Explore the Wild: Discover the Beauty of the Botswana
Immerse yourself in the extraordinary wilderness of Mashatu Lodge, nestled within the pristine landscapes of Botswana’s Northern Tuli Game Reserve. Experience the captivating allure of vast open spaces, where the horizon stretches endlessly and the untamed beauty of nature unfolds before your eyes.
Delight in the remarkable biodiversity of wildlife, from majestic elephants and graceful antelopes to elusive predators and a myriad of bird species. As the sun sets, witness the sky ablaze with hues of orange and pink, painting a mesmerizing backdrop for the tranquil ambiance punctuated by the harmonious symphony of birdsong and the whispers of the wild.
Situated between the Tuli Safari Area in Zimbabwe and the Mapungubwe National Park in South Africa, Mashatu Lodge is a sanctuary that shares unfenced borders with these national parks, creating an expansive conservation area that safeguards the rich biodiversity of fauna and flora in this remarkable region.
Mashatu Lodge offers an exquisite retreat amidst the untamed wilderness, where 14 luxury suites bear the name of ultimate comfort and seclusion. Embrace the serenity and harmony with nature as you witness elephants gracefully frolic at the waterhole, accompanied by the enchanting melodies of the woodlands kingfisher perched above. Engage your senses as the aroma of the bushveld fills the air and the touch of ancient tree bark reminds you of the enduring spirit of the wild. Step onto your suite’s patio and immerse yourself in this sensory symphony, where privacy and tranquility reign supreme.
Indulge in the refined elegance of the air-conditioned suites at Mashatu Lodge, adorned with captivating black and white prints showcasing Africa’s magnificent creatures. Perfectly designed for families, the suites boast a double bed, a three-quarter bed, and a spacious seating area with a cozy day bed. The en-suite bathroom offers luxurious amenities, including both bath and shower facilities, while a separate W.C. ensures convenience and comfort.
As the sun kisses the horizon, cool off and unwind at the expansive swimming pool, a centerpiece of relaxation and rejuvenation for visitors of Mashatu Lodge. For the curious souls, the Discovery Room serves as a gateway to another world, where glimpses of a bygone era captivate the imagination. Immerse yourself in the rich history and natural wonders that preceded the arrival of humankind, and embark on a journey of discovery unlike any other.
Situated in the centre of Mashatu Game Reserve and in close proximity to the Majale River, Mashatu Lodge is an oasis in this desert landscape. Each suite is supremely comfortable, tastefully decorated and features air conditioning, large spacious accommodations and generous bathrooms. This is the ideal camp for families travelling together with all suites designed to comfortably accommodate children, as well as interleading suites.
There are a wide variety of landscapes, vegetation types and eco-systems on Mashatu which should be all experienced first-hand. Walking Mashatu offers the wilderness lover, the bird watcher, the keen botanist, the intrepid hiker and the nature enthusiast the ultimate experience whilst walking in the Land of Giants.
The Mashatu Lodge Walking Safari can be enjoyed as an ad-hoc activity from Mashatu Lodge or Tent Camp, or as an overnight multi-day adventure.
Adhoc Walking Safari: The perfect opportunity to combine exercise with focusing on the smaller and no less interesting creatures of Mashatu, most often missed when out in a vehicle on safari. Although many opportunities arise to view big game, the focus is on the little, often overlooked aspects of the bush – tracks, plants, insects, etc.
A walker is part of the environment and not merely a spectator. There is no better place to enjoy a walking safari than in The Land of the Giants. This diverse and mammoth piece of Africa is the perfect place to witness the intricacies of the wild animals of Africa, to learn about the hidden secrets of nature, to find the smaller creatures hidden in their bush homes and to see how the eco-system involves the inter-relatedness of species.
Horizon Horseback Mashatu Lodge is honoured with the reputation of having the finest schooled horses on the African continent. Surrounded by a multitude of Africa’s flora and fauna, come and explore this breath-taking terrain from horseback, in the company of experienced African equestrian hosts who have extensive knowledge and experience of the bush.
There is nothing more exhilarating than galloping on horseback alongside herds of antelope, over the wild open plains of Mashatu, kicking dust into the sunset sky.
The Mashatu Horse Safari can be enjoyed as an ad-hoc activity or as an overnight multi-day adventure.
PhotoMashatu comprises a resident wildlife photographer, based at Mashatu Lodge and the PhotoMashatu hide. Guests at Mashatu can enlist the photographic expertise of the photographer or simply visit the hide during their stay (charged as an additional activity over and above the daily rates for accommodation).
The photographic hide is a structure built to maximise the photographic potential of the animals that visit them. The hide can be used to view wildlife in the normal manner, but have been positioned with consideration of the angle of the sun, the background and the angle which the viewer occupies in relation to the animals and birds.
The PhotoMashatu hide is renowned for the photographic images taken of elephants and other animals drinking from the water’s edge. The PhotoMashatu hide offers both the amateur or professional photographer the most unique and delightful opportunities to record a memorable safari at Mashatu.