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Mateya Safari Lodge

Madikwe Safaris

3 Day Madikwe Bush House Safari

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R 17650

3 Day Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge

Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge is an intimate bushveld retreat offering guests an exclusive Big 5 safari experience in a malaria-free region.

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R TBA

3 Day Jaci’s Safari Lodge

aci’s Lodges is a well-known safari operation in Madikwe Game Reserve that’s renowned for its treehouse glamping experience and vibrant off-the-wall décor.

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R TBA

3 Day Madikwe Hills Game Lodge Safari

Discover why Madikwe Game Reserve has become one of the most sought-after safari destinations for the discerning wildlife traveller.

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R TBA

4 Day Madikwe Bush House Safari

Madikwe Bush House is a sprawling old farmhouse that has been lovingly transformed into a luxury safari lodge.

From

R 23975

5 Day Madikwe Bush House Safari

Madikwe Bush House is a sprawling old farmhouse that has been lovingly transformed into a luxury safari lodge.

From

R 30300

4 Day Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge

Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge is an intimate bushveld retreat offering guests an exclusive Big 5 safari experience in a malaria-free region.

From

R TBA

4 Day Jaci’s Safari Lodge

Jaci’s Lodges is a well-known safari operation in Madikwe Game Reserve that’s renowned for its treehouse glamping experience and vibrant off-the-wall décor.

From

R TBA

4 Day Madikwe Hills Game Lodge Safari

Discover why Madikwe Game Reserve has become one of the most sought-after safari destinations for the discerning wildlife traveller.

From

R TBA

Mateya Safari Lodge can only have up to 10 guests at a time, so it promises a private and intimate safari experience with the highest level of care and attention at all times.

This great hotel is on a rocky outcrop in the Gabbro Hills and has been established for the most discerning travellers. Enjoy the breathtakingly beautiful scenery and unbeatable comfort while being surrounded by beautiful art that captures the spirit of the wild.

It has a beautiful setting and a nice mix of relaxed comfort and style.

Mateya Safari Lodge has places to eat, lounge, and relax, as well as a high elevation and a clear view of the Madikwe Game Reserve.

The suites are set up in a circle around one of the hills. Each one has a private pool deck with a rim-flow pool and a natural window sala with a view of the waterhole or the surrounding plains.

The scenery is stunningly beautiful, there is a lot of wildlife, and the comfort can’t be beaten. Enjoyed with a glass of chilled Chardonnay or a well-aged Merlot, the Mateya Safari Lodge Gallery and Library give you the chance to share in the many exciting adventures of those whose stories will be added to by your Mateya Safari Lodge safari.

Whether you’re walking through the Madikwe Game Reserve on a guided tracking safari in the afternoon sun or sitting down to a fine meal in the evening, every part of your trip will give you the pleasure of having done something unique and memorable.

When you look out through the glass walls of the main dining room or watch the cinders fly into the night sky from the bonfire in the open-air Fire Core, you’ll feel like Mateya Safari Lodge is a perfect blend of luxury and wild Africa. This balance is what makes Mateya Safari Lodge such a great place to visit.

Accommodation

The Mateya Safari Lodge is the perfect place to get away from it all to relax, as it can only hold up to 10 people. Each of the private suites has its own rim-flow pool deck and a great view of the waterhole or the vast African savannah.

The five luxury thatched suites at Mateya Safari Lodge are all different and have air conditioning. Each suite fits in with its natural surroundings and has a view of the plains and waterhole. Guests can enjoy a balance of elegance and comfort in complete privacy and harmony with nature, savouring the rare pleasure of their own private piece of Africa.

In fact, the original African art on the walls of each suite seems to capture the spirit of the Madikwe Game Reserve, which is a beautiful, wild area of bushland. As you lay back on hand-made mahogany furniture and watch the Zebra lead the plains animals to the waterhole, the experience couldn’t feel more real. Every part of your suite gives you privacy and comfort, whether you’re lying in the shade of your natural window sala or swimming in your rim-flow pool. Your en-suite bathroom, which has a private open-air shower, is an invitation to relax in a sensual setting that is made to give you the most pleasure.

The heat from the custom-made fireplace warms the air on a cool, clear night, and as you settle down to look at the many stars in the sky, the whispering breeze speaks magical words about what tomorrow will bring.

Each of the luxury suites fits a King / twin bedroom with mosquito nets and the bathroom has a bathtub, an indoor shower, and an outdoor shower. Outside is a private viewing platform with a pool.

Facilities

The Mateya Safari Lodge general facilities comprises a dining area, bar, swimming pool, boma, viewing deck, spa, gym and safari shop.

Wifi is available throughout the lodge.

Mateya Safari Lodge accommodations consist of five individually designed luxury air-conditioned thatched suites. Each suite blends with its natural surroundings and offers uninterrupted views of the waterhole and plains. Guests can enjoy a balance of sophistication and comfort, in total privacy and harmony with nature, savouring the rare pleasure of their very own secluded slice of Africa.

Moreover, the original African artworks that adorn each suite seem to reflect the very essence of the Madikwe Game Reserve – a beautiful, vital, and untamed stretch of bush.

Reclining in hand-crafted mahogany furnishings, looking out as the Zebra lead the plains game to the waterhole, the immediacy of your experience could not be more vivid. Lying under the shade of your natural window sala or immersing in the cool water of your rim-flow pool, each and every feature of your suite provides total privacy and comfort. Your en-suite bathroom complete with a secluded open-air shower invites you to luxuriate in a sensual setting that is designed to satisfy your ultimate enjoyment.

The ambience of a fresh and clear night is warmed by the heat from the custom-designed fireplace, and as you settle down to admire the myriad of stars speckling the sky, the whispering breeze utters magical words that speak of tomorrow’s promise.

Activities

Game drives, game walks, gourmet picnics, High Tea, massages, and night drives are all things you can do at Mateya Safari Lodge.

Walk with a guide through the Madikwe area on a Walking Safari, or let our rangers take you on an exciting Game Drive. Sit around a roaring fire and talk about your day in the bush as you take in the beauty of the night sky.

Nestled in the beauty of the Madikwe bush, the on-site wellness centre offers a wide range of treatments that are the highest level of luxury. Here you can take a break from your busy life and join in for a unique time of blissful unwinding and relaxation.

In the wellness centre you can find a well-equipped cardio gym, body treatments, and facials. The therapist is very well trained and has a lot of experience in the field. She meets international standards.

A dedicated health therapist can give guests a wide range of relaxing and reviving body treatments that will help them remember the relaxing atmosphere of Mateya Safari Lodge and the grandeur of the setting.

Use the personal gym to get ready for the active call of the wilderness. Feel free to breathe in the magic of Mateya Safari Lodge, which will heal your mind, body, and spirit.

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

What are the driving directions to Mateya Safari Lodge?

From Johannesburg/Pretoria, Mateya Safari Lodge can be reached after an enjoyable four and half-hour journey.

The suggested route includes Krugersdorp, Magaliesburg, Derby, Koster, Swartruggens and Zeerust. There is a toll road near Swartruggens; please note there is an individual toll fee per vehicle along this route. In Zeerust turn right at First National Bank where there will be a direction board showing directions towards Madikwe Game Reserve and Gaborone.

From Zeerust it is 85km to Madikwe Game Reserve; turn right at Abjaterskop Gate into the Reserve and note the speed limit is 40 km/hour; watch out for speed humps!
Follow the main road for 11km until reaching a T-junction and turn left, following Derdepoort signs for two more kilometres before turning right at another T-junction following Mateya signs for one kilometre and then turning right again at reception sign to reach Mateya Safari Lodge.

 

How does Mateya Safari Lodge support Conservation efforts?

Mateya Safari Lodge has joined the Mateya Wildlife Foundation, a registered Non-Profit Organization dedicated to African conservation. All profits generated at Mateya Safari Lodge go back into supporting this foundation so we can continue our legacy and commitment.

 

What is the weather like at Mateya Safari Lodge?

Mateya Safari Lodge is located within the Madikwe Game Reserve where temperatures throughout the year average at 18 degrees Centigrade, with September-April weather ranging between 16 degrees Centigrade and 35 degrees Centigrade. In the winter months (May through August) temperatures tend to be lower – at between 0 degrees and 22 degrees Centigrade.
Madikwe Game Reserve falls within a summer rainfall region, with highest precipitation expected between November and February and lowest between June and September.