Mashatu Lodge

Situated on the eastern edge of the Kalahari Desert, Mashatu Lodge is an oasis whose ecological diversity is characterized by the precious resource of water. In the Tuli Nature Reserve, on the border with South Africa and Zimbabwe, the Limpopo and Shashe rivers flow together. The lodge's surroundings are characterized by seemingly endless hills and expanses of savannah, forests and marshland. The bush provides the ideal habitat for a wide variety of birds and wildlife. The luxurious Mashatu Lodge offers safari adventurers of all ages a unique travel experience between relaxation, fun and exciting game drives, where large herds of elephants, lions, antelopes, cheetahs and giraffes can be observed.


The 14 suites of the exclusive Mashatu Lodge exceed the expectations of luxury guests. They are built on the edge of the camp to allow the closest possible proximity to nature and undisturbed interaction with the wilderness. Each suite is tastefully decorated with large paintings of Africa's animals, comfortable beds, an en-suite bathroom with toilet, shower and bath. From the seating area of the lounge or the day bed, you can watch the elephants at the waterhole while breathing in deeply the scent and clear air of the bushveld and listening to the singing of the Senegalese lyre. Interconnecting family suites are also available.
Suite der Mashatu Lodge mit Sofa und zwei Betten
Badezimmer in der Mashatu Lodge mit Badewanne
Zimmer der Mashatu Lodge mit Blick auf Veranda


In the evening hours, the torch-lit paths of Mashatu Lodge lead guests to a tastefully decorated restaurant overlooking the waterhole, which serves traditional African cuisine. Under the African starry sky, fresh fruit and vegetables, home-baked bread and cakes, succulent meat dishes and delicious desserts promise a down-to-earth culinary experience in a class of its own. After dinner, you can round off the evening with a drink in the traditional African boma around the crackling campfire.
Essbereich der Mashatu Lodge mit großem gedeckten Tisch
Dämmerung auf der Veranda der Mashatu Lodge


Mashatu Lodge is situated at the confluence of the Limpopo and Shashe Rivers in the remote eastern corner of Botswana in the tri-border area with South Africa and Zimbabwe, also known as the Tuli Enclave. The 29,000-hectare Mashatu Game Reserve is home to the largest elephant population in a private reserve on the African continent. However, Mashatu also got its name "Land of the Giants" because of the huge Nyala trees that provide shade and a home for the wild animals. In addition, giraffes, the largest antelope species and ostriches make their home in the wilderness of this highly diverse ecosystem and landscape.
Sonnenuntergang in der Wüste
Vier Personen sitzen auf einem Plateau und blicken  in die Wüste
Poolbereich der Mashatu Lodge


Mashatu Lodge offers families in particular a variety of activities that will keep young and old, adventure seekers and relaxation seekers happy. The heart of the luxury lodge is the spacious swimming pool, which is a welcome refreshment between the various safari activities. In addition to the classic game drives, the program also includes bush walks, safaris at night, by bike or on horseback. The Mashatu Game Reserve is home to some of Africa's biggest wild animals and also offers photographers the opportunity to take incomparable pictures. Elephants, lions, leopards, cheetahs and hyenas are just some of the many species that can be observed here. In addition to the classic safari program, visitors to Mashatu Lodge can catch a glimpse of a world before our time in the lodge's own Discovery Room. The small museum exhibits archaeological artifacts, relics from the Boer War and reconstructed fossils, among other things. On request, visitors can also accompany the scientists of the Tuli Enclave in their work with elephants and predators.
Kinder beobachten Löwenweibchen in der Mashatu Lodge
Ranger der Mashatu Lodge mit Gästen im offenen Fahrzeug in Elefantenherde
Ranger zeigt Frau Ausstellungsstück in der Mashatu Lodge

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