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The Fox Family’s Post-Lockdown Travel Story | Travel in the Covid-19 Era

As the world opens up after months of lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic, many of us are wondering what travel will look like in our ‘new normal’. In keeping with our pioneering ethos, Mahlatini were keen to be one of the first to explore once again. Our Cape Town based co-founder Greg Fox, his …

Mahlatini’s African Adventures

We understand more than most how much your African adventures mean to you. It’s why we ensure our travel experts experience a destination or activity before recommending it. We send our team out on extensive familiarisation trips every year. As pioneers of African travel, we are always seeking out new properties while also revisiting Mahlatini …

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 …

Conquering Kilimanjaro

Most people hear the word honeymoon and think of beginning married life with relaxing beach days and romantic dinners. However, when your husband has an avid sense of adventure and you can’t say no to a challenge, you may find that your once in a lifetime trip takes a different turn. Mount Kilimanjaro stands at …

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, …

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 …

Donna explores Tanzania’s Southern Circuit

  It’s been a personal ambition of mine to see Southern Tanzania for years, and this was heightened on a recent visit to this amazing country, touring the Northern Circuit. I thought I knew Tanzania well, but in reality, seeing the busier Tarangire, Ngorongoro and Serengeti parks of the well-established Northern Circuit does nothing to …

Glynis’ Ventures in Zimbabwe

A visit to the magnificent Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe has been sitting on my travel bucket list for longer than I can remember. With the recent change in political structures in Zimbabwe, this is definitely an emerging destination, so the timing of my trip felt opportune. A business class upgrade on my flight to Addis …

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 …

Liane’s ‘Out of Africa’ Kenya adventure

My African travels to date have all been in Southern African countries. Where better to kickstart my exploration of East Africa than in the most famous safari reserve in the world – the Maasai Mara? My first night in Kenya was enjoyed at the 148 Guest House in Nairobi’s quiet suburb of Langata, just down …