautiful place !
The staff is also very nice and friendly and the rangers have so much knowledge .
Although , I got billed for non- alcoholic drinks that was suppose to be included .
Also the food was not that great , not sure who is the chef but it is not on a 5 star standard and to add there were so many bees that it was not pleasant to enjoy dinner .
Also the booking says afternoon tea included , not sure when we were suppose to get this .
If you ask a premium price you need to deliver a premium service and what you promise .
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Jacqui van Schalkwyk, Marketing at Mont Eco Game Reserve
Responded 31 Oct 2023
Thank you for your objective review and for your positive feedback. Naturally we would also like to respond to the matters you have raised that are “areas of concern” We apologise for the inconvenience caused by these issues during your stay at Mont Eco as we pride ourselves in our guest experience and take your correction to heart in an effort to ensure we provide an experience that surpasses all your expectations. The matter regarding beverages charges has been addressed, we unfortunately had a system issue in our new software and have since put in systems to avoid this in the future. Since your visit we have appointed an executive chef who has been very well recieved and all our guests have responded extremely well to his food and presentation. Teas, coffee, and other beverages are always available, we apologise if this was not mentioned to you on your arrival. Regarding the bees in the lodge, we strive to maintain a harmonious relationship with all aspects of nature, including bees. We understand that having bees around can sometimes be concerning, particularly for guests who may have small kids or guests who have personal bee allergies. At the change of season and in spring we see an increase in bee activity. Since your stay with us, we have successfully relocated the bees to a location away from the lodge in an effort to make our guest feel more comfortable during their stay. We hope you will consider staying with us again in the future. Kind Regards,
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Elma J wrote a review Jun 2024
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our stay at Mont Eco was truly an experience of a lifetime! From the moment we arrived, the friendly and well-trained staff made us feel at home. The lodge’s interior was a perfect blend of elegance and luxury, with spacious rooms and bathrooms equipped with everything we needed and more.

Attention to detail was evident everywhere. The game drives were amazing, with cozy blankets and ponchos for the nippy excursions. Our guide was friendly and extremely knowledgeable, making each drive educational and thrilling.

Mont Eco is an experience not to be missed. Whether you’re a seasoned safari-goer or a first-timer, this place will leave you with unforgettable memories.
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Date of stay: June 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Remember to pack comfortable walking shoes and ask your guide to show you the amazing rock...
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Response from Jacqui van Schalkwyk, Marketing at Mont Eco Game Reserve
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for sharing your experience at Mont Eco! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay so much. Our team takes great pride in ensuring a warm welcome and a comfortable, luxurious environment throughout your visit. We're delighted you enjoyed our blend of elegance and spacious accommodations and the thoughtful touches on our game drives. We aim to give all our guests an unforgettable experience.
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Mrspindubai wrote a review Nov 2023
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was our first visit to South Africa. I did not know what to expect but the lodge surpassed anything I could have imagined. The interior design is first class and the lodges are beautiful. You walk out onto the balcony with nature on your doorstep. Our guide, Innocent, was extremely knowledgeable and we managed to see Lion, Rhino, Giraffe and Elephant along with many different species of antelope. The staff are all so welcoming and helpful. The food was exceptional with a few choices for starter and main course. Remember you are off grid and just enjoy the fact you are not available on the telephone although you can whats app call each other on site. Please take an SUV or a 4WD if you are driving to the site. Alternatively they will collect you from Montagu for a fee. Altogether the most memorable experience and one that I hope to do again in the future.
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Date of stay: November 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Jacqui van Schalkwyk, Marketing at Mont Eco Game Reserve
Responded 23 Apr 2024
Thank you for choosing our lodge for your first visit to South Africa! We're thrilled to hear that we exceeded your expectations with our beautiful accommodations, knowledgeable guide, and exceptional food. It's wonderful that you were able to experience such memorable wildlife sightings during your stay. We appreciate your feedback on being off-grid and are glad you embraced the opportunity to disconnect. We look forward to welcoming you back for another unforgettable experience in the future!
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Andre D wrote a review Apr 2024
Bloubergstrand, South Africa
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I did not know what to expect when I booked a night for my VIP guests from the USA. Well we were all surprised to find this gem only three hours drive from Cape Town. From the welcoming beating of drums on arrival, the smooth check in and the wow of our suites !! All 5 star.
The food cooked by chef Sipho is an act of love and deliciousness. The smile of Shaun the barman with ice cold beers and good wines. The knowledge and humour of “Professor” our field guide on the game drives is one to remember.
Pauline and Koos our hosts were also in the frontline with our welcome and help settling into our suites.
I mean 4 out of the Big 5 in one morning surpassed all our expectations !
What I like about Mont Eco is the exclusivity and even though a 5 star establishment it is priced market related and I thought very affordable ! 14 guests maximum, that is a plus !
What a treat - I will definitely book my future business with Mont Eco. Thank you once again everybody for making our stay truly memorable. See you soon.
Andre Duif - Eco Afrika Travel.
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Jacqui van Schalkwyk, Marketing at Mont Eco Game Reserve
Responded 23 Apr 2024
Thank you for your glowing review, Andre! We're thrilled that you and your guests enjoyed your stay at Mont Eco Game Reserve. It's wonderful to hear that you were pleasantly surprised by our lodge and found every aspect, from the welcoming arrival to the luxurious suites, to be 5-star worthy. We're delighted that our staff with their food, service and knowledge added to your experience. Your appreciation of our exclusivity and affordability means a lot to us, and we're honoured to be considered for your future business bookings. We can't wait to welcome you back soon for another truly memorable stay!
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Vacation28772505386 wrote a review Jan 2024
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The reserve was a great experience for me. The host made me feel really comfortable during the holiday time. The food was delicious and the staff were excellent. They really made me feel at home. The nature was beautiful and I was able to see four out of the big 5 during my time which was a great experience. I would highly recommend and intend to go back.
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Date of stay: December 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: I recommend booking in advance to get the best deals.
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Response from Jacqui van Schalkwyk, Marketing at Mont Eco Game Reserve
Responded 23 Apr 2024
Thank you for your recommendation and positive feedback about your experience at Mont Eco Game Reserve! We're thrilled to hear that you felt comfortable and at home during your stay, and that you enjoyed the delicious food and excellent service from our staff. It's fantastic that you had the opportunity to witness four out of the Big 5 during your time with us. We look forward to welcoming you back for another stay in the future!
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Jill S wrote a tip Jun 2024
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Dress warmly for the game drives!"
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Elma J wrote a tip Jun 2024
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Remember to pack comfortable walking shoes and ask your guide to show you the amazing rock formations and Bushmen rock art!"
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Jo E wrote a tip Apr 2024
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Make sure you take warm clothes for early game drives - the Karoo can be very cold in the evening/early morning and hot in the day. "
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Vacation28772505386 wrote a tip Jan 2024
2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I recommend booking in advance to get the best deals. "
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BRYAN P wrote a tip Nov 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Best to travel from Montagu town in a 4 WD or SUV vehicle as gravel road is bumpy or avail of free pick up by the Lodge."
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R 16,750 - R 17,127 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mont Eco Game Reserve
What are some of the property amenities at Mont Eco Game Reserve?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Mont Eco Game Reserve?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Mont Eco Game Reserve?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Mont Eco Game Reserve?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Mont Eco Game Reserve?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Mont Eco Game Reserve?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Is Mont Eco Game Reserve accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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