Three new cheetah cubs on Mashatu!

There are three new cheetah cubs on Mashatu! Our proud mother that successfully raised five cubs from her last litter, and has returned after over three months of absence. After being off the radar for over two months, I became worried about her whereabouts With the help of guests who were staying at Mashatu Main […]

Cyberdiary – 13 May 2013

With the onset of autumn, the landscape of Mashatu is reflecting the warm colours associated with this time of year. The last few butterflies still remain, and some of the migratory birds can still be found, but the harsh sun has definitely been replaced by a cool breeze. On the last predator drive the old […]

Cyberdiary – 25 March 2013

Matswane, the old lion with one eye, has come back to Mashatu after almost a year of residing in the Tuli Circle in Zimbabwe. He was successfully tracked down on a predator drive just west of Mashatu Main Camp. His sudden appearance is intriguing, as his former territory, around the central area was taken over […]

Summer in full bloom – February 2013

Mashatu is simply bursting at the seams with life. The heavy rains of January have brought about a full flush of growth which will dazzle the senses. Game drives take guests through a sea of fragrant flowers – kilometers of vivid colours against the far reaching expanse of greenery. Looking upwards we see a dazzling […]

Cyberdiary – February 2013

Over the last few weeks Mashatu has undergone a remarkable and miraculous transformation. The drought that devastated the region for more than a year was violently broken by tremendous widespread rainfall. By now the water has sunk deep into the soil and the seeds which have lain dormant throughout the drought have thrust fresh shoots […]

Ecosystem Overview – January 2013

New Year’s Eve brought great hopes for rainfall in the Northern Tuli Game Reserve, when several millimeters were received at the stroke of midnight. Average rainfall for the greater reserve is estimated to be around 400mm, but last year produced only 100.5mm for Main Camp. Moving into January, hopes were rising that 2013 would bring […]

Cyberdiary – 10 October 2012

Windy conditions were experienced the past couple of days out in the bush. Temperatures were mild at midday, and evenings were considered perfect. The night sky is nothing short of spectacular, with a starry-host that is second-to-none. Elephant herds are still concentrated along the southern regions of Mashatu, around the alluvial floodplains close to the […]

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