For a rare and unforgettable safari experience, that adheres to the highest standard of luxury, Mateya Safari Lodge offers a fabulous way to be immersed in the breathtaking surroundings of the Madikwe Game Reserve. With a prime location, the lodge offers a perfect base from which to explore one of Africa’s largest game reserves, which is home to sixty-six large mammal species, including the ‘Big Five’, plus approximately three-hundred resident and migrant bird species. Designed for the discerning traveller, and catering for a maximum of just ten guests at any one time, an invaluably personal and unique African adventure awaits.
Comprising five individually designed luxurious thatched suites, the sumptuous accommodation allows guests to savour a secluded haven within the beautiful bush landscape. Each lodge each blends seamlessly with its natural surroundings, offering uninterrupted views of the waterhole and plains from the private deck, boasting a cooling rim-flow pool. With sumptuous colonial-style interiors and luxurious touches, including a secluded open-air shower and hand-crafted mahogany furnishings, there is no finer place to return to after a thrilling day tracking game with Mateya’s specialist rangers and trackers; with a maximum of four people per game drive, the custom-built 4x4 safari vehicles are sure to reveal a wealth of exciting wildlife encounters across the reserve.
When seeking downtime, the lounge and library allows guests to immerse themselves in the richness of the area, whether contemplating the fine collection of art from throughout the continent, or reading rare works of African literature. The Wellness Centre will help restore a healthy mind and body with a number of blissful unwinding treatments, while there is a well-equipped cardio-vascular gym available for those hoping to keep invigorated.
As night falls, marvel at the canopy of stars on a clear night and enjoy an expertly crafted dinner, created from fresh produce, while the roaring open fire keeps you warm, or savour gastronomic delights from the dining room with uninterrupted panoramic of the reserve. For a private dinner, the wine cellar is available, where an impressive collection of over eight-thousand bottles of local and rare French wines and Champagnes can be handpicked as a meal accompaniment.
- Summary:Luxurious and intimate boutique lodge
- Feature:Views of the waterhole from each private pool deck
- Rooms:5 thatched suites
- Location:North West Province ,
- Star rating:5 Star
- Nearest airport:Johannesburg Airport
Location and transfer
Approximately a 15 minute light aircraft flight from Johannesburg Airport to Madikwe.