The prize of a lifetime, a luxury Tanzania safari

“We’re delighted to tell you that you’ve won the Mahlatini Luxury Tanzania Safari Competition!” I couldn’t believe what I was seeing… we were actually going to Tanzania! I had always wanted to visit Africa and for good reason; it was an experience I will never forget.  My partner Paul and I began counting down the …

Where can you find a Big 5 safari?

Lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and cape buffalo are the  animals who make up a Big 5 safari. The term originated from game hunters who referred to their most desired prizes as the Big 5. However, now ‘Big 5’ is about witnessing all of these amazing animals in their natural habitats… That’s the real prize! The …

Luxury island hopping with Four Seasons Seychelles

Two Inspiring Islands, One unique Seychelles holiday If you’re looking for a luxurious twin-island Seychelles holiday, whether a honeymoon, anniversary, or family holiday – look no further than Four Seasons’ two Seychelles properties.  Enjoy luxurious villa accommodation at the Four Seasons Seychelles resort on the main island of Mahe, combined with Four Seasons Desroches Island a coral …

Conquering Kilimanjaro

Most people hear the word honeymoon and think of beginning married life with relaxing beach days and romantic dinners. However, when your husband has an avid sense of adventure and you can’t say no to a challenge, you may find that your once in a lifetime trip takes a different turn. Mount Kilimanjaro stands at …

My family safari adventure reignited my passion

As owner of a safari specialist tour operator, you would expect that the African bush would be as familiar to my kids as the Disney channel. Their first safari experience was when they were aged only 2 and 4. Whilst we have wonderful memories from that family safari trip, theirs are hazy at best. So, …

Denis Island Seychelles – A unique, tropical island gem

The first time I visited Denis Island, I found it to be a magical place. That was in 2007. I’m delighted to say that following my latest trip just a few months ago, my fourth, it still feels just as special. Yes, a few things have altered, but the essence of the island is still …

Packing for children on safari

What to pack for safari is a question our Travel Experts get asked often. With family safaris being one of our predicted travel trends this year, we thought it would be useful to put together a general guide to packing for children on safari.  The following list is meant to give parents/guardians some ideas of …

Ayurveda & wellness escape at Angsana Balaclava Mauritius

Considering a luxury Mauritius holiday to indulge in spa & wellness therapies, but are looking for somewhere a little different to the larger resorts? Mahlatini is delighted to recommend the all-suite Angsana Balaclava , a secluded, stylish hideaway on the northwest coast. Designed with exclusivity and romance in mind (and part of the Banyan Tree Hotels …

Romance and safari, the perfect pair

Safari and romance go hand-in-hand and it’s the perfect experience to celebrate honeymoons, anniversaries, birthdays or just to reconnect and enjoy quality time together. Harry and Meghan fell in love in Botswana, William and Kate got engaged in Kenya -who knows what memories are in store for you and your loved one in Africa? When …

Luxury Mauritius Golf and Spa well-being escape

If you’re seeking a truly luxurious, relaxing and authentic golf and wellness experience to help unwind from the stresses of your busy everyday schedule, look no further than the award-winning Maradiva Villas Resort & Spa on the spectacular west coast of Mauritius at Wolmar. A true Mahlatini favorite for a luxury Mauritius destination. The resort …