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Activities

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Published on 03 March 2015
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 Game Drives

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

 Helicopter Game Viewing

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

Game Capture Safaris

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

Bushveld Dinner Fly-Inn

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.

Quad Bike Game Viewing

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.

Welness Massage Treatment

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.

Heli Fly Fishing

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
 

Functions

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Published on 03 March 2015
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 Weddings

The most Memorable day of your life will be your wedding day at Mattanu Private Game Reserve. We are honoured to host this special event.

Main lodge without using the 1st floor - 80 Guests including dance area.
Main lodge and using the 1st floor – 120 Guests including dance area.
For more than 120 guests an outside tent, drapes, lighting and floor can be arranged at approx R25 000 additional (A detailed quote can be arranged per enquiry)


 Basic pricing structure

  • The charge of R400 per person excl VAT is all inclusive of meals and venue hire and no additional or hidden charges exist.
  • All accommodation will be booked and billed to the wedding costs.
  • The catering will be done as a buffet, but starters and desert will be served at the table.
  • The provision of Mattanu’s standard furniture and equipment is at no extra charge.
  • The client at his / her cost should hire any additional items not listed under "venue hire".
  • No additional venue hire fee for weddings of 50 people or more. A venue hire of R5000 will be charged for fewer than 50 people.
  • For more than 80 guests additional cutlery and crockery will have to be hired and billed to the wedding costs.

Venue hire includes:

  • Rental of venue for the time period specified
  • Wedding Chapel (Thatched roof island in swimming pool)
  • Administration cost
  • Co-ordination, planning and executing of the function
  • Standard tablecloths in white.
  • Square tables seating 8 per table.
  • Black conference chairs.
  • Waitron charges are included in the cost per delegate
  • Basic table set-up including white crockery (starter plate, main course plate and desert plate/bowl, cutlery (2 forks, 2 knives and one spoon) and glassware (one champagne and one wine glass)
  • Podium

Venue Hire DOES NOT include the following, which is for the client's own account:


Wedding planners are also suggested.

 

  • Snacks, cocktails and Canapes before or after reception
  • Flowers, candles or any other decor
  • Napkin holders / serviette rings
  • Printed menus & place settings
  • Chair covers and round table cloths
  • Round Tables
  • Cutlery and crockery for more than 80 guests.

 

These and table setup can be supplied by Wedding planners as below:

Wedding concepts - Hannes Loubser 083 684 1413
Thyme and Lime events - Mark Thomas 083 310 9222 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Aretha van Rooyen 076 795 2464
Party designs in Bloemfontein - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Mrs Barbara Lehman 053 832 1725/084 800 8028
Audio visual equipment and DJ: Jean 082 870 7171
Jacques Deyzel 0795170591
Tent and floor supplier:  Edwin 072 750 5459
Tent, draping and lighting - 082 552 6020 – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A non refundable deposit payment of R5000 will serve as a confirmation of your booking.  

A further 50% deposit on the outstanding amount must be made 2 months prior to the function.

You are welcome to pay the deposit via electronic transfer or direct deposit into:


 

Banking details:                   

ABSA - Kimberley, Account number: 4052970231, Branch code: 500-902,
Cheque account, Johan Kriek familie trust.  Email proof of payment to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Info for the bride to be...

 Conferences

At Mattanu Private Game Reserve we take pride in offering a lodge facility to suit your every conference, function or event need. We will tailor-make every package to suite your budget and requirements. A visit prior to your function can be arranged. Our conference venue is air-conditioned for your comfort.

Our air-conditioned facility can accommodate up to 120 delegates.

120 people – Congress/cinema style without tables
                                                     80 people – Classroom style
                                                     36 people – U shaped
                                                     20 People – Boardroom style

Rates are based on a minimum of 10 delegates.
All rates are excluding VAT.
Cost per person: R380

Rates include:

  • Morning/afternoon tea with biscuits/snacks
  • Cold/Hot lunch with juice
  • Water and mints on the tables
  • Venue Hire
  • Standard Audio-visual equipment

Standard Audio-visual equipment included in all our conference packages are:

  • Data Projector
  • Screen
  • Whiteboard with Pens

Additional - It can be arranged at additional cost:

  • PA System R700 per day.
  • Breakfast – R100
  • Dinner – R150 Selection of menus available
  • Accommodation (18 pax including a Game Drive, dinner and breakfast – 5 Luxury tents R1690/person sharing, one log cabin for 4 people and one suite sleeping 4 people sharing.
  • A 50% single supplement will be charged for guests not sharing
  • Game Drive – R80/person
  • Quad biking trails – R400 per person for 30min, 4 pax at a time
  • Helicopter flips – R750/person excl vat. More than 10 people- R5500/hour (25 people can be flown per hour)
  • Paintball – R200/person for 150 bullets (50c/bullet thereafter)
  • Drumming R140pp + travel costs of R1000.
  • Game Capture Safari:  If accommodation is booked a minimum of 1 hour helicopter flying time needs to be booked at R4900/hour and this includes flying time for 2 pax.  R750pp wanting to fly thereafter.
    As a day trip the package will be booked as above and R400pp will be charged additionally for a game drive and dinner.  (Prices excl VAT)

 Year End Function

We can combine any activities as required. A visit to Mattanu prior to your function can also be arranged. Our two venues that are available are the Outdoor lapa and the Main Lodge. With larger groups the rotation of people between activities works very well. Game drives can take 28 people at a time, quad biking 4, helicopter approx 25 people in an hour and paintball 16 players at a time.

Outdoor lapa and day visitor area (80 max) – The basic day rate for groups is R400/person and this includes a 3-course cooked meal or a braai (menus may be discussed) and a Game Drive (28 people per drive).  The Game drive is part of the package and prices do not differ should some guest not join on the Game Drive.  Game drives for morning functions will depart at 08h30 and followed by breakfast and for evening functions it will depart at 17h00 followed by dinner.

Guest can arrive 1 hour before the Game drive and depart 2 hours after their meal unless otherwise arranged.

There is a cash bar available in the lodge and guests may enter the lodge for this purpose alone.

Main Lodge (120 max) - The basic day rate for groups is R400/person and this includes a 3-course cooked meal or a braai (menus may be discussed) and a Game Drive (28 people per drive).  The Game drive is part of the package and prices do not differ should some guest not join on the Game Drive.  Game drives for morning functions will depart at 08h30 and followed by breakfast and for evening functions it will depart at 17h00 followed by dinner.

Guest can arrive 1 hour before the Game drive and depart 2 hours after their meal unless otherwise arranged.

There is a cash bar available in the lodge.

Additional activities include:

  • Helicopter rides at R5500/hour (approx 25 people can fly per hour and a max weight of 110kg is permitted)
  • Quad bike rides at R350/person for 30 min rides (4 riders per trip)
  • Paintball at R200/person including gun, gas, masks, overall and 180 bullets.
  • Face painting and jumping castle for kids
  • Drumming can also be arranged for up to 50 people (Cost depends on amount of people)
  • Lunch can be arranged depending on menu selection.
  • A Marimba quartet can also be arranged for evening entertainment.
  • Busses can be arranged for shuttle to and from Kimberley
  • San Bushmen dancers can also be arranged for entertainment

A cash bar is available so no drinks will be allowed on the premises. The bar and function will close as per prior arrangements.
No liquor will be sold before 14h00.
Morning functions close at 12h00
Afternoon/evening functions close at 23h00
Times may vary by arrangement
Music may be organised at additional cost and per availability.



All rates are excluding VAT

Hope you find all the information in order. Contact me for any further information at 083 235 1993
or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

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Mattanu Accommodation

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Published on 03 March 2015
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Safari Tents

Nestled in the shade of indigenous Camelthorn trees over 100meters of tiled pathway leads you from the lodge to the new luxury tented accommodation. Mattanu’s luxury tents offer accommodation for family, friends, or small groups. Exuding warmth and effortless hospitality that characterises Mattanu Private Game Reserve, the luxury tents offer unparalleled intimacy and seclusion.

Five luxury 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. Here you will savour uncompromising high standards of service, efficiency and personalised attention. A rock waterfall featured swimming pool will serve as a welcome relaxation on your return from a hot day in the Kalahari bush.

Rates and Tariffs
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  • Under floor heating
  • Air-con
  • Private deck
  • Jet spa bath and shower
  • Heated towel rails
  • Mini bar fridge
  • Kettle with coffee/tea
  • Mini safe
 

Luxury thatched roof suite

One luxury suite is available which can accommodate 4 adults. One room is a double bed loft room and the other is either a twin room or can be moved together as a queen. Includes an afternoon game drive followed by dinner and a morning game drive followed by breakfast. This double story, thatched roof building is very private and offers its own bar, fire place lounge with plasma screen, lapa, viewing deck and two bathrooms. You will also receive a welcoming drink, cooldrinks, champagne and chocolate in the rooms.

Luxury thatched roof self catering option

This option is available which would include all amenities, fire wood and all basic cutlery and crockery. This double storey, thatched roof building is very private and offers its own bar, fire place lounge with plasma screen, lapa, viewing deck and two bathrooms. Morning or afternoon Game drives (R200pp), Dinner (R200pp) and Breakfast (R100pp) can be arranged additionally and in advance.

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  • Lounge with plasma screen and DSTV
  • Air-con
  • Private deck
  • Two bathrooms with Corner bath and shower
  • Bar fridge
  • Fully equipped kitchenette
  • Kettle with coffee/tea
  • Mini safe
  • Fire place

Luxury Log Cabin

One luxury Log Cabin is available which can accommodate 4 adults. Both rooms are identical, en-suite with corner bath and shower, and opens up onto a wooden veranda with a view of the waterhole.
The Cabin is very private and offers a fire place lounge with plasma screen, own braai area, covered veranda, fully equipped kitchen and undercover parking. This includes an afternoon game drive followed by dinner and a morning game drive followed by breakfast. You will also receive a welcoming drink, coldrinks, champagne and chocolate in the rooms.

Luxury Log Cabin self catering option

One luxury Log Cabin is available which can accommodate 4 adults. Both rooms are identical, en-suite with corner bath and shower, and opens up onto a wooden veranda with a view of the waterhole.
The Cabin is very private and offers a fire place lounge with plasma screen, own braai area, covered veranda, fully equipped kitchen and undercover parking. Morning or afternoon Game drives (R200pp), Dinner (R200pp) and Breakfast (R100pp) can be arranged additionally and in advance.

Rates and Tariffs
View our numerous activities which may be added to any accommodation package

  • Lounge with plasma screen and DSTV
  • Air-con
  • Private deck
  • Two bathrooms with Corner bath and shower
  • Bar fridge
  • Fully equipped kitchenette
  • Kettle with coffee/tea
  • Mini safe
  • Fire place

 

 

Mattanu Private Game Reserve

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Published on 10 December 2013
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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. The fire place and airconditioning 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. 

 

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