Mattanu Private Game Reserve

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. Dr Johan Kriek, wildlife veterinarian and owner along with the rest of the family, has been 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......Read more

  • Air-con
  • Communal TV
  • Conference facility
  • Under ground wine cellar
  • Coffee/tea facility
  • Bar & Fireplace
  • Private lapa and braai area
  • WIFI & Airstrip
  • Diners Club Winelist


Nestled in the shade of indigenous Camelthorn trees over 100meters of tiled pathway leads you from the lodge to the new luxury tented accommodation.


Late afternoon Game Drives depart as the fierce heat of the day cools, the inhabitants of the bush become restless, and the animals move out of the shade.


At Mattanu Private Game Reserve we take pride in offering a lodge facility to suit your every conference, function or event need.

Kriek Wildlife Auction

We would like to welcome you as buyer or seller at our Kriek Wildlife Group auction 22 April 2017. Download here


Functions / Team Building

We can combine any activities as required. Game drives can take 36 people at a time, quad biking 4, helicopter approx 25 people and paintball 16 players.

Wellness Treatments

Single or couple treatments are done on our swimming pool island across the waterfall, in the privacy of your own deck or in our luxury suite.

Animal Guide

The breeding of endangered and rare antelope species is the main industry at Mattanu along with the game capture and immobilization.

Media / Videos / Awards

2013 Lilizela award winner for best accommodation service provider in the Northern Cape. 2013 Diners Club Diamond Wine list award...

Mattanu game lodge in the Kimberley area offers 4 star accommodation near the well know Big Hole.  Book you luxury accommdation in Kimberley, Northern Cape today in one of Mattanu's luxury safaris tents, log cabin or luxurious Chalet.  Mattanu is situated in the Kimberley area +/- 60 kilometres from the city & approximately 160 kilometres from the Mokala National Park.  When you stay at Mattanu Private Game Reserve, you can also visit Mokala National Park as it's within driving distance for a day visit.  Mattanu is also situated close to Kuruman, Danielskuil , Lime Acres, Kimberley & Jan Kempdorp & Hartswater.  Visitors to Mattanu is also within driving distance from the Taung Skull site, Boesmansgat and enroute to Upington, the Kalahari & Witsand Private Nature Reserve.  Mattanu is situated approximately 260 kilometres from Witsand Nature Reserve and 420 kilometres from Upington.  The Kriek Helicopters & Mattanu private helistop at the Kimberley Big Hole can be used for transfers to Mattanu, site visits in the Northern Cape or Tourism helicopter flight around Kimberley.  The activities at Mattanu Private Game Reserve in the Kimberley area includes:  Quad bike safaris & game viewing, game viewing in the form of game drives, helicopter bushveld dinner tours, helicopters flights & charter, game capture tours, fly-fishing tours, helicopter fly fishing tours and Spitskop dam helicopter tours all from this 4 star private game reserve