We kind of decided to stay at Mattanu as a last minute decision. From the time we rang up and booked, nothing was too much effort for anybody.
We got there and we're welcomed by our guide and shown to our luxury tent where chocolate and champagne was waiting. After, we explored our gorgeous tent, we sat on the balcony and sipped on champagne whilst staring out onto the beautiful bushveld. We then lazed around the swimming pool and had a lovely time for an hour or so. Then our guide, Elmar, took us on a excellent safari where we saw sooooo many animals and Elmar shared his wealth of knowledge of the local flora and fauna. We stopped on top of a hill to watch the sun set, whilst Elmar kept us watered and fed from the picnic basket that he brought along. We got back and had a few hours to freshen up before our evening meal which was delicious!! We got chatting to Elmar for hours after our meal until midnight whilst he kept us entertained with stories from the bush. We retired to our room after a day to remember., full tummy's, many a laugh and many a brandy.
We had a great nights rest and we were again greeted by Elmar to take us on another game drive. After a lovely breakfast we strolled around just taking in the beautiful bush surroundings. And before we knew it, it was time to head off again after an amazing 24 hours.
Thank you to Jacqueline, Elmar and everybody else involved for a truly brilliant and unique 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