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Gustav, Melanie and the kids invite you to spend some time with us on our private reserve in the world renowned Waterberg

Day Trips

Mattaniah is in close proximity to many eco – adventures and a wide range of other attractions to explore. Including elephant back safaris, horse trails, the white lion breeding project and the cheetah research project. Spend a day Golfing at Sun City (120km) or sample one of our local courses. We also cater for short excursions to Kruger National Park and Shopping in Johannesburg. Hot air ballooning, glider and chopper flips are also available.



Elephant Back Safaris

Mattaniah guests can book an Elephant Back Safari and experience a once in a lifetime walk through a Big 5 reserve. We will drive you to the reserve that is only 30min away, or you can opt  to use our own vehicle.

Please take not of the following to avoid disappointment.

  • No children under the age of 5 are allowed.
  • Children from the age of 5 – 7 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Children from the age 8 and up may ride alone if they so choose.
  • Minimum group size per safari is 4 people to qualify for the discounted rate. A group of less than 4 people pay the rack rate.
  • Maximum 10 guest per safari.

Elephant Back Safari Rates

Adult Safari (ages 8 and above) R1250.00 per person
Children Safari (ages 5 – 7) R450.00 per person

Safari Times

Winter Times: 07h30 (Safari departs at 08h00)
Summer Times: 06h30 (Safari departs at 07h00)

Vistit Eventieria Wildlife Park

Visit this exiting wildlife park and experience lions, leopard, wild dogs and other African carnivores and animals up close.

The Wildlife Park is famed for its: Siberian Tigers; Bengal Tigers; Wild Dogs; African Lions; White Lions; Wolves; Coati Bears; Alpacas and the abundance of endangered game species.


They feature a remarkable variety of birds and reptiles, like the Burmese python; Cornsnakes; Boa Constrictors and Iguanas. The Park is home to a remarkable number of indigenous and exotic animal species from all over the world. With a restaurant and tame animals to entertain the family this is a must do visit.  Check out their website for more information: www.eventieria.co.za


Leeuwenhof Country Lodge and Spa

Visit this amazing spa and lodge for a relaxing day at the spa.

Leeuwenhof ensures the relaxation of the body and mind. Day packages are available for those who would like to restore balance, with only a few hours to spare.  Half-day to 4-day packages to de-stress the body and mind are available and will ensure a feeling of a long, relaxing holiday.


 Unwind in the Spa bath, sauna, and Turkish bath or enjoy a body and facial treatment in the privacy of the treatment room overlooking the garden or under a canopy of trees with birdsong as background music.
Mattaniah can do the bookings for you or you can contact them directly for more information. www.leeuwenhof.com

Tel: +27 14 717 9811/2

Mobile: +27 83 260 8343

Fax: +27 86 6051 156

e-mail: info@leeuwenhof.com

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