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Situated in the heart of the spectacular 75, 000 ha malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve just four hours drive from Johannesburg, Mateya Safari Lodge is the perfect safari venue for the discerning traveller. Catering to a maximum of 10 guests, you are assured exclusivity, privacy and the highest standards of personal care and attention. An approximate 360 km drive from Johannesburg, there is an airstrip in the vicinity for those who prefer to fly in.

Guests are assured of viewing the Super 7 made of the Big 5 of lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant, both black and white rhino as well as the African wild dog and cheetah! In addition Madikwe boasts the best array of plains game on the continent and over 350 species of birds.

Mateya Safari Lodge
is nestled in the Gabbro Hills and provides an uninterrupted view of the vast bushveld expanse of the reserve. The suites are arranged around one of the hills and each has its own private rim-flow pool deck and natural window sala overlooking the waterhole and surrounding plains. Individually designed, air-conditioned, thatched suites reflect the very essence of Madikwe with handcrafted mahogany furnishings and your en-suite bathroom comes complete with a secluded open-air shower.

Dining at Mateya Safari Lodge is a royal experience. Marvel at the canopy of stars as you submerge yourself in the glory of the clear African night skies, indulging in the finest cuisine imaginable in your safari home.  The finest produce will transport your palate to hidden delights and our wine cellar will enhance the culinary experience.

Our Library contains an invaluable rare collection of works of African literature dating back to the turn of the 19th century. Immerse yourself in the rich past of this land and relive the splendour of by-gone days. A selection of wildlife DVDs are also available for a quiet afternoons viewing.


Low season from R5500; high season from R7500, per person, per night, sharing.

Rates include: all meals, two safari game activities, local beverages, house wines, laundry, internet usage, reserve gate entrance fee, landing fees, levies and transfer from Madikwe Airstrip to Mateya.

Please note that all rates are subject to change without prior notice and are subject to availability.  The rates may change for various reasons (e.g. rate of exchange fluctuation) and from season to season, and the above prices are to be used as an approximate indication only.

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