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Mateya Safari Lodge

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The Netherlands
Reviewed 7 June 2015

This was the second time I visited Mateya safari lodge. And it was again an amazing experience. The rooms are incredible, the food is totally superbe, nice drinks and snacks. And the game drives are absolutely the best. They take the time and really do there best to show you all the animals. The rangers are passionate and really give...

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Portola Valley, California, United States
Reviewed 25 January 2015

My wife and I visited Mateya for eight nights over Christmas 2014 and it was spectacular. We travel often and love safari so we have lots of context and we're happy to tell you that Mateya is awesome! Below is a bit more color: Game Viewing - Fantastic and abundant animals. We saw all the big five (although the leopard...

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1Thank Jason P
London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 January 2015 via mobile

We travelled in Madikwe Game Reserve btw Dec 24 and 31 and stayed in 4 different lodges including Mateya. All were very different but Mateya was the best if you are looking for privacy, pampering and relaxation in a luxury lodge. The food was absolutely delicious and the service was great. Guests have unlimited access to the owner's vintage wine...

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1Thank nicolas1222
Scotland
Reviewed 12 December 2014

I own my own travel company and am lucky to have experienced some amazing safari lodges. Mateya really does stand out amongst the best. All 5 suites are very private and have the added bonus of seeing animals wander past to the waterhole. The lodge houses the most amazing pieces of African art and you constantly find new pieces whilst...

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3Thank feebib
Ascot, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 October 2013

I stayed at Mateya Safari Lodge for three nights. Our room was large and luxurious. It had in and outdoor showers, a large bathroom and bedroom/Sitting area - all were well furnished/provisioned and kept immaculately clean. There is also a nice sized viewing deck with shade and an infinity pool with a view for those down times between safari drives....

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2Thank rjm50
Bridgton, Maine
Reviewed 24 May 2013

We were reborn at Mateya. My husband and I celebrated six years of life following my heart transplant with a trip to the beautiful, quiet Madikwe Game Reserve and are so glad that we chose to stay at Mateya Lodge. It is beyond luxurious: it is tasteful, warm, relaxed, and sincere. The food is fabulous, and the chefs kindly cooked...

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5Thank waumbekket
Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 May 2013

From Johannesburg, it is a one hour flight due North-West on a 6-seater airplane into Madikwe Game Reserve and a warm welcome from the lodge manager, Philip who heads up the team and has been with Mateya for 8 years. My interaction with Joanne, Christine and Connie was great, all very helpful and attentive. My private, experienced ranger guide and...

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6Thank SingleonSafari
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 16 March 2013

We have recently been the very fortunate people to be invited to share 4 days with English friends at Mateya Lodge in the Madikwe Game Reserve. Our guide, Francois, was superb. Together with Divine, the tracker, our bush experience was as good as it gets - & we have had many of those. The staff at the lodge were incredibly...

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1Thank Caroline W
La Grange Park, il USA
Reviewed 7 February 2013

My family and I stayed here and just loved it! The service was great and the room are amazing with their own private pools over looking the reserve. We loved our private game drives where our guides were able to answer all our questions and we saw many animals. We especially liked the dinners because each night we had a...

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2Thank Mary Kate D
Seattle
Reviewed 18 December 2012

My wife and I recently stayed at Mateya Lodge in Madikwe Game Reserve This is one of the best I have stayed in. Fabulous spacious rooms with a private plunge pool, great food and our guide, Werner was amazing. He and his tracker, Paul make a great team! All the staff were very friendly and the service was superb.

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Spa
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Minibar
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service

Additional Information about Mateya Safari Lodge

Address: Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa
Region: South Africa > North-West Province > Madikwe Game Reserve
Price Range: RM7,793 - RM8,748 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Mateya Safari Hotel Madikwe Game Reserve
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“If you struggle with steps then ask for a suite close to the lodge”
tfds84, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“their are only 5 rooms at the lodge, all stunningly beautiful, super comfortable, and very privet”
, 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms have a great view of the watering hole that the animals come down to.”
DouglasM32, 30 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Suite 1 is the closest and there are no steps.”
  • private deck on suite
  • Private pool on deck of each suite
Christine375, 17 May 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are exquisite”
ChristianBoix, 16 Apr 2016 | Read review
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