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Mateya Safari Lodge

Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We spent 4 wonderful nights at this outstanding lodge. The lodge has a very personal feel especially with all the art and sculpture. There are only 5 suites on the property with a very large central lodge so it never feels crowded. all the suites have there own deck with a plunge pool larger than some swimming pools ! The... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Mateya offers several very private, luxury villas with good views. Main area for dining and library old fashioned and generous. Lousy internet connection, limited to one small room. Food is quite creative and tasty. Service is efficient, but lacks warmth and charm. Game rides are great, dedicated professional trackers easily find all the desired big game. This area has several... More 

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Thank Michael N
Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

5 Star safari Lodge located in in the North West Province approx. 3 ½ hours- 4 hours drive from Johannesburg. Madikwe does have its own airstrip which offers twice daily flights with Federal Air from Johannesburg that take approx. an hour. . The suites are all very private and offer a very high standard. They are very spacious with their... More 

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Kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Wow what a truly amazing experience! We stayed six nights in this fantastic safari lodge. Villas are so spacious and luxurious - there was nothing more that could have made them more comfortable and welcoming. There was also a sun deck - table chairs, sun loungers and a plunge pool - all ideal for relaxing after an early morning game... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 via mobile

OK, this lodge is simply wonderful. Very high end, very private, very comfortable and really unique. The service was personal, warm and wonderful. The safari guide and tracker increadibly skilled and knowledgable. We could not have had a better experience - except longer! We will be back.

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Thank AJ00174
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I stayed at this loge in May of 2015. The service and staff were AMAZING. Everyone was so nice and friendly answering questions and escorting our game runs. The room (each room in it's on building) was lovely with fine linens and textiles. We had our own pool and deck over-looking the reserve. It was fun to stand on your... More 

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The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

This was the second time I visited Mateya safari lodge. And it was again an amazing experience. The rooms are incredible, the food is totally superbe, nice drinks and snacks. And the game drives are absolutely the best. They take the time and really do there best to show you all the animals. The rangers are passionate and really give... More 

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Portola Valley, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

My wife and I visited Mateya for eight nights over Christmas 2014 and it was spectacular. We travel often and love safari so we have lots of context and we're happy to tell you that Mateya is awesome! Below is a bit more color: Game Viewing - Fantastic and abundant animals. We saw all the big five (although the leopard... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

We travelled in Madikwe Game Reserve btw Dec 24 and 31 and stayed in 4 different lodges including Mateya. All were very different but Mateya was the best if you are looking for privacy, pampering and relaxation in a luxury lodge. The food was absolutely delicious and the service was great. Guests have unlimited access to the owner's vintage wine... More 

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Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I own my own travel company and am lucky to have experienced some amazing safari lodges. Mateya really does stand out amongst the best. All 5 suites are very private and have the added bonus of seeing animals wander past to the waterhole. The lodge houses the most amazing pieces of African art and you constantly find new pieces whilst... More 

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