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The Rare Animal Series Part 1: The wild dog

Africa is full of incredible animal species, however, many of these are terribly endangered and may one day become nothing more than a memory, existing only in the history books. This is the first in a series of blogs taking a closer look at some of Africa’s more endangered species and presenting you with all …

Amazing Animal Abilities

There are many amazing creatures in the world and each with their own incredible attributes that help them to survive. We give you our top ten animals that are capable of feats we can only dream of. 10. Plumed Basilisk First up we have the plumed basilisk, and no, it has nothing to do with …

Spices, bunny chows and temples – South Africa’s Little India

KwaZulu Natal’s Durban is known by South Africans as ‘Little India’. All around the city there are sights and sounds that affirm the reasoning behind such a title, with a thriving Indian population second only to India itself. During the 19th century many Indian workers were uprooted from their homes and moved to South Africa, …

The Sardine Run

Isn’t it strange how one little fish can make all the difference? Well, what if there were a lot of these little fish, all together, in the same place, at the same time? Well that would make quite a difference indeed; in fact it might just cause something of a phenomenon. A phenomenon that can …

Africa’s Top 10 Animal Dads

Father’s Day is a pretty big deal for us humans it provides us with an opportunity to tell our dear old dads just how much we appreciate them for all that they do for us. But let’s face it, some dads are better than others, a fact not solely exclusive to the human race. So, …

Things you should know when planning a safari holiday

The planning of a safari holiday can be a daunting process.   It isn’t your average beachside break and is likely to cost more.    There is a huge choice of styles and destinations and this can make safari planning a mind boggling experience.   For many people a safari is the holiday of a lifetime so it …

An Interview with Mahlatini’s Director Chris Goldring

Chris was born and bred in Northern Ireland but has travelled and lived in various far flung destinations. Entrepreneurial by nature, Chris also has a strong academic background with a BSc Degree in Management Science and an MSc in Computing and Information Science.  He loved the college life so much he even spent a few …

An Interview with Mahlatini’s Nikki

Nikki is one of Mahlatini’s newest members of staff.  Nikki was born and bred in Belfast and studied Theology in London.   Since her degree Nikki has worked in both recruitment and travel.  1.  How long have you worked in travel and what attracted you to this career? I have worked in travel for around 8 …

Sightings from Kwando at Nxai Pan Tau Pan and Lagoon Camp in March

Lagoon A new pride of lions – 4 adults and two cubs about a year old – moved into the area early in the month. They spent some time following a herd of buffalos, but were not seen to have been successful in a hunt. It will be interesting times when this pride bumps into …

March Sightings from Kwando at Kwara and Lebala

Kwara Concession The beginning of March is the beginning of the fishing season – however, this didn’t seem to be limited to just humans enjoying throwing a line in the water to see what they could pull up for dinner: the first ‘legal’ day for fishing saw a crocodile munching on a fish, and, in …