Review by: James Kelly

Overall Impressions

We had the MOST incredible trip! Mahlatini handled every detail so perfectly leaving us the ability to completely relax and enjoy each destination. Each of their recommendations were perfectly suited to our group. It was truly the trip of a lifetime.

Countries Visited

South Africa

For most of our group it was their first time to South Africa and each one of us fell in love with the country. The landscape, the food, the culture, the people and of course the wildlife are all irresistible! We haven't stopped talking about planning a return trip and we've only been home for a week!

Accommodation Visited

Malindi

Beautiful home! Just as well appointed as it appears online. Rudi, the homes' manager, was always available. We loved watching sunsets from the deck! The kids enjoyed movie nights in lower level in the deep recliner chairs. Every window has an incredible view. All eight of us felt like we had plenty of space and privacy.

Hippo Hollow Country Estate

Such a relaxing, low key vibe. We loved moving at a slower pace here and it's so well done. The family chalets were perfect for the four of us! In fact they upgraded the other members of our group to family chalet's as well. Ephrem was a wonderful guest coordinator and took care of us. It was a great sort of 'rest stop' between Cape Town and Safari. We had an incredible private dinner on their suspension bridge.

Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge

Magical! This felt like one of those special places....a best kept secret. So very glad Greg picked it for us. Loved that it was on the smaller side. Loved our rooms in the traditional rondavels. The food was delicious and sitting outside under the trees watching the animals at the watering hole was an incredible experience. We felt spoiled in every way. Nina was an incredible host and so welcoming. Karl was a wonderful ranger and we had six amazing drives. This was the highlight of the trip! Each day of our 14 day trip was better than the next but our time at Mohlabetsi was so fullfilling and inspiring.

Staff Review

Greg was incredibly helpful. We had originally tried to put this trip together ourselves and quickly realized it was going to be too much. However we also thought our budget was to small to warrant services like Greg and the staff at Mahlatini. Greg was an instant help, listening to our top 'wants' and provided really excellent options. He was quick to communicate and was able to adapt our itinerary as we locked in our locations. There is No way that our trip would have been what it was without Greg and Mahlatini. Thank you Greg from the Smith and Kelly families!