Known as the ‘land of the giants’, Mashatu Game Reserve is a vast wilderness immersed in the Northern Tuli Game Reserve of Botswana. Sharing unfenced borders with both South African and Zimbabwean national parks, this biodiverse conservation area is prolific with flourishing flora and iconic fauna. Located at the confluence of the Limpopo and Shashe rivers, the privately owned expanse of 29,000 hectares (72,000 acres) is a textured landscape of dense riverine forest, craggy hills, towering sandstone ridges, boundless open plains and sweeping savannah.
Predators are abundant and roam the sweeping grasslands, while 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 a wildlife paradise.
Named after the locally revered mashatu (nyala berry) trees that fringe the river, wildlife are known to be drawn to this natural leafy refuge that provides shade and food. Custodian to enormous herds of elephants and dotted with ancient baobab trees, this terrain is the ultimate safariscape with leopard, lion, and spotted hyena, and offers a plethora of adventurous experiences. Guests are able to get up-close-and-personal with wildlife and enjoy the thrill of off-road safari.