Mashatu Game Reserve

Mashatu Lodge


The Land of Giants

In the middle of the Mashatu Game Reserve’s 29,000 hectares of grasslands, riverine forests, rocky hills, marshes and sandstone ridges in the far eastern frontier of Botswana, Mashatu Lodge can be found amid the greenery surrounding a waterhole.

14 suites wood, stone and thatch suites, spacious and air conditioned, are strung along a seasonal tributary to the Limpopo. Follow raised walkways to the heart of camp with its large swimming pool, dining areas, lounge and museum.

Part of a much larger wilderness area spanning across the borders of South Africa and Zimbabwe, the wildlife here is as spectacular as the views, with superb leopard, cheetah and lion sightings, great numbers of elephants and more.


At a glance

  • 14 rooms

  • Swimming pool

  • Bar, boma and mini museum

  • Wildlife hide

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    Game drives

    Safari vehicles meander into the bush twice a day, bringing you into close contact with elephants, leopards, lions, cheetahs, giraffes, a host of plains game and 350 bird species. Being a private reserve, you can explore off road, on night drives.

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    Walking safaris

    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.

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    Horse riding

    Mashatu Reserve hosts well-trained horses and expert riding guides. There are few things more exhilarating than galloping on horseback alongside herds of antelope, over the wild open plains, kicking dust into the sunset sky.


Mashatu Game Reserve forms a major component of the Northern Tuli Game Reserve. Situated within the ‘jewel area’ of the reserve and flanked by the national parks of both South Africa and Zimbabwe, Mashatu management pride themselves on the ecological preservation of the flora and fauna that reside within the reserve.

What makes us different

Why Niarra

Niarra Travel is a forward-thinking travel company headquartered in London born out of a passion to do things differently.

In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

Our Travel Researchers are here to create incredible trips with a positive impact for you.

  • Unforgettable experiences

    Creating your trip is entirely collaborative and our Travel Researchers are here for every step.

  • Positive impact

    Curated sustainable experiences and accommodation that maximize the benefits to local people and place.

  • Fairness and transparency

    An open, competitive pricing structure that ensures more money goes to where it's needed in the destination.

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