Latest Posts in: South Africa

12 Iconic African Journeys for Your Africa Bucket List

Africa is not a single bucket list destination, but a continent rich with diversity, adventure, heritage, colour and or course, incredible landscapes and wildlife. We have identified 12 of Africa’s most iconic journeys that should be added to your Africa bucket list: 1. Masai Mara, Kenya The Masai Mara is known for its big cats, …

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 …

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 …

Where to go on safari – Southern Africa vs. East Africa

Deciding where you should go on safari can sometimes be a difficult task. If it is your first time, you may want to go to a destination which is going to give you the best game viewing possible for your time there. If you have been on safari before you may want to go somewhere …

How To Live Like A Local In Cape Town

When in Cape Town, do as the Capetonians do! Whether it is your first visit to Cape Town or your tenth, it can be tricky to find the best things to see and do beyond the obvious. It is absolutely worth visiting Robben Island and Boulder’s Beach and there is no doubt that the view …

Top 10 reasons to go on a family safari

A family safari is the perfect experience to reconnect in beautiful surroundings and explore new life experiences together. From malaria free safaris in South Africa to Maassi training for your little warriors, we have picked our top 10 of the many reasons a safari is the ultimate family get away. Safaris in South and East …

Best Photographic Safaris

All safaris offer the chance to take great photographs, but certain camps and lodges offer specific photographic safari experiences which allow you to permanently capture the soul of your adventure. Select safari properties can provide guests with professional photographic equipment to use, hides from which to capture authentic wildlife moments and specially trained guides who …

Top 10 safari lodges where animals roam free

Team Mahlatini are big fans of safari lodges which offer prime ‘deck chair’ safari experiences. When we say ‘deck chair’ safari, we mean properties that while you’re lounging in your deck chair, taking a dip in the pool or relaxing in your room, an animal could walk by at any moment. Our ‘ top 10 …

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 …