Accommodation rating: Superior
Mashatu Tent Camp is located in the northern area of the 25,000 hectare Mashatu Game Reserve in the largely undiscovered Northern Tuli Block. This area is known as the 'Land of the Giants' - so named because it is home to seven of Africa's giants: the elephant, the lion, the giraffe, the baobab tree, the eland, the ostrich and the kori bustard. Striking landscape is punctuated by towering sandstone cliffs, basalt formations, unusually shaped kopjes and baobabs. Strategically positioned under enormous trees and close to a waterhole, the camp is almost one with its surrounds and offers a traditional bush experience. Set on concrete platforms, 8 spacious tents are appointed for comfort, and boast private, outdoors en-suite facilities. Meals are enjoyed in the open-air gazebo or boma overlooking a floodlit waterhole. Excellent staff ensures there is an adventure component to compliment the traditional vehicle safari - cycling, walking and a short cultural excursion (extra costs apply). Between exciting game drives, or excursions, cool off in the camp's plunge pool or settle in the hide with its outlook over the waterhole. Whilst there is no electricity, constant hot water and simple lighting are provided by a combination of gas, solar power and generator.
Features: 8 tented rooms, experienced rangers and trackers, plunge pool, thatched dining gazebo, open-air lala-palm boma, a bar, a hide.
Room amenities: shower, wash basin, flushing WC, private deck, vanity desk with mirror.
Please call 020 3813 2966 for more information or to make a booking.