Mateya Safari Lodge Madikwe is at the foot of Dwarsberg Mountain Range which forms the southern boundary of the game reserve and the Tweedepoort Escarpment creates the dividing line between the reserve's north and south sections, rising to 1328m at Tshwane-Tshwane.
The five-star Mateya lodge is in the Madikwe Reserve in the Northern part of South Africa on the border with Botswana. This game abundant game reserve is characterised by its extensive plains which slope towards the East towards the Marico Valley.
The Mateya reception is beautifully decorated with original artworks and leads out onto a deck from where stunning views of the game reserve and surrounding mountain can be enjoyed. Full Internet and email facilities are available in the business centre of the Lodge. For guests who are inclined to a healthy dose of physical exertion, the cardiovascular gym provides all the necessary equipment one requires to satisfy the needs of a workout routine.
The lodge consists of 5 unique luxury air-conditioned suites. Each suite is matching with its natural surroundings and offers spectacular views of the waterhole and plains. Guests can enjoy a balance of sophistication and comfort, in total privacy and harmony with nature.
Indeed, the original African artworks which can be found in each suite seem to reflect the atmosphere of the reserve & a beautiful, vital, and untamed stretch of the Bush.
Lying under the shade of the tree, or immersing in the freshwater of one's rim-flow swimming pool, each feature of the suite provides total privacy and comfort. The en-suite bathroom is completed with an isolated open-air shower inviting you to luxuriate in a beautiful setting that is designed to satisfy guests' ultimate enjoyment.
Only the finest homegrown ingredients are used to prepare the meals served, ready to delight the palate with a harmony of flavours and textures right to the African spirit. For an exciting culinary experience, guests are invited to submerge themselves in the glory of the African night skies as one dine beneath the stars while the roar of an open-air fire core ensures your comfort.
The wine cellar at the is also available for private dining, offering a more distinctly elegant setting. And for a spectacular view of the plains, both the glass-walled main dining room and lounge deck afford uninterrupted panoramas of the reserve.
Guests staying here can be treated to a full range of pleasurable and rejuvenating body treatments by a dedicated health therapist in the Health & Beauty Spa. One can enjoy a relaxing moment in the warm bubbles of the luxurious Jacuzzi at the wellness centre. Amongst other spa treatments, guests can experience massage therapies, hot stone therapies, aromatherapies, African head massages, manicures, as well as pedicures.
Experienced game rangers and trackers took guests on the exciting and adventurous safari drives and guided walking safaris. Experts on the inherent intricacies of the Reserve, they reveal a world rich in ecological and cultural history.
Guests to the lodge have assured the thrill of encountering the Super 7 - Buffalo, Cheetah, Elephant, Leopard, Lion, Rhino (Black and White) and Wild Dog, in addition to which, the Reserve boasts among the best array of plains game on the continent and over 352 species of birds. Each safari excursion is planned around guests' particular interests, thereby ensuring guests to enjoy the full value of fulfilling their ideal safari experience.
Mateya & Madikwe Reserve is a mere three and a half hours drive from Johannesburg and 122 km from the Sun City Resort. The Game Reserve features its private airstrip, and regular flights from Johannesburg make it readily available for guests. Arrangements can be made for direct chartered flights, landing at the Reserve airstrip, which is a short 11-minute drive from the main lodge.