Mashatu Lodge

Makgadikgadi and the Kalahari, Botswana

At a Glance

  • Mashatu lodge is ideal for families with a large swimming pool to refresh and relax in imbetween game drives.

  • Watch on as large numbers of elephants come to splash around and drink from the nearby waterhole

  • Kids will love the Discovery Room, which allows inquisitive minds to learn more about the animals that call this region their home.

  • Meals at Mashatu are a celebration of local African cuisine, allowing guests to enjoy home cooking at its best.

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Mashatu is situated on the very edge of the iconic Kalahari Desert where water is its most precious resource. The lodges close proximity to water and thick vegetation means a large density of birds and animals, offering a fantastic safari experience.

Mashatu, meaning "Land of Giants" is a 29,000 hectare reserve that certainly lives up to its name, with huge numbers of elephants, iconic baobab trees, and vast amounts of wildlife. Expect diverse landscapes, excellent guiding, & first class accommodation

The lodge itself is made up of 14 luxury suites, all affording absolute privacy and excellent views of the surrounding bush and wildlife. All suites are air-conditioned and spacious, with tasteful soft furnishing and impressive black and white prints of African wildlife. The communal areas comprise a large swimming pool, which is the ideal place to cool off between game drives and makes this an excellent option for families on safari.

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Vacation Ideas

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    The Waterberg, Northern Tuli Game Reserve, Cape Town & Hermanus

    from $8600 pp 13 nights

    • Ant’s Nest presents a flawless safari experience, with family fun and activities in mind.
    • We’ve chosen Mashatu Private Game Reserve on the border of Botswana, so you can really get off grid and immerse yourself in the wilderness whilst enjoying a variety of fun family activities, such as mountain bike safaris and horse riding
    • Cape Town offers a myriad of activities for all of your families’ interests. At the end of each day, spend your evenings relishing on delicious cuisine in Kloof Street.

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Makgadikgadi and the Kalahari, Botswana

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