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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 2 weeks ago

We spent 3 nights over the holidays at Mateya and it was amazing. The art, the facilities, the hospitality and the guides were world class. Every wish was catered to and the safari views were breathtaking. I can’t say enough about our stay. I can’t wait to go back.

Jonathan T - Chicago, Illinois


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Can't say enough about this beautiful place. when you arrive your breath will be taken away. everything about this place, the lodging, nature , the food ,the service , friendliness of the staff - is out of this world! it is unbelievable that this group of people can maintain such a high standard of service. We are so happy with our experience and feel like we were treated like royalty. the amenities , the rooms and the service were impeccable and the highest standard you can imagine .The game drives were amazing .we got to see incredible sites led by a very knowledgeable guides in the most luxurious setting.very very very highly recommended we will definitely be back!


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we were there for 3 nights and had wonderful game drives. we have seen black Rhino, lions, wild dogs, cheetah, buffalo and most of the wild game you can view in game reserves. this is my sixth time i am visiting game reserves in South Africa and second time in this lodge and i can say that this is the best place to go. excellent rooms with view to water hole with lots of animals coming to drink, good food and great wine cellar. The African art collection is remarkable and worth exploring for its self which gives you the feeling of coming into a museum with all the rare artifacts.

Gideon L


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the lodge itself was magical ,comfortable rooms amazing service from the staff and the rangers ,my team was made to feel incredibly welcome .the game drives were captured with knowledgeable rangers and and my views included white rhino,african wild dogs ,giraffe,kudu,sprigbok ,the list goes on ....the highlight off my journey seeing a leopard saunter of down a dusty road as the sun went down on a glorious sky .memories i wont forget thankyou

Bella F


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything at Mateya is designed to provide an amazing experience. The large and unique rooms with their amazing collection of African art, private pool and breathtaking view of the roaming wildlife. The food was amazing and well complemented the starry African night. Of course the safari drives were astounding and the guide a real expert. But best of all was the staff, always there for us, attending to anything we required in the most friendly and professional manner one can imagine.

motimarga - Zichron Yaakov, Israel


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