Review by: Shaun & Kathleen Mulvaney

Overall Impressions

Having had our original trip cancelled due to covid in March 2020, it was great to finally enjoy our holiday which we tweaked with input from Claire which was greatly appreciated. We had multiple flights and accommodation, and having used Claire and Mahlatini 4 times previously we knew we would be well looked after, and we certainly were.

Countries Visited

South Africa

Love South Africa, and Table Mountain on a lovely clear day was absolutely beautiful. Staying at Cape Grace is a wonderful location to explore the V&A waterfront, wine regions and much more.


Benguerra Island is such a wonderful place to chill out after a safari and also if you love water sports. Real luxury.

Accommodation Visited

Cape Grace

Tswalu Motse

Claire recommended Tswalu and we now know why. It was a tremendous experience with an excellent guide, Dee, who was so knowledgeable. It was a first for us to have a Michelin star restaurant on a safari. We saw everything we wanted and more.

The Residence

Just a one night stay here and it's a lovely hotel, and we were fortunate to stay in the penthouse suite so were really spoilt. Just sorry it was only one night.

Azura Benguerra Island

Total luxury, excellent service from Robson our host. We had dinner every evening in a different place along with a private lunch on the other side of the island, with a beach totally to ourselves. On the way back we stopped at a lake and were lucky enough to see a crocodile - unbelievable.

Staff Review

Claire Picknell has overseen 5 trips for my wife and I and we have always had excellent service. I think that Claire understands what we have done and what we expect and never fails to deliver. Our first trip was meant to be once in a lifetime and having now completed five it's obvious we have experienced some fantastic times. Thanks Claire.