As 2020 draws to an end, it may be better not to dwell on this past year, but rather look forward to the new year and the wonderful possibilities it holds.
Despite being closed since March this year, Mashatu made it a priority to continue to employ every single staff member who all make up part of the Mashatu family, and if there is one thing we are very proud of, it’s that we managed to retain all 160 staff members throughout this tough year. We now cannot wait to all come together again in 2021, and welcome back our guests with the warm hospitality we are renowned for.
Looking forward to 2021, we have some exciting developments. The Mashatu Portfolio of camps is expanding, with the addition of Tuli Safari Lodge Mashatu. We are very excited about this, as Tuli offers a variety of activities which will both complement and enhance the Mashatu experience.
In 2021, we will have access to the most incredible moonscape landscapes in the Northern Tuli Game Reserve. Visits to these areas can also include historical tours to the famous Mmamagwa ruins. Guests can look forward to a totally immersive experience delving into the history of the reserve, with visits to view the multiple rock-art sites as well as the many famous historical sites, dating back to the iron age, to more recently the Anglo-Boer war.
Also on offer are cultural visits to the community where many of our staff call home. Here you will have a chance to drink palm wine (for the brave) or engage in basket weaving, a craft that has been passed down through generations in the area.
No stay at Tuli Safari Lodge Mashatu would be complete without enjoying their ‘moving tables’ – private dinners in the gardens, bush dinners for families, or a bush breakfast cooked overlooking some spectacular views.
Mashatu is synonymous with exceptional big cat viewing and being home to the largest herds of elephant on private land in Africa as well as the lesser known little critters like bat-eared foxes, brown hyena, aardvark and honey badgers. The addition of Tuli Safari Lodge Mashatu will only enhance and add to the whole Mashatu safari experience.
The Mashatu family will miss sharing the festive season with our clients this year, and wish to extend our well wishes to all – stay safe, stay protected and keep your dreams of travel to Africa alive.
Prepared by Janet Kleyn