Mateya Safari Lodge


Located in South Africa’s malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve, Mateya Safari Lodge offers calm and luxury the moment you pass through its historic Zanzibari elephant doors.

The thatch and timber lodge rest around a rocky outcrop and its prominent position affords nonstop views of the surrounding Gabbro Hills. The breath-taking location combined with exclusive space and a peaceful wellness center making Mateya ideal for honeymooners and couples seeking a romantic safari getaway.

Madikwe is the major private game reserve in South Africa and is home to an interesting mix of savannah animals and desert specialists. You have a great chance of spotting Africa’s Big 5. Madikwe is one of the finest places in the country to view the endangered African wild dog.

Early Morning, Afternoon and Evening game drives, as well as guided walking excursions will make sure that you come away with grand wildlife sightings and memorable recollections of Southern Africa’s great wilderness.

Nature walks also enlighten you on the civilizing heritage of tracking and African folklore, and don’t hesitate to ask your guide about the captivating Stone Age and Iron Age artifacts found in the Madikwe region.


  • Malaria-free private Big 5 game reserve
  • Just 5 large & luxurious suites
  • Private plunge pools
  • Extensive wine cellar
  • Views of the Gabbro Hills

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South Africa, Madikwe

Type of Accommodation


Comfort Level



There are not more than ten guests at the lodge in order to ensure individual attention and personal service is given in detail to make you feel comfortable and welcoming.

The luxurious lounge is packed with traditional furniture and beautiful art pieces from across the continent, while the well-stocked library has a collection of extraordinary African literature dating back to the early 19 century. The history of the lodge is united with modern furnishings and striking views to deliver a contented and lavish experience.

At the wellness center you can indulge in a series of soothing massages and treatments, while the art gallery exhibits a collection of beautiful bronze sculptures and oil paintings to look through.

General Facilities

  • Plunge pool
  • Spa
  • Gym
  • Computer facilities
  • Art Gallery
  • Library


Dine in the glass-walled dining room or on the personal pool deck of your suite while looking out over the magnificent African landscape. You can also sample the lodge’s delicious cuisine in the Mateya wine cellar which offers a classified and graceful setting for romantic dinners as well as an eight 000-bottle collection of local, international and French wines.

After dinner, treat yourself to a select brandy, cognac or single malt whiskey before bed. Mouthwatering bush picnic lunches are served on all guided walking safaris and can be requested for full-day game drives.


Luxury Thatched Suite

Mateya Safari Lodge comprises of just five large, separately designed suites, each comes with innovative African artworks, hand-crafted mahogany furniture and deluxe furnishings.

Suites overlook the close by watering hole and from your airy deck you can watch zebra wander by as you stretch out in a relaxed sun lounge. Take pleasure in sundowners or take a dip in your private rim-flow pool.

Each suite is placed separately so you can take in the quiet sights and sounds of the wilderness without disturbance.

Room Amenities

Luxury Thatched Suite AMENITIES

  • Air conditioning
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Fireplace
  • Mini bar
  • Tea & coffee-making facilities


  • Bird watching
  • Animal tracking experience
  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Guided walking safaris

Tour Rates

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Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.