Mateya Safari Lodge

Madikwe Game Reserve, North-West South Africa, South Africa | Lodge
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Travel Blogs from Madikwe Game Reserve

One Last Adventure in South Africa

A travel blog entry by geosan.479


... manages to steer the vehicle down the road as well as shine the spotlight in sweeping motions in front of him. Quite suddenly he brings the vehicle to a stop because he has spotted a genet on a dead limb in the tall grass. We strain our eyes to see and incredibly the genet (a small member of the feline family) allows us time to view it as it curls against the limb. What a wonderful ending to ...

Madikwe Safari Lodge - great!

A travel blog entry by luc.larocque


Friday, April 12th 2013

We are in the northern most part of South Africa, on the border of Botswana. At night, we can see the lights emanating from the border crossing. Since we are so remote, we had hardly any access to Internet. Therefore, this blog entry was created on the fly and covers three days.

The Madikwe Safari Lodge was quite impressive. Our room and amenities meet the five-star rating it deserves. We arrived ...

Bird at the Hide

A travel blog entry by jcastellan


This afternoon after work I went to sit in the hide- a great place for some peace and quiet. There was not much happening at all, just a few birds here and there. The only interesting thing I saw was a very pretty blue Woodland Kingfisher. This bird looks even prettier when it is flying and then more of the bright blue is visible. ...

Short Drive

A travel blog entry by jcastellan


... Their legs are so skinny!

We arrived at the gate and picked up the staff member and drove back towards the lodge. As we turned a corner I spotted something out of the side of my eye- three sleeping lions two metres from the road. Paul braked and reversed. They were not bothered at all by our presence and continued to sleep, except for one which opened her eyes and raised her head, but only for a few seconds and then went back to sleep. We continued driving back towards the ...

The Africa Bush

A travel blog entry by pbandjgoround


... mere feet from the front of our vehicle, staring us down, my heart began to race... Coenie educated us on his warning signs - the shaking of his head, the forceful stare - but also reassured us that he was still pondering whether or not we were a threat by rubbing his tusk with his trunk. When he finally decided after a few minutes that we were alright he continued on his way. It was such an amazing moment to experience. ...

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This lodge, located in Madikwe Game Reserve, is near Spanish Wells, Gaulding's Cay, Tarpum Bay, and Rock Sound.
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