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South Africa

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

Celebrated for it’s diversity of wildlife, Botswana is a land-locked country located in Southern Africa bordering Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Zambia. Thanks to a land rich in diamonds, the economy is today one of the most robust on the continent.

Lion Okavango Delta Botswana Pulse Africa

Areas like the Chobe National Park, Moremi National Park in the Okavango Delta and the Central Kalahari Game Reserve offer a very high concentration of wildlife and flora. The bulk of the Kalahari Desert falls within Botswana’s borders and is home to most of the world’s San population. Be mesmerized by these locals as the speak using a series of ‘clicks’.

Visit the Tsodilo Hills and marvel at the 100 000 year old rock paintings illustrated by the San people in a time long forgotten. Try… Continue reading