A Formal Introduction

  A formal introduction to Mashatu’s newest lion members. Our resident sisters are doing a fantastic job at rearing their new cubs, each lioness with 3 cubs. The first born litter are now 3 months old and the second litter, 2 months old. The 6 cubs are keeping the lionesses so busy, always demanding attention…

Autumn is Upon Us

  The reserve is rapidly beginning to run low on water supplies and the open plains are slowly transforming the atmosphere into dust clouds, both clear signs that winter is approaching Mashatu. As dramatic as winter may sound, the changes the bush takes on from summer to winter are exciting ones for our safari lovers.…

Top 15 – October 2014

The first rains arrived this month, and what a joyous occasion it was! After a very baron and dry 7 months a sprinkling of water on the very thirsty soils of Mashatu was much welcomed. Just a few tiny millilitres was all it took for the very distraught looking Mopane Trees to sense a change…

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…