Mateya Safari Lodge holds pride of position among the rocks of the Gabbro Hills, in a private corner of the Madikwe Game Reserve. The lodge is one of just a handful of luxurious lodges within the Madikwe, with only 5 immaculately outfitted suites, world-class hospitality and magnificent African bushveld views over the pristine bush.
Every inch of the property has been designed with intimate exclusivity in mind, from the stunning African artworks and sculptures to private rim-flow pools and window salas overlooking the savannah. It’s one of the finest combinations of African ambience and first-world finesse you’ll come across in South Africa.
The spacious and elegantly decorated communal areas include a wine cellar, library, curio shop, indoor and outdoor dining areas, plush lounge with a fireplace, and an open-air firepit. A large viewing deck overlooking the nearby waterhole completes the picture.
Each of the 5 individually-designed suites has its own plunge pool and fireplace to ensure your comfort no matter what the weather brings. En-suite bathrooms with outdoor and indoor showers are featured as well as Wi-Fi and private window seats onto the wild world below. Children over the age of 9 are welcome at Mateya Safari Lodge and the area is malaria-free.
Daily activities include game drives of any duration and at any time of the day. These excursions are limited to 4 guests per safari vehicle, which ensures you have the undivided attention of your game ranger and guide and allows for excellent sightings of shy species.
Leopard are common around these parts and seen almost every day of the week. Wild dogs, both kinds of rhino as well as elephant are numerous and regularly spotted during day and night drives. Walking safaris and photographic safaris create unique insights and impressions of the surrounding wilderness.
A day at Mateya Safari Lodge could include the adventure of an all-day game drive with a packed lunch or an early-morning drive followed by a day spent relaxing. You can hit the gym, float in your private pool, chill out in the bar and library or spoil yourself with the revitalising spa treatments on offer.
Evenings bring the opportunity for fireside dining around the Fire Core under a black sky ablaze with stars or a trip into the reserve to observe the heavens, surrounded by the creatures of the night.
Mateya Safari Lodge assures you of inimitably intimate experiences in one of South Africa’s most unspoiled destinations. It is close to the Botswana border and easily combined with a safari to Moremi, Chobe or any of the other private reserves.