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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 an African holiday and safari

If you’re off on your holidays to Africa, here are some of our top reads to get you in the mood for your travels… Long Walk to Freedom – Nelson Mandela If you are visiting South Africa, we recommend you read Long Walk to Freedom. This autobiography delivers a personal account of Mandela’s life, providing the …

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 …

Greg’s luxury stay at Mateya Safari Lodge

The luxury of a stay at the Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa, begins with an intimate 1 hour flight into the reserve from Johannesburg. I was to be staying at Mateya Safari Lodge and was met with a warm welcome upon my arrival by Philip, the lodge manger. He has been part of the Mateya family …

Sarah and Greg’s Thanda Experience

On a recent holiday back to our native South Africa, my husband Greg and I decided to leave our toddler with the grandparents and treat ourselves to a stay in the luxurious, award winning Thanda Private Game Reserve, about 3 hours north of Durban. We have both spent a lot of our childhoods in the …

A Day on Safari

To get to grips with the safari specifics use our photo essay to guide you through an average day on safari. Lose yourself in the experience, from delicious cuisine to beautiful scenery to absolute luxury, it’s all in a day’s work for a guest on safari. Arise before dawn and enjoy tea and coffee before …

Unusual Holidays to Africa

Of the many places to enjoy an unusual holiday experience Africa tops the list. Whether it’s gentle exploration or climbing a mountain there’s plenty more to do aside from just a safari. Here’s a lowdown on the many exceptional holidays you can have: 1. To kick off, climb Africa’s highest mountain and the highest freestanding …