Days 1 - 7: Mashatu Game Reserve

Sat. 13 Aug 2022 - Fri. 19 Aug 2022

13 to 20 August 2022:

Your journey starts at Lanseria Airport where you will take your flight to Limpopo Valley Airfield. 

On your arrival at Limpopo Valley Airfield / Pont Drift Border Post, you will be met by a representative from Mashatu Lodge, who will assist you to your transfer vehicle. 

We will spend the next seven nights at Mashatu Main camp. The main camp has 14 rooms. Here we will have our own guides and vehicles for the duration of our stay.

If the trip fills to 6 guests, we will have 2 private safari vehicles for the duration of your stay, each vehicle has 3 rows each and each photographer will have their own row. 

On this safari we will focus mainly on game drives as well as four hide sessions at the specially designed photographic hide.  As Mashatu offers a range of activities, you might want to join them should you wish to break away from our schedule (based on availability), but they will not form part of a guided photographic activity by Grant or Helena. 

Mashatu Game Reserve is a place rich in natural and cultural history and offers some of the most exciting game viewing in Africa. It is a place of exceptional beauty where one can explore the rugged, unspoiled African landscapes in open 4-wheel drive vehicles driven by the expert camp guides and experienced trackers.

 Mashatu is home to large herds of elephant,  giraffe, eland and wildebeest.  There are leopard, prides of lion, packs of spotted hyaena and sometimes cheetah.  Along the river courses, huge Mashatu trees dominate the ribbon of forest and provide shade and shelter for wildlife.

Mashatu provides a refuge for the largest single population of elephant on privately-owned land.  Known as the relic herds of Shashe, these elephants are the last living testament to the great herds that once populated the meandering Limpopo valley. Today, the population on Mashatu Game Reserve alone, is estimated to number in excess of 700.


  • Flight from Lanseria Airport to Limpopo Valley Airport
  • Meet & Transfer from Limpopo Valley Airport/Pont Drift Border Post
  • Transfer to Mashatu Main Lodge
  • 7 nights Accommodation at Mashatu Main Lodge
  • All meals and local beverages
  • 1x Private game drive vehicle
  • 3 x Morning hide sessions and 1 x Afternoon hide session in the photographic hide (4 Photographers per session) 
  • Conservation Levy


  • International flights between your home and Johannesburg
  • Premium brand beverages
  • Extra excursions
  • Gratuities

Day 8: End of Itinerary

Sat. 20 Aug 2022

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