Review by: Martin & Joanne Burnett

Countries Visited:
Mauritius & South Africa
Holiday Type:
5 31/05/2012

Overall Impressions

Overall, the whole trip was planned to perfection. The whole two weeks will be a journey that both my wife and I will never forget. Cape Town was beautiful and everything was organised perfectly for us (we did turn up at Budget to collect our car however and it was pink - a minor detail but as I would be driving this was not really what we had in mind plus the boot was far too small. Budget helped us out though and did provide a bigger car with no extra charge). The safari in Thornybush was an experience second-to-none and it was just a breath taking ride through the African Bush - we saw the 'big 5' and were totally blown away by our trips but also Serondella Lodge, Dave and the team there made us feel like one of the family and we were very grateful for their hospitality! Mauritius for the last 6 days was extremely welcome and relaxing although very expensive the hotel was perfect and the service levels were outstanding. The weather wasnt perfect ALL the time but we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the most beautiful of settings. Overall, I would highly recommend all of the places we visited AND the service we have received from Mahlatini.

Countries Visited

Mauritius 5

Beautiful, warm, friendly, relaxing and luxurious.

South Africa 5

South Africa is the most beautiful country I have ever been to. My father was a British Airways pilot for a number of years and I have been very fortunate to travel, I have never been to a more hospitable and stunning place in my life. There is no rubbish in the streets in Cape Town, they clearly love their city and the only thing we totally regret is not having more time there to enjoy the vast amount of things to do. We are already planning to return to this amazing country!

Accommodation Visited

Cape Royale 5

This hotel was fantastic. Superb room which was huge and we had two bedrooms. The concierge and staff their were polite and couldnt help us enough and the complimentary chauffeur service was extrwemely helpful. Location was great as well, right near the harbour where most of the evening 'action' seemed to be.

Serondella Game Lodge 5

These guys were just outstanding. Ali, Kelly, Dave, Mpoh, Paul,Trust and Godsave were the top nothc hosts we were hoping for. As I mentioned above, they treated us like part of their 'family' and really went totally out of their way to ensure we had the time of our lives. One evening they even put on a candlelit dinner and ran a bath for us when we returned from our game drive and every night there was a turn back service AND petals scattered on the bed. Dave couldnt do enough to find and track the animals we wanted to see and the food (cooked by Godsave) was out of this world. Will struggle to ever repeat something as exciting and satisfying as this experience.

Le Prince Maurice 5

6 star Prince Maurice was the height of luxury and they were extremely helpful throughout the whole holiday! We both though that after the Serondella and Caoe Royale experiences they would have to really push the boat out for the food - they exceeded our expectations as the food was absolutely fantastic. A great and varied choice for breakfast and the evening meal choices were really quite special. They also had 'on the beach' butlers who catered to your every need and even handed out a 'lemon sorbet' every afternoon - very welcome i can tell you! They must ensure that they hold on to their chef as his food was among the best we have ever tasted! Although extras were expensive (drinks, mini bar, room service) a superb hotel and should really be called the King Maurice!

Staff Review 5

The whole trip was organised with the minimum of fuss and our needs were catered for to a 't'. I would highly recommend the service to other friends when they are looking to plan a honeymoon