Shakati is a portion of the farm Jacobsdal and is approximately 625 hectares in extent. The farm is situated within the Mokolo river catchment area app. 20 km north-west of Vaalwater and the Mokolo river flow through the farm towards north-west, where it later goes through Mokolo dam and then joins Limpopo River. Shakati lies at an altitude of about 1400m above sea level. (By comparison, Johannesburg is at an altitude of 1600-1800m and Pretoria at 1400-1550m). Shakati farm receives an average of about 600mm of rainfall per annum, mainly between November and March.