Nikki O'Hare

In our opinion adding a Cruise to the start or beginning of a safari or city break is a perfect combination. After the adrenaline of a safari or the frenetic pace of a city break, what better way to relax than onboard a luxurious cruise ship? The destinations offered are unique and offer a totally bespoke holiday experience.

  • Nikki O'Hare

Why Cruise?

Cruising has experienced a revolution in the last 15 years, and more and more people now consider cruising as their main holiday choice year on year. Gone are the days when these Grande Dames of the ocean were unaffordable, and the industry has long shaken off that stuffy reputation it was once famous for. Now, cruising offers flexibility, quality and choice. Four star to seven star cruise companies exist, from mega liners carrying over 3000 passengers to smaller, more intimate ships with less than 400 guests. Regardless whether you are a first timer or a modern day Christopher Columbus, we are confident we can help choose the right ship for you!


The Cruise Ship really offers a unique realm in travel where anything is possible. Should you prefer an energetic trip, each ship will have a abundance of activities to choose from, from jogging tracks, to golf, to water based sporting fun. For those of you more keen on a relaxing trip, melt away your stresses onboard with the ultimate in spa treatments; an incredible view of the endless shimmering ocean, you are sure to forget your worries in an instant! However you choose to spend your days at sea, cruising provides a great avenue to try out new things.


Waking up after a blissful nights’ sleep in a new destination, is just one of the magical things about a vacation on sea, but the stunning nightlife and entertainment on board are sure to create memories that last a lifetime. Whether you choose a mega ship with Vegas-style entertainment onboard, or a more intimate ship with more minimalistic performances from days gone by, you will not be disappointed. From casinos to cabaret, nightclubs to jazz bars, movies under the stars to state of the art cinemas, every night need not be the same.


Dining experiences onboard cruise liners are second to none, and the utmost attention is paid in ensuring each guest has the flexibility of options. From haute cuisine and fine wines in elegant dining rooms, to burger bars and more casual restaurants, we find that from the discerning traveller to the youngest member of your family, everyone is catered for.

Choose Mahlatini

At Mahlatini we have chosen to work with a variety of cruise companies, from Silversea to Celebrity Cruises, from the Indian Ocean to the Galapagos Islands, or short hops cruising around the coast of South Africa, we’ve got it covered. For the ultimate in holiday experiences, why not combine a Safari & Cruise, or spend some time in magnificent Cape Town and cruise around the stunning Cape to the sleepy little village of Mossel Bay, the gateway to South Africa’s stunning Garden Route.

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Customer Review

Holiday to Botswana and Zimbabwe during November 2014

Customer Review

Kwando Lebala camp was perfect. The accommodation was luxurious, the living areas comfortable and well situated with stunning views, the staff and managers were all exceptionally friendly and helpful and our guide - Partner and tracker - 'OT' were extremely friendly and knowledgeable and ensured tha...

Rated... 4stars