Review by: Jaclyn Murray & Mark Sawh

Overall Impressions

We couldn't have been happier with the whole trip. We loved the mix of adventure on safari and relaxing on the beach in Mauritius.

Countries Visited

South Africa

Everyone we met was so nice, we felt very safe and are already thinking about when we can go back!


Beautiful island with lots to do. We liked the fact that we could go hiking or relax on a beautiful beach, but mostly we enjoyed the snorkelling. The water was so clear and so many amazing fish, turtles, dolphins etc. We also enjoyed the variety of food.

Accommodation Visited

OR Tambo City Lodge

Perfect for a late arriving flight to get some rest, we also enjoyed the breakfast. The rooms were a little small.

Kambaku River Sands

This place far exceeded our expectations. We were blown away by their hospitality and service. There were so many little touches that we appreciated throughout our stay - notes on our bed in the evening, the bath set up with flower petals one night, our private dinner in the wine cellar, etc. The food was incredible and abundant. The staff were wonderful and our tracker and ranger both so knowledgable and funny! We loved our room and the private deck/outdoor shower, we also loved spending time in the main lodge over looking the watering hole, but the highlight was when the elephants came to drink out of the pool while we were having afternoon tea! We went to the spa and enjoyed a couples massage too. We would recommend this place to all our friends!

Westin Turtle Bay Resort

We loved the wide range of free activities offered as part of the package as guests at this hotel. We took advantage of the snorkelling almost daily, water skiing, the gym and gym classes, we went on a guided run. We also loved spending time at the pool and on the beach. The food was amazing at all the restaurants and the buffet. We were impressed by the all inclusive cocktails that were offered. Our room was really nice, however our only complaint was a minor bug issue with ants/cockroach one day after a heavy rain day. This was quickly fixed by the staff.

Staff Review

Stuart was very easy to work with. He answered questions promptly (no matter how small/minor of a question), he was very accommodating and patient when we asked for changes/adjustments to the proposed itinerary, and met all our requirements when looking for the perfect vacation. We were a little hesitant booking with someone from a completely different continent but the process was so easy, and stress free we would recommend Mahlatini to anyone. Thank you so much!