South Africa’s Unique Foodie Destinations

South Africa is well-known for its meat-heavy braais and its signature Pinotage wines, but there’s so much more on offer for foodies to enjoy. From world-famous oysters in Knysna to spectacular Cape Malay cuisine in Bo Kaap, there’s something to tickle everyone’s taste buds. Here’s an introduction to some of South Africa’s unique gourmet destinations …

Rediscovering the Western Cape

From scenic natural beauty to reams of colourful history and world-class vineyards, the Western Cape is definitely worth visiting when in South Africa. Although, there are many lesser-known areas of the province that are waiting to be explored. Perhaps you have previously visited the Western Cape and are wanting to return and explore more… Or it …

Rare Safari Animals You Will be Lucky to See

Most safari-goers are usually looking out for the Big 5 (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino) but there are some rare safari animals worth keeping your eyes peeled for. Spotting one of these rare animals on safari would be a truly amazing #MahlatiniMoment… Pangolin Although many think of pangolins as reptiles due to their scaly …

Top 10 Instagrammable Experiences in Africa

Many people are often inspired to travel to places they’ve seen on Instagram and usually want to recreate those amazing images for their own feed. There are so many incredible instagrammable experiences in Africa that will most definitely inspire you and have you adding one more thing to your bucket-list! Here are our top 10 …

Top Tips to Travel Plastic-Free

More and more we are hearing about the dangers of single-use plastics, but how can we try to bring our plastic-free practices to our travels? Did you know that by 2050 it’s predicted there will be more plastic than fish in the sea? (Ellen MacArthur Foundation, 2016)  Mahlatini is passionate about conservation. Just small steps can …

6 Best African Safari Treehouses and Star Beds

Imagine retiring to a four-poster bed, falling asleep under the endless African sky to the sound of nature’s chorus, that is what awaits you in a safari tree house or star bed. Sleeping in an African safari treehouse or star bed is an incomparable experience. A mix of luxury yet feeling at one with nature, …

Our Top 5 Children’s Safari Books

With family safaris becoming increasingly popular, we thought it would be useful to share some of our favourite children’s safari books. These books aim to give your child a sense of what to expect on safari and to add to the fun and excitement about your upcoming safari adventure. The White Giraffe Series – Lauren …

Where to find Gorillas in Africa

Gorilla trekking in Africa is up there as one of our teams top bucket-list safari experiences. Why? Because we LOVE Gorillas! Did you know gorillas display many human-like behaviors and emotions, such as laughter and sadness. They even make their own tools to help them survive in the forest. In fact, after chimpanzees and bonobos …

Hidden Gems – True Off the Grid Africa Lodges

How does an off the grid safari sound? Do you dream of immersing yourself in the untouched nature of the remote African wilderness? Perhaps you have ticked off the big bucket list experiences and want to explore the roads less travelled in Africa. Our travel experts have picked some of the best places to go …

6 reasons to make a safari your next solo travel adventure

A love of travel and a sense of independence inspires many of us to embark on a solo travel adventure. From years of experience planning dream journeys, our team appreciate that many solo travellers are less budget-minded and more inclined to want a luxury experience. A luxury African safari can redefine your sense of indulgence, with …