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In the heart of Botswana’s untamed embrace lies Mashatu Game Reserve, a realm where the ordinary dissolves into the extraordinary. Tranquility intertwines with the raw beauty of the wilderness, crafting a love story that lingers in your soul.

Mashatu is the epitome of all that defines wilderness areas in Africa. A hidden gem situated in Botswana, Mashatu Game Reserve consists of 42,000 hectares of privately owned land in the conserved wilderness area known as the Northern Tuli Game Reserve.

The reserve lies in the remote eastern corner of Botswana where the great Limpopo and Shashe Rivers converge, where Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe come together. This exceptionally diverse landscape includes wide open plains, grassland, riverine forests, rocky hills, marshland and majestic sandstone ridges.

A canvas painted with moments of connection. The gaze of a lion, the playful dance of elephants, the lyrical melody of birds – each encounter leaves an indelible mark. The guides are your master storytellers, revealing the hidden narratives of the wild, nurturing a bond that lasts a lifetime.

Mashatu doesn’t just change you; it becomes a part of you. This is where you unearth your own story, a chapter written in the language of the wild.

Discover it once, and you’ll forever yearn for its embrace. Mashatu, where serenity meets wilderness, and where a story with nature begins – one that becomes a cherished part of who you are.

“You haven’t been to Botswana unless you’ve been to Mashatu”

– Stephen Lansdown, Owner and Conservationist

Places to Stay

Mashatu is the epitome of all that defines wilderness areas in Africa. A hidden gem situated in Botswana, Mashatu Game Reserve consists of 42,000 hectares of privately owned land in the conserved wilderness area known as the Northern Tuli Game Reserve.

Euphorbia Mashatu

5-star safari villas, offering a private escape into the heart of Mashatu’s wilderness

Mashatu Lodge

14 luxury suites, ideal for the family traveller

Tuli Safari Lodge Mashatu

8 luxury tented suites set on the bank of the mighty Limpopo River

Mashatu Tent Camp

8 private tents, the leisure choice for the guest seeking an intimate bush experience

Kolokolo Safari Home

5-star luxurious and newly renovated safari home, designed for exclusive-use

Shalimpo Safari Home

Exclusive-use safari home tucked away at the confluence where Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa meet

Getting Here

Getting to Mashatu Game Reserve is easy and exciting, whether you prefer travelling by road or taking to the skies. Each offers a distinct perspective, allowing you to witness the breathtaking beauty of Africa’s landscapes either from the earth’s embrace or the sky’s expanse.

Travelling by Air

Limpopo Valley Airfield is an international airport situated within Mashatu Game Reserve, making it highly efficient and accessible for guests to fly directly into the reserve without having to land elsewhere to clear customs into Botswana.

Mashatu Connect is the air and road transport entity, established to coordinate the needs of guests visiting Mashatu Game Reserve, with flights travelling from Lanseria Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa and Limpopo Valley Airfield (LVA). Mashatu Connect also provides private charter flights to and from Mashatu as well as other destinations in Southern Africa.

With morning departure times and afternoon arrival times, you’ll be met by your friendly guide who will drive you through the reserve directly to your accommodation. This is where your first game drive truly begins.

Travelling by Road

Travelling to Mashatu via road is a fun adventure, approx. 6.5 hours from Johannesburg and 2 hours from Polokwane Airport.

After arriving at the Pont Drift Border Post, you will make your way over the mighty Limpopo River. If the river isn’t in flood, you will cross over via vehicle. If the river is in flood, you will make your way over the waters via the cable car.

After checking passports and luggage, you’ll be met by your friendly guide who will drive you through the reserve directly to your accommodation. This is where your first game drive truly begins.

Ready for your adventure?

Experiences

Unparalleled safari experiences uniquely designed to cater to luxury, adventure and wellness experiences.

What Makes Mashatu Unique?

  • Private land in Botswana

  • 42000 hectares of unfenced traversing

  • Uniquely situated in the eastern corner of the Northern Tuli Game Reserve where the Shashe and Limpopo Rivers converge, weaving together Botswana, Zimbabwe, and South Africa

  • A true wilderness with a diversity of ecosystems and a variety of interesting landscapes

  • Largest herds of elephant on private game reserve in Africa

  • Incredible cat and predator sightings

  • Over 350 bird species

  • Boasting a range of 6 distinctive camps

  • Unique adventure experiences including walking, cycling and horseback safaris

  • Archaeological ruins - sister ruins to Mapangubwe and archaeology that dates back over one million years

  • Eight perennial and non-perennial rivers on the property

  • Incredible vistas, unusual topography, and wide open terrain

  • Beautiful sunrise, sunsets, and night skies

  • Award-winning photographic hides

  • Guides boasting an average tenure of 14 years, with some guiding the way for an impressive 42 years

  • 93% rain-free days a year over 24 years

Your Stories

Through your stories, we find our inspiration. We feel immense joy in being the canvas upon which your memories are created.

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