There are three lodges on this game reserve, Lion (photo), Elephant (hunting) and Rhino (under restoration) located separately in the reserve. Each has kitchen, bar, pool etc. We stayed at Lion lodge.
Good game reserve for photosafari with knowledgeable and nice guides. Plenty of varieties of antilopes, zebra, wilderbeast, giraffes etc. No large predators so you can take walks on your own on marked trails. This is highly recommended.
Some of the trips offered are very good. The trip to Pilanesberg is a must!
During the winter season the bar package is probably not a good deal. It may be during the summer. The food is good for omnivores, but vegetarians/vegans are in for a more mixed experience. One cook is very good at making V-dishes. The other just removes the meat (!).
Note, that meals are served outside under roof. During the winter season this gets _cold_ in the morning and the evening. This was a problem for most. Especially since the gas heaters were out of order for the entire stay. Pack plenty of warm clothes.
The rooms are nice. Half of a cottage with good facilities. Note that sound travel easily between rooms.
The tour programme is quite busy as it involves a lot of transportation.
On a final note, Matswani was a nice experience and I do recommend it, but note that the marketing as a very luxury experience is not quite matched by reality.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking