Shakati Game Reserve offers a number of activities and we also tailor activities to your interests and ensure a quality stay.For more information on activities surrounding Shakati please download this PDF file.

Game drives: Experience the bush wake-up on the morning drive in a open safari vehicle or join the evening/night drive to the river or the savannah enjoying sweeping views of the bush veld. Watch the sun setting behind Marakele National Park while sipping sparkling wine or soft drinks. Then meet the “wildest” night-life of the bush: Aardwarks, Porcupines, Bush babies, Brown Hyena and Nightjars in the spotlights. Game drives accompanied by the reserve manager at R150 per person.

Bush walks: Go on a self-guided or guided bush walk to feel and touch the wildlife and flora.

Star gazing: The clear, unpolluted sky of Waterberg provides some of the finest and brightest star watching opportunities in the country. It is easy to spot the most common star constellations and planets with the naked eye. However, with a set of binoculars you will see much more of i.e. the fascinating planets such as Jupiter with its four visible moons or Saturn with its intriguing rings. The reserve manager or the reserve library books can assist you or you can get a daily update of interesting stargazing phenomena on the following internet link:

Fishing: Enjoy fishing in the reserve river or just have a swim

Day-trips outside Shakati: Shakati is also ideally located for day trips to other areas and attractions. Go on day trips to i.e.

  • Marakele National park,
  • Pilanesberg National park,
  • D`Nyala nature reserve,
  • Nylsvley international Ramsar birding reserve,
  • Makapansgat World Heritage Site etc.
  • Vaalwater  town only 20 km away
  • Lephalale, Thabazimbi, Modimolle, Bela-Bela towns in the area.
  • Pretoria with historical buildings and vibrant life only 2½ hours away

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Other attractions nearby:

  • Mama Tau lion breeding centre
  • Horse-back rides
  • Eventiria Private Zoo
  • Several curio, crafts and bead shops
  • Spa’s Butchers with various game meat
  • Gelucksfontein Goat Cheese Farm
  • Orange-, Fruit- and Vegetable farms with road side shops
  • Tobacco farms
  • St. John the Baptist Church

Birding: Shakati is a very bird rich area. Use the reserve bird list and bird books. Borrow a pair of binoculars. Do your own birding trips or join our reserve manager, who is a keen birder. Join birders from universities who guide special trips or sit quietly on your veranda, watching singing and breeding birds in the lush garden. We support Birdlife South Africa and comply with the birder-friendly establishment concept catering for birders.

Download a PDF list of the birds that can be viewed by following this link

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