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About Mattanu Private Game Reserve

Mattanu Private Game Reserve specialises in tailor-making each package according to the guests specific needs. Our 4 star accommodation includes ,deck and braai facility. We also have luxury tents with air-conditioning for the hot summer nights and underfloor heating for the chilly winter evenings.

Nestled between Camel thorn trees and wildlife, you can get away from it all and relax in our luxurious lodge with underground wine cellar and bar facility. The chalet can accommodates two to ten people in comfort. Two Luxury tents with their private decks are available. The lodge overlooks a very popular watering hole where wildlife sightings are very common.

Full catering with venison dishes and true South African cooking on open fires or in the restaurant. Game drives will be conducted on comfortable game viewing vehicles. Helicopter game viewing can also be arranged along with filming and photographic safaris, hands-on game capturing experience and green and trophy hunting safaris.

Over 36 species can be viewed including endangered Roan and Sable antelopes as well as a disease-free buffalo breeding project.Situated only 30 minutes outside Kimberley a must for all nature lovers.

Safari: Over 36 different species with outdoor activities like mountain biking, quad biking, game drives, helicopter game viewing, game capturing and walking safaris. View Roan, Sable, Buffalo, Tsessebe, Giraffe, Zebra to name a few.

Spa: We have a spa room with different massage treatment options.

Wedding Venues: Bushveld wedding venue for up to 120 guests. Island centre chapel in our rock feature swimming pool.

Conference Venues: Technologically advanced conference facility for up to 120 people. Set in ou thatched roof luxury lodge.

Family friendly: We cater for families with our activities, safety and accommodation.

Romantic: Private dinners, lantern and candle lit as well as spa treatments.

Covid Safety Approved: All protocols in place

Guided Safaris: Trained guides with over 40 years experience. Many of the drives are accompanied by the owners themselves.

Family Safaris: Ideal for family safaris with comfortable vehicles and trained experienced guides. On site veterinarian often does routine work where guests can participate.

Camping Safaris: Kalahari savannah area with over 30 different animal species. Camp site under camelthorn trees with new ablution facilities, splashpool, braai area, electricity, water and mobile tents can be set up if required.


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Garden
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Jacuzzi/Hot-tub
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Hiking
  • Wi-Fi
  • Vitality Collection
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Conference Venues
  • Romantic
  • All inclusive
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Bath
  • Bathrobe
  • Bathroom
  • Fridge
  • Full board
  • Health Spa
  • House Keeping
  • Massage
  • Mini fridge
  • Minibar
  • Non smoking rooms
  • Pets Not Allowed
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans


  • 4 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
  • AA Superior
* Please enquire for further details.

Availability and pricing

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  • Luxury Tents Sleeps 2 Includes: D B & B Rooms / Units: 5 Luxury African Safari tented units, upper market, and great use at natural materials with garden and pool views, Jacuzzi... see more Features:  King beds, Private bathroom, En-suite, Jacuzzi, Garden views, Air-Conditioning see more King beds, Private bathroom, En-suite, Jacuzzi, Garden views, Air-Conditioning, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Internet Connection, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer
    from R3780 Room rate
    • Rooms Adults
      • Thatched suite Sleeps 6 Includes: All Meals and Activities Double story, Thatched suite with 2 bedrooms and 2 separate bathrooms one with shower and one with bath.Also a queen... see more Features:  King beds, DStv, Private bathroom, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Upstairs see more King beds, DStv, Private bathroom, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Upstairs, Self-catering, Separate toilet, Single beds, Garden views, Air-Conditioning, Heater, Television, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Wi-Fi, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer
        from R3900 Room rate
        • Adults

          Reviews for Mattanu Private Game Reserve

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          Philippa King
          08 August 2021

          Beautiful and peaceful setting with friendly and helpful staff. Good food and good animal sightings.

          Thandi Hillie
          05 April 2021

          Servicing of the rooms could be improved. Otherwise place is great if you are looking for relaxation and being in touch with nature...

          Carlene Kaufmann, South Africa
          07 October 2016

          Mattanu under promises and over delivers !Here's wishing the Mattanu family continued success !

          Deidre Fontenot, American Samoa
          15 August 2011

          Our brief visit to Mattanu was an enjoyable one. The personal attention by Jaques was much appreciated. Thank you from the DAK team!

          Ton de Greef, Netherlands
          18 January 2010

          We enjoyed our stay very much. Great family!

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          Mattanu Private Game Reserve is 15,8km from the centre of Barkly West , the nearest airport 55,1km (Kimberley Airport).
          *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling