African Bush and Lodges

Ride Overview

This horseback riding holiday in Botswana takes place in the vast Mashatu Game Reserve in the Tuli Block of in the southeast of the country. This is a mostly stationary ride, allowing you to try out several wonderful horses from the stables, and enjoy greater luxury in your accommodations.

Mashatu is a privately owned wildlife sanctuary of 30,000 hectares, situated at the confluence of the Shashe and Limpopo Rivers, in the remote and largely undiscovered Northern Tuli Region. This is an area of great diversity, magnificent vistas, ancient civilizations and dramatic rock formations bordered by the great Limpopo River in the south. Aptly named the “Land of the Giants” for its baobab studded plains and large herds of elephant, the land remains largely untouched by man and is home to a wide variety of wildlife species including lion, cheetah, leopard, African wild dog, a multitude of plains game like zebra, wildebeest and giraffe, as well as over 350 species of birds. This ride is based in a stationary camp and family owned lodges, with daily rides setting out to take advantage of this unique and diverse natural habitat.

Accommodations & Food

Mostly stationary ride out of comfortable permanent camp, with a stay also in a local lodge.

Ride & Horse Details

  • Equipment Required:
    Helmets are required.
  • Horse Breeds:
    Boerperd, Warmbloods and Shire cross
  • Trip Pace:
    Moderate to fast with opportunities to jump
  • Tack:
  • Weight limit:
    210 lbs

Activities for Non - Riders

Game drives, cycling, hiking.

Meeting Point

Johannesburg Airport

With first-hand knowledge of the exciting tours we offer, the ride consultants at Equitours look forward to answering any questions you might have about this ride. We want to help make sure that you select the trip of your dreams. Please call or email and get ready to pack your bags for a wonderful adventure!

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