vacation to South Africa & SeychellesJessica Franzmann, 6th May 2023
Amazing! We can’t stop thinking about our trip since getting back home. Very happy we decided to have it organized for us as we were able to fully relax. All of our transfers were easy breezy and everyone was so kind. The hotels were beautiful and the locations 10/10.
OR Tambo City Lodge
“Great location at the airport. Perfect for late 4am arrivals to get a few hours to rest before our flight to the Kruger. Great for the purpose it was built for.”
Dulini River Lodge
“Absolutely breathtaking. WOW. Brings tears to my eyes while I currently write this. The property is so beautiful. The villas were huge and so clean and cozy. The plunge pool was heated to perfection. The staff was out of this world. Attention to detail - I had a wine I liked at lunch and right after we got back to the room and the mini fridge was stocked with it. The food was so so good and fresh! We definitely never went hungry. The rangers and trackers are so knowledgeable and we felt so safe. It was my second safari and it just keeps getting better :) I highly recommend this lodge for future guests.”
Constance Ephelia Seychelles
“The resort is located between two beautiful beaches which never seemed to be crowded. We always found a spot to sit. The grounds are beautiful, huge and kept really nice. The rooms are starting to get outdated and are a bit dark but the beds were comfortable and our balcony was very large overlooking the beautiful pool area. There were multiple buggies that took us around and we loved going to the north bar for sunset drinks. The only negative is the expensive price of the zip lining which we ended up not doing. There are many restaurants to choose from and most are included in the half board. We did pay for one specialty restaurant but it was very worth it!”
Le Domaine de L'Orangeraie
“The hotel was located right on the water and a short walk from the main street/port. There was a bike rental right next door. It was also a 5 minute walk to our favorite beach where we went almost daily for sunset. The bed was extremely comfortable and the air conditioning was great! We were in a room hidden in the jungle so it was very private and lush. The outdoor bathroom also was a nice touch!”
“We initially had Niki as our Travel Expert. She was very patient and open to our ideas. We had to change our whole plan kind of last minute due to work requirements but it all worked out!
We then had Stuart as our Travel Expert after Niki left the company. We had a call with him and he explained our whole itinerary in detail and answered all of our questions. He also made sure to check in to see if we arrived safely.
We loved the passport/documents holder with the sustainable straws. We used it our whole trip and was great to keep both of our items together :). I highly recommend Mahlatini for any couples/families!
The only recommendation we have for the Seychelles trip is to offer the different ferry classes to guests. We didn’t know there were separate cabins and the ocean was very rough and they did not let us go upstairs to the fresh air due to our tickets. We did however speak to our local travel agent (Masons Travel) and they helped organize an upgrade. I highly recommend the upstairs outside seating for those who get seasick.”