Review by: Evan Brown & Jacqueline Shlecter

Countries Visited:
South Africa & Zambia
Holiday Type:
5 22/07/2015

Overall Impressions

Incredible trip. Great mix of relaxation and activity/culture. Everything was very well organized and ran smoothly

Countries Visited

South Africa 5

Beautiful country with so much to offer. We loved touring Cape Town, exploring wine country and experiencing safari. We enjoyed the people we met and felt safe throughout our stay. A unique experience that we'll recommend to anyone.

Zambia 4

A very cool and different experience to South Africa. Felt like 'real Africa' as some said. Victoria Falls was beautiful and we enjoyed the activities around it. Only downside was the Livingstone airport was hectic/disorganized and the travel a little tiring. But as soon as we got settled we were very happy. Sunset cruise was a highlight

Accommodation Visited

One & Only Cape Town 5

We were very happy with the One and Only. Great location, top notch service...everything you'd expect from a top hotel.

The Last Word Franschhoek 5

We loved this place. Conrad the manager was very welcoming and the staff went the extra mile with every detail. The room was huge and gorgeous.

The Royal Livingstone Hotel by Anantara 4

Beautiful setting right near Victoria Falls. Very luxurious. Plenty of cool activities available. Only downside was we found the staff less hospitable than in South Africa.

Dulini Lodge 5

The highlight of our trip. Everything was perfect. Safari was amazing. Accomodations/food fantastic. Very relaxing, very fun. And we were amazed at the individual attention from the owners Iain and Sue. They included a surprise private picnic for our honeymoon.

Staff Review 5

Nikki was exceptional. Her knowledge of South Africa, Zambia and everything from activities to restaurants was more than we could have ever asked for. She was very responsive, available and patient. Her organization of the trip was flawless--we expected a few things to go wrong on a trip like this but everything was smooth. Nikki informed our accomodations/restaurants that it was our honeymoon and we got extra special treatment! We will certainly recommend Mahlatini to our friends and family because of our great experience with Nikki.