As we both have a passion for the bush, Mokoya Lodge fitted what we had envisioned for our wedding. It is the perfect place to have a bush wedding.
JANINE – featured in Real Brides, February, 2021
Mokoya Lodge and Sweet Thyme Restaurant was founded by the Massey Mclean Family in 2009 when Raymond Massey returned from Germany as a Master Chef.
It was then decided by all to convert the existing buildings and ready the Lapa for Bianca Massey’s wedding which turned out to be a great gathering of the German and South African Families and Mokoya and Sweet Thyme were born.
The lodge grew from converting the existing buildings and upgrading the facilities, adding bathrooms and toilets to what you see today.
The natural stone cottages are some of the oldest buildings built with the natural rocks picked up on the farm. This has added character to the rooms and compliments the thatch roofs which add to the bush and country atmosphere.
The buildings have been placed in position to preserve the natural trees and bush that characterizes the property. The gardens have been carved out preserving the bush, and planted with shrubs and plants that survive the harsh winter frost and the summer droughts.
The lodge is managed by Raymond Massey and Hayley Livesey with a lot of loyal staff who make up the team that will make your stay with us most memorable.
A tranquil Garden Riverside chapel, just off the banks of the Magalies River is the perfect spot to say, “I Do”.
The natural bush settings that we provide, make for a true African rustic wedding. Offering a perfect weekend wedding, where family and friends spend quality time together reveling in the celebrations of true love.
Offering complete exclusivity of the venue for your special day, with personalised attention in organising your dream wedding. The most delicious food prepared by our internationally trained chef, Raymond Massey and dedicated staff will surely satisfy your guests’ taste buds.
Wow your guests with our unique Harvest Picnic for the after-ceremony drinks and snacks under the trees. Celebrate in our Function Lapa with a spectacular view of the Magaliesburg Mountains.
Mokoya Lodge can host up to a maximum of 120 guests. We have accommodation for up to 60 people onsite with overflow accommodation nearby.
The lodge has a number of accommodation options comprising 20 Rooms in total. 6 Standard Rooms situated upstairs, 6 Garden Rooms with a patio, 2 free standing stone Suites, 1 Garden Suite, 4 Family Rooms.
Our rooms do not have TV’s in them, except for Family Room 19. We are offering an escape from the city life, a chance to reconnect with nature and each other.
We have 2 beautiful free standing stone and thatch cottages and 1 garden suite, ideal for couples. Each suite has their own private patio, overlooking the tranquil gardens of Mokoya Lodge and the majestic Magaliesburg mountains.
There are 6 Garden Rooms. Each room has their own private patio, overlooking our beautiful gardens and 4 of them have a view of the magnificent Magaliesburg Mountains.
We have 6 Standard Rooms situated upstairs. A simple, small, basic room with the basic amenities for the budget travellers. Plus we have three family rooms
Why not come and see us and let us show you around.