Situated in the Northern Tuli Game Reserve of Botswana, bordering South Africa, Mashatu Game Reserve is a privately owned conserved wilderness area with a diverse landscape of grassland, wide open plains, rocky hills, riverine forests, marshland and majestic sandstone ridges.
Mashatu Lodge offers 14 luxury air-conditioned suites which are tastefully decorated with french doors that open onto a shaded veranda. Meals at Mashatu Lodge are a celebration of traditional African cuisine and home cooking. Evenings are enjoyed around the fire in the outdoor boma under a starlit sky overlooking the flood-lit waterhole. When you are not on an activity they can relax around the lodge's large swimming pool or under the thatched veranda.
A unique feature at Mashatu Lodge are the dedicated photographic hides, some of which are mobile so they can be sited according to water levels in the riverbeds and waterholes. Here guests can sit quietly and witness animals going about their day, completely unaware that they are being watched. Resident photographers are on hand to offer tuition.
This part of southern Africa is steeped in history and a must-see during at stay at Mashatu Lodge is the Discovery Room, a museum of all things Mashatu, past and present. Here you will see amongst other things, displays of archaeological artefacts, a collection of Boer War remains found on Mashatu, reconstructed skeletons and the findings of the predator and elephant research that has been conducted on Mashatu.
Either a flight from Johannesburg to the city of Polokwane followed by a 2-hour road transfer or a light aircraft flight from Johannesburg to Limpopo Valley Airfield on Mashatu (twice weekly).
Game drives, walking safaris, horse safaris, photographic hides and cycle safaris.
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