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 […]

A Mega-herd at Mashatu

  On Sunday morning we set off to the Valley Hide to see what the morning had install for our Mashatu guests. On arrival to the hide, we saw very little sign of elephant activity in the valley. We did however, find a drag mark dotted with hyena tracks which led straight into the waterhole […]

New arrivals

A few images from the past few weeks at Mashatu. There has been tons of action about the reserve, as well as the addition of a few new lives too! Sadly, no images yet from my side to share, but what I can share with you is that indeed both our resident lionesses have successfully […]

Mashatu Photo Vehicle Experience

During the past week at Mashatu Game Reserve, I had the privilege of taking out yet another group of wildlife photographic enthusiast on the Mashatu Photo Vehicle. Included in the photo vehicle experience where a few mornings at the underground hides, which added a unique flare to the entire photo experience. After viewing most species […]

The Season Start

The hide season has slowly but surly started to gain momentum once again. Our beautiful summer migrants have now fled to warmer regions as the morning and evening temperatures in the bush have taken a dive. The pools of rain water around the reserve are slowly drying up, which has brought back our winter regulars […]

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 […]

Counting Cubs

On the weekend, we decided to take a drive out far west on the reserve, as we had been informed that there was an elephant carcass in the area. On arriving to the carcass, it was clear to see that the elephant had died of natural causes, perhaps a foot injury. What was most surprising […]

The Force of a Family

A visual account of the lives, of this indestructible force of cheetah. After two years of nursing, feeding, teaching and protecting the incredible mother to these four, now sub-adult, cheetah is finally ready to leave her brood. The sub-adults which include, 3 males and one female, have developed into successful hunters and are now ready […]

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