Why visit Mashatu Game Reserve?

Mashatu Game Reserve guarantees an authentic safari experience.

With unfenced borders between South African and Zimbabwean national parks, this 29 000 hectares (72 000 acres) of private land offers spectacular wildlife viewing. Predators are prolific and roam the sweeping grasslands, and massive herds of elephant, wind their way through dense riverine forest. Lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, jackal and African wild cat are forever on the prowl.  Over 350 unique bird species colour the sky and adorn the branches of leafy trees.

An adventurer’s paradise, this is the ideal landscape for guided walks, horseback riding and horseback safaris. Passionate photographers will love the underground Matebole photographic hide, the ideal spot to capture picture-perfect moments.  With eight perennial and non-perennial rivers on the property, Mashatu is prolific with wildlife sightings.

Why visit

  • Spectacular sweeping vistas, fascinating topography and vast, expansive terrain
  • Ancient archaeology linked to the ruins of Mapungubwe, dating back over 50 000 years
  • Perfect light for photography
  • As part of a South African fly and self-drive circuit, this area is easily accessible
  • Authentic safari experience


Dry Season, May – September, Winter, 26°C/79°F

Dry, mild weather conditions, can be chilly in the mornings

Wet Season, October – April, Summer, 33°C/91°F

Hot with low humidity and afternoon showers (with an average of only 30 days of rain per year for the last 21 years)

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