Mateya Safari Lodge

Mateya Safari Lodge offers an intimate and exclusive safari experience in the heart of the Madikwe Game Reserve. Surrounded by the stunning scenery of the Gabbro hills, the lodge provides captivating wildlife encounters and a unique fusion of sophistication and comfort. 

An Oasis of Tranquility and Wildlife Adventure

Mateya Safari Lodge is an exclusive retreat designed for discerning travelers, offering relaxed comfort and intimacy for a maximum of ten guests. The lodge’s suites, situated in the Gabbro hills, provide private rim-flow pools and natural window salas with stunning views of the waterhole or surrounding plains, ensuring a harmonious blend of sophistication, comfort, and seclusion.

The lodge features five individually designed luxury air-conditioned thatched suites, seamlessly blending with their natural surroundings to offer uninterrupted views of the waterhole and plains. Here, guests can relish a perfect harmony of sophistication and comfort while enjoying complete privacy in the heart of nature.

Mateya Safari Lodge is the perfect retreat for those seeking serenity, privacy, and an unforgettable African safari adventure. Nestled in the rocky outcrop of the Gabbros Hills, guests enjoy elevated and uninterrupted views of the magnificent malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve.


South Africa, Madikwe Game Reserve


The Lodge caters to a maximum of ten guests assuring absolute exclusivity and privacy.
The 5 Suites have a large deck overlooking the watering hole and savannah
Malaria-free private Big 5 game reserve


5 Luxury Suites

Child Policy

Children aged nine years and up are welcome at Mateya


  • Accommodation
  • All meals, tea and coffee
  • Game drives and walking safaris
  • Local beverages
  • Laundry service
  • Reserve entrance fee
  • Levies and transfer from Madikwe Airstrip


  • Premium brand drinks
  • Cellar wines Gate fees 
  • Additional activities
  • Spa treatments
  • Private-use vehicles
  • Transfers.

Surrounded by the pristine wilderness of the Madikwe Game Reserve, Mateya Safari Lodge provides an opportunity to witness abundant wildlife, from zebras leading plains game to thriving ecosystems. Guided tracking safaris in the reserve offer an immersive exploration of the African savannah and its natural beauty.

The lodge’s interior features original African artworks that reflect the essence of the Madikwe Game Reserve—beautiful, vital, and untamed. Each suite offers hand-crafted mahogany furnishings, en-suite bathrooms with secluded open-air showers, and the warmth of custom-designed fireplaces for stargazing. Mateya Safari Lodge strikes a perfect balance between luxury and nature, making it an extraordinary destination for an unforgettable African safari.

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