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Mateya Safari Lodge

Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa

Gold price level

Mango Opinion

Mateya is small, intimate and adult feeling. It enjoys a prime central location inside the reserve. The private cottages are lovely, the cuisine and wine cellars are worth bragging about and if you are an art fanatic - there is no where else you should safari!

The reserve is characterized by extensive plains which slope in a north-easterly and easterly direction towards the Marico River. Nestled in the rocky outcrop of the Gabbro Hills, the lodge, comprising dining, lounge, and relaxation areas, provides a high elevation, uninterrupted view of the reserve. The suites are arranged in a radial configuration around one of the hills, each with a private, rim-flow pool deck and natural window sala overlooking the waterhole and plains.

The emphasis at Mateya is on elegance; an atmosphere of comfort that in harmony with the natural surroundings reinvigorates the body, mind and spirit with an experience to be forever cherished. Close your eyes. Imagine your ideal safari destination. The scene is breathtakingly beautiful, the game is plentiful, and the comfort is unsurpassed. Savored with either a glass of exquisite South African wine while taking in the scenery and reflecting on the days adventures or reading a book from the library.

Experienced game rangers and trackers will be on hand to take you on game drives and guided walking safaris. Experts on the natural intricacies of the Madikwe Reserve, they will reveal to you a world rich in ecological and cultural history, opening your mind to a truly unique and fascinating safari experience. Mateya's chefs delight in preparing only the finest cuisine with the textures and flavors of the African bush.

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