Blouberg Nature Reserve is situated in the arid bushveld region of Limpopo with an annual rainfall of 400mm. It covers an area of 9320ha of which approximately 2000ha is mountainous terrain. The reserve was proclaimed in 1983 after the land was bought from farmers.
Mashatu Camp offers 3-star self-catering accommodation. Four x 4–sleeper family cottages each suitable for two adults and two children. Fully-equipped and serviced, self-catering thatched cottages, consisting of a main bedroom, en-suite bathroom, separate kids bedroom with bunk bed, lounge/dining area, a kitchen and braai (barbeque) area. All cottages have electricity.
In addition, Mashatu has a separate conference/training room and braai (barbeque) lapa for group bookings.
Tamboti Bush Camp:
Tamboti Bush Camp offers a two-star rustic bush camp. Self-catering accommodation (sleeps 8) in 4 x 2 bedded safari tents. There is an ablution block, equipped kitchen and a braai (barbeque)area. Solar-powered lighting is provided in all areas and tents. Guests are requested to provide own bedding, towels and consumables. Bedding can be supplied at an additional fee. Full servicing option is available. Single-party bookings only.
Additional guests may be accommodated provided prior arrangement is made.
Modumele Wilderness Camp:
“One star” back to the bush experience in a magnificent setting with very basic facilities i.e. bucket shower, pit toilet, covered storage area, braai (barbeque) place. Cleared areas to pitch your own tents etc. This secluded camp is unserviced and guests are requested to be completely self-sufficient regarding all equipment and consumables. Water and firewood may be obtained at the offices. Groups are urged to respect the environment and ‘leave nothing but tracks’. Single-party bookings only. Maximum 12 guests.
Molope Bush Camp:
Five private camping sites in the heart of a beautiful, cool forest of mature Weeping boer-bean and Mashatu trees. Ablution block with showers (one open-air) and flushing toilets. Maximum six guests per site. No electricity available.
Animals found on the reserve include cape buffalo, giraffe, eland, sable, waterbuck, gemsbok, red hartebeest, zebra, kudu, bushbuck, impala, mountain reedbuck, klipspringer, steenbok, duiker, warthog and bushpig. Predators recorded are leopard, cheetah, caracal, brown and spotted hyena, and numerous small mammals like civet, red spotted genet and African Wildcat.
The birdlist stands at 232 species of which the flagship for the reserve is the Cape Vulture. The breeding colony hosts more than 800 breeding pairs that form a stronghold for this threatened species in Southern Africa. Visitors can view these birds at close range, especially during winter months at the vulture restaurant when they daily come to bathe at the waterhole or feed on a carcass when provided. Other interesting species are the crested guinea fowl, ground hornbill and a variety of raptors. 56 Reptile species have been recorded so far.