Travel has been Donna's passion since her teenage years when she spent her summers interrailing around Europe. After taking the obligatory gap year after University to backpack around Australia, she knew that she wanted to turn that passion into her vocation. Donna's initial role in the travel industry was with a large tour operator focused mainly on European and Asian destinations. A move to Mahlatini many years ago ignited a lifelong love for Africa and her amazing wildlife, people and landscapes; the place Donna now considers as her spiritual home.
Favourite Safari Animal
"I'd have to choose the female cats as my favourite sighting. Lionesses and female leopards are thrilling to watch in action."
Sundowner Of Choice
"For me it has to be a generous glass of South African wine. The best in the world, particularly the Pinotage. "
"Grumeti Serengeti, just a gorgeous lodge in a really quiet and picturesque part of the Serengeti. One of my all time favourites!"
WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY
"Very detail-oriented, organized and overall amazing! She is super friendly and patient. We had a vacation of a lifetime, thanks to Donna and the Mahlatini team!"
Exceeded our expectations
"Donna was wonderful at listening to our goals for the trip and helping us craft an ideal vacation. Donna made it easy for us. She was responsive and helpful before and during the trip."
"She was extremely knowledgeable and made so many changes to our trip to fit the budget and criteria. We would highly recommend both her and Mahlatini."
"She listened to the type of trip we wanted and exceeded our expectations! She planned the perfect holiday taking care of every detail. She provided us a once in a lifetime experience. "