Review by: Matthew DeWitt

Overall Impressions

We had an unbelievable time. We always felt so taken care of, both by Caroline at Mahlatini, and the staff and employees at each establishment.

Countries Visited

South Africa

We loved South Africa, the landscape and the park we were staying in was breathtaking, the people were very kind and helpful. Safari was so magical.


Mauritius was beautiful, could not get over the color blue that the water was. We loved how scenic it was with the mountains in the background. It was the perfect mix of relaxation while still having elements of adventure.

Accommodation Visited

Ngala Safari Lodge

&Beyond; Ngala was INCREDIBLE. We absolutely loved the lodge, the safari experience, and the people. We couldn't even put into words what we got to experience out on safari. Everyone was so welcoming and kind and made sure we were treated so well. They surprised us on the last night with candles/champagne and a candlelit dinner on the patio. Everyone was so thoughtful and went above and beyond for us. We couldn't have asked for a better spot to spend our honeymoon and we were genuinely saddened when we had to leave. Our transfers were so easy to and from the airports and we can't say enough good things about this trip.

Angsana Balaclava Mauritius

We loved Angsana Balaclava, it was a very relaxing place. Our only negative comment was how long it took for things to happen there (ie. getting towels to the room, getting a drink made at the bar, etc.) but we absolutely loved the atmosphere and the attention they did give us. They pulled out all of the stops for our honeymoon and really made it special for us, including having a dinner on the beach with flowers. They also turned down our room which was really thoughtful and unexpected. We loved the spa services as well and also they had a lot of beach activities available to us, our favorite was the glass bottom boat and they let us stop and snorkel through the reef that the property was on.

Staff Review

Caroline at Mahlatini helped us plan the perfect safari and beach honeymoon. She listened to our ideas, presented us with an array of options at each possible location, and helped us narrow it down by providing us with all relevant information. Once we decided on the best options, she booked everything for us so that we didn't have to worry about a thing. She was in constant contact with us to ensure that any questions or concerns we had were addressed immediately. Through Caroline and Mahlatini's efforts we were able to have an unforgettable time, a honeymoon we had always dreamed of.