Mateya Safari Lodge is designed for the discerning traveler, offering a graceful fusion of relaxed comfort in a beautiful South African setting. The lodge, located in the malaria-free Big Five Madikwe Reserve, caters for a maximum of 10 guests, thus ensuring exclusivity, privacy, and the very highest standards of personal care and attention at all times.

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Nestled in a rocky outcrop within Madikwe Game Reserve, Mateya Safari Lodge consists of five individually designed, luxury air-conditioned thatched suites arranged in a radial configuration around one of the Gabbro hills. Each suite blends with its natural surroundings, offering a seamless indoor-meets-outdoor setting and uninterrupted views over the game visiting watering hole and infinite plains, best observed from the suite’s private, rim-flow pool deck and natural window sala. Palatial en-suite bathrooms are outfitted in decadent marble fittings, luxurious soaking bathtubs, fluffy bathrobes, and open-air stone showers for an intimate immersion with nature. Evenings are spent by the fireplace, settled down with a mug of hot coffee to admire the myriad of stars speckling the sky and reflect on all of tomorrow’s promises.

The emphasis at Mateya Safari Lodge is on elegance. The lodge promotes an undeniable atmosphere of comfort that works in tandem with the natural surroundings to reinvigorate the body, mind, and spirit. In the main lodge, the dining, lounging, and relaxation areas provide elevated, uninterrupted views of the reserve, with the artwork and literature throughout capturing the essence of the untamed African spirit. Savored with either a glass of chilled Chardonnay or well-matured Merlot from the lodge’s vast 8,000-bottle cellar, meals Mateya Safari Lodge are feasts fit for royalty. Whether a multi-course dinner around the candelabra-studded dining room table or a lively evening by the open-air boma fire sharing the day’s adventures, guests of Mateya Safari Lodge experience rare luxury carved into the edge of the rugged African wilderness.

Activities at Mateya Safari Lodge reveal a realm of unique wildlife. Guided tracking safaris set out in custom 4×4 game drive vehicles, offering a maximum of four guests at a time the thrill of game tracking over large distances. Alternatively, intimate bushwalks follow in the ancient traditions of the Kalahari to introduce guests to the delicate ecosystem that continues to thrive in Madikwe. In the end, Mateya Safari Lodge is an ideal safari destination where the scene is breathtaking, the game is plentiful, and the comfort is unsurpassed.

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