Caroline GroeneveldtTravel Expert

Born into a Mauritian family, Caroline spent her formative years living in Botswana and across various South African provinces (Western Cape, KZN, Gauteng and Eastern Cape). It's not surprising that her fascination with Africa and an inbred love of travelling inspired her career choice. After studying marketing at college, Caroline's first role in the tourism industry was as a travel consultant for a safari tour operator in Cape Town. She has also worked within the hospitality and events industry which has nurtured her highly client-centric approach.

Helping people to realise their travel dreams is her main driver - Caroline derives so much joy from planning once-in-a-lifetime journeys to some of her favourite places on earth. She brings a huge amount of knowledge, experience and passion to the Mahlatini team and relishes being an integral part of the award-winning team within the growing Cape Town office.

African Destination Specialisms

  • South Africa (all Provinces)
  • Botswana
  • Namibia
  • Zimbabwe
  • Zambia
  • Madagascar
  • Mauritius

Most Memorable Travel Experience

When on safari in the Okavango Delta, Botswana, a guide and I were in a mokoro (traditional dug out canoe) exploring the magical waterways when the heavens opened. While hurrying back to the lodge as quickly as we could, we came across a pack of wild dogs. By then the storm was starting to subside and we just sat enjoying the scene, taking in the abundant birdlife and taking photos of my favourite little bird - the Malachite Kingfisher.

Travel Wish-List

It's almost becoming a cliché, but I would love to stay at the iconic Giraffe Manor in Nairobi - what's not to love about sharing breakfast with the beautiful Rothschild giraffes? The allure of The Seychelles and her untouched, pristine beaches is also very strong.

Favourite Lodge

Chitwa Chitwa in Sabi Sands for its incredible game viewing; its professional and friendly staff and excellent facilities.

Favourite safari animal

Giraffe. The tallest land animal with its long legs and neck that is always so graceful and gentle.

Best #MahlatiniMoment

Working with incredible colleagues in our growing Cape Town office and continuing long-established relationships with the absolute best suppliers in luxury travel.