Latest Posts in: South Africa

An experts guide to planning safari

The word safari is a Swahili word meaning ‘journey’ and for us safari is much more than just a holiday; it’s often a life changing experience. Mahlatini’s Travel Experts have put together some of the key things they consider when planning the optimum safari experiences for clients. Seasonality: When is dry season and why is it …

Kruger and Mozambique –
Claire’s perfect travel companions

Combining a thrilling Big 5 safari in the bush with a relaxing stay by the azure waters of the Indian Ocean offers the ideal twin-centre trip. My recent trip twinning Tanda Tula Safari Lodge in the Timbavati (part of the Greater Kruger National Park), and Benguerra Island, Mozambique is certainly a bush and beach combination …

Mahlatini’s second home – Cape Town

2018 marks a significant milestone for Mahlatini as it sees us open a permanent office in Cape Town, at the heart of the African travel industry. This exciting development is fuelled by our exponential growth in recent years. It sees us fulfil a long-held ambition to have a base in Africa. First-hand product knowledge and …

Mahlatini’s Hospitality Heroes #1

Mahlatini has built trusted relationships with the very best in the business, meaning our clients get the VIP treatment as standard. In celebration of Mahlatini’s hospitality heroes, we’re running a series of up close and personal interviews with some of the most respected figures in African tourism. First up, we chatted with Wayne Coetzer, General …

Epic Family Adventures in Africa

Taking your children out of the city, miles from the trappings of the modern world and immersing yourselves in nature and culture is what holidays to Africa are all about. Each one of our bespoke luxury family holidays provides a safe fun-filled adventure, valuable cultural interactions and plenty of opportunities for learning and bonding as …

Family holidays to Africa: our insider’s view

Are you still on the hunt for this year’s family holiday? Whether you are planning some quality time with the kids for your summer break, a half term getaway or an escape from the weather with the family over Christmas and New Year, here’s a little enticement from us. As experts in luxury escapes to …

Recommended reading for your holiday to South Africa.

If you’re off on your holidays to South Africa, here are some of our top reads to get you in the mood for your travels: Jock of the Bushveld by Percy Fitzpatrick This is the true story of Sir Percy Fitzpatrick and his dog, Jock who during the 1880’s travelled the Kruger region as an …

Reflections on a South African life under the influence of Nelson Mandela

In a personal tribute to Nelson Mandela, Mahlatini’s Sarah Fox takes time to reflect on her life growing up as a white South African, and the influence Mr Mandela’s legacy has had on her personally. I was born in South Africa in 1976 to British and Irish immigrants. 1976 was a highly significant year in …

Shamwari Private Game Reserve’s Conservation Efforts

Shamwari Private Game Reserve in South Africa is more than just a collection of beautiful lodges set against stunning surroundings; it is also a champion in conservation. With so many of our favourite and most famous African animals at risk, the reserve has programmes in place to raise awareness and conserve the many endangered species …