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Mateya Safari Lodge in Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa

Named for a great African Queen, Mateya Safari Lodge is a haven dedicated to luxury in the African bush. Located three hours from Johannesburg in the Madikwe Game Reserve, one of South Africa's largest parks, the lodge is a world-class destination - completely private and thoroughly exclusive, welcoming no more than ten guests at a time its five ultra-luxurious thatched suites with private pools. Inside the lodge find exquisite art, sumptuous cuisine, elegant décor, and a complete wellness center. While outside discover untamed wilderness, where nature reveals its majestic colors to you, the privileged few nestled within the simple grandeur of Mateya Safari Lodge.

No journey to the bush would be complete without a sighting of one of the Big Five. In Madikwe each of these spectacular mammals prowl freely, and with the aid of trained and experienced trackers it is all but guaranteed that you will view them all. Leaving daily at dawn and again at dusk, groups of four are taken out to view nature in its most awe-inspiring moments. Less heart-racing activities include taking a dip in your private pool, enjoying a siesta in the shade of your natural window sala, or indulging in a relaxing massage. End each day with a gourmet meal on the main deck, as all of Africa is seemingly spread out before you. As night falls, cozy up to the fire and admire the canopy of stars glittering from above. Mateya Safari Lodge brings comfort and sophistication to one of the world's last wild places.

Location of Mateya Safari Lodge

Mateya Safari Lodge
Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa

Nearest Airport: JNB

Amenities for Mateya Safari Lodge

  • General Information
  • 5 Guest Rooms
  • Only 8+ Years Permitted
  • Dining
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Wine Cellar
  • Dining Room
  • Picnics
  • On-Site Amenities
  • Spa on Property
  • Library
  • Fitness Center
  • Art Collection
  • Boutique
  • Music & Movie Library
  • In-Room Amenities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Private Pools
  • Open-Air Bath
  • Private Decks
  • En-Suite Bathrooms
  • Activities
  • Ecological Excursions
  • Nature Walks
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Four-Wheel Drive Excursions
  • Bird Watching
  • Game Drives
  • Business
  • Meeting Room
  • Interests
  • Active & Adventure
  • Summer Getaways

Reviews for Mateya Safari Lodge

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 month ago

Matey Game Reserve has only 5 lodges which makes it an ultra exclusive experience for just a small group of people. The privacy you get and special service provided by their staff are unique. The place is exclusive yet not exaggerated, so you feel like in the wild but with all the comforts you may think of. Great location, experienced staff, best quality service and beautiful surroundings with the most stunning animal watching experience put Mateya on my top 10 places visited in my life so far. If not top 5. Highly recommended for nature lovers. Worth every penny!

GabrielaMaj - Krakow, Poland


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 month ago

. More than you can imagine . No words to describe this gorgeous lodge . We had brilliant safari drives and with the combination of the luxury of the lodge a memory that won't be forget...............

Mayagood


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 months ago

After being in SA for 3 weeks and doing a few other safari's we spent 3 nights here. From the beginning Christine and Stacey make you feel very welcome. The lodge is impressive and the food is fantastic considering how remote you are. The real highlight is the quality of the safari under the guide Werner and tracker Paul. These men really know their stuff inside out and do a very professional job showing you what the park has to offer in comfort and safety. If your goal when visiting SA is to just "see the big 5" then go to a zoo. If you want to experience the 'real' Africa then this is the place do to it. There is no public crowding or competing for views like in your other more commercial parks. In between seeing animals Werner explains everything you see and hear in amazing detail with we found really interesting. On top the best safari experience we had in Africa, the staff back at the lodge go over and above to meet all expectations. A massive thanks to all the staff for a very special stay.

tfds84 - Toowoomba, Australia


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 5 months ago

unbelievable, we had the best of time stayed for 3 nights, 2 safari drives a day, best food, best service, every thing about Mateya safari lodge was perfect, the ranger, Werner, was a walking encyclopedia, he was so interesting to listen to, while driving us around showing us the bush and its animals and taking such good care of us. the tracker Poul, was super nice and helpful, got us to see a lion, a lioness with her cubs, and so many other animals, his relaxed being was super nice to have around us, Bes, the waiter was so attentive to all our needs, with such a smiling, nice personality,it was a pleasure, Chreastin and stacy, at the reseption, always around to help with any thing we needed, the place is so beatifull, with lots of amazing African art it almost feels like a museum, but a one that is fun to hang out in... it was probebly the best romantic holiday we had ever,

Bhadra G


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 7 months ago

We had an amazing visit to Mateya. The rooms were beautifully appointed and very spacious. The service at Mateya was top notch, especially from Stacy, Connie and Phillip. Nothanda was an amazing massage therapist...5 reviewers all agree! We had fantastic meals especially the prawn salad lunch that we requested 3 days in a row! Thank you chef Cuxton for going out on a limb for us! A beautiful retreat and wonderful animal sightings!

Heidi B


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