Of all the cities in the world only some of them are tailor made to sweep you off your feet and give to you the holiday experience of a lifetime. And guess what? Mahlatini.com are going to tell you our top five, so allow us to take you on a journey through the best of the best, first stop…

Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro

Rio De Janeiro

A combination of spectacular scenery and colourful urban bustle, start your trip with a visit to the world famous Christ the Redeemer statue, situated on top of the hunchbacked mountain, Corcovado. Indulge in the vibrant nightlife on the city’s west side or stroll down from the top of Corcovado through lush rainforest. And of course don’t forget to visit the beach; you’ll need a tan to fit in with the locals.


Sydney is just as crisp and shiny on the outside as on the inside, you might have to do a little digging to realise it but trust us it’s true. Take in all the famous sights, including the Opera House and try your hand at climbing the Harbour Bridge. Escape the rich and bursting metropolis with a visit to one of the many beaches around the city.


Immerse yourself in the city’s rich culture and history but enjoy the equal modernity that pervades in the city. Watch the Buddhist monk’s morning chant at Wat Pho or take a cookery lesson at Sheraton Grand and learn all you need to know about Thai cuisine. Also, make sure to travel via the city’s waterways which are possibly the best way to get around and see the city.


Lounge into cliché and traverse the canals of Venice on a gondola or sit in one of the city’s many squares and enjoy the cooling joy of ice cream in the sun. Pay a visit to or ride under the Ponte della Constituzione; a modern and huge bridge that straddles the Grand Canal. If you’re with someone special then romance in the city is never far away, hop on a water bus at night and watch the city’s lights dance on the water’s inky surface.

Cape Town

With a scenic backdrop to die for in the looming Table Mountain and a menagerie of culture and history, Cape Town’s got it all going for it. Travel to Robben Island; Nelson Mandela’s prison for almost 20 years or take a cable car to the top of Table Mountain. Take in the colourful nightlife and sample some of the finest cuisine and wine the world has to offer you.