Mateya Safari Lodge

| South Africa | Madikwe Game Reserve | North West Province |
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Mateya Safari Lodge is designed for the discerning traveller, offering a graceful fusion of relaxed comfort in a beautiful setting. The lodge cates for the maximum of ten guests. As such, you are assured exclusivity, privacy and the very highest standards of personal care and attention at all times.

Nestled in the rocky outcrop of the Gabbro Hills, Mateya Safari Lodge, comprising dining, lounge and relaxation areas, provides a high elevation and an uninterrupted view of the Madikwe Game Reserve. The suites are arranged in a radial configuration around one of the hills, each with a private, rim-flow pool deck and natural window sala overlooking the waterhole or surrounding plains. The scene is breathtakingly beautiful, the game is plentiful, and the comfort is unsurpassed. The artwork and literature capture the essence of an untamed spirit. Savoured with either a glass of chilled Chardonnay or well-matured Merlot, the Mateya Safari Lodge Gallery and Library offer the delight of sharing in the many breath-taking adventures of those to whose cannon of experience your Mateya Safari Lodge safari will be the latest addition.

Whether soaking up the afternoon rays whilst walking through the Madikwe Game Reserve on a guided tracking safari, or sitting down to an evening of fine dining, each and every feature of your visit will leave you with the pleasure of having indulged in an unforgettable experience. Gazing out through the glass walls of the main dining room, or watching the cinders leap into the starry night from the bonfire in the open air Fire Core, you will feel that Mateya Safari Lodge offers a sublime fusion of luxury carved into the edge of an untamed African wilderness. It is this balance which makes Mateya Safari Lodge a truly remarkable destination.



You may want to marvel at the canopy of stars on a clear night, whilst dining outdoors. For a wild culinary experience, submerge yourself in the glory of the African night skies as you dine beneath the clear glow of a galaxy of stars while the roar of an open-air fire core ensures your comfort. Mateya Safari Lodge will invite you to a royal feast and a demonstration of expert culinary skills. With the freshest produce offered straight from the earth and the finest cuisine you will find your palate transported on a journey of African fusion and ...

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Wine Cellar

Lingering flavors of the palate may be sampled from the extensive assortment of wines housed in the cool atmosphere of the Mateya Safari Lodge Cellar.

An impressive collection of both esteemed local and rare French wines and champagnes make up the cellar's 8000 bottles of indulgence that lie chaste, waiting to be hand picked by Mateya Safari Lodge guests as an accompaniment to their dining. Select a brandy, a cognac or a single malt whiskey with a cigar from a humidor as the perfect conclusion to a pristine Mateya dining experience.

Wellness And Fitness

To bring home the renewing ambience of Mateya Safari Lodge and the majesty of the setting, guests can be treated to a full range of pleasurable and rejuvenating body treatments by a dedicated health therapist. Give way to the energetic call of the wilderness by making use of a personalized gym. Feel the freedom to take a healthy breath of Mateya Safari Lodge magic, restoring your mind, body and soul.

The wellness centre facilities include a well equipped cardiovascular gym, body and facial treatments. The therapist is of an internation...

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Art Gallery

It was Simonides who said, "Painting is silent poetry." Today, taking a stroll through the lodge, guests can marvel at one of the world's finest collections of African art, embodying the spirit of the continent and reflecting a plethora of cultures and artistic traditions.

Exhibiting a range of techniques, from majestic oils to life-size bronze sculptures, each piece in the Mateya collection has been individually selected for its unique and enduring appeal.

An artist experiences the world through emotions and thoughts that onc...

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The Lounge

It is at Mateya Safari Lodge that the unique fusion of diverse African heritage is drawn together with the utmost finesse and style. Guests with a thirst for an unsurpassed blend of beauty, discerning taste and cultural delights can relax and indulge in inspiration drawn from every corner of the continent.

In celebration of a rich history of diversity and the untamed beauty to which the lodge is home, Mateya Safari Lodge has acquired one of the world's finest collections of art from throughout the continent. Each piece purposefully cho...

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The library is home to an invaluably rare collection of works of African literature dating back to the turn of the 19th century. In quiet seclusion guests are able to immerse themselves in the rich past of this land and relive the splendor unique to Africa through the captivated eyes of superbly talented authors. Should you wish there is also a surround sound plasma screen audiovisual console. Guests may enjoy an afternoon viewing wildlife programs from the DVD collection or television if they so please.


When business calls guests have the facility to host meetings in the unique Mateya Safari Lodge Bush Boardroom. A business "pow wow" in the heart of the African bush, with the magnificent scenery of Mateya Safari Lodge all around, is sure to inspire creative and lateral thought. Full Internet & WIFI and email facilities are available in this Bush Boardroom.


The curio shop is full of delightful items created by skilled craftsmen. Many of the items are hand crafted by the very same artisans whose works adorn the lodge. Unique items of memorabilia are also on sale with the Mateya Safari Lodge logo emblazoned on them as a reminder of one's African adventure in one of Africa's most exclusive game lodges. Guests can purchase all necessary safari regalia from the boutique, as well as any conventional items that may have been forgotten, for example, toothpaste or batteries.


Experienced game rangers and trackers will be on hand to take you on game drives and guided walking safaris. Experts on the natural intricacies of the Madikwe Game Reserve, they will reveal to you a world rich in ecological and cultural history, opening your mind to a truly unique and fascinating safari experience.
Guests to the lodge can experience the thrill of encountering the Super 7 - Elephant, White & Black Rhino, Buffalo, Lion, Leopard, Cheetah and Wild Dog, in addition to which, the Madikwe Game Reserve boasts among the best array o...

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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.

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.

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