South Africa Insider Tips

As one of the few tour operators with a base in both the UK and Cape Town, a co-founder from Johannesburg and a host of native South African team members - we take pride in show casing the best SA has to offer. It's not enough to just visit this beautiful country when you can immerse yourself in its true soul. Expert local knowledge, insider tips and long-standing relationships with leading properties are just some of the reasons why we create the most authentic and distinctive South African journeys.

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We're proud to have won Best Safari, Wildlife and Nature Holiday company for three years in a row (2016,2017 & 2018) at the British Travel Awards. Our expertise, inside knowledge and excellent relationships with our suppliers is reflected in our glowing client reviews and 98% client satisfaction.

Our Travel Experts Insider Tips

"In Cape Town on Saturdays the Old Biscuit Mill has the popular Neighbourhoods Market where one can enjoy traditional or artisan foods, craft beer, locally designed clothing, pottery, art etc - a really popular hangout for locals." - Monique Van Eeden, Travel Expert

"A personal favourite on a warm, summer evenings is a drive to Kalk Bay Harbour for the best fish and chips served in enamel plates. For those looking to get off the tourist trail and eat as the locals do this is perfect!" - Caroline Groeneveldt, Travel Expert

"My wife and myself love taking a late afternoon boat trip to see the Cape Fur seal, after pop into the ever vibrant Hout Bay Harbour Market which is open from Friday to Sunday. Great live bands on the go, good food and an amazing vibe. Sometimes we will go next door to visit Hout Bay breweries with a group of friends for some amazing craft beers." - Steve Meinhold, Travel Expert

See more South Africa insider tips from our Travel Experts here.

Mahlatini guests receive VIP attention through the relationships we enjoy with our trusted suppliers. Hear from some of our leading "Hospitality Heroes" in South Africa on why travelling with Mahlatini will make your journey extra special:

Ellerman House, Cape Town

Boschendal Wine Estate, Cape Winelands

Cape Grace, Cape Town

Oyster Box, Durban

Selected South Africa Holidays

Our favourite itineraries, showcasing the best of South Africa

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