Mateya Safari Lodge, Madikwe Game Reserve

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The Mateya Safari Lodge in the Madikwe Game Reserve is the perfect spot to view animals in their natural habitat while enjoying a comfortable and affordable stay compared to some of its neighbours. The lodge itself is tucked into the rocks in the Gabbro Hills, providing the perfect spot to watch elephants, lions, rhinos, buffalo, hyenas and more. To see these creatures at their best, head out on a game drive.

The suites in the Mateya Safari Lodge form a loose ring around the hill, so each room has some privacy. You’ll also be able to enjoy your own rim-flow pool and natural window sala overlooking the waterhole or the surrounding plains. Everything in this lodge has warm earthy tones and artwork that encapsulates this area’s incredible history.


After a long day of exploring the wilderness, eat a delicious meal in the dining room, on the outdoor terrace or head out to the bonfire for some more traditional dishes. It’s a great way to spend the evening as you often get chatting to other travellers who can advise you on where to go next.

Make sure you try some of the wines from the lodge’s cellar; they’re all locally made (apart from a few French classics) and can complement each meal perfectly.

For a spot of pampering, try a massage, facial or other treatment in the Wellness Centre. It’ll really help restore your energy and prepare you for the next stage in your trip.

Why We Love It

We love the Mateya Safari Lodge because it offers private uninterrupted game viewing with a little bit of comfort.

Plan your stay at the Mateya Safari Lodge today.

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