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5.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Ascot, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
24 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

I stayed at Mateya Safari Lodge for three nights. Our room was large and luxurious. It had in and outdoor showers, a large bathroom and bedroom/Sitting area - all were well furnished/provisioned and kept immaculately clean. There is also a nice sized viewing deck with shade and an infinity pool with a view for those down times between safari drives.... More

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Bridgton, Maine
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

We were reborn at Mateya. My husband and I celebrated six years of life following my heart transplant with a trip to the beautiful, quiet Madikwe Game Reserve and are so glad that we chose to stay at Mateya Lodge. It is beyond luxurious: it is tasteful, warm, relaxed, and sincere. The food is fabulous, and the chefs kindly cooked... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
33 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

From Johannesburg, it is a one hour flight due North-West on a 6-seater airplane into Madikwe Game Reserve and a warm welcome from the lodge manager, Philip who heads up the team and has been with Mateya for 8 years. My interaction with Joanne, Christine and Connie was great, all very helpful and attentive. My private, experienced ranger guide and... More

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Johannesburg
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

We have recently been the very fortunate people to be invited to share 4 days with English friends at Mateya Lodge in the Madikwe Game Reserve. Our guide, Francois, was superb. Together with Divine, the tracker, our bush experience was as good as it gets - & we have had many of those. The staff at the lodge were incredibly... More

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La Grange Park, il USA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

My family and I stayed here and just loved it! The service was great and the room are amazing with their own private pools over looking the reserve. We loved our private game drives where our guides were able to answer all our questions and we saw many animals. We especially liked the dinners because each night we had a... More

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Seattle
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

My wife and I recently stayed at Mateya Lodge in Madikwe Game Reserve This is one of the best I have stayed in. Fabulous spacious rooms with a private plunge pool, great food and our guide, Werner was amazing. He and his tracker, Paul make a great team! All the staff were very friendly and the service was superb.

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4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

it is my 4 visit to Mateya Safari lodge.I couldn’t imagine in my dreams that this place exist . The place is spectacle the rooms are un believable they thought of every little thing. The food staff are incredible . and of course the best game view ever. I hope I will come back soon

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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Our first time to South Africa and staying at a safari lodge. I am envious of the last reviewer who spent 5 days at Mateya. I wish we had! We only spent two nights here which was truly too short. I would strongly suggest staying at least 3 nights. The food was wonderful, the staff awesome AND an amazing variety... More

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Melbourne
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

Straight up, we had an amazing time here, who can complain with amazing anaiml sightings, secluded luxury in the African bush, fabulous staff and more food than you could imagine. We spent 5 days here and experienced sensational game viewing. Mateya itself is a lodge for a maximum of 10 people and the superb part is that a maximum of... More

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Brisbane
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53 reviews 53 reviews
20 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

This was our second visit to Madikwe Game Reserve, having visited 4 years' ago at a different lodge. Mateya lodge is opulent and extravagant, with a mind-boggling array of African artifcats and art. Each suite is thoughtfully furnished and is perfectly attended to by the household staff and together with a daily laundry service, we were absolutely spoilt. Tables are... More

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Address: Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa
Location: South Africa > North-West Province > Madikwe Game Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Mateya Safari Lodge 5*
Also Known As:
Mateya Safari Hotel Madikwe Game Reserve

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