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Experience some of the finest Wildlife Photography…


Custom Tailored Safaris and tours are personally arranged by Matthew & Sylvia Greeff, owners of Gold Valley Lodge near the famous Kruger National Park.


Search for Africa’s Big 5 and the cats on the hunt with open Landover’s and experienced game rangers in the Sabi Sand & Timbavati Game Reserves, part of the famous Kruger National Park. Luxury accommodation at Gold Valley Lodge, Big 5 Lodges and scenic mountain retreats, open- vehicle game drives including night drives trough big game country, boma dinners around campfires and venison dishes combined with the Shangana Cultural village, Blyde River Canyon and Waterfalls in the Drakensberg Mountains and much more, await you on this great Safari.


Raised in the Lowveld they have a diverse knowledge of Mpumalanga, its people and its wonderful wildlife. As a Game Ranger in the well known Sabi Sabi Game Reserve in the late 80’s and then specializing in guiding his own Safaris through the Big 5 Reserves, Matthew has developed an intimate knowledge of the African bush in the past 22 years.


Add to this the love of wildlife photography and the ability to get close to wild animals and you are assured of an exciting yet safe safari.


Gold Valley Lodge in Mpumalanga, South Africa


Matthew Greeff and family








Matt :

Cell : +27 83 265 2824

Sylvia :

Cell : +27 82 334 2020


P O Box 26056

Nelspruit 1200

Mpumalanga South Africa


Sylvia grew up in the Limpopo province of South Africa on a 6000 acre game ranch near the famous Kruger National Park .


Growing up near Hoedspruit and alongside the Olifants River in Big 5 country and in a region of established professional hunting, it was easy to develop a deep interest and love for Africa's wildlife and outdoor activities such as hunting ,clayshooting and fishing ,to name a few.


Meeting Matt in 1990 as young professional hunter for Tim Otto safaris and getting married in 1994 was the start of something new and so also her love of cooking and entertaining guests from all around the world. Her variety of tasty venison dishes are well renowned and enjoyed every safari season with MGS and Gold Valley Lodge guests.


Combined with excellent South African wines and cuisine around the campfire and you have all the ingredients for the ‘Safari of a lifetime’.

Matthew and Sylvia Greeff

Explore Southern Africa…


Proximity of the Lodge to all the Lowveld attractions includes:

  • Kruger Mpumalanga International
  • Kruger National Park
  • Premier Big 5 Private Game Reserves
  • Blyde River Canyon Drakensberg Mountains
  • God’s Window
  • Waterfalls of Mpumalanga
  • Historic Gold Rush towns of Pilgrims Rest and Barberton
  • Elephant Sanctuary
  • Shangana Cultural Village
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • River & extreme activities
  • Helicopter flips Airport
  • Curio Shopping

Giraffe at Kruger National Park




Combine your Big 5 Photographic Safari with our special interest attractions including :

  • Sporting Clays & Golfing
  • Fresh Water/Fly Fishing for Tiger Fish & Yellow fish
  • Mozambique Salt Water Fishing


Experience the wonder of the mighty Victoria Falls and Livingstone Island or add a visit to Cape Town at either the beginning or end of your Big 5 & Lowveld Explorer Safari.


Destination South Africa

Gold Valley Lodge with Luxury en-suite thatched chalets is nestled high in the Crocodile Gorge Mountains outside the town of Nelspruit on some 3000 acres of unspoiled bush, in Mpumalanga Province of South Africa. The Lodge with its magnificent views of the fabled De Kaap Valley and Swaziland Escarpment joins the beauty of the luxury of the Lodge.


Matthew and Sylvia, your hosts, will ensure that every detail of your trip is carefully planned and welcome you to join the many satisfied guest we have had, returning year after year.


- Satisfaction Guaranteed –

Combine your Big 5 Photographic Safari with Mozambique Salt Water Fishing


Photographic Safari to Victoria Falls



  • Both our Gold Valley Lodge and Nottens Bush Camp all have hairdryers in rooms.


  • .Nelspruit town has everything you need and more…if you needed something.
  • .Internal /domestic flights with SA Airlink etc. within South Africa are strict on luggage and only one bag of 20 kg (44lbs) checked luggage is permitted per person + hand-luggage.
  • Laundry gets done daily here at Gold Valley Lodge (weather permitting) for free . Big 5 Lodges/hotels in area also do laundry but at extra costs.
  • .Bug lotion can be purchased here at Gold Valley or in towns.
  • Our bathrooms and most lodges have shampoos/creams /soaps complimentary . If needed our pharmacies in town have all the 'best fancy shampoos the ladies use!
  • .We suggest the one a day Malaria tablet (Malarone) versus the one a week tablet Larium etc… Some of our guests have had side effects from Larium.
  • .Binoculars are in my opinion the single most important item for game viewing and bird watching etc. Try bringing a pair for each person.
  • .If you have a convertor plus adapter plugs bring them along but if not, we do have adapter plugs available for charging. 12V car chargers are convenient to have!


Close up and personal photpgraphic safaris with Matthew Greeff Safaris











Matthew and Sylvia Greeff


Fax : +27 86 546 6922

Cell : +27 83 265 2824

Cell : +27 82 334 2020




Website :


P O Box 26056




South Africa

Rifle Hunts


Bow Hunts


Bird Shoots


Clay Shooting


Freshwater Fishing Safaris

Mozambique Safaris


Blue Train / Rovos Rail


Cape Town Winelands


Victoria Falls


The Hippo Story


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