COMBINATION HOLIDAYS

Mashatu Game Reserve may be enjoyed as a stand-alone destination (many travelers return to Africa time and again to enjoy a week at Mashatu, before returning home again), or may be successfully combined with other properties within Southern Africa.

Here are a few samples of first-class itineraries combining Mashatu with other similar caliber destinations:

The Definitive African Experience and Malatu Express 2015/2016

  1. Two different countries, Botswana and South Africa
  2. Two diverse habitats, ecosystems and terrain
  3. Wildlife viewing very different
  4. A totally different safari.
  5. A 6 night safari
  6. Seamless between the two destinations

 

Combine MalaMala and Mashatu Game Reserves in an exciting 6 night package which includes the Malatu Express charter flight (per seat, minimum 2 guests and maximum 9 guests) between the two reserves. This package combines easily with Cape Town, Livingstone and Johannesburg using connecting flights on Airlink from Skukuza Airport or Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport.

Mashatu – more than amply described in this website.

MalaMala – This is the jewel in the Big 5 reserves on the western side of the Kruger Park in South Africa. It is not if you see the Big 5 but when you see them on a three night stay. The largest of the private reserves in the Sabi Sand Reserve, it is also blessed with the finest tract of land bounded to the west by the perennial Sand River and to the east by an unfenced 19km (12 mile) boundary with the Kruger Park.

Itineraries include 3 nights at Mashatu Game Reserve & 3 nights at MalaMala Game Reserve. The order of the itinerary is flexible as the charter flight runs in both directions.

In terms of the choice of first destination:

  1. Guests on a photographic experience may well want to visit Mashatu first and spend time with the professional photographers in the hides. Some simple instruction with often new photographic equipment will set the guest right in terms of all aspects of photography whilst on the African Safari. Guests then travel to the home of Africa’s Big 5 with the knowledge learned at Mashatu.
  2. Guests more interested in the adventure aspect of Mashatu should travel to MalaMala first and enjoy the Big 5 before heading to Mashatu to experience the adventure ‘adrenaline rush’ safari that is so unique to Mashatu.

 

 

Option 1Elephants

Sunday – Tuesday: MalaMala Main Camp or Mashatu Lodge (Main Camp)

Wednesday – Saturday: Mashatu Lodge (Main Camp) or MalaMala Main Camp

Option 2Sunset

Thursday – Saturday: MalaMala Main Camp or Mashatu Lodge (Main Camp)

Sunday – Tuesday: Mashatu Lodge (Main Camp) or MalaMala Main Camp

01 July – 31 December 2015

Rack :-
Per Person                                : $ 4 525.00
Single Supplement                  : $ 1 840.00
Child under 12                         : $ 3 065.00

01 January – 31 December 2016

Rack :-
Per Person                                  : $ 4 600.00
Single Supplement                    : $ 1 875.00
Child under 12                           : $ 3 100.00

Reservations:              Telephone    : + 27 – 11 – 268 6826 / +27 – 11 268 6829

Email              : packages@rattray.co.za

www.malamala.com // www.mashatu.com

The Malatu Express 2015/2016

A scheduled charter flight between MalaMala Game Reserve and Mashatu Game Reserve

 

Days of the week: Every Wednesday and Sunday

10h30: Depart MalaMala Game Reserve

                  Clear South African immigration and customs in Polokwane

13h00: Arrive / Depart Mashatu Game Reserve

                  Clear South African immigration and customs in Polokwane

15h30: Arrive MalaMala Game Reserve

The above timings are subject to delays in Polokwane. However, the pilots of the aircraft will remain in contact with both destinations to keep them informed of the exact time of arrival.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  • The charter flight is conducted in a Cessna Grand Caravan – a single engine, unpressurised turboprop aircraft.
  • Minimum 2 guests / maximum 9 guests. Please contact us for a separate quotation for groups of more than 9.
  • Luggage allowance: strictly 20 kg’s per person.
  • Accommodation must be confirmed for a minimum of 2 nights each at MalaMala Game Reserve & Mashatu Game Reserve in order to utilise these flights.
  • Bookings must be confirmed 1 month prior to departure to guarantee availability.
  • Guests must have the relevant visas and travel documentation for South Africa and Botswana.
  • Airlink offers daily connecting flights between Skukuza Airport and Cape Town International Airport, Skukuza Airport and O R Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg), Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport – KMIA (MQP) and Livingstone on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
  • Airlink offers daily connecting flights Johannesburg and Polokwane. A connecting road transfer between Polokwane and Mashatu is available through our central reservations office.
  • Angel Gabriel Aeronautics offer a per seat rate on the Limpopo Valley  Air Taxi between O R Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg) and Mashatu Game Reserve on Sundays and Thursdays. Please book this directly with Angel Gabriel on bookings@angelgabriel.co.za
  • Reservations for the Definitive Africa Package must be made via email with marketing@malamala.com

Cancellation Policy

50% cancellation fee if cancelled less than 60 days prior to arrival

100% cancellation fee if cancelled less than 30 days prior to arrival

Cancellation fees will be refunded in the event we are able to sell the cancelled seat

The Definitive African Experience 2017 

Combine MalaMala and Mashatu Game Reserves in an exciting 7 night package which includes all transport to and from Johannesburg.

This package combines easily with Cape Town, Livingstone and Johannesburg. The order of the itinerary is flexible as the charter flight operates in both directions on Sundays and Thursdays (subject to availability). Rates are in US $.

Option 1: Mashatu 4 nights, MalaMala 3 nights

01 January – 31 December 2017

Rack :-
Per Person                                : $ 5 930.00
Single Supplement                  : $ 2 185.00
Child under 12                         : $ 4 190.00

Option 2: MalaMala 4 nights, Mashatu 3 nights

01 January – 31 December 2017

Rack :-
Per Person                                  : $ 6 150.00
Single Supplement                    : $ 2 280.00
Child under 12                           : $ 4 320.00

The Malatu Express 2017

In addition to the package rate, a scheduled charter flight between Sabi Sand Wildtuin and Northern Tuli Game Reserve will be offered. Please contact us for combination packages that include alternative safari camps and/or to simply book only the connecting charter flight at $815.00 pp (based on a minimum of 2 guests).

Days of the week: Sunday and Thursday (subject to availability)

The below timings are subject to delays in Polokwane. However, the pilots of the aircraft will remain in contact with both destinations to keep them informed of the exact time of arrival.

Between 11h00 and 12h00: 
Depart MalaMala Game Reserve.
Clear South African immigration and customs in Polokwane.

Between 13h05 and 14h05: 
Arrive Mashatu Game Reserve.

or between 13h30 and 14h30: 
Depart Mashatu Game Reserve.
Clear South African immigration and customs in Polokwane.

Between 15h35 and 16h35: 
Arrive MalaMala Game Reserve.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  1. The charter flight is conducted in a PC 12 aircraft – able to carry a maximum of 9 passengers.
  2. Minimum 2 guests.  Please contact us for a separate quotation for groups of more than 9.
  3. Luggage allowance: strictly 15 kg (33lbs) + 6kg (carry on) – soft bags only.
  4. Bookings must be confirmed 1 month prior to departure to guarantee availability.
  5. Guests must have the relevant visas and travel documentation for South Africa and Botswana.
  6. Reservations for the Definitive Africa Experience Package and / or the scheduled flight between Northern Tuli Game Reserve and Sabi Sands Wildtuin must be made via email with packages@rattray.co.za
  7. Payment and Cancellation Policy:

7.1. 50% deposit required on confirmation and balance of payment no later than 30 days prior to guests’ arrival.

7.2. 50% cancellation fee if cancelled less than 60 days prior to arrival

7.3. 100% cancellation fee if cancelled less than 30 days prior to arrival

The-African-Definitive-Expe

The Classic Safari

with an adventure twist

Featuring MalaMala Game Reserve, Mount Anderson Reserve and Mashatu Game Reserve.

This classic safari offers a combination of the three properties – Mashatu Game Reserve in the Northern Tuli Game Reserve of Botswana, the family adventure destination Mount Anderson Reserve, high up in the mountains of the Drakensberg escarpment above Lydenberg and MalaMala Game Reserve adjacent to the Kruger National Park.

This combination itinerary promises service excellence, a unique and exciting wildlife experience and the breath-taking beauty of the exclusive mountain hideaway of Mount Anderson Reserve.

This is the ideal itinerary to experience on a self-drive. The route is very easy and beautiful – encouraging exploration and discovery of three of Africa’s most diverse areas – the Northern Tuli Game Reserve in Botswana, the Limpopo and the Mpumalanga Provinces of South Africa.

Rates are available for a self-drive or fully escorted itinerary.

Please visit malamala.com , mountanderson.com and mashatu.com for more information.

Should you wish to make a reservation, or enquire about availability, please contact:

Angela McLean  Tel: + 27 11 442 2267  e-mail: angela@malamala.com

 

Rates for self-drive clientele

2 nights Mashatu Lodge (Main Camp), 2 nights MalaMala Main Camp and 2 nights Mount Anderson Reserve

BASED ON A MINIMUM 2 GUESTS TRAVELLING

Rates – per person sharing

(please take note of the single supplement)

 

Effective 10/01/16 – 20/12/16

US$ 3 165.00

US$ 1 205.00 (single supplement)

 

Inclusions:

  • Accommodation, meals, snacks and game drives at Mashatu Game Reserve, Mount Anderson Reserve & MalaMala Main Camp
  • Activities at Mount Anderson Reserve : Game drives in a 4-wheel drive vehicle, horse riding, trout fishing (including the necessary equipment) and game walks accompanied by an experienced ranger
  • Bar purchases (non premium brands) at Mount Anderson Reserve.

 

Exclusions:

  • Bar purchases at MalaMala Game Reserve and Mashatu Game Reserve.
  • Communication costs, any applicable airport taxes and entrance fees at Mashatu Game Reserve, MalaMala Main Camp and Mount Anderson Reserve
  • Cable car taxes, laundry, ad hoc adventure activities (such as mountain biking, horse riding and walking safaris) at Mashatu Game Reserve.
  • Clay Pigeon Shooting at Mount Anderson Reserve

 

Driving times for self drive itinerary:

  • Johannesburg to Pont Drift Border post = approximately 5 hours
  • Pont Drift Border post to Mount Anderson Reserve = approximately 6 hours
  • Mount Anderson Reserve to MalaMala Game Reserve = approximately 3 hours
  • MalaMala Game Reserve to Johannesburg = approximately 5 1⁄2 hours

 

Car rental rates are available on request

*Please note this itinerary is also available on a fully escorted basis with a driver guide and including flights between Johannesburg and Polokwane and Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport.

 

Rates for a fully escorted itinerary

Rates – per person sharing

(please take note of the single supplement)

2 nights Mashatu Lodge (Main Camp), 2 nights MalaMala Main Camp and 2 nights Mount Anderson

BASED ON A MINIMUM 2 GUESTS TRAVELLING

 

Effective 10/01/16 – 20/12/16

US$ 5 190.00

US$ 1 205.00 (single supplement)

Travel between MalaMala and Mashatu (vv) only available on a Wednesday or Sunday each week (subject to availability)

Inclusions:

  • Scheduled flight Johannesburg / Polokwane and Kruger Mpumalanga / Johannesburg
  • Accommodation, meals, snacks and game drives at Mashatu Game Reserve, MalaMala Main Camp and Mount Anderson Reserve.
  • Road transfers between: Polokwane / Mashatu Game Reserve
  • Road transfers between: MalaMala Game Reserve / Mount Anderson Reserve
  • Road transfers between: Mount Anderson Reserve/ Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport
  • Road transfers between: Scheduled light aircraft transfer: Mashatu Game Reserve /MalaMala Game Reserve
  •  Activities at Mount Anderson Reserve: Game drives in a 4-wheel drive vehicle, horse riding, trout fishing (including the necessary equipment) and game walks accompanied by an experienced ranger
  • Bar purchases (non premium brands) at Mount Anderson Reserve.

 

 Exclusions:

  •  Bar purchases at MalaMala Game Reserve and Mashatu Game Reserve.
  • Communication costs, any applicable airport taxes and entrance fees at Mashatu Reserve, MalaMala Main Camp and Mount Anderson Reserve
  • Cable car taxes, laundry, ad hoc adventure activities (such as mountain biking, horse riding and walking safaris; visit to the hides) at Mashatu Game Reserve.
  • Clay Pigeon Shooting at Mount Anderson Reserve

 

Another good idea for clients who wish to experience something different is for a helicopter transfer from MalaMala Game Reserve to Mount Anderson Reserve (Contact us for a quotation or for further information).

A 4-seater Bell Jetranger Helicopter is available for transfers to Mount Anderson Reserve (which has a helipad) from the private game reserves in the Mpumalanga lowveld.

The helicopter transfer includes views of the Drakensberg Escarpment, the historic town of Sabie, the Mac Mac gorge with its magnificent waterfalls which are inaccessible by foot or road, Gods Window, Lisbon Falls, the Blyde River Canyon, Blyde Dam where the Three Rondavels can be clearly seen and Pilgrims Rest, before flying above the mountains of the Long Tom Pass and on to Mount Anderson Reserve.

The luggage is limited to soft luggage only. (12 Kilograms per person)

Simbavati Lodge, Madi a Thavha & Mashatu Package (6 nights) – Rental Drive

[Highlights: Big 5 Private Safari, Arts & Culture]

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(Simbavati River Lodge, Madi A Thavha & Mashatu Tent Camp) Valid till 31 Oct-16

2 Pax per person sharing

R30,500

 

(Simbavati Hilltop Lodge, Madi A Thavha & Mashatu Main Lodge) Valid till 31 Oct-16

2 Pax per person sharing

R39,200

 

Prices include:

  • 7 days Full cover vehicle rental: Group M (VW Polo or similar) or Group K (Honda CRV or similar)
  • 2 nights at Simbavati River Lodge or Simbavati Hilltop Lodge in a luxury safari tent
  • All standard meals, two game drives per day at Simbavati
  • Private photographic vehicle
  • Drinks (local wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks) at Simbavati Hilltop
  • Timbavati conservation fee
  • 2 nights Madi A Thavha in standard rooms/ suite, bed and breakfast
  • Transfer from Point Drift Border Post to Mashatu at scheduled times
  • 2 nights Mashatu Tent Camp or Mashatu Main Lodge
  • One photographic hide session per day
  • Full Board & 2 Game activities per day at Mashatu Tent Camp and Mashutu Main Lodge
  • Transfer from Mashatu to Point Drift Border Post at scheduled times

 

Prices exclude:

  • Timbavati vehicle entrance fee
  • Drinks at Simbavati River Lodge & Mashatu Tent Camp and Mashatu Main Lodge
  • Items of a personal nature & gratuities to staff

 

Package to be booked through Simbavati Reservations: info@simbavati.com

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Simbavati Lodge, Madi a Thavha & Mashatu Lodge Package (6 nights) – with transfers

[Highlights: Big 5 Private Safari, Arts & Culture]

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 (Simbavati River Lodge, Madi A Thavha & Mashatu Tent Camp) Valid till 31 Oct-16*

2 Pax per person sharing 4 Pax per person sharing 6 Pax per person sharing
R34,300 R27,800 R25,600
 

(Simbavati Hilltop Lodge, Madi A Thavha & Mashatu Main Camp) Valid till 31 Oct-16*

2 Pax per person sharing 4 Pax per person sharing 6 Pax per person sharing
R41,000 R34,400 R32,200

Prices include:

  • 2 nights Simbavati River Lodge or Simbavati Hilltop Lodge in a luxury safari tent
  • All standard meals, two game drives per day at Simbavati River Lodge
  • One way transfer from Hoedspruit Airport
  • Private photographic vehicle
  • Timbavati conservation fee
  • One way transfer from Simbavati to Madi A Thavha
  • 2 nights Madi A Thavha in standard rooms, bed and breakfast
  • One way transfer Madi A Thavha to Point Drift Border Post
  • 2 nights Mashatu Tent Camp or Mashatu Main Lodge
  • Full Board & 2 Game activities per day
  • One photographic hide session per day
  • Transfer from Mashatu to Point Drift Border Post at scheduled times

 

Prices exclude:

  • Timbavati vehicle entrance fee
  • Drinks
  • Items of a personal nature & gratuities to staff

 

*Rate subject to fuel fluctuation which might affect transport cost

 

Package to be booked through Simbavati Reservations: info@simbavati.com

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Simbavati Hilltop Lodge & Mashatu Lodge Package (4 nights) – Fly-in

[Highlights: Big 5 Private Safari, Arts & Culture]

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(Simbavati Hilltop Lodge & Mashatu Lodge) Valid till 31 Oct-16*

2 Pax per person sharing 4 Pax per person sharing 6 Pax per person sharing
R56,000  R42,300  R41,700

 

Prices include:

  • 2 nights Simbavati Hilltop Lodge in a luxury safari tent
  • All standard meals, two game drives per day, drinks (local wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks) at Simbavati Hilltop
  • Private photographic vehicle
  • Return transfer from Simbavati neighbouring airstrip incl. landing fees
  • Timbavati Conservation Fee
  • Private shuttle service flight from Johannesburg to Simbavati neighbouring airstrip to Limpopo Valley Airstrip to Johannesburg. Max 20kgs soft sided bags
  • Return transfer from Limpopo Valley Airstrip to Mashatu at scheduled times
  • 2 nights Mashatu Main Lodge in a suite
  • Full Board & 2 Game activities per day at Mashatu Main Lodge
  • One photographic hide session per person
  • R1.5 million charter flight accident insurance per person

 

 

Prices exclude:

  • Limpopo Valley Airstrip passenger tax P100 per person
  • Drinks at Mashatu Main Lodge
  • Items of a personal nature & gratuities to staff

 

*Rate subject to fuel fluctuation which might affect transport cost

Package to be booked through Simbavati Reservations: info@simbavati.com

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