Originally built in 1998 as a private bush holiday home, Matla evolved into one of Madikwe Game Reserve’s most iconic corporate lodges.
In 2018, access to the lodge became reserved for members only, initiated by a few select founding members, who in turn invited some of their special friends and colleagues to join this private and exclusive lodge.
The Matla Game Lodge membership base is limited to ensure exclusivity to like-minded individuals and corporates, who appreciate the luxury and privacy of a sole-use bush retreat, those who appreciate the finer experiences in life, and those who value and wish to immerse themselves in the African bush and its wildlife, and the conservation thereof.
Today, this private and secluded oasis continues to enthral our discerning bush loving members, as it balances the wild pulses of the surrounds with a style that is distinctly African. Offering some of the best game viewing Southern Africa has to offer, delivering the ultimate personalized service, healthy and delicious cuisine and attention to detail, from the moment of arrival.
Lodge staff and hosts are well qualified, from a hospitality and culinary aspect, ecological knowledge and nature conservation as a whole. The safari drives offer a unique African Wildlife experience, conducted in a safe and yet wild and exciting environment, nothing can prepare you for the thrill that you will experience while being in nature, as well as the close encounters with its natural inhabitants on game drives.
Exclusive use of the Lodge
Only members may make reservations for Matla Game Lodge. It goes without saying that they and their guests are entitled to exclusive use of the lodge for the duration of their visit.
Bookings require a minimum of 6, and a maximum of 10 adults, for a minimum stay of 2 nights. The daily program is flexible and can be adjusted and tailor-made to suit the members’ requirements, all of which can be discussed with the reservations team prior to arrival, and directly on arrival at the lodge.
Should it be required, the reservations team can also discuss and arrange return road transfers and flights from Gauteng, as well as Spa treatments. You are welcome to discuss any other requests with the team.