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Michelle Havemann

Michelle was raised near one of the most iconic safari destinations, the Kruger National Park in South Africa. Holidays were spent exploring nature, so it felt like fate to end up working in the African industry. Michelle's Italian mother worked for a major Italian tour operator and her dad was a tour guide in the Kruger National Park on weekends, so tourism definitely flows through Michelle's veins.

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Favourite Safari Animal

"Rhinos are very close to my heart. These prehistoric creatures are so undeserving of the extinction that they now face, and are wonderful "tanks" of the bush."

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"For me it would have to be a whiskey on the rocks. Smooth, sensational and leaving a lingering taste in your mouth, just like a visit to Africa would!"

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Favourite Property

"Jacis Tree Lodge, Madikwe Game Reserve. With suites set in the canopy of the trees, you get a bird’s eye view of the stunning surrounding landscape."

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Truly the trip of a lifetime! Wow!

"Michelle is a super star, an expert in luxury travel in Africa, with a keen ability to interpret her clients’ vision into a dream trip of a lifetime! I would highly recommend Michelle and the Mahlatini company to anyone who wants to travel to Africa."

Tracey Rosenthal-Newsom, USA
Milestone Birthday Trip to Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa, 2024

A superb experience in every respect

"Michelle was AMAZING - enthusiastic to find a holiday to meet our needs and hopes, friendly, whilst highly professional. She could not have done more to ensure our holiday went smoothly."

Nicola Gresham, UK
Family Vacation to Kenya, 2023

Absolutely recommended

"Michelle was more than perfect. We felt safe and special all the time. Every detail was covered before and during the trip. I think her advice, dedication and understanding was faultless."

Maria Alexandra Iglesias, UK
Family Vacation to South Africa, 2023


"She was great! Michelle turned out to be a person of the highest professionalism and technical preparation, always present and available, she assisted us in a truly superlative way."

Massimiliano Furlanetto, Italy
Vacation to Mozambique, Zimbabwe, South Africa, 2022
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