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    Mateya safari Lodge

    Mateya Safari Lodge exudes executive safari luxury. From the five formally elegant suites through to the main lodge, the thatch ceilings, deep timber accents, and antique elements create an enveloping warmth and sense of sophistication.

    Suites at Mateya Safari Lodge are surrounded by nature and offer uninterrupted views of the waterhole and Madikwe Game Reserve’s bushveld terrain. With an expansive deck and private rim-flow plunge pool, guests can enjoy a secluded haven of comfort in the African wild.

    The main lodge lounge is home to an extraordinary collection of art, celebrating the continent. From origional paintings to bronze sculptures, the art tastefully embodies the wild surroundings. Here, guests can appreciate cozy indoor fireside relaxation or sip a cocktail while lazing around the expansive viewing deck. A library, boardroom, curio shop, and art gallery all form part of the central lodge area.

    Wildlife experiences at Mateya Safari Lodge are a personalized adventure in the form of game drives or guided bush walks. Each custom-built 4×4 game drive vehicle takes a maximum of four guests, allowing your ranger to tailor the excursion to your specific interests as far as possible. The vehicles are equipped with binoculars, shade cover and side flaps for protection against sun or rain, blankets, flasks for hot coffee, and spacious storage pouches for photography equipment or personal items.

    Between game drives and bush walks, guests can relax at the wellness spa, stay active in the small on-site gym, and savour outstanding dining and choice wines from the lodge wine cellar. Meals are accompanied by a glorious view from the lodge’s shaded dining deck, indoor dining room, or under starlit skies next to a crackling fire.


    • Game drives
    • Bush walks
    • Wellness centre
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    • Library
    • Open air Fire Core
    • Outdoor dinning


    • 5-star luxury
    • Uninterupted views
    • Private plunge pools

    Closest airport

    • Madikwe Private Airstrip

    Children policy

    Children 9 years and older More Details

    • Children 9 - 13 years pay 50% of the adult sharing rate


    2 x Game drives per day, guided bush walks, all meals, select alcoholic beverages, soft drinks and transfers from Madikwe airstrip.


    Premium brand drinks, gate fees, conservation levies, spa treatments and private-use vehicles.

    Terms & conditions

    • Rates are per person sharing, per night
    • Rates displayed are valid until 31 December 2024
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    • Single supplement of 25% applicable

    Accommodation Options

    Luxury Suite

    Sleeps 2 Adults

    PAY 4 STAY 5

    Each ensuite unit features an elegantly draped four-poster bed, cozy fireplace, and hand-crafted mahogany furnishings. The bedroom opens to a private deck and rim-flow plunge pool Read morewhile the executive bathroom boasts a double vanity, marble-rimmed soaking tub, and indoor-outdoor shower. Less

    Refer to T&C's above

    Price R 18,150 per person, per night

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    By Road

    The reserve is a 5.5-hour drive from Johannesburg mostly on the N12 and N4 highway. Road transfers from Skukuza Airport take 45 minutes, and from Kruger Mpumalanga Airport take 2.5 hours.



    Fly from major centres in South Africa to Skukuza or Kruger Mpumalanga airport. Alternatively, take a charter flight to the Sabi Sabi airstrip.


    Flight Duration

    • Johannesburg to Skukuza: 50 minutes
    • Cape Town to Skukuza: 2 hours 30 minutes
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    • Durban to Kruger Mpumalanga: 1 hour 15 minutes
    • Johannesburg to Kruger Mpumalanga: 45 minutes
    • Cape Town to Kruger Mpumalanga: 2 hours 20 minutes
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