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20 Reasons To Visit (Or Revisit) South Africa in 2022

With our company heritage rooted in South Africa, a dedicated Cape Town office and a host of native team members, there’s no other destination we know better (or love more) than South Africa. Home to Big 5 safaris, awe-inspiring scenery, vibrant cities, authentic culture, and endless adventure activities, South Africa has it all. As Mahlatini celebrates …

Everything You Need to Know About Gorilla Trekking

It’s a deeply primal experience to sit on the African jungle’s leafy floor and experience a family of critically endangered mountain gorillas. Only around 1000 mountain gorilla still survive with almost all of them living within three heavily protected national parks: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda, and on the slopes …

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 …

Rare Safari Animals You Will be Lucky to See

Most safari-goers are usually looking out for the Big 5 (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino) but there are some rare safari animals worth keeping your eyes peeled for. Spotting one of these rare animals on safari would be a truly amazing #MahlatiniMoment… Pangolin Although many think of pangolins as reptiles due to their scaly …

Top 10 Instagrammable Experiences in Africa

Many people are often inspired to travel to places they’ve seen on Instagram and usually want to recreate those amazing images for their own feed. There are so many incredible instagrammable experiences in Africa that will most definitely inspire you and have you adding one more thing to your bucket-list! Here are our top 10 …

Where to find Gorillas in Africa

Gorilla trekking in Africa is up there as one of our teams top bucket-list safari experiences. Why? Because we LOVE Gorillas! Did you know gorillas display many human-like behaviors and emotions, such as laughter and sadness. They even make their own tools to help them survive in the forest. In fact, after chimpanzees and bonobos …

A Lion King safari

There is no denying the computer animated remake of Disney’s ‘Lion King© ‘ has ignited a lion passion around the world, with many of us feeling inspired to experience a real Lion King© safari. The film also has Team Mahlatini planning a group cinema trip! Where to find a real ‘Lion King’ safari experience? The …

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 …

Top 10 reasons to go on a family safari

A family safari is the perfect environment to reconnect in beautiful surroundings and explore new life experiences together. From malaria free safaris in South Africa to Maasai training for your little warriors, we have picked our top 10 of the many reasons a safari is the ultimate family get away. 1. A Family Holiday With …

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 …