Set in South Africa's malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve, Mateya Safari Lodge offers comfort and luxury from the moment you pass through its antique Zanzibari elephant doors. The thatch and timber lodge is arranged around a rocky outcrop and its elevated position affords uninterrupted views of the surrounding Gabbro Hills. The breath-taking location, combined with exclusive accommodation and a tranquil wellness centre, make Mateya perfect for honeymooners and couples seeking a romantic safari getaway.
Madikwe is the largest private game reserve in South Africa and is home to an interesting mix of savannah animals and desert specialists. You have good chances of spotting Africa’s Big 5, and Madikwe is one of the best places in the country to sight endangered African wild dog. Morning, afternoon and early evening game drives as well as guided walking excursions will ensure that you come away with great wildlife sightings and unforgettable memories of Southern Africa’s great wilderness. Nature walks also touch on the cultural heritage of tracking and African folklore, and be sure to ask your guide about the fascinating Stone Age and Iron Age artefacts found in the Madikwe area.