Mashatu Main Camp Highlights
• An untouched wilderness with diverse scenery and eco systems
• holds ecological diversity uncommon in other reserves
• The largest herds of free roaming elephants in Southern Africa can be found here
• Magnificent wildlife and prolific birdlife
• Historical and archaeological sites include the Motloutse Ruins and the Pitsani Koppie sites
Mashatu Main Camp Description
Mashatu Main Camp offers 14 luxury suites situated along the camp’s perimeter, designed to offer complete privacy. Each of the air-conditioned suites at Mashatu Main Camp is elegantly decorated. A double bed and an extra large single bed together with a seating area comprising a day bed allows the suites to provide more than enough space to comfortably accommodate families with younger children. The ample en-suite bathroom with both bath and shower facilities and a separate W.C complete the luxurious suites. Mashatu Main Camp is perfect for the family traveller. A large swimming pool is the most popular spot in the camp to while away the hours on the hot days between game activities. Meals are a feast and consist of traditional African cuisine. Fresh fruits, vegetables, homemade breads and pies, succulent meat dishes and delicious desserts; this is home-cooking at its best. A fully-stocked curio shop is available with a variety of African crafts, clothing and jewellery.
Mashatu Main Camp Game Viewing and Wildlife Activities
Mashatu is known as the ‘Land of Giants’ and takes its name from the locally-sacrosanct Mashatu tree and the giants that roam its terrain. As one of the largest private game reserve in southern Africa, Mashatu is, at 25 000 ha (75 000 acres), the ideal location for the world’s largest land mammal, the elephant, with the largest herds on privately owned land on earth. Mashatu also provides sanctuary to the world’s tallest mammal, the giraffe, the world’s largest antelope, the eland, the world’s largest bird, and the ostrich and of course, the world’s heaviest flying bird, the kori bustard. Add the lion, the king of the beasts and the iconic baobab. Mashatu is an extraordinary place and holds ecological diversity uncommon in other reserves. Mashatu also hosts three members of the Big Five; leopard, lion and elephant and some of the more surprising species include the aardwolf, bat-eared fox, African wild cat, honey badger and black-backed jackal. Recently introduced to Mashatu (as part of the Northern Tuli Game Reserve) is the endangered wild dog. Mashatu is also an ornithological paradise, and plays host to more than 350 bird species, including the enchanting lilac-breasted roller.
Activities at Mashatu include early morning and afternoon game drives in open 4×4 safari vehicles. There are also night game drives with powerful spotlights that catch the nocturnal animals. Another highlight at Mashatu are exploring the bush on horse-back and bicycle.