Mateya Safari Lodge, located in the spectacular 75 000-hectare (185 000-acre), malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve, promises to be among the most prestigious and exclusive game lodges of its kind in southern Africa. The reserve is home to Africa's Big Five (lion, buffalo, elephant, leopard and both black and white rhino, along with cheetah and wild dog - making up the Super Seven of Africa. Numerous game species and over 350 bird species are also found in this private game reserve. Accompanied by experienced rangers and trackers, guests can venture on game drives with a maximum of four guests per vehicle or track animals by foot on guided walking safaris through the reserve. Each adventure is planned around guests’ specific interests, ensuring the fulfillment of their ideal safari experience.
This exclusive lodge features only five sumptuous suites designed to merge seamlessly with the untamed African settings. These air-conditioned suites offer guests total privacy for luxurious outdoor showering and relaxation in the infinity plunge pools on private decks overlooking the Africa. The main lodge area showcases stunning African artworks and includes a lounge, raised viewing decks and a library stocked with wildlife and African related reading materials. For an evening of fine cuisine accompanied by wines selected from among 8 000 bottles in our wine cellar, guests need look no further than the Fire Core dining venue and will leave with the indelible pleasure of having indulged in a memorable experience.
The Madikwe Reserve is just three-and-a-half hours’ drive from Johannesburg and 120 kilometres from Sun City. A scheduled flight departs daily from Johannesburg and lands in the reserve, making this ultra-desirable destination easily accessible.