Welcome to Matimba Bush Lodge

Matimba Bush Lodge is ideally situated in pristine wilderness overlooking Mala Mala Dam at Hans Merensky Golf Course in Phalaborwa.

Within 5km driving distance of the Kruger National Park, the Lodge is the perfect luxury stay over from which to explore one of Africa’s greatest safari destinations.

There is an abundance of wildlife to be seen, both on the immaculate Golf course and on the lodge property itself.

Sightings of hippo and elephant are common, with the resident fish eagles call adding to the authentic bush experience.


Matimba delivers a bijou luxury lodge experience in the African bush, and is the perfect destination for discerning travelers whether you are in Africa to play golf, enjoy safaris, sip on a sundowner, or simply relax in the tranquil settings.

Breakfast are served on the patio or deck overlooking Mala Mala dam.


Delectable dinners - a mix of Mediterranean and African cuisine will make your stay unforgettable.

 Our  fully licensed bar  gives you the opportunity to choose between South African wines, sundowners or our own created liquor -  Lemondela.

Matimba Bush Lodge delivers a combination of a lifetime dream and a passion for wildlife and is pleased to welcome you.

Daniela & Alberto
Matimba RAI Trailer
Benvenuti nel nuovo ed esclusivo
Matimba Bush Lodge


At the intersection of comfort and convenience lies Matimba Bush Lodge, where you can take full advantage of numerous amenities and services that are guaranteed to make your stay with us a memorable one. 

From guest services to tour deals, we seek to provide you with the attention and luxury you deserve. Featuring impeccable accommodations and an attentive staff, we guarantee you’ll have a pleasant experience here.

Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure the lodge offers four luxury rooms surrounded by nature, comfort, African touches and personalized service.

Laundry services is available. 

Free parking and internet on premises.

The Elephant, Lion and Leopard rooms are provided with an outdoor shower where you can hear and smell the African bush.

Explore our site to see what we have to offer, and don’t hesitate to reach out with questions.


Safari in Kruger Park

Over the last decade numerous guests have been able to experience the families warm hospitality, informative safaris, cultural excursions (our Matimba day care) and photographic workshops.

Our range of activities includes golf, safaris, excursions, cultural tours and photographic workshops.

Daniela and Alberto are familiar with all attractions and amenities in the area and will gladly assist you in arranging car rental, night drives, river safaris or whatever you want to explore.


About Us

After having explored Africa for many years on their travels and safaris, Daniela (acclaimed professional photographer), her husband and qualified guide Alberto, and their son Robby moved to South Africa in 2006 to run an exclusive lodge in Phalaborwa.

Over the last decade numerous guests have been able to experience the family’s warm hospitality, informative safaris, cultural excursions and photographic workshops.


Daniela and Alberto have always dreamed of owning a truly luxury lodge in an idyllic bush setting. The new Matimba Bush Lodge is the culmination of this dream, and their passion for Africa and in delivering an unparalleled lodge experience awaits their valued guests. 

Together with the resident elephant, hippo and giraffe in their extensive wilderness gardens, they are ready to welcome you!

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Lodge 415, Hans Merensky Golf Estate

Kruger National Park, Phalaborwa

South Africa    Sud Africa

Phone: +27 (0)76 986 9281


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