Experience an African holiday on this horseback riding holiday in Botswana

Two Mashatus Safari

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. 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, called Two Mashatus, and daily rides set out to take advantage of this unique and diverse natural habitat.

Accommodations & Food

The nights are spent at Two Mashatus Camp, with large colonial-style safari tents on platforms. Each tent has a covered porch, and en-suite facilities with flush toilet, hot and cold running water in the basin and open air shower. Dinner and lunch are served in the cool shade of the traditional thatched rondavel. There's also a pool for your enjoyment!
Two highly trained experienced bush chefs will look after your every need. Breakfast is comprised of freshly baked muffins, cereals, toast, and porridge. Lunch is a buffet that usually includes quiches, salads, and fruit for dessert. Dinner is a 3 course meal served to you at the table, often under the canopy of stars! Vegetarians and other special diets are catered for.

Ride & Horse Details

  • Overview:
    The horses have been individually selected for their temperament, carefully chosen from the various South African breeds which are well known for being of a tougher nature and able to cope under extreme conditions. These breeds include the Boerperd and the S.A. Warmblood. They range in size from 14.3hh to 16.2hh, and are assorted colors. They are schooled to a very high level and respond easily and lightly to the aids.
  • Equipment Required:
    **Helmets are required.**
  • Horse Breeds:
    Boerperd, SA Warmblood.
  • Trip Pace:
    Moderate to fast.
  • Tack:
    English tack with some Australian trekking and South African McClellans.
  • Weight limit:
    No weight limit but please enquire over 210 lbs (95 kg).

Activities for Non - Riders

One game ride included per stay.
Non riders easily accommodated: guided cycling and walking and game drives are available.

Meeting Point

Johannesburg International 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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