Review by: Gerard Sharrocks

Overall Impressions

We were totally in the hands of Caroline at Mahlatini when we booked this trip. She provided us with a magical holiday, superbly organised right down to the meet and greet at Cape Town Airport (Highly Recommended after a 10 hour flight)

Countries Visited

South Africa

We visited Cape Town, Franschhoek and Sabbi Sands, all different but all fantastic.

Accommodation Visited

The Clarendon Bantry Bay

Great place overlooking the ocean. Nothing was to much trouble for the staff, stunning room with great views. Quaint sun deck with lovely clean pool (despite the wind constantly blowing leaves into it). If I had to be critical breakfast time was a little hap hazard especially if they were busy. But hey.... you are on holiday so why rush. The cooked breakfast was always spot on (Poached Eggs cooked perfectly)

Franschhoek Country House & Villas

You could imagine you were in France when you stay here. Beautiful gardens, fantastic mountain views, two pools, very attentive staff and above all food thats second to none. The complementary bar in the afternoons went down well. Overall a very relaxing place.

Chitwa Chitwa Private Game Lodge

Above all one of the best places I have ever stayed. Our lodge looked over a large watering hole and sitting out watching the hippos wallowing was a great pastime. The two game drives each day were full of excitement as Surprise (As we called him) our ranger & Ralph our spotter were so knowledgeable they kept us on the edge of our seats. Plenty to see in the park from the big 5 to the ugly 5 as Ralph called them. Food was amazing with plenty of variation. Breakfast after the early morning game drive superb ! We could not fault this place.

Staff Review

Caroline you are amazing.!!! You helped make our first trip to South Africa one we will remember for many years to come. We will be back as they say Thank you so Much Ged & Maggie