This English style River Lodge is situated
on the Matlabas River
in the heart of theLimpopo Province.
meaning "Sandy River" In the Tswana Language.
Nestled on the cool
banks of the Matlabas River, flowing from the Waterberg Mountain Range, The
“Matlabas River lodge” offers its visitors comfort, sophistication, elegance and
a canvas on which to create a truly unforgettable African safari. A safari is
about intimacy, tranquillity and the romance of a bygone era.
Meals are an
extraordinary culinary experience where traditional African cuisine fuses
effortlessly with modern European trends. All meals are served on a wooden deck
high above the Matlabas River.
The Waterberg offers a
mosaic of exceptional scenic landscapes, and an abundance of wildlife species
occur in this area. The Waterberg has been described as South Africa's best kept
secret. Its rugged beauty, together with its diversity in plant and animal life,
has led to the development of several exciting eco-tourism projects such as the
biosphere reserve, the Waterberg Nature Conservancy - the amalgamation of
conservation areas in order to protect more than 150 000 hectares of the
incorporating many rivers, streams and swamps, stretches for 150 kilometres in a
long arc from Thabazimbi in the West, to Potgietersrus in the east.
Apart from the
spectacular scenery of the mountains themselves, there are many game
sanctuaries, nature reserves and farms. The 75 mammal species include big game
such as elephant, lion, white and black rhino, hippo, leopard and buffalo.
African python and the Nile crocodile are also resident, and it is a
birdwatchers' paradise with more than 300 bird species.
The Matlabas River is a
tributary of the
The river's catchment area comprises 3,448 square kilometers. The entire
catchment area of the river is located within the Waterberg Mountain Range.
The Matlabas River has
its source in the western part of the Waterberg Massif within the area of the
Marakele National Park. After leaving the mountains it flows roughly
northwestwards across the Lowveld until it joins the right bank of the Limpopo
Gigi and her competent team prepare delectable dishes that will tickle your taste buds. From 3 course dinners to light lunches and true English breakfasts, this team of
professionals will ensure your stay to be a comfortable one.