Mateya Safari Lodge


Nestled in the rocky outcrop of the Gabbro hills, the dining, lounge, and relaxation areas, provide an uninterrupted view of the reserve. Mateya caters for a maximum of ten guests and as such, you are assured exclusivity, privacy and the very highest standards of personal care and attention at all times. Mateya Safari Lodges comprising dining, lounge, and relaxation areas, provides a high elevation and an uninterrupted view of the Madikwe Game Reserve.


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.


Suites at Mateya Safari Lodge


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, savoring the rare pleasure of their very own secluded slice of Africa.


Indeed, 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 ambiance 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.


Activities at Mateya Safari Lodge


Tackling the African bush in custom-built 4×4 vehicle on a morning or evening game drive offer guests the thrill of getting close to game and tracking over vast distances. With a maximum of four guests per drive each guest is assured the personal care and attention of our rangers who will introduce you to the intricate and wonderful features of the reserve.


Get a feel for Africa underfoot on a guided bush walk safari. The Xoi San (Bushmen) of the Kalahari were considered to be masters in the art of tracking. Specialist rangers and trackers at Mateya offer you a similar experience, opening the door onto a unique wildlife encounter. You will have the pleasure and thrill of viewing animals close up, as well as have a better understanding of how nature works in perfect harmony to sustain the delicate ecosystem that continues to thrive at Mateya. Coupled with the physical journey, our rangers will also enlighten you with the cultural heritage of tracking, as passed down over the centuries through the rich aural tradition of African Folk Lore.consectetur, from a Lorem Ipsum passage, and going through the cites of the word in classical literature, discovered the undoubtable source. Lorem Ipsum comes from sections 1.10.32 and 1.10.33 of “de Finibus Bonorum et Malorum” (The Extremes of Good and Evil) by Cicero, written in 45 BC. Contrary to popular belief, Lorem Ipsum is not simply random text. It has roots in a piece of classical Latin literature from 45 BC, making it over 2000 years old. Richard McClintock, a Latin professor at literature, discovered the undoubtable source. Lorem Ipsum comes from sections.


Mateya Safari Lodge Wellness Center


To bring home the renewing ambiance 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 our personalized gym. Feel the freedom to take a healthy breath of Mateya Safari Lodge magic, restoring your mind, body and soul.


The Art Gallery at Mateya Safari Lodge


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 once rendered inspire others to feel and think in new ways. Sitting in the plush comfort of the lounge, recounting the day’s wildlife excursion, glinting in the corner of your eye the sculpture of a lioness taking a leaping impala might hint at tomorrow’s promise, and suddenly a twinkle of excitement dances in your smile.


Dining at Mateya Safari Lodge


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 gastronomic delight.


The Mateya Safari Lodge wine cellar is also available for private dining, offering a more distinctly elegant setting. And for a spectacular view of the plains, both the glass-walled main dining room and lounge deck afford uninterrupted panoramas of the reserve. Of course, bush picnic lunches are available on request and on all guided walking safaris.


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