In February I made contact with Jacques from Mattanu and was pleasantly surprised by the level of service and professionalism in which they responded. I planned a surprise for my loved one and they even offered me a helicopter charter from the Kimberley Airport to their private reserve which included a helicopter game viewing experience I'll never forget. They dropped us in the bush and we enjoyed a 5 star meal in peaceful surroundings. That night we enjoyed their luxurious tenting facilities and was once again left amazed.
For anyone interested in a romantic getaway, or just a relaxing experience, Mattanu would be my number one recommendation for many years to come! Superb experience!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mattanu Private Game Reserve is located in the Northern Cape Province, the biggest, safest and Malaria free province in South-Africa, approximately 58Km north west of the diamond digging city of Kimberley. Nestled in the shade of indigenous Camelthorn trees, this family run business offer unparalleled intimacy and seclusion in their luxury tents and is characterised by exuding warmth and effortless hospitality.This contributed to the AA accommodation award for best small game reserve in South Africa which Mattanu received in 2011.Five luxury tents, each with a private viewing deck overlooking a waterhole, are decorated in African design, complete with luxury sleeper wood furnishings, full bathroom en-suite, indoor showers and air-conditioning with under floor heating. Here you will savour uncompromising high standards of service, efficiency and personalised attention.Here you can come and relax in the African Kalahari Bushveld Savannah amidst the Camel-thorn trees. Enjoy your evenings in our air-conditioned luxury restaurant and bar and experience true South-African cuisine. ... more less