Mateya Safari Lodge

Mateya is designed for the discerning traveller, offering a graceful fusion of relaxed comfort in a stunning bushveld setting. We consider it to be one of the best, and most luxurious lodges in South Africa. The lodge caters for a maximum of just ten guests and as such, you are assured exclusivity, privacy and the very highest standards of personal care and attention at all times. It is perfect for anyone looking for something a little bit special or for a safari honeymoon.

Nestled in the rocky outcrop of the Gabbro hills, the main lodge area comprises of a dining room, lounge, wine cellar and sumptuous relaxation areas. The elevated deck areas provide uninterrupted view of the reserve and a waterhole frequented by wildlife.

Rooms at Mateya Safari Lodge
The suites are arranged in a radial configuration around one of the hills, each with a private, rim-flow pool deck and natural outdoor sala overlooking the waterhole and plains. Huge marble bathrooms look out over the bushveld with glass fronted double showers and an outdoor shower area.

There is a therapist offering spa treatments and a small jacuzzi/gym area.

At Mateya you can expect the very best service and attention to detail. Meals are truly superb. From freshly baked apple strudels and brioche at the breakfast buffet to delicate sorbets and outstanding venison at dinner. In our opinion, the best safari lodge food anywhere.

Game Drives at Mateya Safari Lodge
Game drives are conducted in covered, open sided vehicles and are equipped with night vision binoculars. They are also fully equipped with blankets and rain ponchos should the need arise.

The lodge is on the eastern side of the reserve, where there are some large open plains, it is possible to see springbok on the reserve, one of the few places in the country, even though it is one of the country’s national emblems. The reserve is home to the Big 5 game animals and also has African wild dog.

Mateya and the Madikwe Reserve is 4 hours drive from Johannesburg or a short 40 minute hop by plane to the airstrip. It is only 2 hours drive from Sun City making it an ideal combination, especially for families.

For our golfing clients, we can offer a Sun City Golf and Madikwe Safari itinerary, which can also include a few nights in Cape Town. Have a look at our South Africa Golf Holidays.

Speak to our experts about a safari holiday in South Africa at Madiwke and staying at Mateya Safai Lodge. Call us on +44 208 249 5919 (UK) or +65 919 41256 (Asia) or by email, contact us here.


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Mateya Safari Lodge Amenities

  • Air Conditioned
  • African Art Collection
  • Bar
  • Fire Pit Dining
  • Laundry
  • Library
  • Indoor/outdoor shower

  • Gym
  • Jacuzzi
  • Mini Bar
  • Private plunge pools
  • Private deck
  • Tea and coffee making facilties
  • Spa treatments
  • Wine Cellar
  • Wifi