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Mashatu Leopard I was recently fortunate to be invited to spend a few days in Rattray Reserves’ Mashatu Game Reserve tucked deep into the far eastern corner of Botswana where Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe meet.

The drive up is a long one, but if you can see it as part of the experience, it becomes a modern-day Hemmingway journey in itself. Leaving the mayhem and crush of Johannesburg and travelling north east to Polokwane and due north to Pont Drift, the roads open up, urbanisation gives way to farmlands and eventually to game farms and you can literally feel life the pace of life easing and “real” Africa getting closer.

The border crossing at Pont Drift is part of the experience ~ a wonderful step back into an Africa of yore,… Continue reading