Activities

Shakati Game Reserve offers a number of activities and we also tailor activities to your interests and ensure a quality stay.

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 die Farm Manager can be booked.

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

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.

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

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

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