Guide to Vegan and Vegetarian Friendly Safaris

There is no denying more and more of us are choosing to follow plant-based diets and it’s becoming easier to find luxury vegetarian friendly safaris in Africa. While vegan options haven’t caught up just yet, many of Mahlatini’s luxury destinations are continually taking great measures to cater for those who follow strict plant-based diets. How to …

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 …

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 …

Top 10 reasons to go on a family safari

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

Top 10 Reasons To Visit Seychelles Felicite Island

The Seychelles is made up of a diverse collection of islands, tiny dots on a map spread over some 800 miles of the Indian Ocean, a mix of mountainous granite islands and smaller low-lying coral atolls. All are incredibly photogenic and have amazing nature and wildlife, but there is one particular island that offers an …

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 …

Expert guide to Seychelles Islands and when to visit

When planning a holiday to the Seychelles, it can seem a little confusing. Which island should I stay on? Do I visit more than one? Which islands are the best to stay on? How easy is it to travel between islands and what is there to see on each? And when is the best time …

Top 10 safari lodges where animals roam free

Team Mahlatini are big fans of safari lodges which offer prime ‘deck chair’ safari experiences. When we say ‘deck chair’ safari, we mean properties that while you’re lounging in your deck chair, taking a dip in the pool or relaxing in your room, an animal could walk by at any moment. Our ‘ top 10 …

The prize of a lifetime, a luxury Tanzania safari

“We’re delighted to tell you that you’ve won the Mahlatini Luxury Tanzania Safari Competition!” I couldn’t believe what I was seeing… we were actually going to Tanzania! I had always wanted to visit Africa and for good reason; it was an experience I will never forget.  My partner Paul and I began counting down the …

Where can you find a Big 5 safari?

Lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and cape buffalo are the  animals who make up a Big 5 safari. The term originated from game hunters who referred to their most desired prizes as the Big 5. However, now ‘Big 5’ is about witnessing all of these amazing animals in their natural habitats… That’s the real prize! The …