Latest Posts in: South Africa

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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …