Review by: Katie Czado

Overall Impressions

Amazing adventure! Everything was very well coordinated so we didn't have to worry about a thing. When we travel, we normally plan/book everything ourselves but I am glad we decided to use Mahlatini to help us book this adventure since there were so many flights/transfers to coordinate.

Countries Visited

South Africa

Our time spent at Thornybush was outstanding! Most definitely the highlight of our time spent in South Africa. Although we also enjoyed Cape Town, honestly felt a little uneasy at night.


Beautiful country we often do not hear much about coming from the US. I think Mauritius was a much more affordable option vs. Seychelles and Maldives. We very much enjoyed our time in Le Morne the most.

Accommodation Visited

Cloud 9 Boutique Hotel and Spa

Clean room with everything we needed. Enjoyed breakfast at the restaurant next door and liked that it was included. Centrally located. Had a nice rooftop bar with good views.

Chapungu Luxury Tented Camp

Staff and service was outstanding! Liked that all meals were included and the quality of the food was incredible. We enjoyed how the chef would present the meal he/she prepared for the evening. We liked how we were partnered with the same driver/tracker for our time spent on safari so we really got to know them. It would be exciting going out on our game drives not knowing what we might find. Re: the accommodations, our tent provided us with everything we needed and was a unique experience but I think they could use an update.

LUX* Belle Mare

Well maintained property. Accommodations and staff were all very nice. Beautiful beach. Good food. Re: Connections transfer from LUX Belle Mare to LUX Le Morne, they were an hour late even after confirming the time with them multiple times. This was really disappointing.

LUX* Le Morne

Well maintained property. Accommodations and staff were all very nice. Beautiful beach. Good food (food was better here than at LUX Belle Mare). We enjoyed this style of accommodations better than the LUX Belle Mare. It felt more intimate.

Staff Review

Caroline was so helpful in planning our 5 year anniversary getaway! She was extremely patient and responsive throughout the whole process and provided us with multiple quotes and options to get the most bang for our buck! It was so much less stressful to have Caroline coordinate all of our flights, transfers and accommodations. We didn't have to worry about a thing! I would recommend working with Caroline and the Mahlatini staff if you are looking for an authentic adventure in South Africa/Indian Ocean. :)