Mahlatini Luxury Travel

UK Based Travel Specialist

214-218 Holywood Road, Belfast, N. Ireland, BT4 1PD
Member Number: 201046 Tel: +44 (0) 289 073 6050

Mahlatini Luxury Travel is a luxury tour operator specialising in safaris, honeymoons and family holidays to Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands.

Mahlatini is a Zulu word that means bushman or "lover of the African bush". It is a sign of respect given to all travellers who discover that unique love for the wild places of Africa. We believe the African bush to be one of the most mesmerising and special places on this earth and we desired our name to reflect this passion. Once you have experienced this wonderful environment we truly believe it will become special to you too. All of our staff have either lived or travelled extensively throughout Southern and Eastern Africa. We bring you first hand knowledge of the locations you will visit and the hotels, lodges and camps that will accommodate you. Mahlatini operates from offices in the UK and South Africa but provides travel services worldwide. All our partners in Southern and Eastern Africa are the best in their field and are fully registered with local Travel Trade regulation bodies.

Mahlatini - for life's great journeys

Where we operate

  • Botswana
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Madagascar
  • Mauritius
  • Malawi
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Reunion
  • Rwanda
  • Seychelles
  • eSwatini (Swaziland)
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • South Africa
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
  • Zanzibar

Activities offered

  • Accommodation
  • Ballooning
  • Beach Holidays
  • Bird Watching
  • Canoeing
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Mobile Safaris
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Overland
  • Riding Safaris
  • Safaris - Fixed Camp
  • Self-Drive Holidays
  • Weddings


01 April 2022

Mahlatini welcomes new Product Manager as part of ongoing expansion

Mahlatini Luxury Travel is pleased to announce the appointment of Vanessa Dean as its new Product Manager, aligned to ambitions to expand its portfolio in other African destinations, and beyond.

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03 March 2022

Mahlatini celebrates 20 years of ‘Life’s Great Journeys’

Mahlatini marks a major milestone this month as it celebrates 20 years in luxury African travel. Born in 2002 from a personal passion for safari, selling only South Africa to the UK market; Mahlatini has since curated thousands of extraordinary bespoke trips across sub-Sahara Africa and the Indian Ocean to a global client base, with a team based in UK, Europe and South Africa.

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15 April 2020

Mahalatini Luxury Travel Gifts a Once in a Lifetime trip for #HEALTHCAREHEROES

Today, Mahlatini, the luxury African travel specialist, will launch the #HealthCareHeroes competition that aims to recognise the tireless work of health practitioners across the globe and show a small token of our gratitude. The public is invited to nominate their healthcare hero to enjoy the trip of a lifetime, worth over £10,000, to be enjoyed when the crisis is over. Renowned for their expertise in designing extraordinary travel experiences, Mahlatini and their partner, The Last Word, have constructed a tour of the icons of South Africa, including cosmopolitan Cape Town, the natural beauty of the Winelands and the wilderness of a Big 5 safari.

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23 April 2019

Mahlatini’s tribe continues to grow in Cape Town

Since opening the doors on its first permanent base in Africa last August, Mahlatini Luxury Travel’s dedicated sales and product office continues to expand. This month the leading tour operator welcomed another three recruits to the team in response to a sustained period of growth. Greg Fox, Co-founder and Director of Sales, commented, “Our clients have always appreciated our specialist, first-hand knowledge; they love working with travel experts living on African soil to create their bespoke travel itineraries. A Cape Town base affords direct access to our trusted supplier network ensuring we deliver the absolute best travel experiences for our clients.”

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08 January 2019

Mahlatini's Travel Trends for 2019

Travel Trends to Watch In 2019: From Culinary Experiences to Travel With a Purpose As we reflect on another year of adventurous travellers exploring the unique wildlife, landscapes, people and places that Africa has in abundance, there are some clear trends that we predict will grow further through 2019.

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04 October 2018

Mahlatini Luxury Travel enters a brand new era

Mahlatini, the UK’s Best Safari, Wildlife and Nature Holiday Company has opened the doors on its first permanent base in Africa, with a dedicated sales and product office in Cape Town. Founded in 2002, Mahlatini is a specialist tour operator with an exclusive focus on tailor-made travel to Southern and East Africa, along with the Indian Ocean Islands.  Co-founder and Director of Sales, Greg Fox leads the SA division. “First-hand product knowledge and excellent supplier relationships are central to Mahlatini’s success.

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04 May 2018

Mahlatini Luxury Travel to open new office in Cape Town

Mahlatini Wildlife and Nature Holiday Company (BTA’s 2016 & 2017), is set to open a dedicated South African sales and product office in Cape Town later this year, in support of its ambitious growth strategy.

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