Latest Posts in: South Africa

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 …

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 …