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Hollywood, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After 28 safaris over 35 years, I'm a pretty good judge of what to expect. Going to Mateya was part of my "business" as I operate a safari company as well as a Travel Management Company. Mateya is in the Madikwe area of South Africa near the Botswana border. No malaria meds required. It's like arriving at the right corner... More 

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Fresno, California
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

From our arrival at the nearby air strip everything went smoothly. We were greeted by our guide and tracker who quickly gathered our luggage and took us to the property, only a 15-20 minute drive. The food was excellent, service 5-star and the game viewing beyond my expectations. Francois, our guide, and Devine, our tracker, seemed to know exactly where... More 

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

There are only a handful of outstanding rooms. The meals were the best and the staff overflowing with information and helpfulness. Our Guide Joe and tracker Paul insured we saw something new and amazing each day of our 5 day stay the big 5 in one evening drive! Almost more amazing were the small things pointed out Dung Beatle, birds... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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71 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

The sumptuous Mateya was every bit as luxurious as i had read and expected. Private, personal, and lavishly decorated, we felt spoiled by its attentive staff and awesome service. Hundreds of hand picked paintings and african sculptures pepper the walkways, lounged and walls...so much so there is even a catalogue explaining the origin and meaning of each piece in the... More 

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Brisbane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Have recently returned from our third visit to Madikwe Game Reserve and the luxurious Mateya Safari Lodge. It is because of the wonderfully professional and knowledgeable Head Ranger, Werner and his Tracker Paul that we will again return. To sit, transfixed, as we did on our last morning, as a young male lion decided he would take a run at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

I came here with my mother after visiting Kruger Park. The lodge was absolutely stunning - I never wanted to leave. We stayed for 4 nights and there were only 2 other guests at the lodge. It was romantic and would love to come back with my husband - but was also an amazing experience for mother and daughter. The... More 

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sheffield
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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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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
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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Additional Information about Mateya Safari Lodge

Address: Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa
Location: South Africa > North-West Province > Madikwe Game Reserve
Price Range: $1,054 - $1,591 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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