About the Hotel
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.