This being my third trip to South Africa I decided to plan a seven day trip and booked myself into Singita the first three nights and then into Matyea the last four nights. Having been told that Singita is top of the line I was preparing myself for a let down at Mayeta, well as they say in life "Save the best for last" was an under statement.
Upon our arrival at the lodge we were taken to our room which offered us the most fabulous view of the game reserve. The room featured a beautifully appointed bedroom, a bathroom that was larger then my New York living room and a double glassed in shower and outdoor shower. The flexibility of being able to have only four people in a vehicle made it seem like we had our own private lodge. After tearing ourselves from our room we were treated to a gourmet lunch served on the outdoor deck, in fact I must add for the four nights we never sat in the same room for dinner, one night we were in the formal dining room (with two fire places burning), then the romantic wine cellar, followed by fire pit and the last night in the main lodge indoor sitting area by a roaring fire. The lodge offered us breakfast each morning, lunch, high tea and dinner, each meal was better then the last.
As far as seeing the animals we were able to see the "big five"a as well as the "super seven".
If it is possible to have a perfect 10 then Mayeta has it.
- Also Known As:
- Mateya Safari Hotel Madikwe Game Reserve