Ons is so bly ons het Matimba ontdek! Daniela en haar span het ons abosoluut op hulle hande gedra die Paasnaweek! Toe ons daar aankom was ons opgradeer na die “honeymoon suite”. Die kamer en badkamer is groot en stylvol en die buitestort onder die sterre was defnintief ‘n hoogtepunt! Martin, die binnehuisesjef, het aand op aand homself oortref, waarvan die braai in die boma ‘n GROOT bederf was! Elke oggend was daar ook ontbyt om van te kies en te keur en selfs toe ons vroeg uit wildtuin toe gaan, was daar n koelsak wat vir ons wag met snacks, water en koffie vir die dag! Daar was ook n massage wat ons op die deck by die rivier gevat het en dit was absoluut die geld werd, maar wat die meeste uitgestaan het was die aandag aan detail en die sorg wat Daniela-hulle tref om seker te maak mens het ‘n onvergeetlike tyd. Ons stel ook definitief die Lemondela & tonic drankie en die Dom Mimmo nagereg voor, vir iets buitengewoon en vervrissend. Dankie, Daniela, ons sien julle gou weer! - We’re so glad we discovered Matimba Lodge! Daniela and her team treated us like royalty this Easter weekend. Upon arrival we were upgraded tot the honeymoon suite. The room and bathroom were spacious and stylish and the outdoor shower under the stars was definitely a highlight of the stay! Martin, the in-house chef, outdid himself every night and the braai in the boma area was a big treat! Every morning there was also a large breakfast selection and even when we left early to the Kruger Park, there was a bag waiting for us with snacks, coffee and water for the day! The massage on the deck was absolute value for money, but what really stood out for us was the attention to detail and the extra mile Daniela went to ensure we have an unforgettable time. We highly recommend the Lemondela tonic and Dom Mimmo desert that are made with their locally brewed liqueur for something different and refreshing. Thanks Daniela, we will see you again soon! Lize & Gideon xxx…
We had the perfect stay at Matimba. We were treated like royalty and nothing was too much trouble for the team. Breakfast was delicious and our bedroom perfect. Wish we could stay longer but we will certainly be back!
This is without doubt the most perfect place I have stayed in South Africa. It has a sublime setting being situated on the edge of a picturesque dam where you can happily spend hours on the desk watching crocodiles drift by and birds catching fish and listening to the hippos. The rooms were beautifully appointed and I especially enjoyed the outside shower - a very unique feature! But, by far the best feature of the lodge is the unparalleled hospitality. Daniella, the hostess, is warm and friendly and it was a real pleasure whiling away the time in conversation about Phalaborwa, the local communities and the Kruger Park.
The week spent here was exceptional in many ways. Exceptional are the owners Daniela and Alberto: Daniela with her love and care for the people, Alberto with his passion for the wildlife. Exceptional is the staff: Martin's fantastic dinners. Sharon, Shirley and Patience always attentive and pleasant. I'm sure I will return soon to this beautiful place, where I felt instantly at home.
We stayed here for five days and had the best time ever. The location is wonderful, the service is excellent and there are a lot of outdoor activities organized by the owners of the lodge. They know the place very well and can introduce you both to the wild side of nature and to the local community. Daniela is a very friendly and open minded woman and you can really tell that she loves what she does. We can highly recommend this bush lodge.