Best of the Best 2018 - 63
MATEYA SAFARI LODGE
MA DIKWE GA ME R ESER VE, SOU TH A FR ICA
N E I G H B O R H O O D Madikwe Game Reserve
Mateya Safari Lodge honors the legend of Zimbabwean Queen Mateya, who settled in this
area after her epic journey to save her people from drought. Built in an ecologically sensitive
manner with materials found in the Madikwe Game Reserve, the lodge resides in extensive
plains that slope toward the Marico River. The Dwarsberg mountain range forms the reserve's
southern boundary, and the Tweedepoort Escarpment divides it north from south. To give ten
very special guests unrivaled luxury and unforgettable views of the vast plains, this exclusive
lodge offers just five individually designed suites.
50-minute massage for two, once per stay;
private wine cellar dinner, once per stay; and
Mateya Safari Lodge cap.
Mateya is the only safari lodge in South
Africa that has a maximum of four guests per
Distance from Airport: not applicable
MALAMALA GAME RESERVE
MA LA MA LA GA ME R ESER VE, SOU TH A FR ICA
N E I G H B O R H O O D Greater Kruger Park
Some of the most memorable moments of a safari come after dark, a fact recognized by
MalaMala Game Reserve's expert rangers. On your evening drives, your guide shines a spotlight through the bush to locate nocturnal creatures, the sight of which will take your breathaway. Your exotic, luxurious camp accommodations - there are three from which to choose
- offer even more views; a wide wooden deck overlooks the Sand River, where animals parade
in a seemingly steady stream. With its unparalleled wildlife viewing and congenial atmosphere,
it's little wonder MalaMala has set the standard for other safari camps.
In-room welcome amenity and Senior Ranger
allocated for game drives.
Consider combining MalaMala Game Reserve
with a visit to Mashatu Game Reserve in
Botswana - for two different but equally
fabulous wildlife experiences in two
Distance from MalaMala Airport (AAM): 3 miles/5 km
Size: 34 rooms Room Style: Classic Vibe: Casual
TINTSWALO SAFARI LODGE
MPU MA LA N GA PR OVIN CE, SOU TH A FR ICA
N E I G H B O R H O O D African Wilderness
In the heart of Southern Africa's least-touched wilderness lies the elegant Tintswalo Safari
Lodge. Surrounded by a private reserve, the lodge offers and enjoys exclusive game viewing
and unforgettable safari adventures. The reserve abounds in wildlife, including the Big Five
and other African creatures; some can be seen from the decks of the main lodge and suites.
Each luxury suite boasts personalized décor and the finest facilities and amenities, including
super-king beds and private plunge pools. Between game drives, guests can relax at the Bushwillow Spa or indulge in decadent dining, against nature's beautiful backdrop.
One Baker's Retreat Experience per guest at
Vital Source Spa; and private alfresco dinner
on the deck for up to six guests.
Go stargazing with Tintswalo's guides -
they have extensive knowledge and are
equipped with a Meade telescope to plot the
Distance from Hoedspruit Airport (HDS): 51 miles/82 km
Size: 12 rooms Room Style: Classic Vibe: Zen
A FRICA & MIDDLE EAST
Size: 5 rooms Room Style: Classic Vibe: Casual