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Toowoomba, Australia
Reviewed 8 January 2017

After being in SA for 3 weeks and doing a few other safari's we spent 3 nights here. From the beginning Christine and Stacey make you feel very welcome. The lodge is impressive and the food is fantastic considering how remote you are. The real highlight is the quality of the safari under the guide Werner and tracker Paul. These...

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Reviewed 26 November 2016

unbelievable, we had the best of time stayed for 3 nights, 2 safari drives a day, best food, best service, every thing about Mateya safari lodge was perfect, the ranger, Werner, was a walking encyclopedia, he was so interesting to listen to, while driving us around showing us the bush and its animals and taking such good care of us....

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Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

We had an amazing visit to Mateya. The rooms were beautifully appointed and very spacious. The service at Mateya was top notch, especially from Stacy, Connie and Phillip. Nothanda was an amazing massage therapist...5 reviewers all agree! We had fantastic meals especially the prawn salad lunch that we requested 3 days in a row! Thank you chef Cuxton for going...

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Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We spent 5 nights at this beautiful lodge. This is our 4th safari, encompassing 10 camps, all in wonderful 5 star accommodation in SA, Zambia and Botswana and Mateya is up there with the best of them. The African art collection built up by the owner over many years is stunning. A special mention must go to our guide, Thomas,...

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
Reviewed 31 August 2016

A small lodge, only 5 "cabins", but it is equipped to the "9's". You arrive in a gated area, and are met with warm towels to clean your face or hands. Original artwork, including full size bronzes and oil paintings are throughout the facility. The meals are fabulous and a dinner card describes what you are eating in each course....

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Somerville, Massachusetts
Reviewed 26 August 2016

We spent a splendid 3 days here, and can recommend it heartily. Our affable and knowledgeable guide (Daniel, with tracker Sam) gave us a marvelous experience. We saw the big 5, plus cheetah and wild dogs (!) and lots of other species (hyena, warthogs, birds galore). We also got to explore several different kinds of terrain in this area--fascinating in...

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Hollywood, South Carolina
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

After 28 safaris over 35 years, I'm a pretty good judge of what to expect. Going to Mateya was part of my "business" as I operate a safari company as well as a Travel Management Company. Mateya is in the Madikwe area of South Africa near the Botswana border. No malaria meds required. It's like arriving at the right corner...

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Fresno, California
Reviewed 17 May 2016

From our arrival at the nearby air strip everything went smoothly. We were greeted by our guide and tracker who quickly gathered our luggage and took us to the property, only a 15-20 minute drive. The food was excellent, service 5-star and the game viewing beyond my expectations. Francois, our guide, and Devine, our tracker, seemed to know exactly where...

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Cookeville, Tennessee
Reviewed 2 May 2016

There are only a handful of outstanding rooms. The meals were the best and the staff overflowing with information and helpfulness. Our Guide Joe and tracker Paul insured we saw something new and amazing each day of our 5 day stay the big 5 in one evening drive! Almost more amazing were the small things pointed out Dung Beatle, birds...

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 17 April 2016

The sumptuous Mateya was every bit as luxurious as i had read and expected. Private, personal, and lavishly decorated, we felt spoiled by its attentive staff and awesome service. Hundreds of hand picked paintings and african sculptures pepper the walkways, lounged and walls...so much so there is even a catalogue explaining the origin and meaning of each piece in the...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Spa
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Minibar
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service

Additional Information about Mateya Safari Lodge

Address: Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa
Region: South Africa > North-West Province > Madikwe Game Reserve
Price Range: $1,905 - $2,030 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Mateya Safari Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 5
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“If you struggle with steps then ask for a suite close to the lodge”
 of 5 bubbles tfds84, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“their are only 5 rooms at the lodge, all stunningly beautiful, super comfortable, and very privet”
 of 5 bubbles , 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms have a great view of the watering hole that the animals come down to.”
 of 5 bubbles DouglasM32, 30 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Suite 1 is the closest and there are no steps.”
  • private deck on suite
  • Private pool on deck of each suite
 of 5 bubbles Christine375, 17 May 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are exquisite”
 of 5 bubbles ChristianBoix, 16 Apr 2016 | Read review
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