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Welcome to Mateya Safari Lodge

If you’re searching for that rare and unforgettable safari experience, offering a luxurious destination within breathtaking natural surroundings, then welcome to Mateya.

The Mateya Safari Lodge is one of the most prestigious lodges of its kind in the world and certainly one of the most exclusive in Southern Africa.
Located in the spectacular 75,000 hectare Madikwe Game Reserve, home to the "BIG 5" & "SUPER 7" – Elephant, White & Black Rhino, Buffalo, Lion, Leopard, Cheetah and Wild Dog, in addition to which, the Madikwe Game Reserve boasts among the best array of plains game on the continent and over 350 species of birds.

Mateya Safari Lodge is the ultimate compliment of exquisite architectural design and comfort enhanced by the splendor of a pristine African setting.

Ranger's Diaries

Get the inside track on wildlife happenings from the rangers at Mateya Safari Lodge in the Madikwe Game Reserve.

The Ranger's Diaries

Trail Camera

Stay up to date with photos from one of four trail motion sensor cameras placed around the waterhole in front of Mateya Safari Lodge.

The Trail Cam Album

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Click HERE for a collection of movies taken by the rangers while on safari.

Recipe of the Month

Let our renowned chef get you taste buds tingling and try one of our recipes at home, taking a piece of Mateya Safari Lodge home.

The Recipe Book

Guest Book

Praise and recommendations from far and wide. Read what others have to say about Mateya Safari Lodge and their experiences on safari.

The Guest Book

**** A great achievement and accolade for Mateya Safari Lodge being an Andrew Harper Grand Award Winner 2013 ****

Download 2013 Grand Awards Hideaway Report

Download 2013 Grand Awards Press Release

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