After much digging, dusting, and painting, the newly refurbished photographic hide is officially welcoming guests at Mashatu Game Reserve!
Where previously only four guests could fit, there is now ample room for eight guests. Varnished wooden workbenches provide the perfect platform to place camera equipment when taking award-winning photographs, while shelves and spare hanging space ensure all jackets and bags are neatly stored during the session. This is one activity which comes highly recommended for all who visit Mashatu.
The Mashatu Matebole Elephant Hide produces magical moments for all who visit, and Carmen Leardini was able to perfectly capture an exceptional scene. Carmen visited the hide at dawn and through the pinky, morning haze a mother leopard and her two cubs were spotted, stalking a flock of Guineafowl. Mashatu wishes to congratulate Carmen for her award-winning image, presented by German photographic magazine, Fotoforum.
Mashatu Lodge has been reimagined. With fresh, new soft furnishings in all the rooms and common areas, the lodge is looking contemporary, yet more comfortable. Each room has been uniquely decorated around specific fabric prints, while the lounges and decks have been revived with traditional patterns and colours covering cushions and sofas. Large canvases hanging on the walls captivate all who pass them, with action-packed images taken by our resident photographic experts or talented guests. There is one final exciting change, but this will be revealed and unveiled once it is complete.
Mashatu has added a new member to the team. Kelly Evans has joined Mashatu in a sales and marketing capacity. She officially joined in April and will be guided into her new role by her father, David Evans who is one of the owners, Managing Director and now her boss! Kelly has been fortunate enough to have grown up in the game reserve industry, where her passion for conservation was fuelled from a young age. Her experience in hospitality and love of the wilderness have formed the basis of her new position, and Mashatu is proud to have her on board.