Matatane Camp

Matatane Camp invites guests to embrace a rustic yet comfortable “back to basics” bush experience that captures the essence of the African wilderness. Spread across 130 hectares of stunning, malaria-free wilderness, the camp is safely enclosed, ensuring a risk-free encounter with dangerous game. Guests can immerse themselves in a range of activities, including exhilarating walking trails, obstacle courses, and the not-to-be-missed multi-platform zipline, offering awe-inspiring views of the majestic White Umfolozi River and its diverse wildlife, from graceful zebras and wildebeests to elegant impalas and kudus, accompanied by a chorus of vibrant bird species.

Whether gathering under a starlit canopy around the campfire in the traditional boma for a memorable South African braai or venturing through the pristine wilderness, discovering the abundant flora and fauna along the way, Matatane Camp promises an authentic bush experience like no other.

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At Matatane Camp, prepare yourself for an extraordinary experience filled with thrilling highlights. Take to the skies and zip through the air on the exhilarating multi-platform Zipline, where you can soak in awe-inspiring views while enjoying an adrenaline rush like no other. For nature lovers, the camp offers an extensive network of walking and hiking trails, allowing you to immerse yourself in the beauty of the surrounding wilderness and encounter the captivating wildlife that calls the area home. If you’re up for a challenge, put your physical abilities to the test on the exciting obstacle courses, designed to push your fitness and agility to new heights. Moreover, Matatane Camp’s strategic location near historical and battlefield sites invites you to uncover the intriguing stories and heritage of the region, providing a unique cultural perspective to your stay. To top it off, venture to the Umfolozi River and witness some of the oldest rock formations in the world, a geological marvel that is sure to leave you in awe. When it’s time to rest, the camp offers comfortable self-catering accommodation options that cater to your individual preferences, ensuring a relaxing and enjoyable stay throughout your adventure.

Our chalets and tents

With its seven chalets, a communal braai area, and wonderful communal facilities, Matatane’s main camp is where families, friends and loved ones come together to enjoy a simple and authentic African wilderness experience. It’s the perfect place to celebrate a landmark birthday or anniversary and is also ideal corporate, team building events and large functions, as well as weddings.

There are also two self-contained tented satellite camps some 350m away from the main camp with their own facilities that can be combined with the main camp or used separately.

The first camp offers 14 Meru-style canvas tents that can each sleep a maximum of six adults or a family on army-style single beds or roll-up mattresses. The second satellite camp offers just 8 Meru-style canvas tents. All of the tents have their own en-suite bathrooms with two showers and two toilets.

Each camp has its own kitchen, undercover dining area, boma with braai/fire pit and ablution block.

All rooms are serviced daily.

Self-cater, or enjoy full board with hearty, home-cooked breakfasts, light lunches and wonderful dinners featuring family favourites such as home-made lasagna, bobotie, traditional South African braai vleis, oxtail stews and potjiekos.

Important: Stays at this accommodation do not include game drives. If you wish to go on a game drive, you must book it separately through Reservations. Game drives are available at Babanango Game Reserve and depart from Zulu Rock Hub, located 15 kilometers away from Matatane Camp.

 

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FROM R1,050 PER PERSON, PER NIGHT SHARING (SELF-CATERING)
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FROM R1,050 PER PERSON, PER NIGHT SHARING (SELF-CATERING)
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FROM R1,050 PER PERSON, PER NIGHT SHARING (SELF-CATERING)
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FROM R1,050 PER PERSON, PER NIGHT SHARING (SELF-CATERING)
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FROM R1,050 PER PERSON, PER NIGHT SHARING (SELF-CATERING)
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FROM R1,050 PER PERSON, PER NIGHT SHARING (SELF-CATERING)
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FROM R1,050 PER PERSON, PER NIGHT SHARING (SELF-CATERING)
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FROM R1,050 PER PERSON, PER NIGHT SHARING (SELF-CATERING)
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FROM R1,050 PER PERSON, PER NIGHT SHARING (SELF-CATERING)
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River View Chalet
FROM R1,100 PER PERSON, PER NIGHT SHARING (SELF-CATERING)
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CAMPSITES UKUSA (MAX 76 PEOPLE) OR NHLEBELA (MAX 40 PEOPLE)
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CAMPSITES UKUSA (MAX 76 PEOPLE) OR NHLEBELA (MAX 40 PEOPLE)
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CAMPSITES UKUSA (MAX 76 PEOPLE) OR NHLEBELA (MAX 40 PEOPLE)
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NmhlunguFEB 2023
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"We had a beautiful 3 days stay. The place is exceptional and the pictures on the internet are doing no justice for it. Everything from the rooms, cleanliness, game drive, dining lounge and the staff service... I would definitely go back."
Chad BJAN 2023
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"A 10/10 rating from me! This experience ticks every bush getaway box. With views of rolling hills, rivers and lush plains, to beautifully curated spaces regardless of being in the dining area, pool or the rooms. The food was plated beautifully and tasted just as amazing. To top it all off the staff were friendly, accommodating and ensured each and every detail was taken care of. Our guide was one of the best! Super knowledgeable about all things nature and wildlife which kept all 5 of our drives interesting and unique. I can't wait to visit again especially with lions and elephants on the way in 2023!"
Day-Trip-5323NOV 2022
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"A wonderful Game Reserve nestled in the heart of Zululand. The reserve is located a short drive from King Shaka airport and is a wonderful respite from the concrete jungle. We were looked after by amazing staff who have a passion for hospitality and rangers who have a love for nature. In addition, The value for money that the establishment provides is second to none for a game reserve of this standard and quality!"