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 of the trees. The Guinea fowl call reverberates through the bushveld, followed by the howl of the jackal. You will become aware of colours softening to the beautiful, gentle hues as the sky turns to the sensational vibrant reds, golds and oranges typical of a Northern Cape and African sunset. Evening scents fill the air as the sun dips behind the horizon. Here you can view over 36 different animal species and hundreds of bird species. Be part of the Roan and Sable antelope herds as they wander around in search of their favourite grazing areas.
Day visitors R400 pp (R300 for 10 or more) including breakfast or dinner
This is an indescribable appreciation and experience of the different forces in nature. Fly around in our private helicopter and stand in awe of Gods creation from the eagle’s eye. There is no better way to experience the vastness of the Northern Cape. View the official website of Kriek Helicopters.
R750 pp (excl vat) minimum 2 passengers or R4900 per hour for bigger groups
Guests are welcomed abort Mattanu’s team of wildlife capture and immobilisation specialists in their routine tasks of management and translocation. Join in this unique safari experience on the ground or from a helicopter and have a hands-on experience with numerous wildlife species as they are being tranquilised and monitored for conservation and management purposes. All of this is done under strict supervision of resident wildlife veterinarian, Dr JC Kriek. Game capture safaris are often done as part of veterinary student courses. During these courses we also mentor and transfer skills to up and coming wildlife veterinary enthusiasts.
Price on request
The helicopter flight to a dinner in the bush under the African sky is regarded by many as the climax of uniqueness and romance. Enjoy your dinner amidst wild antelope and the deafening silence of solitude in the bush interrupted by the odd jackals howl or trampling of hooves just out of reach of the lanterns light. View the official website of Kriek Helicopters.
R250pp additional to accommodation rates for the dinner in the bush and R750pp(excl. vat) to fly with the helicopter over the reserve and land with sunset at your dinner in the bush.
Day visitors have to book a game drive at R400pp, Helicopter game viewing at R750pp (excl. vat) and a bush dinner at R300pp.
Alternatively roam around with family or friends on our Quad bike safaris and experience nature from a different angle. Our Quad bike safaris are definitely a more exhilarating game viewing option that lowers you to the level of the animals.
R350pp to replace a game drive for accommodation guests
R450pp for day visitors including a meal.
Welcome drink on arrival (juice).
Light lunches can be arranged at a nominal fee for mid day treatments (no extra charge for accommodation guests staying 2 days or more)
Champagne or wine can be added to all treatments
Single or couple treatments can be done
Treatments are done by our trained Shona therapists and may vary from a light rub to a deep tissue massage depending on personal preference.
Treatments are done on our swimming pool island across the waterfall, in the privacy of your own deck or in our luxury suite.
Foot and leg treatment 40 min R275
Experience a relaxing foot treatment comprising of a foot scrub with divine foot massage aiming at eliminating dead skin cells, moisturising and softening the skin.
Back and neck massage 30 min R275
Enjoy a targeted massage of the back and neck. Relax and feel the tension melt away as our therapists manage those stress related knots.
Full body massage 60 min R450
Sixty minutes of pure indulgence. The full body massage treatment focusing on the legs, arms, back and neck is guaranteed to transport you to a dream world where the goal is ultimate relaxation.
Fly in to fly. Few pastimes evolve into obsession and none can derive such satisfaction irrespective of result. The anticipation of the first nibble at your line along with a scenic helicopter flight to the banks of the mighty Orange or Vaal River culminates into sheer excitement for what lies hidden beneath the surface. Fly in to any river or dam in the Northern Cape and test your skill against the Largemouth and Smallmouth Yellowfish, Carp, Barbel or Bass.
The idea started a few years ago and after some negotiations, is now available to tourists. The tour includes a helicopter flight (View official website of Kriek Helicopters) from Mattanu to some of the best yellow fish flyfishing spots in Africa. Some of these fishing spots are situated a mere 8 minutes from Mattanu. Qualified quides are used to enhance the fishing experience and they provide food for the day. Fishing tackle can also be hired if required. After a long day of fishing, guests are transported back to the luxurious lodge where they can relax in the pool, enjoy some good wines or a good Cuban cigar from the collection.
Price on request