Mateya Safari Lodge

Madikwe Game Reserve, NW, 2838 South Africa
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Overview

Subscriber Benefits

Subscriber Benefits
  • Preferred rates
  • Private dinner in the wine cellar on one occasion during stay
  • Head and neck massage for two per room

From Andrew Harper

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Exclusive, strikingly designed enclave offering majestic views from a rocky outcrop in the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve, an hour by light aircraft northwest of Johannesburg. The elegant lodge incorporates indigenous materials and comprises a glass-walled dining room, bar/lounge, library and wine cellar, and contains an impressive collection of African art. Gourmet meals are also served on the deck or by the fire pit. Five luxurious, air-conditioned thatched suites have sundecks with infinity pools, salas overlooking a water hole or the plains, fireplaces, original African art and mahogany furniture. Baths feature double showers, tubs with views, and open-air showers. Gym, Jacuzzi and body/facial treatments complement dawn and dusk game drives and bush walks. The reserve’s 66 large mammal species include buffalo, cheetah, elephant, leopard, lion, black/white rhino and wild dog; also more than 350 bird species. No children under age 9.

From the Hideaway Report

February 2012 Hideaway Report

Set around a rocky outcrop, Mateya Safari Lodge comprises just five huge air-conditioned suites. These are astonishingly opulent, with four-poster beds, deep armchairs, large fireplaces and artwork ranging from tribal sculptures to contemporary African landscape paintings. The marble baths feature soaking tubs positioned to allow a view of passing wildlife, and interconnecting indoor and outdoor showers. From a sun lounger on your private rosewood deck, all you can see is a stretch of tawny grassland extending beyond your ...

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Rates

Suite, from $1,635 for two (all meals, game drives, bush walks, house beverages and laundry included).

Standard Inclusions:

Rates include all meals, coffees, teas, local beverages, house wines, game drives, bush walks, Wi-Fi, laundry, reserve gate entrance fee, landing fees, levies and ground transfers to/from Madikwe Airstrip.

These published rates, in US dollars, serve only as a guideline for travel planning and may vary based on season, currency exchange rates and other factors. The latest rates, including preferred Andrew Harper rates, are available to our subscribers booking online, directly with the hotels or through the Andrew Harper Travel Office. When booking direct, always provide your Andrew Harper subscriber number. Subscriber benefits are available only in conjunction with Andrew Harper rates.

From our Readers

Candygold4 November 21, 2010 | 8:54:39

Just came back from an amazing visit to Mateya Safari Lodge in the malaria free Madikwe Reserve in South Africa. The lodge is gorgeous (the artwork collection throughout is incredible!)... when we arrived, there was a herd of elephants passing by as we sat on the polished deck and enjoyed a delicious lunch. The rooms, the lodge, the pathways -- were all magnificent. There was not a detail missing. Susan Mathis, owner of the lodge, was very engaging and friendly. We had dinner with her and our ranger, Philip, one evening in the 8,000 bottle wine cellar -- a memorable meal with a very gracious host. Philip was such a knowledgeable ranger - he showed us so many incredible animals; the game drives were thrilling! My husband and I also had a great deep tissue massage. I can't say enough about Mateya; I would highly recommend a visit for anyone traveling to South Africa.

Andrew Harper Member February 24, 2011 | 11:07:41

Apart from this lodge being in the malaria free Madikwe area, I would say that this is probably one of the best if not THE best property in Africa. Susan, the owner is so accommodating and takes such an interest in her guests.  She also takes such good care of her staff that most of them have been with her for many years and take such pride in working here. The gameviewing is wonderful, the game rangers are highly qualified and the chef is always ready to prepare a meal exactly to the guests preference so at this lodge there is no room for error!

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Details

Subscriber Benefits

Subscriber Benefits
  • Preferred rates
  • Private dinner in the wine cellar on one occasion during stay
  • Head and neck massage for two per room

Amenities

24-hour Room Service
Air-Conditioning
Airport Transfers
Bar
Bedside Reading Lamp
Business Center
Coffeemaker
Concierge
Double Sinks
Fireplace
Fitness Center
Grand Award Winners 2013
Hair Dryer
Handicapped Accessible Public Areas
Hot Tub
Housekeeping Daily
Jacuzzi
Laundry
Magnified Mirror
Massage
Minibar with Refrigerator
Outdoor Swimming Pool, Unheated
Parking, Complimentary
Private Airstrip
Restaurant
Robes
Room Service
Safe
Spa
Spa Treatment
Sundry Shop/Boutique
Telephone
Wireless Internet in Public Areas

Special Offers

Subscriber Benefits

Subscriber Benefits

  • Preferred rates
  • Private dinner in the wine cellar on one occasion during stay
  • Head and neck massage for two per room

Special Offer

Mateya Safari Lodge - Complimentary Flights

Confirm a stay of four nights or more and receive complimentary round-trip flights from Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg to Mateya Safari Lodge.

Also Includes:
Andrew Harper benefits, as well as standard inclusions: all meals, coffee, tea, local beverages, house wines, game drives, bush walks, Wi-Fi, laundry, reserve gate entrance fees, landing fees, levies and ground transfers to/from Madikwe Airstrip.

Dates:

Offer is valid on new reservations only, for travel through Nov. 30, 2014, based on availability. Terms and conditions apply.


Mateya Safari Lodge - Complimentary Massage, Plus Extra Amenities

Confirm a stay at Mateya Safari Lodge and receive a back and neck massage per person once during stay; a bottle of South African Champagne in suite on arrival; early check-in/check-out, subject to availability.

Also Includes:

Andrew Harper benefits and any standard inclusions.

Dates:

Offer is based on new reservations only, for travel through Dec. 31, 2014, based on availability. Offer is not combinable with any other promotions.


To book a Special Offer, call the Andrew Harper Travel Office at (800) 375-4685 or (630) 734-4610, or email Reservations@AndrewHarper.com.

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