Mashatu Main Camp


Mashatu is situated on the eastern fringes of the Kalahari Desert and water is its most precious resource. The sighting of the Mashatu camps in close proximity to water, and in thickets of vegetation, automatically locates the visitor into an enclave populated by birds and animals. Mashatu Main Camp is an oasis among the undulating and seemingly endless plains of the wild. Burning torches at the camp’s entrance lure safari-goers home where they experience the embodiment of sublime hospitality.


This is the ideal camp for the family traveler. A large swimming pool is a focal point where Main Camp guest can cool down and relax between game activities. The Discovery Room is the portal through which curious visitors get a glimpse of another world – one that existed long before the appearance of man. The animal specimens and relics will fascinate and educate visitors of all ages, as will the resident crocodiles – both great and small.


Suites at Mashatu Main Camp


14 luxury suites lie along the camp’s perimeter and are designed to allow absolute privacy and a communion with the bush and its inhabitants. Watch elephants splashing at the waterhole, listen to the lyrical melody of the woodlands kingfisher on a branch overhead, smell the grassy scent of the bushveld, and touch the bark of an ancient tree.


Each of the air-conditioned suites at Mashatu Main Camp is tastefully decorated and includes impressive black and white prints of Africa’s most beautiful animals. A double bed and an extra-large single bed, together with a seating area that includes a single day bed, comfortably accommodates families with younger children. The ample en-suite bathroom with both bath and shower facilities and a separate W.C. complete the well-appointed suites.


A Day at Mashatu Main Camp


Mashatu is the epitome of all that defines wilderness areas in Africa. Visitors are charmed by the vast open spaces; the biodiversity of wildlife from the gigantic to the minuscule; the majestic skies unfettered by smog; the tranquility interspersed with birdsong and sounds of the wild. Part of this charm is the unexpected adventure safari over and above the game drives: horse-back safaris, cycling safaris and walks in the wild. Photographic hides add an aspect to the adventure safari which is unique and thrilling to their patrons be they professional photographers or lovers of wildlife. These added adventures are all tailored to bring visitors into intimate contact with this remarkable wilderness.


An early morning wake up call heralds a new day in Africa’s most exciting game reserve. After a light breakfast snack, your early morning game drive allows you to explore the magnificence nature whilst in search of wildlife booth big and small.


On return to the camp a hearty brunch is served. Spend the morning relaxing by the pool or in the Discovery Room before heading to high tea in the late afternoon from which you will set off again in search of game. Step out of the vehicle for a stretch and sundowner drink while you watch the brilliant African sun fade from the sky before heading back to camp keeping an eye out for nocturnal animals.


Round off a perfect day at Mashatu with a delicious dinner at the camp, and the companionship of your fellow guests and the Mashatu hospitality staff. Allow the memories of your day’s game viewing to lull you off to dreamland when you fall into bed, tired but contented.


Meals at Mashatu Main Camp


Meals are a sumptuous celebration of traditional African Cuisine – flavorsome, but lacking in ostentation. Fresh fruits, vegetables, home-made breads and pies, succulent meat dishes and delicious desserts will appeal to a guest who appreciates home cooking at its best.


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