Mateya Safari Lodge

Mateya Safari Lodge

Project Description

Designed for the discerning traveler, Mateya Safari Lodge offers a graceful union of superlative luxury in a spectacular setting. The Lodge caters to a maximum of ten guests and, as such, you are assured absolute exclusivity, privacy, and the very highest standard of personal attention at all times.

Nestled in the rocky outcrop of the Gabbros Hills, guests enjoy elevated and uninterrupted views of the magnificent malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve.

As part of the Lodge’s commitment to give back to the community, it is a proud supporter of the local Molatedi School, and pleased to be a member of Pack for a Purpose. The latter is a programme that allows guests to make an impact by donating supplies.

If you are searching for a truly unforgettable safari experience, then welcome to Mateya!

Luxury Suites

Five luxury suites have been designed in harmony with the natural surroundings. Savour your very own slice of Africa in sophisticated comfort surrounded by original artworks and handcrafted mahogany furnishings.

  • Private thatched suite
  • En-suite bathroom with open-air shower
  • Large deck overlooking the watering hole and savannah
  • Personal rim-flow pool
  • Natural window sala
  • Fireplace

Main Lodge Facilities

Guests with a thirst for a unique blend of beauty and culture will be inspired by every corner of the continent. Starting with one of the world’s finest collections of African art, and then a rare collection of African literature dating back to the 19th century.

  • Dining Room
  • Lounge and Relaxation areas with high-elevation views of the Reserve
  • Library
  • Curio Boutique full of delightful items created by skilled craftsmen
  • Business Centre and Bush Boardroom for when business calls


Mateya’s health spa offers a complete range of full-body therapies that promise to blissfully unwind the mind and rejuvenate the body. Whether it’s a revitalizing facial or reflexology or one of the signature massages, an experienced therapist is ready for you. A fully equipped gym is also available at all times.

Wine & Dine

Mateya Safari Lodge invites you to a royal feast where palates are taken on a gastronomic adventure filled with African fusion. And with 8,000 bottles of fine local and rare French wines and champagnes in the cellar, you will find a perfect partner for this journey of indulgence. Special requests and dietary requirements will be catered for with culinary creativity and skill.

Whether you dine on the deck or in the dining room, you will be treated to stunning panoramas of the plains. Other options available upon request include:

  • Bush dining at the “Fire Core”
  • The elegant ambiance of the wine cellar
  • Bush picnic lunches


Madikwe Game Reserve is home to the Super Seven: Buffalo, Cheetah, Elephant, Leopard, Lion, black and white Rhino, and Wild Dog. In addition there are 350 species of birdlife. Given the plethora of both flora and fauna, game drives are the highlight of any excursion to this exciting part of South Africa. A professional field guide and a tracker host every outing.

  • Game drives in custom-build 4×4 safari vehicles (4 guests max)
  • Guided bushwalks
  • Birding safari

Child Policy

  • Children aged nine years and up are welcome at Mateya
  • All ages accommodated if Lodge is exclusively booked

Rate Inclusions

  • Accommodation
  • All meals, tea and coffee
  • Game drives and walking safaris
  • Local beverages
  • Laundry service
  • Reserve entrance fee
  • Levies and transfer from Madikwe Airstrip
From R13 200
per person per night
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