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 […]

Mashatu, A Birding Haven

    When one thinks of Mashatu, they think leopards, lion, elephant and cheetah! Its time to officially add birds to your list of highlights at Mashatu. Not only are the birds here so diverse they are extremely photogenic. Perched on almost every dead Mopane stump you are bound to find a rainbow coloured Lilac-breasted […]

A Productive Morning at the Hide

    After a night of strong winds, we were unsure of what the morning would hold for our regular Matabole Hide session. We set off from the lodge before dawn into the crisp morning air, all wrapped up for our 30min drive towards the hide. As the sun slowly rose where excited to see […]

C4 Photo Vehicle at Mashatu Game Reserve

    Designed and built by the same wildlife photographers who built the world famous underground photo hides at Mashatu, the C4 photo vehicle is a fully customised vehicle built exclusively for Mashatu Game Reserve. Its design and concept stem from wanting to give clients unparalleled access to the excellent wildlife of Mashatu and allow […]

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 […]

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