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Mashatu Game Reserve safaris, tours & holiday packages

The land of the giants in Northern Tuli

Explore a mystical ancient landscape of granite outcrops, baobab trees and big game

The Tuli region, of which Mashatu Game Reserve forms part isn't called land of giants for nothing. Baobabs sprout from tall rocky granite outcrops, whilst elephants feed in their shadows. If you take partake in a walking safari in the dry river beds of the Limpopo river, you'll come across the Nyala-berry or Mashatu tree, a massive fig-like tree. Some of these trees in the Tuli-area are more than six centuries old. The rocky habitat also makes it an ideal place to spot leopards. Great herds of elephants often congregate in the dry riverbeds of the Limpopo river.

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"Few things are as beautiful as a sunrise over the ocher coloured kopjes at Mashatu. Ask you game ranger or guide to recommend a great spot, let them wake you before dawn and watch the sun peek over the landscape, bathing everything in a soft, warm glow."

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The habitat and landscape at Mashatu are quite different to the rest of Botswana, which is quite flat. The rocky outcrops, also known as kopjes support a wide array of fauna and flora, such as dassies and various bird and reptile species. One of the highlights is seeing the African sun peek over one of these kopjes during sunrise, silhouetted by a giant Baobab. The property also offers a wide variety of game activities and the game reserve prides itself on being an adventure hub. Except for game drives guests can participate in walking safaris, mountain biking and horseback riding. The region has a rich conservation history, conservationist Gareth Patterson has released the last of George Adamson's lions in the area. 

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Frequently Asked Questions about Mashatu Game Reserve

What is the local currency and how should we manage carrying our money in South Africa?

The local currency is the South African Rand (ZAR). There are numerous currency exchange outlets and the main credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Amex and Diners) are normally accepted everywhere. Most petrol stations and toll roads take credit… go there.

Do I need any vaccinations when entering South Africa?

No vaccination is mandatory for entering South Africa except for yellow fever for passengers arriving from areas affected by the disease. go there.

Is there electricity at the safari lodges?

Electricity in Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe and in most of the continent is 220/240 volts. Most safari lodges and camps are not connected to an electrical supply. Solar lighting (backed up by batteries)… go there.

Which reserves in South Africa are malaria free?

All game reserves in Madikwe, the Pilanesberg and the Eastern Cape are malaria-free. go there.

Is tipping the norm in South Africa?

Tipping is common practice in South Africa. Some guidelines concerning tipping are - in the bars and restaurants, the tipping is normally 10%. The car parks are monitored by guards or watchmen, they will often ask if you want them to keep an… go there.

When is the best time to visit Augrabies Falls National Park?

Augrabies Falls National Park is open throughout the year, but the best time to visit is between April and September. When the popular three-day Klipspringer Trail is open. However, the waterfall is particularly impressive when in flood -… go there.

When is the best time to visit Timbavati Private Nature Reserve?

The best time to visit Timbavati Private Nature Reserve is during the dry months of May through September. go there.

When is the best time to visit Mala Mala Game Reserve?

May through September, during the winter months, is the best time to visit Mala Mala Game Reserve. Animals are easier to spot, as they convene at trusted water sources. go there.

When is the best time to visit Manyeleti Game Reserve?

May to September are the best time to visit Manyeleti National Park - during the dry season. The wildlife seeks for waterholes and other sources for water. go there.

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from United States of America

We went on Safari to Phinda Game reserve which was our choice as was the the choice of 2 nights on the Rovos train.Our agent was quite happy with helping us with anything we requested. We worked out dates of where we wanted to be and when…

Madeline & Reymond Goodman

from Australia

Our trip was arranged by Carel Verhoef at and was perfectly organised. We flew into the Masai Mara from Nairobi and all flight connections and transfers were arranged for us and went like clockwork. Carel was also very…

Geoffrey Burton

from South Africa

Although our safari was very expensive for us as South Africans we were satisfied that we got a value for money experience. It was a once in a lifetime safari. Knowledgeable, professional guides - experience far beyond our expectations. They…

Uwe and Doreza Kersandt

from South Africa

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