Review by: Lara Rudner & Bernard Zachulski

Overall Impressions

The safari was exceptional

Countries Visited

South Africa

Beautiful, plenty to do, wish I could go back and see more


We did not get to see enough of Mozambique to get an accurate impression

Accommodation Visited

Cloud 9 Boutique Hotel and Spa

Great location, friendly and helpful staff, excellent buffet breakfast

Phinda Rock Lodge

Exceptional! Beautiful in every way, no detail left unthought of. Fabulous, comfortable, luxurious accommodation. Excellent staff. Too much delicious food! Unforgettable safari experience.

White Pearl Resorts

Very beautiful, luxurious, accommodation. Our butler was wonderfully thoughtful and made our experience very special. The main reason however, that I wanted to include Mozambique on the holiday was to do some snorkeling which I was not able to do as the person who took guests out on the boat did not include that in 2 separate occasions despite the description of the "ocean safari" including reef snorkeling. I was extremely keen to see the reef at Mozambique but was unable to which was disappointing and due to the isolation of the resort I was unable to go elsewhere to enjoy this much desired activity.

Staff Review

Donna was extremely helpful. Answered every question promptly despite the time difference. Developed a brilliant honeymoon plan and offered me everything I wanted for this special trip. All the connecting car trips, flights etc were arranged and mostly seamless which was an important feature for me on such a short trip so far from home. When we missed our connecting flight from Perth with SAA in my tired, disappointed state Donna called me straight away which was very very impressive and felt above and beyond and I sincerely thank her for that and apologize for my over the top tears!!! Still coming down from all that wedding emotion and did not want to spend 24hrs in Perth! But of course this had nothing to do with Donna or Mahlatini. So once again, thank you very much for a honeymoon holiday of a lifetime!!