Mahlatini Luxury Travel is a specialist tour operator with an exclusive focus on luxury travel to Africa and Indian Ocean Islands. For nearly 20 years, Mahlatini’s dedicated team of travel experts have crafted unique journeys for clients; sharing an in-depth knowledge of, and passion for, the breath-taking landscapes, wildlife and cultural experiences that Africa offers in abundance. Mahlatini operates from offices in the UK and Cape Town, South Africa.
Mahlatini – For Life’s Great Journeys.
Mahlatini is a Zulu word that means ‘lover of the African wilderness’. Our co-founder Greg Fox’s passion for safari and exploration travel is in his blood. His great-grandfather, Charles John Andersson, was one of the most noted explorers of Southern Africa who wrote extensively about his pioneering travels and his amazing wildlife sightings. All Mahlatini’s travel consultants have travelled extensively throughout Southern & Eastern Africa; many are African natives or have lived and worked there.
We are Specialists
An intimate knowledge of our destinations and our specialist product focus is the bedrock of our business philosophy. We create authentic and highly personalised travel itineraries for our clients; we take the time to get to know our clients and tailor the perfect trip customised to their specific needs and wishes.
Redefining Luxury Travel
Mahlatini specialise in special occasion travel for honeymooners, families, wildlife enthusiasts and those looking to celebrate life’s big milestones in the most memorable places on earth. Twin and multi-centre trips are the most popular, usually combining a mix of safari and beach destinations, such as South Africa and Mauritius; Tanzania and Zanzibar or Botswana and Mozambique.
We unashamedly offer high-end travel experiences where top-class customer service, Egyptian cotton sheets, private butlers and the finest cuisine are standard. However, we believe that the true meaning of luxury is in the discovery of this unique, unspoilt continent and its’ amazing wildlife. Our clients have the privilege of exploring remote and pristine areas in Africa in relative seclusion. Our aim is to empower our clients to reconnect with their loved ones in beautiful surroundings and to create special memories that will last a lifetime.
Responsible travel is central to Mahlatini’s ethos – we only partner with those who share our passion for eco-tourism. We offer our clients life-changing journeys, which in turn help conserve Africa’s spectacular biodiversity and share ecotourism’s benefits with indigenous communities. Wildlife conservation is at the heart of our product offering – we are a proud partner of Save the Rhino International and support their vision that all rhino species will thrive in the wild for future generations. We are also active supporters of various African community charities that positively impact in our destinations, including Pack for a Purpose and Coins for Change.
Reflecting our exceptional service levels, our reputation for expertise, and our growing legion of loyal clients, we have retained our crown, for the third year running, as the Best Safari, Wildlife and Nature Holiday Company in UK (British Travel Awards). All our African partners in Southern and Eastern Africa are fully registered with local travel and tourism regulation bodies. We offer our clients 100% financial protection through membership of the Travel Trust Association (U7098) and the Civil Aviation Authority (ATOL T7316).