Review by: Vivien and Andrew Kelly

Countries Visited:
Botswana, South Africa & Zambia
Holiday Type:
5 18/05/2012

Overall Impressions

We had so many highlights and no lows so it is difficult to select. Mahlatini made the whole experience so effortless that we never felt uneasy or flustered. Everything had set in place from our wonderful boutique hotels in Capetown and Stellenboch and the amazing under canvas experiences in Chobe and Tthe Delta to every pick up and transfer. Everyday was a highlight but my top 10 would be: Safari - the animals, the birds, the landscape, the sunrises and sun sets. The expertise of our guides and drivers - made each expedition from camp so informative, enjoyable and memorable. Victoria Falls and our micro light flight over the Falls Booze cruises on the Zambezi and the Chobe Rivers The "Mexican wave" of the birds as we drove along the Chobe river - delighting us with their grace, color and song The elephants and giraffes drinking at the river Sundowners on the Delta Spotting yet another rare bird in the early morning light Our trip to Robbin Island Our Wine tour in Stellenboch - very good tour and company Boat trips and fishing on the Delta The friendly care and service we had everywhere Table Mountain Simone's Town and our trip around the Cape peninsula.

Countries Visited

Botswana 5

Wonderful - friendly people, safe and to visit. Beautiful country shown to us by people who were proud and knowable about their country.

South Africa 5

Enjoyed it very much. Beautiful country and one we want to visit again.

Zambia 5

Impresses with small part we visited. The people we met were proud of their country.

Accommodation Visited

Four Rosmead Boutique Guesthouse 5

Superb. Very friendly, very comfortable and very convenient. Wonderful breakfast in the most beautiful surroundings. Loved the art work. We enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend Four Rosmead. A very good choice by Mahlatini.

River Manor Boutique Hotel & Spa 5

River Manor was such a delightful experience? Like Four Rosemead we only wished we could stay longer. Brilliant breakfast in beautiful surroundings. We loved the garden and the very good location to the centre of Stellenboch. Would highly recommend River Manor. Thank you for choosing it for us.

The David Livingstone Safari Lodge and Spa 5

Another good choice! Very luxurious with the most beautiful room with Veranda overlooking the Zambezi River. Everything which had been arranged for us was of the highest quality and were definite highlights of our trip. Food and service excellent.

Chobe Under Canvas 5

It is difficult to summarize in a few words how much we love Chobe Under Canvas. From the moment we were picked up by our guide Kenneth we felt we were on the adventure of a lifetime. The knowledge of the the environment, the care and excellent service, wonderful food - brilliant.

Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp 5

Again the service, the food, the accommodation all excellent. Our guides Lash and Flame were superb in their knowledge of their environment and their desire to make sure we got the most from our visit. This is a beautiful camp and we enjoyed waking up watching the dawn.

Staff Review 5

We couldn't praise Sarah and all the Mahlatini staff enough. Mahlatini created for us a holiday of a lifetime. Their care and interest in what we wanted was very evident and their advice and choices we all excellent. We would have no hesitation in recommending Mahlatini to everyone and we would love to be able to book another holiday with them in the future. We couldn't have done what we did without them and we always felt confident in their service, their arrangements and their interest in us personally.