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Mateya Safari Lodge

Madikwe Game Reserve, North West Province, South Africa


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Luxury Holidays At Mateya Safari Lodge

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.

  • Type: Lodge
  • Summary: Luxurious and intimate boutique lodge
  • Feature: Views of the waterhole from each private pool deck
  • Rooms: 5 thatched suites
  • Nearest airport: Johannesburg Airport
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Location and transfer

Approximately a 15 minute light aircraft flight from Johannesburg Airport to Madikwe.

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Survey Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa's fourth-largest reserve in the company of experienced game rangers and trackers, as they reveal to you the ecological and cultural histories of the land. Encounter the reserve's 'Super Seven' - elephants, White & Black Rhino, Buffalo, lions, leopards, cheetah and Wild Dogs during the lodge's fascinating excursions, including bushwalks that present the unique opportunity to get up close to the reserve's incredible wildlife, accompanied by the Xoi San (Bushmen) of the Kalahari, who are experts in tracking. Enjoy the comfort of a custom-built 4x4 on a game-drive and discover the vast reserve under the personal care of the rangers, who will introduce you to the wonderful features of the reserve.


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.

Spa & Wellness

The captivating scenery of Mateya Safari Lodge provides the perfect setting as you unwind from the day's exciting safari experience. While here, enjoy a full range of rejuvenating body treatments given by a dedicated therapist in the splendour of Madikwe's bush. Revitalise with an incredible facial and let the vitamins and minerals stimulate cellular regeneration in order to replenish tired skin and restore its healthy glow. With an extensive list of treatments available, from African Head Massage, Deep Pressure Massage and Aromatherapy Massage, to Full Body Exfoliation, there is certainly a treatment suited to your needs and desires.


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Our dedicated Asia, Australasia and Africa experts are ready to help you design your luxury holiday to Mateya Safari Lodge. Furthermore, we have many Luxury Travel Specialists who've personally visited Mateya Safari Lodge and can offer you their first-hand knowledge and experience.

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Trusted Client Reviews

Although our awards and long history stand testament to our success, independent reviews from our clients via Feefo further support our unrivalled travel experiences.

We are proud to have been awarded the Feefo Platinum Service Award in 2021 for achieving Gold Trusted Service for three consecutive years. This independent seal of excellence recognises businesses for delivering exceptional experiences, as rated by real customers. Trusted Service is awarded only to those businesses that use Feefo to collect genuine ratings and reviews and achieve an overall score of 4.5 or more – a testament to our seamless, personalised service, no matter what the world throws at us.

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