Mashatu Game Reserve is the embodiment of all that defines Africa. Space so open and vast, taking it all in is almost too much; an array of wildlife from the gigantic to the miniscule; majestic skies open to the universe and unfettered by smog; a quiet so loud it thrums with life; and unexpected adventure beyond the game drive with photographic hides, horse-back safaris, cycling safaris and walks in the wild.
The Mashatu Game Reserve is situated in the Northern Tuli Game Reserve in the remote eastern corner of Botswana, at the confluence of the Limpopo and Shashe Rivers. It is here that Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe meet.
Mashatu Game Reserve is a 6 hour drive from Johannesburg and an 8 hour drive from Gaborone. Road transfers to/from Johannesburg are available.
There are daily flights between O.R. Tambo International Airport (Joburg) and Polokwane Airport and the option of a 2 hour road transfer from Polokwane to Mashatu.
There are twice weekly flights (Thursday & Sunday) from OR Tambo direct into Limpopo Valley Airfield on Mashatu. Mashatu has its own Botswana immigration facilities.
Direct charter flights are also available. The costs are dependent on the number of guests, type of aircraft requested and flying distance.
Mashatu Main Camp comprises of 14 luxury suites each tastefully decorated. A double bed and an extra-large single bed, together with a seating area that includes a single day bed, comfortably accommodates families with younger children. The ample en-suite bathroom with both bath and shower facilities and a separate W.C. complete the well-appointed suites.
This is the ideal camp for the family traveller. A large swimming pool is a focal point where visitors cool down and relax between game activities. The Discovery Room is the portal through which curious visitors get a glimpse of another world – one that existed long before the appearance of man. The animal specimens and relics will fascinate and educate visitors of all ages.
Mashatu Tent Camp is 30 minutes from Mashatu Main Camp. Eight private tents are tucked under the branches of enormous trees, accessible via meandering pathways. The tents themselves are spacious and comfortable; each is mounted on a concrete platform and has its own private outdoor en-suite facilities, including W.C. and shower.
The camp has it’s own plunge pool and game viewing hide.
• Game Drives
• Walking Safaris
• Mountain Bike Safaris (This activity closes from 1 November to 28 February each year.)
• Horse Safari (Horse safaris close from 1 December to 31 January each year.)
• Visits to Mmamagwa Ruins
• Photographic Hides & Expert Tuition (Hides are closed from 21 December to 28 February each year.)