Location & Map

mashatu mapMashatu Game Reserve is situated at the confluence of the great Limpopo and Shashe Rivers in the remote eastern corner of Botswana. This area is known historically as the Tuli Enclave and it is here where the three countries; Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe converge. In addition to this large conservation area, Mashatu Game Reserve offers refuge to the largest elephant population on a private reserve on the African continent.

This diverse landscape of open plains, grassland, riverine forests, rocky hills, marshland and majestic sandstone ridges can be reached in a number of ways:

  • Daily flights from the city Johannesburg to the city of Polokwane followed by a 2-hour road transfer to Pont Drift Border Post.
  • A 6-hour drive from the city of Johannesburg to the Pont Drift Border Post.
  • A 7-hour drive from the city of Gaborone in Botswana through the western boundary of the reserve.


The most commonly used entry point for visitors to Mashatu Game Reserve is through the Pont Drift Border Post between South Africa and Botswana.
Please note that officials at both the South African and Botswana customs and immigration offices strictly enforce the Pont Drift Border Post operating times which are to open at 8.00am and to close at 4.00pm.
Road transfers from Polokwane to Mashatu Game Reserve take approximately 2 hours



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