Shakati Private Game Reserve is hidden away on the lush banks of the Mokolo river in the deep heart of the untamed Waterberg bushveld paradise. Near Vaalwater and only 2 hours drive from Pretoria. Waterberg and Shakati is malaria-free.

Time spent at Shakati Game Reserve is about getting away from city life, work, traffic and stress. It is about peace and tranquillity, clean fresh air and clear skies with the brightest stars you have probably ever seen.

It is about being quiet and listen to the jackal calling at night, to the paradise flycatcher singing in the morning. It is about seeing and walking with the animals, touching the fruits of the bush willow and wonder about nature. It is about quietly sitting at the water hole watching game and taking life easy.

Shakati means ‘place of abundance’ and Shakati Game Reserve boasts:

  • River frontage, rocks & ridges, spectacular views and large indigenous bush and savannah areas.
  • Plenty of wildlife: Giraffe, Zebra, Kudu, Gemsbok, Hartebeest, Eland, Waterbok, Blesbok, Warthog, Impala, Leopard, Jackal, Porcupine etc. Absence of Elephant and Lion makes it safe to walk around in the reserve.
  • Prolific birdlife one of the highest bird diversities in the Waterberg.
  • Small comfortable safari lodge with 3 self catering chalets: 2 bedrooms, lounge, + 2 beds, kitchen, bathroom, verandah, private braai area accommodating 12 people comfortably and 18 at maximum.
  • Complex with beautiful lush garden, swimming pool, separate guest lounge, lapa and braai area.
  • Guided game drives and night drives in safari vehicle, guided or unguided walks etc.
  • Self-catering or catering on request