Mateya Safari Lodge

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Set on a rocky outcrop in the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve in Kruger National Park, South Africa, Mateya Safari Lodge is the epitome of style and sophistication and offers exceptional game viewing opportunities, with the chance to spot Elephant, Rhino, Lion, Leopard, Cheetah and Wild Dog. Johannesburg is a three and a half hour drive away.

This exclusive lodge was designed in harmony with its natural surroundings, and combines African heritage with modern luxuries. It features one of the world’s finest collections of art from around the continent.

Offering impeccable service and first class hospitality, Mateya Safari Lodge will appeal to discerning travellers seeking a unique and unforgettable safari experience in breathtaking surroundings. Facilities include a spa, a gym and a library with an impressive collection of books. The lodge only accommodates children aged nine and over unless it is booked on an exclusive basis.

The lodge provides the finest African fusion cuisine prepared using the freshest produce. Enjoy romantic dinners under the stars by the open-air fire or lavish bush picnics for the times you are out and about. Private dinners in the magnificent wine cellar can also be arranged.

Mateya Safari Lodge accommodates up to 10 guests in five elegant and spacious thatched cottages designed with privacy and comfort in mind. Each suite features opulent interiors with handcrafted mahogany furnishings, four-poster beds, a fireplace; walls adorned with African artworks; a lavish bathroom with open-air showers; and an expansive deck with a plunge pool offering uninterrupted views of the waterhole or surrounding bushlands.

There is a wealth of tailor-made activities and excursions on offer. Experience the thrill of day and night game drives led by experienced game rangers and trackers; go bird watching; head out on guided bush walks; sip a glass of chilled Sauvignon Blanc on your deck as you watch zebra grazing by the waterhole; cool off in your private pool; or be pampered with an African Head Massage.

Mateya Safari Lodge Information

  • Location: 3.5 hours drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria
  • Accommodation: 5 thatched suites
  • Activities: Bush walks, game drives
  • Facilities: Restaurant, wellness centre, lounge, library, wine cellar, boardroom, curio shop, art gallery, swimming pool
  • Weather: The best months to travel are between November and May
  • Children: Welcome

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