Magical Mashatu and Mala Mala

8 days/7 nights
Departs Sun & Thu ex Johannesburg

Tour Cost
Prices on request

Two of South Africa’s best safari experiences

Combine two fantastic safari locations on this exciting 8 day itinerary. First stop is Mashatu, “Land of Giants”, a vast private game reserve in Botswana that is home to elephant, lion, eland, ostrich and strange baobab trees. Mashatu has multiple hides that are perfect for wildlife photography. Then fly to the legendary Mala Mala Private Game Reserve in South Africa. Mala Mala is adjacent to the famous Kruger National Park, and renowned for its spectacular gameviewing.

  • Botswana’s vast Mashatu Game Reserve, a phenomenal gameviewing destination
  • Stay at the luxurious Mashatu Main Camp, which boasts a number of great photography hides
  • Visit South Africa’s Mala Mala Game Reserve, the largest privately owned wilderness adjoining Kruger NP
  • Enjoy accommodation at evocative Main Camp, where photography safaris were pioneered
  • Exceptional wildlife viewing and photographic opportunities

Many major airlines including South African Airways, Qantas, Etihad, Emirates, Kenya Airways, Qatar, Singapore Airways and British Airways fly into Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport. There are also many regional and domestic carriers that service local cities such as Cape Town and the Kruger National Park area. 

US – South African Airways fly’s directly to east coast cities including New York and Washington. Delta Airlines is another option to consider flying directly to Johannesburg from Atlanta.  

UK / Europe – There are direct flights to OR Tambo International Airport with South African Airways from London-Heathrow, Frankfurt and Munich. Major European Airlines flying directly into Johannesburg include British Airways, Air France, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Lufthansa and Swiss International Airlines. 

Sample Itinerary

Magical Mashatu and Mala Mala

8 days/7 nights

Days 1-4


Fly from Johannesburg to Mashatu Main Camp, consisting of 14 luxury, air-conditioned thatched suites, central dining room and large swimming pool. Guided activities include game drives by open 4WD, nature walks and horseback riding (additional cost).

Days 5-7

Mala Mala

Transfer to the airport for your charter flight to Mala Mala Main Camp in Mala Mala Private Game Reserve for 3 nights. This historic lodge has preserved the traditional safari style of a bygone era. Luxurious guest accommodation is provided in large thatched bungalows. Enjoy game drives and night drives in open 4WD vehicles.

Day 8

Tour ends

Morning transfer to Skukuza Airport for flight back to Johannesburg. Tour ends.

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