New arrivals

A few images from the past few weeks at Mashatu. There has been tons of action about the reserve, as well as the addition of a few new lives too! Sadly, no images yet from my side to share, but what I can share with you is that indeed both our resident lionesses have successfully […]

Game Report – October 2013

October has been a month filled with incredible sightings – leopard, lion, and cheetah kills were all recorded over this month, as well as a sighting of a rare brown hyena! The dry bush is busy transforming into a small green paradise. Within literally a couple of days of receiving rain, a thin blanket of […]

Game Report – September 2013

Young female leopard looks back at the elephants The atmosphere has been clouded with dust for the last month and we waited in anticipation for the start of the rainy season. At last a thick blanket of clouds rolled in and with it came a cool chill. In less than 12 hours we experienced a […]

Game report – August 2013

August is typically known as the windy month at Mashatu, but it is also the height of the dry season. Most of the trees have shed their leaves, making the bush more open. This allows for easier spotting of game and the elusive cats. The last remaining ground cover has by now been almost completely […]

Game Report – July 2013

July had some very cool and overcast days, with a couple of days receiving a light drizzle. A minimum of 5°C and a maximum of 28°C were recorded. The Acacia trees are in full bloom, producing a sweet scent as you drive through these, and the Mopane trees are slowly turning to a beautiful copper […]

Game Report – June 2013

June experienced cool weather with a number of overcast days and a cool breeze, but no rainfall was recorded. Temperatures were as low as 5°C during the night, but the days warmed up with a maximum of 28°C. Lions Lion activity has been great, with lion sightings on 80% of the days in June! The […]

Game Report May 2013

The month of May has experienced cooler weather and, although the grass has dried up in all habitats but that of the riverine areas, the trees and bushes are still looking green. No rainfall was recorded during this month and temperatures ranged between 8 and 31°C as we move into the cool dry season. Lions […]

Game Report March 2013

Weather and vegetation March had a few days of cool weather with temperatures below 20C, but most of the month was warm. On the first day of the month we received 17mm of rain, which brought down the Majali River, bursting it’s banks in some places. The Jwala River was also in flood. It is […]

December Game Report

A season in review The month of December started with a nice quantity of rain following a nearly totally dry November.  The single event brought measures of 12 – 55 mm of rain throughout the Northern Tuli Game Reserve. Heavy erosive action was experienced north of the airport where the greatest amount of rainfall was […]

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