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Mattanu Private Game Reserve

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  • Guests think Mattanu Private Game Reserve is in a very good location
  • Mattanu Private Game Reserve, Barkley west, 8301, Northern Cape

Mattanu Private Game Reserve is located in the Northern Cape Province, the biggest, safest and Malaria free province in South-Africa, approximately 50Km north west of the diamond digging city of Kimberley.
Nestled in the shade of indigenous Camelthorn trees, this family owned and managed business offer unparalleled intimacy and seclusion in their luxury tents and is characterised by exuding warmth and effortless hospitality.

The only reserve in South Africa where you can view breeding programs of Roan, Sable, Buffalo, Royal Oryx, Golden Oryx, Golden Gnu, Black Impala, Tsessebe and Livingstone Eland together on the same property.

Owners, Dr Johan Kriek, wildlife veterinarian, Daleen, wife and their children Johann, Jacques and Heleen have been involved in the wildlife industry since the early 1980’s and their passion for conservation is infectious.
The farm was bought in 1991 and developed as a breeding area for rare antelope species and it was only in 2006 that Mattanu opened its doors to the public as an eco tourism destination.

These unique factors contributed to the numerous accommodation, service and wine list awards Mattanu has received over the last 7 years.


Five luxury safari tents, each with a private viewing deck overlooking a waterhole, are decorated in African design, complete with luxury sleeper wood furnishings, full bathroom en-suite, indoor showers and air-conditioning with under floor heating. A two bedroom thatched roof suite comprising of a loft main bedroom opening onto a private deck, lounge, bar and 2 bathrooms is accentuated with teak wooden finishes. To complete the options a 2 bedroom en-suite log cabin provides the perfect breakaway for families or friends. The fire place and air conditioning adds to your comfort during your fully or self catered visit.
Here you will savour uncompromising high standards of service, efficiency and personalised attention.
Come and relax in the African Kalahari Bushveld Savannah amidst the Camel-thorn trees. Enjoy your evenings in our air-conditioned luxury restaurant and bar and experience true South-African cuisine. For the wine connoisseur we also provide an extensive wine selection in our underground wine cellar.
Relax at the pool after a hot day, be pampered by our therapists with some of our massage treatments or partake in any of our numerous activities at Mattanu or the surrounding area.

Luxury Safari Tented accommodation
Game Drives
Helicopter Safaris
Game Capture Safaris
Conference and Wedding venue
Bushveld dinners
Quad bike game viewing
Great year end function venue

Any day trip can be arranged with the use of Mattanu’s private R44, 4-seater, leather seats and air-conditioned helicopter.

From R1 980
per night (sleeps 2)
From R1 980
per night (sleeps 2)
From R1 980
per night (sleeps 2)
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  • Capacity: 40 people
  • Check-in: 14:00 to 19:00
    Check-out: 11:00
  • Address: Mattanu Private Game Reserve, Barkley west, 8301, Northern Cape
  • All ages welcome From R1 980  per night (sleeps 2) 4 5 1 5 Mattanu Private Game Reserve Barkley west 8301 Northern Cape 0860 022 102 14:00-19:00 11:00 -28.399225564273 24.477202557319