Mateya Safari Lodge

‘Legendary Queen Mateya Inspired, Safari Dream Experience’

Located in a malaria-free area of the North West Province and designed for the discerning traveller, Mateya Safari Lodge obliges with a graceful fusion of a comfort, exclusivity and privacy; guests will be assured of the highest standards of personalised service along with luxury accommodation in spacious suites with private rim-pools. Game drives at the lodge are limited to just four people per 4x4 vehicle ensuring an unforgettable, individual experience and dining is an African delight with creative African fusion cuisine supplemented by an admirable wine cellar.

In Our Opinion

‘This beautiful lodge is full of African wonder and guests may be assured of an intimate safari experience achieved by the strict limit on game drive numbers’

• Relaxation lounge with uninterrupted views

Wellness Centre
The natural wellness and fitness centre features a well-equipped cardiovascular gym and provides an extensive range of body and facial treatments which include  massage therapy, hot stone therapy, aromatherapy and reflexology

• Bush boardroom
• Curio shop
• Well stocked library
• Art gallery

Mateya Safari Lodge employs experienced rangers and trackers to help you achieve the best possible experience from your visit to the Madikwe Game Reserve, they will reveal the rich ecological and cultural history of the area and well as guiding you through the mesmerising life of the indigenous wildlife.

Super 7
Guests at the lodge may have the thrill of experiencing the amazing Super 7 which includes elephant, white & black rhino, buffalo, lion, leopard, cheetah and wild dog not to mention over 350 species of birds and varied fauna

Game Drives
You will explore the African bush aboard custom-built 4x4 game drive vehicles which can track over vast distances and get tantalisingly close to game; to assure you of an unforgettable experience you will be in groups of no more than four people.
Mateya’s vehicles are equipped with:
• Day & night vision binoculars
• Spacious pouches for books & photographic equipment
• Shade cover and side flaps for protection against wind & rain
• Comfy warm blankets in cold weather
• Flasks for hot coffee on early morning excursions
• Easy wheelchair access

Bush Walks
Specialist rangers and trackers at Mateya open doors into the unique world of wildlife through their practiced skills; you will have the thrill of and pleasure of viewing animals at close quarters and benefit from the vast knowledge that these talented guides have acquired through generations of life in the bushveld.


The Mateya Safari Lodge is situated in a rocky outcrop of the Gabbro Hills in the spectacular Madikwe Game Reserve; the reserve is characterised by extensive plains which slope in a north-easterly direction towards the Marico River with the Dwarsberg Mountain range forming the southern boundary
• Johannesburg 3.5 hours
• Sun City 120km