• 5 large & luxurious suites
  • Madikwe Game Reserve
  • Exceptional Big Five viewing
  • Excellent rated by guests

Mateya is designed for the discerning traveller, offering a graceful fusion of relaxed comfort in a beautiful setting.

The lodge caters for a maximum of ten guests. As such, you have assured exclusivity, privacy and the very highest standards of personal care and attention.

Nestled in the rocky outcrop of the Gabbro hills, the lodge, comprising dining, lounge, and relaxation areas, provides an uninterrupted view of the reserve. Each suite boasts a private, rim-flow pool deck and natural window sala overlooking the waterhole and plains.

The scene is breathtakingly beautiful, the game is plentiful, and the comfort is unsurpassed.

Adding to the allure of this piece, Mateya also boasts several exquisite bronze sculptures by Dylan Lewis. Mateya Safari Lodge prides itself on its superb service, on its dedication to the satisfaction of every guest’s refined needs, and on its sophisticated standards of care that are fit for a queen.


  • Malaria-free private Big 5 game reserve;
  • Just 5 large & luxurious suites;
  • Private plunge pools;
  • Extensive wine cellar;
  • Views of the Gabbro Hills;
  • Mateya Safari Lodge has one of the world's finest art collections.



  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Meal on Request
  • Eco Friendly
  • Internet Access
  • Library
  • Gym
  • Spa
  • Pool
  • Business Centre
  • Mobile Connectivity
  • Battery Charging
  • 24-hour Security
  • Secure Parking
  • Private Vehicle Available
  • Laundry Service
  • Malaria Free


Room typeFeaturesRates
Standard Suite
Mateya Safari Lodge

Available: 5 suites

Unit Sleeps: 2 adults

Check-in: From 12:00 PM

Check-out: To 11:00 AM

Show Room Info
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fan
  • Balcony / Deck
  • Lounge Area
  • Mini Bar
  • En-Suite
  • Outside Shower
  • Pure Cotton Linen
  • Dressing Gowns
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access
  • Private Pool / Jacuzzi
  • Heater
  • Electrical Outlets
  • Laundry Service
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Safe
  • Mosquito Nets
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • More

    FROM R13860

    TO R17325

    Per person per night sharing

    Enquire Now What's Included Seasonal Rates


    Guests at Mateya Safari Lodge can enjoy game drives and walking safaris with experienced guides, or simply relax and be pampered at the lodge’s health spa on their malaria-free safari in South Africa.

    Accompanied by experienced rangers and trackers, guests on their malaria-free safari in South Africa, can venture on game drives in custom-built 4×4 vehicles, or track on guided walking safaris through the reserve.

    Each adventure will be planned around guests’ specific interests, with a maximum of 4 guests per vehicle. This ensures the fulfilment of their ideal safari experience.

    Allow the talented trackers to guide you on foot across the vast plains for an exhilarating and unhindered experience of the true wild. Each game drive transports only 4 privileged guests into the unspoilt wilderness, allowing for spacious comfort, the studied attention of experienced rangers and full flexibility in the guest’s choice of time, length and destination of adventures.

    Mateya game drives are the culmination of a luxuriously rare and unforgettable malaria-free safari in South Africa. In the wild of the African bush the mind is inspired, the body revived and the soul comes to life. Alternatively, you can enjoy the freedom of the African bush by slipping into the cool depths of your own swimming pool.

    Mateya Safari Lodge offers a bush boardroom with internet facilities, a curio boutique, gym and health spa. Guests can relax in the lounge, elevated deck areas and African interest library while admiring a superb collection of African art.

    • Big 5
    • Bird Watching
    • Two game drives daily
    • Fine Dining
    • Game Viewing
    • Safaris
    • Gourmet Picnic
    • Massages
    • High Tea
    • Night Drives
    • Walks (Guided)


    Low Season

    DatesRoom TypeBoard BasisRate
    01 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019Standard SuitePer person per night sharing From R13860
    Per person per night single From R17325

    High Season

    DatesRoom TypeBoard BasisRate
    01 Jan 2019- 31 Dec 2019Standard SuitePer person per night sharing From R13860
    Per person per night single From R17325


    The all­-inclusive rate per person per night includes:

    • All meals
    • Luxury accommodation
    • Twice-daily game drives
    • Teas and coffees
    • Swimming pool
    • Local beverages
    • House wines
    • Laundry
    • Internet
    • Transfers to and from Madikwe Airstrip
    • Inclusive of 15% VAT


    Based on 57 Reviews

    Madikwe Game Reserve

    “Wonderful Experience!!”

    My wife and I had the pleasure of spending 3 days at the Mateya Safari Lodge. It was one of the most incredible experiences of our lives. The lodge is palatial and beautiful, the staff are friendly and very competent, and the game drives were thrilling and educational. We were the beneficiaries of Werner’s encyclopedic knowledge and outstanding personality. We thoroughly recommend it.

    ~ ghartman ~ Toronto, Canada
    Madikwe Game Reserve

    “African hideaway”

    Matey Game Reserve has only 5 lodges which makes it an ultra-exclusive experience for just a small group of people. The privacy you get and special service provided by their staff are unique. The place is exclusive yet not exaggerated, so you feel like in the wild but with all the comforts you may think of. Great location, experienced staff, best quality service and beautiful surroundings with the most stunning animal watching experience put Mateya on my top 10 places visited in my life so far. If not top 5. Highly recommended for nature lovers. Worth every penny!

    ~ GabrielaMaj ~ Krakow, Poland
    Madikwe Game Reserve

    “Luxury Experience in South Africa”

    A small lodge, only 5 “cabins”, but it is equipped to the “9’s”. You arrive in a gated area and are met with warm towels to clean your face or hands. Original artwork, including full-size bronzes and oil paintings are throughout the facility. The meals are fabulous and a dinner card describes what you are eating in each course. The “cabin’s” are meticulously adorned with art. A Fireplace, a swimming pool and marble bathrooms with inside and outside showers are just a small part of the facilities. The wild game drives are fantastic with rangers and trackers that are extremely knowledgeable.

    ~ Douglas M ~ Albuquerque, New Mexico
    Madikwe Game Reserve

    “Absolutely Wonderful”

    From our arrival at the nearby air strip everything went smoothly. We were greeted by our guide and tracker who quickly gathered our luggage and took us to the property, only a 15-20 minute drive. The food was excellent, service 5-star and the game viewing beyond my expectations. Francois, our guide, and Devine, our tracker, seemed to know exactly where to go!! The rooms were so luxurious and even better than depicted online. I would highly recommend this property to everyone travelling to South Africa.

    ~ Christine375 ~ Fresno, California

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