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#21 of 23 Speciality lodging in Madikwe Game Reserve
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Free parking
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Free breakfast
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Madikwe Game Reserve South Africa
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Lanseria Airport196 kmSee all flights
Sir Seretse Khama Intl Airport59 kmSee all flights
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MyrtleWiltshire wrote a review Feb 2020
Devizes, United Kingdom427 contributions221 helpful votes
This is a fabulous lodge to stay and enjoy a safari. Saw so much wildlife in Madikwe game reserve and not too many other jeeps (maximum of 3 allowed at any sighting). As the lodge is fenced it is safe to walk to and from ones villa which made a nice change, especially as they are quite a walk (up and down steps) to the main building. Our villa was exquisite and beautifully kept, we certainly had everything we needed there and one advantage of going out at 5.15am and getting back about 8.30 we had plenty of time to relax and enjoy the facilities before going out again after 4pm. We loved looking at the collection of art and antiques everywhere, they make it very special. Contrary to other reviews we did not find the food very good (apart from breakfast and one or two dishes). Maybe the chef changed just prior to our visit. Shame when everything else was so perfect.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from MateyaSafariLodge, General Manager at Mateya Safari Lodge
Responded 08 Feb 2020
Thank you for taking the time to wright this wonderful review for us. We are please to hear that you enjoyed the lodge, art and game viewing. Our apologies that you found the food not to be that good. It is important for us to know this in order for us to improve on the menu. Hope to see you again in the future. The Mateya team.
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michael k wrote a review Jan 2020
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Just returned from a 4 night stay at this wonderful safari lodge. Everything about this facility was excellent. Out stay exceeded our very high expectations. The service, food, game drives, accommodations and staff were more than anyone could ask for. One surprise was our access to their spectacular wine cellar. Each day I was able to personally select wine for the meal! The entire experience was exceptional. The staff could not have been more attentive. The food was as perfect as the setting. Our guide Francois and our tracker Thomas were knowledgeable and very attentive. Our suite could not have been more comfortable or private. If you are thinking about a South African safari it will be hard to top the Mateya Safari Lodge.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from MateyaSafariLodge, General Manager at Mateya Safari Lodge
Responded 04 Feb 2020
Thank you very much for the great review you did for us. We really appreciate you taking the time to do this. We've taken the liberty of sharing your review on our staff bulletin for all to see. Hope to see you in the future again. The Mateya team.
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ChampagneSupernova1 wrote a review Jan 2020
Manchester25 contributions74 helpful votes
Working in the travel industry, I have been lucky enough to stay at some amazing places over the last few years and Mateya is definitely up there with the best of them. Originally built as a personal residence and for a lady who later decided to open it up as a lodge, all of the personal touches you'd expect in someones home are still there - it is one of the most unique places I have stayed. The main sitting area has an incredible collection of art that could keep you busy all day! The rooms themselves are enormous and extremely comfortable. Our pool overlooking the waterhole was areal highlight, we had elephants walking right past the room every afternoon that we were there! The food was excellent, the first morning we were the only guests staying there and were presented with the most amazing breakfast I've ever seen! There are various different settings in which you can dine, our favourite was the fireside dining option but you can also have dinner in the wine cellar which sadly we didn't have time to do. The menus are fairly concise but Rose seemed more than happy to deviate from the menu if we wanted something a bit smaller than the huge portions on offer each day! We did 5 game drives in our 3 night stay and I have to say that although we were slightly unlucky with our wildlife spotting on a couple of drives, they were by far the most engaging and enjoyable safaris we have done. Special thanks to Werner and Christine who are great people and truly excellent hosts. I would highly recommend a stay here - you won't regret it!
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Response from MateyaSafariLodge, General Manager at Mateya Safari Lodge
Responded 04 Jan 2020
Thank you very much for the wonderful review of the Mateya Safari Lodge property. We really appreciate you taking the time to do such a detailed review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. It's always nice for all of us to hear that the hard work doesn't go unnoticed. It was a pleasure having you with us over the festive season. Hope to welcome you back in the future. Warmest regards from the Mateya team.
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ehud Y wrote a review Jan 2020
Washington DC, District of Columbia54 contributions23 helpful votes
Mateya Safari Lodge is an unrivaled experience!We have enjoyed every second.The luxurious facilities,outstanding location,attentive staff,great meals and wonderful safari drives with great guides and trackers-both guide and tracker cooperate in each vehicle!- all combined to provide us with a memories that will last for many years.No lodge in Madikwe compares with Mateya with its collections of African art and a stunning library. Werner and his team enabled us to sight all animals and stay in a very private property with just 5 suites,private tables for meals,well stocked bar and stunning views.We are going to return soon.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from MateyaSafariLodge, General Manager at Mateya Safari Lodge
Responded 04 Jan 2020
Thank you very much for your kind review. We just love knowing that our guests enjoyed their stay at Mateya Safari lodge. I've taken the liberty of sharing your comments with all the staff. We are looking forward to welcoming you and your family back in the future. Warmest regards from the Mateya team.
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Tobicipa wrote a review Oct 2019
20 contributions48 helpful votes
We spent 4 days in Mateya. 4 splendid days perfectly organised by Francois and Tom. We saw many animals and we enjoyed thoroughly our time in Mateya. The food was great (Rose is a great cook). Everything was so perfect. We cannot find anything to be improved. Thanks a lot to everybody in Mateya for this great experience and see you soon.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from PhilipH2641, Manager at Mateya Safari Lodge
Responded 22 Oct 2019
Thank you so much for visiting Mateya and for your kind review. We are delighted that you enjoyed the lodge, the food and your time with Francois and Tom. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Warmest regards from all of us at Mateya Safari Lodge
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mateya Safari Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Mateya Safari Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Mateya Safari Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Mateya Safari Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Mateya Safari Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Mateya Safari Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Mateya Safari Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.