Welcome to Mashatu

Welcome to Mashatu, a hidden gem and wildlife wonder nestled in the heart of Botswana. Known as the “Land of Giants,” Mashatu offers an unparalleled safari experience, blending luxury, adventure, and relaxation to cater to every type of traveller. Whether you are a couple seeking a romantic getaway, friends looking for an adventurous escape, or a family yearning for an unforgettable holiday, Mashatu Game Reserve has something extraordinary for you.

Your unique experience awaits

  • 42,000 hectares of private unfenced land for wildlife to roam freely.
  • Uniquely situated where Botswana, Zimbabwe, and South Africa meet.
  • Wide open plains, grasslands, riverine forests, rocky hills, marshland and majestic sandstone ridges.
  • Largest population of elephant herds on private game reserve in Southern Africa.
  • Renowned cat and predator sightings.
  • Easy access via air and road – landing directly into the Reserve.
  • Over 350 bird species.
  • Award-winning photographic hide.
  • Experienced guides, with some guiding the way for an impressive 42 years.
  • 93% rain-free days a year.

Heritage Special

Offering 20% Off for Stays in August and September 2024

We are thrilled to offer a 20% saving on all bookings for stays in August and September 2024. This exclusive Heritage Special is our way to celebrate Mashatu’s heritage and legacy, by inviting you to experience the magic of Mashatu at a remarkable value.

Terms and Conditions:

  • Offer valid for bookings made before 31st July 2024.
  • Stay dates valid from 1st August to 30th September 2024.
  • Promo Code: HERITAGE2024.
  • Subject to availability and blackout dates may apply.
  • Discount applicable to additional activities.
  • Bookings must be made directly through Mashatu’s official website or reservations@mashatu.com (SA) and reservationsbw@mashatu.com (Botswana).

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.

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to explore this dream destination in Botswana. Whether you’re looking for luxury, adventure, or a serene escape, Mashatu is the perfect destination.

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