Back in Hiding – By Kyle de Nobrega

What a way to begin a new working cycle back in the hides. Yesterday morning Kyle de Nobrega, our resident photographer at Mashatu Game Reserve, had one cracker of morning in the Matabole Hide. Kyle was joined by guest Willem Kok, between the two of them they could barely contain their excitement as they encountered […]

Mashatu Twins

      Mashatu has recently had the very exciting arrival of twin elephant calves. The calves’ where first spotted at our newly established Valley Hide which is situated in Elephant Valley, which has been a migratory route for the elephants of Mashatu for many years. The twins approached the hide with their mom in […]

Shedding Some Light

Mashatu is known for its breath taking sunrises and sunsets, the secret ingredient being a horizon with zero concrete interruptions, dotted with the occasional silhouette of a giraffe or shepherd tree. If that is not enough to make your ‘G and T’ go down even smoother, you then add a little Mashatu dust to the […]

Top 20 – September 2014

Yet another splendid month in the bush gone by, and once again the photographs live to tell the tail – and how we hope they do. The summer sun is ablaze and water resources on the reserve are dismal, making for congregations of animals of all species towards the dense shade of our ancient and mystical Mashatu Trees. Not […]

Month of the Mud Bath

To the wildlife of Mashatu yesterday was just another day in their lives. To me, it was the best day spent in the underground hide I have experienced thus far. As temperatures have begun soaring into the 30’s, the wildlife on the reserve have had to adapt and make some changes to their everyday routines. […]

News from the Underground

As the months of 2014 tick by and the dry winter sets in, the landscapes of Mashatu Game Reserve undergo some immense changes. With these changes an array of new wildlife is introduced to the underground hide on an almost daily basis. Elephant congregations around the waterhole are almost guaranteed at the moment, it’s not […]

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