Mashatu Game Reserve


In the remote eastern corner of Botswana, at the confluence of the Limpopo and Shashe rivers, lies an area known historically as the Tuli enclave - a diverse wilderness of savannah, riverine forests, marshland, open plains and sandstone outcrops. It is here that the largest of the Rattray Reserves is situated - Mashatu Game Reserve. The name is derived from the magnificent Mashatu trees, which occur throughout this immense tract of privately owned land. Mashatu is also the home of no less than seven of Africa's giants: the African elephant, the lion, giraffe, the baobab tree, the eland, the ostrich, and the kori bustard. 

Mashatu Game Reserve offers some of the most exciting game viewing in Africa. It is a place of exceptional beauty where you can explore the rugged, unspoilt African landscapes either in the comfort of open 4-wheel drive vehicles, on a walking safari, on mountain bikes or horse back, guided by expert rangers and experienced trackers. In addition to the game experience, Mashatu offers a view of Africa, unchanged since the days of early visitors such as Kipling, Selous and artist/explorer Sir Thomas Baines.



Mashatu Main Camp

Mashatu Main Camp is the larger and more luxurious of Mashatu's camps. Completely refurbished during 2002/3, the camp offers 14 tastefully and authentically decorated suites. Each suite is furnish...


Mashatu Tent Camp

Nestled in the remote northern area of the reserve lies Mashatu Tent Camp. With never more than sixteen guests, this idyllic getaway provides accommodation in the form of eight twin tents. Although...


Mashatu Euphorbia

Experience the famously warm ‘Mashatu welcome’ to your personal villa, with a design based on the local Mopane tree’s pod. The curves and shape of the villas are inspired by the Mopa...


Day 1 - 5: Mashatu Game Reserve

Meal Basis: Full Board plus Activities

Mashatu Game Reserve is located in the Northern Tuli Game Reserve of Botswana bordering South Africa. It 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 horse-back safaris, cycling safaris and walks in the wild.

Limpopo Valley Horse Safaris is honoured with the reputation of having the finest schooled horses on the African continent. Surrounded by a multitude of Africa's flora and fauna, come and explore this breath-taking terrain from horseback, in the company of experienced African equestrian hosts who have extensive knowledge and experience of the bush. There is nothing more exhilarating than galloping on horseback alongside herds of antelope, over the wild open plains of Mashatu, kicking dust into the sunset sky. Choose from single to multi-day rides, including sleep outs.


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