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Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had the pleasure of spending 3 days at the Mateya Safari Lodge. It was one of the most incredible experiences of our lives. The lodge is palatial and beautiful, the staff are friendly and very competent, and the game drives were thrilling and educational. We were the beneficiaries of Werner's encyclopedic knowledge and ourstanding personality. We thoroughly recommend it.

Date of stay: May 2017
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
3  Thank Gerald H
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Philip H, Manager at Mateya Safari Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2017

Thank you very much for your kind review and compliments.

We are delighted that you had such a special time with us and hope to welcome you to Mateya again in the future.

Best wishes from all of us.

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Reviewed 3 March 2017

Matey Game Reserve has only 5 lodges which makes it an ultra exclusive experience for just a small group of people. The privacy you get and special service provided by their staff are unique. The place is exclusive yet not exaggerated, so you feel like in the wild but with all the comforts you may think of. Great location, experienced staff, best quality service and beautiful surroundings with the most stunning animal watching experience put Mateya on my top 10 places visited in my life so far. If not top 5. Highly recommended for nature lovers. Worth every penny!

Date of stay: February 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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3  Thank GabrielaMaj
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Philip H, Manager at Mateya Safari Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such kind words Gabriela!

We are delighted that you had such a special time with us and it is so heartwarming to hear that Mateya is one of your top 10 places visited so far.

I hope we get the opportunity of welcoming you back soon.

Warmest regards from all of us at Mateya Safari Lodge.

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Reviewed 1 March 2017

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More than you can imagine .
No words to describe this gorgeous lodge .

We had brilliant safari drives and with the combination of the luxury of the lodge a memory that won't be forget...............

Date of stay: February 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Mayagood
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Philip H, Manager at Mateya Safari Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2017

Dear Maya,

Thank you very much for your review of Mateya Safari Lodge. We are so pleased that you had such a superb stay with us!

We cannot wait to welcome you back to the Mateya family again in the near future.

Warmest regards from all of us.

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Reviewed 8 January 2017

After being in SA for 3 weeks and doing a few other safari's we spent 3 nights here. From the beginning Christine and Stacey make you feel very welcome. The lodge is impressive and the food is fantastic considering how remote you are. The real highlight is the quality of the safari under the guide Werner and tracker Paul. These men really know their stuff inside out and do a very professional job showing you what the park has to offer in comfort and safety. If your goal when visiting SA is to just "see the big 5" then go to a zoo. If you want to experience the 'real' Africa then this is the place do to it. There is no public crowding or competing for views like in your other more commercial parks. In between seeing animals Werner explains everything you see and hear in amazing detail with we found really interesting. On top the best safari experience we had in Africa, the staff back at the lodge go over and above to meet all expectations. A massive thanks to all the staff for a very special stay.

Room tip: If you struggle with steps then ask for a suite close to the lodge
Date of stay: January 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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4  Thank tfds84
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Philip H, Manager at Mateya Safari Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2017

Thank you very much for the kind and thoughtful review and for mentioning and thanking the staff personally. It is such a delight to know that we made you feel welcome, that you enjoyed the food and found the service and staff excellent.

We will convey your thanks to all the staff who helped make your stay such a wonderful and memorable experience.

We all would love the pleasure of welcoming you back.

Warmest regards from all of us at Mateya Safari Lodge.

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Reviewed 26 November 2016

unbelievable, we had the best of time
stayed for 3 nights, 2 safari drives a day, best food, best service,
every thing about Mateya safari lodge was perfect,
the ranger, Werner, was a walking encyclopedia, he was so interesting to listen to,
while driving us around showing us the bush and its animals and taking such good care of us.
the tracker Poul, was super nice and helpful, got us to see a lion, a lioness with her cubs, and so many other animals, his relaxed being was super nice to have around us,
Bes, the waiter was so attentive to all our needs, with such a smiling, nice personality,it was a pleasure,
Chreastin and stacy, at the reseption, always around to help with any thing we needed,
the place is so beatifull, with lots of amazing African art it almost feels like a museum, but a one that is fun to hang out in...
it was probebly the best romantic holiday we had ever,

Room tip: their are only 5 rooms at the lodge, all stunningly beautiful, super comfortable, and very privet
Date of stay: November 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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3  Thank BhadraG4
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Philip H, Manager at Mateya Safari Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write such a kind hearted review and all the compliments Bhadra! We are very happy to read that you had such a great time with us and I look forward to passing your praise on to Werner and Paul, they are both very passionate about the bush and sharing it with guests.

It was our pleasure to have hosted you and we happily invite you to return for another safari with us!

Warmest regards from all of us at Mateya Safari Lodge.

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