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About Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club

Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club is set on the North/Eastern Coast of Zanzibar Island on the Kiwengwa shoreline.

Sandies Mapenzi perfectly blends in the natural environment of the surrounding landscape, covering an area of 4 hectares blessed with a long white beach and tropical gardens of palms and colourful bougainvillea.

Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club lies 45 km from Stone Town, only 40 minutes drive by road from Zanzibar International Airport, and is a perfect choice for guest in search of a retreat that offer a good mixture of relax, laziness and all inclusive service.

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The All inclusive concept at Sandies Mapenzi
Sandies Mapenzi Beach Resort all inclusive

Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club offers only all inclusive packages that include the following services:

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner

  • Soft drinks, mineral water, wine, beer, cocktails, local spirits, coffee and tea

  • Snacks

  • Water sports activities; canoe, windsurfing – beginners equipment, catamaran with instructor

  • Afternoon tea, coffee and pastries

  • Sun loungers. Sun parasols (at the swimming pool)

Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club will be perfect for the following travellers:
  • People wanting all meals & drinks included in their package prepaid, leaving you with almost no other cost to cover - only day trips on the island.

  • People wanting to take their children on holiday with them, as room discounts are available for children under the age of 12 travelling with their parents.

  • Scuba divers wanting to explore the wonderful marine life on Zanzibar, Mapenzi is able to arrange diving excursions on Zanzibar.

  • Non-motorised watersport activities that are also included free of charge.

  • People wanting to go on honeymoon, Mapenzi will add a romantic touch to your stay.

  • Mapenzi is also a popular resort to hold your wedding ceremony, or to have your wedding vows renewed.

  • Corporate groups for incentive travel, Mapenzi offers a wide variety of rooms to accommodate large groups (it also has conference facilities).



Rooms at Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club

Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club offers 87 spacious and comfortable bungalows charmingly furnished in traditional East Africa style built on 3 different levels.


All rooms type at Sandies Mapenzi are the same.

The Superior Garden rooms located in Mapenzi’s garden with a Garden view.

The Superior rooms are located in the middle.

The Deluxe Beach Front located on the Beach front.


All the rooms have a large private veranda.

Sandies Mapenzi Beach Resort room outside
Sandies Mapenzi Beach Resort room inside

All the rooms are large enough for another single bed or baby cot that converts the room into a triple room (3 people in 1 room), but not big enough for 4 or more people to sleep in.

For a family, there are 12 rooms in the Superior category that are interconnecting. 8 of these interconnecting rooms are joined by another annex room that in total can accommodate 6 people (2 en-suite rooms + 1 annex twin-bedded room).

Discounted rates are available for 1 or 2 children (under 12 years) sharing a room with 2 parents. Wi-Fi internet facilities (at charge) are available in the Deluxe Beach Front rooms.

Category Quantity Location Size
Superior Garden 21 Highest level Approx 30m²
Superior 24 Medium level Approx 35m²
Superior (interconnecting) 12 Medium level Approx 55m²
Deluxe Beach Front 30 Lowest level (beach) Approx 40m²

Room facilities in all room categories

  • King size or European twin Canopy bed with Mosquito net

  • Individually controllable air-conditioning

  • Ceiling fan

  • Telephone for internal use

  • Stocked mini bar fridge (part of all inclusive concept)

  • Coffee and tea making facilities

  • Personalized Safety deposit box at reception

  • Luggage rack

  • Large bathroom with walk-in shower

  • Double hand basin, bidet, WC

  • Hairdryer with shaver plug point

  • Electric current: 220 V Ac, 50Hz

Sandies Mapenzi Beach Resort bathroom


Sandies Mapenzi Resort facilities
Sandies Mapenzi Resort facilities
  • Internet Service

  • Wi-Fi facilities in public areas (at charge)

  • Laundry service against payment

  • Meeting room

  • Tv room with satellite channels

  • Medical assistance against payment

  • Doctor on call (24 hours)

  • Swimming pool

  • MVUA African Rain Spa

  • Spherique fashion boutique with drugstore

  • Animation team with daily and evening entertainment

  • Water sports centre

  • Tennis court (day-light)

  • Children service: baby cot, high chair

Restaurants & bars

Main restaurant - Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner at buffet with a Swahili corner offering local dishes and flavours. The cuisine is international and evening dinners at themed. African Dinner once a week on the beach.

Nakupenda Pizzeria - Set near the beach, open for dinner. Dining is included in the all-inclusive package once per stay.

Suli Suli a’la carte restaurant - Set directly on the beach serves seafood specialties under small gazebos in a very romantic environment. Dinner require reservation and is at charge.

Pool Bar - Serves snacks, soft drinks, fruit juices, beer, cocktails, house wine, tea and coffee. Spirits and long drinks are available from 6 pm till midnight. After midnight all drinks are at charge. Premium brand liquors are available at charge.

Beach Bar - Serves snacks, soft drinks, fruit juices, beer, house wine, tea and coffee till 6pm.

Alif Laila - Open in the evening serves shisha, Arabic coffee and tea at charge.

Leisure & sport facilities

Water sports centre:

  • Catamaran, laser boat, windsurfing and canoe

  • Sailing and windsurfing courses

  • Water-ski, wakeboarding and tube riding

  • Blokart and bicycle

  • Snorkelling equipment

  • Snorkelling trips to Mnemba Marine Park

Sandies Mapenzi Resort sport facilities
Sandies Mapenzi Beach Resort entertainment

Animation Team

(with daily & evening entertainment program):

  • Water gym and stretching

  • Beach Volley and beach soccer

  • Archery

  • Table tennis, darts and table games

  • Pool Table

  • Evening entertainment with Africa shows, live music and karaoke nights

Tours & excursions:

  • Shuttle service to & from Stone Town

  • Sightseeing and excursions

  • Spice tours

  • Deep sea fishing

  • Diving activities



Sandies Mapenzi Special packages

Dream World Adventures are able to offer its valued clients great value for money special packages to stay at Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club on Zanzibar Island.


* Below package prices are for land only from Zanzibar Airport. Affordable flight fares starting from R5 430-00 p.p. (direct Mango Airlines flights on Tue & Sat) can be arranged. Fares depend on availability at the time of booking. Seasonal supplements may apply over certain dates.


For more information on our Sandies Mapenzi special click on the request a quote button below.

Travel dates 4 Nights / 5 Day packages 7 Nights / 8 Day packages
between 17 May 2014 ~ 01 Jul 2014 * from R5 190-00 p.p.s. * from R7 490-00 p.p.s.
between 01 Jul 2014 ~ 25 Aug 2014 * from R5 550-00 p.p.s. * from R8 050-00 p.p.s.
between 30 Aug 2014 ~ 23 Dec 2014 * from R5 990-00 p.p.s. * from R9 990-00 p.p.s.
Sandies Mapenzi Beach club is only available on an all inclusive meal plan.
Perfect choice for honeymoon couples with fantastic Zanzibar honeymoon specials
The upper category Superior rooms and Deluxe Beach Front rooms can accommodate 2 adults and 2 children under 14 years old, or 3 adults per room.
Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club is a perfect choice for having your wedding.
To request a quote click here
Please note - The above per person sharing prices are subject to change without prior notice, based on the entry level room prices, exchange rates fluctuations, duel occupancy – 2 people sharing a room, advance booking required, and are dependent on availability on the date of booking.
Our Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club estimate travel package prices includes the following:
* Return transfers between Zanzibar Airport and Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club in a private air-conditioned vehicle
* Hotel accommodation at Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club – Superior Garden view room, on an all inclusive basis that includes the following;
Breakfast, lunch and dinner served at the main restaurant. Soft drinks, fruit juices, beer, house wine, tea, coffee and mineral water served during meals.
Buffet breakfast service from 07:00 am to 10:00 am - Buffet lunch service from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Buffet dinner service from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm.
Pool Bar serves snacks, soft drinks, fruit juices, beer, house wine, selected spirits and cocktails, tea, coffee and mineral water. Spirits and long drinks are served after 6:00 pm. Premium spirits and imported liquors are served at extra charge. Open between 10:00 am and 1:00 am.
Beach Bar opens between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm serves snacks, soft drinks, fruit juices and beer.
One complementary dinner per stay at the Nakupenda Pizzeria - set near the beach.
Free welcome drink to all arrivals.
Soft drinks, beer and water in room fridge.
Sun umbrellas and deck chairs at the pool. Gymnastic daily activities (water gym, stretching, jogging) - windsurf equipment non-professional, canoe, beach volley, football, table tennis, darts and indoor games, tennis court, evening entertainment program, discotheque.evening entertainment program, discotheque.


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Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club client reviews
Albre and Annalien Van Heerden
Stayed on Zanzibar at Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club
February 2013
Hi Rose,

Thank you once again for your brilliant service and your friendliness. I am so glad we decided to book through you! Our trip went smoothly with no problems. Sandies Mapenzi Beach Resort is so beautiful, with superb service and friendliness. The entertainment was such fun during the day and the evening and our room on the beach was perfect. We definitely picked up a few kilo's as the food was mouth-watering! We will definitely recommend you to anybody, and will never use anybody else again.
Thank you for making it a memorable trip!

Regards, Albre and Annalien
Annelien Van Heerden at Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club on Zanzibar

Jill Hosking family
Stayed on Zanzibar at Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club
December 2012
Hi Dawie,

Sorry I have been so slack at contacting you after our return. We had an absolutely amazing holiday at Sandies Mapenzi. Against the odds we got there no problem. Our flight out on mango was fantastic - only 20 people on board so had the run of the plane and plenty of seats to sleep on. Having been up at 2.30 a.m. that was much appreciated! Mapenzi was great - they have really gone out of their way to create a special place - from the New Years Eve banquet to the poolside dinner, the children enjoyed joining in some of the activities such as the archery and the bowls on the beach, and we had fun joining in the water polo! We loved the spice farm tour,
Jill Hosking family on Zanzibar at Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club
Stone Town was so unbelievably hot that it was a challenge to enjoy it but we are pleased to have learnt something of the history of Zanzibar. Safari Blue was stunning and we loved the snorkeling and the lunch on the small island. Where do they produce those seafood platters from??? All in all an amazing, chilled, HOT holiday - just what we needed!! Only downside was the trip back and the waits in Zanzibar airport and Dar es Salam airport - not fun!! Hope they get that direct route sorted out soon as we would love to go back. Thanks again for all your trouble in getting us there.
Regards the Hoskings

Ray Honiball

Stayed on Zanzibar at Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club

November 2012

Good morning Dawie,
We are back safely from our Zanzibar trip!
All the arrangements/bookings you made for us went off well and we had a fantastic few days in ‘paradise’! Sandies Mapenzi Beach is a great venue for a trip like this and we felt really treated and spoilt. I also had great fun with my camera and lenses! We only return to Hermanus on Thursday and I will send you a few brag pictures once we are home – unfortunately I have left the camera/pc cable back home! Thank you for a wonderful prize which we enjoyed thoroughly.

Kind regards
Ray and Wiliena Honiball
Ray Honiball at Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club on Zanzibar

Johann Steyl

Stayed on Zanzibar at Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club

June 2012

Johann Steyl at Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club on Zanzibar

Dag Dawie en Dream World span.


Baie Baie dankie vir al julle reelings met my vakansie!

Dit was beslis die BESTE vakansie ooit.


Van ons daar geland het was ons op die hande gedra, ek sal beslis Sandies Mapenzi aanbeveel vir al my vriende wat wil gaan.


Ons het ook lekker vriende gemaak met mense, Aneen en Jacques Fourie wat ook deur julle bespreek het vir hulle wittebrood en 'n ander paar uit die Kaap!

Dis onmoontlik om vir mense te beskryf hoe lekker dit was, hulle sal self moet gaan om dit te ervaar.

Hou my asseblief op hoogte van pakette vir volgende jaar, want Junie 2013 is ek beslis weer in Zanzibar by Sandies Mapenzi!!!!!!

Weereens 'n baie GROOOT dankie, ek was baie naby aan trane toe ek besef ek moet weer terugkom!

Ek heg vir julle 'n paar fotos by van die ongelooflike tyd!!!


Mooi bly.

Johann Steyl

Nthabi Thebele
Stayed on Zanzibar at Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club
May 2012

Dear Dawie

Thank you so much for welcome back sms.

Thank you so much for organising the trip to Zanzibar on our behalf, it was well planned and everything ran smoothly. We never had to queue for anything, our visas and travel cards were organised and it really saved us time at the airport.

The staff members at Sandies Mapenzi were really warm and friendly and made us feel very welcome from the minute we arrived until the last day. They kept us busy with different activities everyday and we had fun.

They really made my birthday on the 21st May very special, there were flowers everywhere, in my room, dining area and even baked a special cake for me.

Pali and Nthabi at Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club on Zanzibar

I celebrated my 40th birthday in Kwale Island in the middle of the ocean with my friend Palesa.

We have used the service of the beach boys for our excursion because we wanted to know more about Zanzibar for example their culture, religion and interact with the local people.  We went to different places (Safari Blue Tour (Kwale Island), Prison Island, Spice Tour, Stone Town and Nugwi Village) and enjoyed every moment of the tours.

We have been telling our friends that pictures don’t lie, the Zanzibar beaches are really blue and the sand is pure white, the view is magnificent!. I have attached the pictures.


Thank you so much for everything and I am going to recommend Dream World to all my friends and family.

Nthabi Thebele.

Wayne Scharneck
Stayed on Zanzibar at Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club

Apr 2012
Wayne Scharneck at Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club on Zanzibar



Baie dankie vir die lekkerste en mooiste vakansie nog!! Alles wat jul vir ons gereel het het seepglad verloop!


Aangeheg is n foto van my en my vrou naby Mnemba eiland en die kroeg.




Wayne Scharneck

Liz & Anthony Castleden
Stayed on Zanzibar at Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club

Feb 2012

HI Rose,

I just want to thank you in writing for your VERY efficient service.  It was a pleasure to work with someone so willing to go the extra mile!  Thank you sincerely!  You found us the perfect hotel, it was good to have the Tanzanian visa already in place and everything went very smoothly with the Island Express taking us to and from the airport.  Thank you for responding to emails so quickly – what efficiency!  Even though it was a short visit, we had the most wonderful time!  A little bit of paradise away from our busy lives!

God bless and thank you again!

Next email will have a couple of photos!!


Liz and Anthony Castleden at Sandies Mapenzi

Celeste van Zyl
Stayed on Zanzibar at Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club

Dec 2011
Celeste van Zyl at Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club on Zanzibar

Geagte Dawie

Ons vakansie in Zanzibar was een wat ons nooit sal vergeet nie, ons het perfekte weer gehad, lekker op die eiland rond gereis, baie gesien en gedoen. My man was gaande oor die see skilpaaie en dat hy saam met hulle kon swem. Die diens by Mapenzi was uitstekend, hulle het ons behoorlik op die hande gedra, hulle was vriendelik en het jou tuis laat voel, hulle doen alles vir jou, dis nogal lekker!

 Die tuin jong het elke tweede dag vir my 'n ruiker van blomme gemaak, ons was nie eers op wittebrood nie, maar hulle het ons so laat voel! Daar was elke dag ander blomme op die bed, regtig pragtig! Dan het die Hotel ook seker gemaak dat my kos nie naby seekos kom nie, aangesien ek allergies is, hulle het gereeld kom vra of hulle iets anders vir my kan maak, en soms het hulle reeds vir my ietsie anders voorberei.

Julle reëlings t.o.v ons vakansie was so goed gereël gewees dat ons nie nodig gehad het om enige iets verder te doen, behalwe om te ontspan en die vakansie te geniet nie. Dit is die eerste vakansie in 'n lang tyd wat vir ons seep glad verloop het en wat ons kan terug kyk en sê sjoe, dit was nice!

Ons oorweeg om weer soontoe te gaan en sal julle agentskap wyd en suid aanbeveel! Dawie jy was altyd vriendelik en bereid om te help, al het ek jou so baie gepla! Baie dankie daarvoor! Julle diens is uitstekend!





Ek heg vir julle 'n foto van ons aan. Lekker week!

Bayvel family
Stayed on Zanzibar at Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club

Dec 2011


What an amazing time we had at Sandies Mapenzi, Zanzibar. 

The hotel was definitely not dull for any teenagers, as there were activities during the day and the evening. 

Weather extremely hot during December, but that's what we wanted so we could go out and snorkel or swim every day.

Rooms perfect and so was the view from our Chalets on the beachfront.

Every evening the dinner was held in a different place…..i.e. Around the pool or on the beach, it was amazing.

Bayvel family at Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club on Zanzibar

Just beware of the sea anemones' as they can be extremely sore if you stand on one, but the guides will always help you with avoiding them.

Went for a whole day on the SAFARI BLUE trip where we were treated to stunning snorkeling, amazing seafood (crayfish, Prawns, lobster) what a treat….definitely recommend that everybody do this trip.

We met a guide called "Big Foot" and he was the most helpful trustworthy, guide we have ever met.


Thank you once again Dawie for organizing a holiday that had not one problem, it went very smoothly from flights, to pick-up, to hotel.


Janey Pillay family
Stayed on Zanzibar at Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club

Dec 2011
Janey Pillay familie at Sandies Mapenzi

Hello Dawie

Sorry this took so long, been hectic with family over December, and well, work has been crazy since we got back in Jan.

I would like to thank you for such an amazing, well organised holiday in Zanzibar, the hotel to flights was amazing! My kids had an awesome holiday and they still are talking about it.

My eldest daughter, Shriya found this stunning starfish, I’ve attached the photo, isn’t it so beautiful?

Anyway, here’s to more holidays with Dream World Adventures.

Many thanks!

Janey Pillay

Nico and Kristelle Lombard
Stayed on Zanzibar at Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club & Tembo Hotel

Dec 2011
Nico and Kristelle Lombard at Sandies Mapenzi

Hi Dawie,

Ek en Kristelle het nou nog nie kans gehad om vir jou en Dream World Adventures baie dankie te se vir julle hulp en bystand om ons trip Zanzibar toe so mooi te reel nie! Ons het ‘n great tyd daar gehad en alles was so mooi gereel. Die beste was die man wat ons ingewag het by die lughawe met ons aankoms daar. Ons name was op so bord en die vriendelikheid van die persone wat ons ontvang het was opmerklik.  Julle mense op Zanzibar was altyd op tyd met alles en baie vriendelik. Hulle het ons mooi gehelp en al ons vrae geduldig beantwoord. 

Zanzibar was voorwaar vir my en my vrou ongelooflik lekker!! Baie dankie Dawie,jou werk was puik!!

(aangeheg is paar fotos)

Groete, Nico & Kristelle Lombard

Brendan De Villiers
Stayed on Zanzibar at Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club

Dec 2011

Hi Rose was dit nie die beste vakansie ooit nie,die mense is vriendlik,julle het alles so goed gereel.Dit was wonderlik. Ons weet nie hoe om dankie te se nie, baie dankie. Die kos was heerlik,die kamer was groot en net die beste is voor gele.

Wil jou net persoonlik bedank vir al die moeite ek het nodig gehad om 1 keer op te ry Pta nie Jy het alles hanteer. Ek sal julle altyd voorstel en sal julle in die toekoms weer gebruik.


Brendan en Natasja

Brendan De Villiers at Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club on Zanzibar

Wiesaal Salaam
Stayed on Zanzibar at Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club

Nov 2011
Wiesaal Salaam at Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club on Zanzibar

Hi Dawie


I must apologise for not getting back to you sooner. It’s been a little hectic but I’m back at work…unfortunately.

We had a wonderful time in Zanzibar. It was just amazing seeing what we always see in pictures i.e. the turquoise waters, the coral reef etc. My husband absolutely loved the snorkelling. We did the Safari Blue tour with the locals. Everyone was just so friendly. The staff at the hotel was very helpful.


We did the Stone Town tour as well which was so interesting, just learning about the history of the town and about the differences in the doors of Zanzibar.

I’ve told all my friends and family that they absolutely have to go to Zanzibar at some point.


Thank you so much for putting the package together and handling the logistics, your assistance etc. We definitely would love to visit Zanzibar again in the future.



Wiesaal Salaam

P.S. The only downside of the trip was on our return, my suitcase was broken in to. It could have happened in Zanzibar at the airport or in Jhb (don’t know). Thankfully nothing was stolen, whoever did it just damaged the suitcase.

Bernard van Eeden
Stayed on Zanzibar at Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club

Oct 2011

Dear Rose,

We had a very memorable and wonderful holiday!

We would like to thank you for the great way in which you handled our booking and all the arrangements! The sterling service from you, linked with great customer care and a  personal touch, meant a lot.

We had an awesome time in Zanzibar. We did the usual Spice Tour combined with a tour of Stone Town as well as the Blue Safari dhow tour. Everything was well organised and ran very smoothly.

Bernard van Eeden at Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club on Zanzibar

The sailing at Mapenzi with a catamaran was most enjoyable, as was the fishing at Nungwi.


All in all a very well package holiday and to be recommended. Hats off to Dream World and you.


Thanks again.



Bernard and Rhelda

Willie and Jurene Kommer
Stayed on Zanzibar at Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club

Nov 2011

Hi Rose,


All the best for 2012!

Thank you very much for a fantastic and most enjoyable holiday at Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club in Zanzibar, wow!

It was incredible, the hotel was really awesome, the food, rooms and service was really out of this world and the sightseeing was unbelievable. We went to Stone town for a tour and shopping and it was an incredible experience.


Once again, thank you and we will go again...soon!


Willie and Jurene Kommer

Willie and Jurene Kommer at Sandies Mapenzi

Mabuti and Patience
Stayed on Zanzibar at Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club

Sep 2011
Mabuti and Patience at Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club


Just a word on thanks about the Zanzibar trip. What a good time we had and not to mention the professionalism ,,, must say you are the best.

We will definitely ask you again to organise another one.

Thank you again


Mabuti and Patience

Nico & Elma Swart
Stayed on Zanzibar at Dhow Palance & Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club

Aug 2011

Goeiemiddag Dawie, 

Ek wou al vroeer die week ‘n e-pos stuur, maar die realiteite van terugwees na vakansie het sy tol ge-eis. Ek wil net baie dankie se vir jou professionele reelings en alles wat bygedra het tot my en Nico se onvergeetlike vakansie in Zanzibar. Ek wil al vir 20 jaar Zanzibar toe gaan en het baie drome en verwagtinge gehad. Die vakansie wat jy vir ons gereel het, het al daardie verwagtinge oortref! Stone Town het ‘n bekoring wat nie maklik oorvertel word nie en Mapenzi is alles uit ‘n brosjure en nog meer! Weereens baie dankie jy het ‘n (gewoonlik moeilike) klient baie gelukkig gemaak.  

Nico & Elma Swart at Dhow Palace & Sandies Mapenzi

Ons beveel jou oral aan en sal in die toekoms graag van jou gebruik maak vir toekomstige besoeke. (Ons beplan klaar om die kinders Zanzibar toe te vat en dan natuurlik die migrasie in Serengeti!)

Vriendelike groete, Elma Swart

Annemie du Plessis
Stayed on Zanzibar at Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club

Aug 2011
Annemie du Plessis at Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club on Zanzibar

Hi Dawie

Jammer ek mail nou eers maar ‘n week nadat ek terug is het ek ‘n nek operasie gekry en als het baie baie vinnig gebeur.  Ons het ‘n ongelooflike tyd gehad en gaan probeer om oor 2 jaar weer te gaan.  Die weer was ongelooflik en die hotel en mense was fantasties.

Toe ons Kobus en Imielje se kamer sien het ons sommer gaan upgrade want mens moet nie compromise as jy soontoe gaan nie.  Ons het eendag toe die see so ver terug getrek het ‚n ou gehad wat ons in die see in gevat het en vir ons klomp see diere gewys het, onder andere see sterre – ek het nog nooit ‚n seester lewendig gesien nie.  Dit was vir my nogals ‚n hoogtepunt.  Ons safari Blue toer was net so wonderlik en ons was gelukkig om 2 keer dolfyne te sien. Ek heg ‚n fototjie aan. Ons het oor ‚n 1000 fotos geneem en dit was baie moeilik om 100 te kies wat ons kon print.

Die hotel se mense is baie vriendelik en die kos was regtig baie lekker (net te veel).  Ons transport mense was op tyd (iets waaraan mens nie hier gewoond is nie) en ook vriendelik.


Baie dankie vir ‚n ongelooflike beplande vakansie.





Anthony Clegg
Stayed on Zanzibar at Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club
Jul 2011
Anthony Clegg at Sandies Mapenzi

Hi Rose,

Thanks for your sms sent last week on our return.
The trip for the whole group was absolutely fantastic with no problems at all and everyone really enjoyed it. The staff at Mapenzi's were really warm and friendly and made us feel very welcome from the minute we arrived and payed a lot of attention to our wedding ceremony needs, even the chef gave his personal input and really made an effort, not only at every meal , but particularly our dinner later the night after the ceremony.

I wish I could go back  it was really the most relaxing time I have had in ages!

Thank you for being so efficient with your organizing of the trip, it was well planned and ran very smoothly.

Precision Airways flight was delayed by nearly 2 hours on our return, but that was maybe a good thing, because it split the waiting time from the stop over flight from Dar Es Salem.
( The extra time spent at the airport was put to good use by playing around in the airport wheelchairs!)
Thanks again, and we have passed you name on to some more people, hopefully they will bring you some more business.
Attached are some pics of Sandies mapenzie and the surrounds.
Best regards,

Melissa van Rensburg
Stayed on Zanzibar at Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club
Jul 2011

Hi Rose,


Thank you for the sms. We had a GREAT time in Zanzibar! Sandies Mapenzi was beautiful, everyone was so friendly, and everything ran smoothly!


Thank you for the great service, will definitely recommend you guys!


Kind regards.


Melissa van Rensburg at Sandies Mapenzi

Leoni Janse van Rensburg
Stayed on Zanzibar at Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club
Jun 2011
Leoni Janse van Rensburg at Sandies Mapenzi

Hi Dawie,


Just to let you know that are honeymoon at Sandies Mapenzi the 14th June till the 21st June was excellent.  The whole experience was great.  It is very beautiful and very friendly people and extremely clean Hotel.  The tours we did via the hotel was very fulfilling.  Thanks for all your input.  We will definitely tell others about Dream World Adventures and Zanzibar.


Kind Regards,

Leoni Janse van Rensburg

Drake and Craig families
Stayed on Zanzibar at Dhow Palance & Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club
Apr 2011

Hi there Rose

Hope you had a good holiday – we really, really did!! Many thanks for your part in arranging it.  It was a good combo – doing Stone Town and Mapenzi and I would recommend it (in fact Nicole and I wish we had had more time in Stone Town to shop in the market and to see more of the architecture). Livingstone pub on the beach was just the best and many Tuskers and Kilimanjaro beers were had!!

Just attached a couple of pics – the only 2 I have of all of us.  Nic took about 600 photos, so am sure she will have some good ones to send you.


Have a lekker day,

regards Sue x

Drake and Craig families at Sandies Mapenzi

Vanessa Rohregger
Stayed on Zanzibar at Sandies Mapenzi Beach Resort
Mar 2011
Vanessa and Bernhard Rohregger at Sandies Mapenzi

Hi Dawie, I feel so bad that I have not replied to your welcome back sms!! This e-mail is long overdue......................

Being in the corporate industry is you are in the fast pace lane!!!!!

I just want to say a big thank you!!!!!! For arranging a smooth and out of this world trip!!

From the beginning to the end!!

I still can't stop speaking about the Zanzibar trip and are referring everyone I come in to contact with to make their booking with you, so if you have any specials etc please send me e-mails!!

I have attached 3 pic’s, of 750pic’s (hee hee) which was taken on our last day – Sunrise in Zanzibar!! If you look at the last pic, in the sky there is an angel – one arm raised up and the other arm, the hand, thumbs up!! Looking down on Hubby in the sea!! WOW!! Maybe you can use this pic in your advertising or catalogue.

All I can say is Hubby and I are missing Zanzibar................................BIG TIME!!!

Chow for now!!

Kind Regards

Vanessa Rohregger

Amanda Roets
Stayed on Zanzibar at Dhow Palance & Sandie Mapenzi Beach Club
Jan 2011

We had a wonderful time in Zanzibar and are quite sad to be back! 

We were greeted at the airport by your representatives, who were so helpful, friendly and professional. They explained our itinerary for our entire trip and double-checked that everything was in order. They dropped us off at Dhow Palace and made sure we checked-in okay. We were greeted by friendly staff and immediately made to feel welcome. The hotel was comfortable and perfect for the two days we spent in Stone Town. We did a Stone Town tour the following day and they were great. Our guide was very informative and friendly.

Amanda Roets on Zanzibar at Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club
After our stay in Stone Town we were transferred to Mapenzi. This resort was absolutely wonderful and exceeded our expectations in many ways. The staff were so friendly and always went out of their way to make our stay as comfortable as possible. Everyone from the reception, bar, waiters, spa and beach staff were great. The food was delicious and we always enjoyed our meals. The resort has beautiful ocean views and the beach is absolutely breathtaking. We will definitely return to Mapenzi. We enjoyed every second !
Thank you so much for all your trouble and for making our trip so effortless! I will definitely recommend you to friends and family and make use of your services again in the future!
Kind regards,
Amanda & Derron

Elzabé Nel
Stayed on Zanzibar at Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club
Oct 2010
Elzabe Nel on Zanzibar at Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club

Hallo Dawie

Jammer ek kom eers vandag terug na jou toe - maar ja Maandag terug op kantoor met 2000+ e-posse en hope werk!  Vandag is dit effens beter en ek kan darem lig in die tonnel begin sien hoop en vertrou net dit is nie nog 'n ou met 'n lig wat my soek vir nog werk nie.  Ek stuur vir jou een foto (darem beter as my paspoort foto) sodat jy kan sien hoe die lewe nou eintlik behoort te wees :)   Baie dankie nogmaals van beide myself en Alora vir 'n ongelooflike heerlike vakansie.  Die relings was puik en die gidse was wonderlik.  Die eerste dag het die bestuurder van die Taxi sommer die "spice" toer met ons "onoffisieel" gedoen wat heerlik was.  Juma wat ons gids was in Stonetown dierbaar en baie hulpvaardig, so ook Seif wat ons op die Dhow sunset cruise geneem het

Jy moet maar kontak hou en wanneer daar weer "specials" opduik my laat weet, dalk gaan ons sommer volgende jaar weer!

Lekker dag!

Greetings / Groete

Elzabé Nel

Katherine de Beer
Wedding group
Stayed on Zanzibar at Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club

Oct 2010

Hi Rose I!!!!

So sorry for the late email reply. Not to worry, was an absolutely lovely wedding and holiday. Mapenzi was exactly what we were looking for, the staff were super friendly and helpful, the food was amazing (both of us have expanding waistlines to prove it, lol) and the rooms were neat and clean and always full of fresh flowers which I really loved.

As for the wedding, everything went smoothly, with some hiccups as to the hairdresser (given the wrong resort name-quite funny actually :-) and the cake not at all like the picture (but tasted great nonetheless), but we honestly didn’t mind, the wedding was even better than what we had planned and I'm still missing the crisp white

Katherine de Beer Wedding group at Sandies Mapenzi on Zanzibar

beaches and permanently perfect weather. Only poo thing were the flights, had a 3 hour delay when we were leaving SA to Zanz and a 2 hour delay on our return.

Must also compliment the ground transfer staff who were always smiling and on time and didn’t leave until we were all checked in which I thought was very nice of them.

Can't wait to go back one day, was a dream wedding. Thank you so much !!!!!!


Katherine and John

Liza van der Merwe
Stayed on Zanzibar at Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club
Jul 2010
Liza van der Merwe at Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club

Dear Dawie

We are back from Zanzibar and it was awesome.

Thank you for arranging everything I never imagined that everything would run so smoothly. The transfer guys were helpful and also gave a some tips and historical info.
Sandies Mapenzi was awesome it was really stunning and the food was great the staff is very friendly and helpful.
We will recommend the resort and your company to anybody.

I look forward to booking our next holiday through you.

We will treasure the memories forever !!

Liza van der Merwe

Aurette Burger
Stayed on Zanzibar at Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club & Tembo Hotel
Jul 2010

Hi Dawie,
Hoop dit gaan goed?
Ek wil maar net vir jou namens ons al vier baie baie baie dankie se vir 'n wonderlike vakansie! Dit was regtig iets anders net net out of this world. Die toere was great en die gidse, drywers, almal was hulpvaardig en so vriendelik. Dit was regtig goeie diens wat gelewer is en ons was in ons noppies al die pad. Ons het onsself gate uit geniet! Baie dankie vir die reelings wat jy getref het en om ons vakansie net so memorable te maak! Dis defnitief een wat ons nie sal vergeet nie. Sal gou 'n foto of twee stuur, nog besig met dit!
Lekker dag verder en mooi bly!

Aurette Burger & friends at Sandies Mapenzi

Magdie van Heerden
Stayed on Zanzibar at Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club & Tembo Hotel
Jun 2010 
Magdie van Heerden at Sandies Mapenzi

Hallo Dawie,


Baie dankie – ons het regtig die vakansie daar geniet en alles het 100% vlot en volgens plan verloop. Ek hoop ons kan sommer gou weer met jou besigheid doen – jou diens was bo verwagting.




Erin Greeff
Stayed on Zanzibar at Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club
Jun 2010 

Dear Dawie & Rose


Just to let you know that we had a fantastic time in Zanzibar. Thank you for the arrangements, there were no problems during our stay with anything.

Sandies Mapenzi and the staff were wonderful, we really enjoyed every minute of it, except the part when we had to leave to come home!

I will definitely suggest to anyone planning to go to Zanzibar to contact Dream World!

Thanks again. 


Erin & Ennis

Erin Greeff at Sandies Mapenzi

Heinrich & Charmaine Woes
Stayed on Zanzibar at Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club & Tembo Hotel
Jun 2010
Heinrich & Charmaine Woest at Sandies Mapenzi

Goeie more! 

Wil net se ons is terug van Zanzibar, ongelukkig! Ons het 'n FANTASTIESE tyd gehad en baie bly dat ons toe wel besluit het om te gaan.
Ons het Stone Town vreeslik geniet en sal beslis as ons ooit weer gaan langer daar oorbly. Sandies Mapenzi was heerlik en diens, kos en verblyf uitstekend. Het beslis 'n paar rolle aangesit! 

Baie dankie vir al die reelings en vriendelikheid Dawie, ons beveel julle beslis aan en sal in die toekoms as ons weer toer weer van julle gebruik  maak. 

Lekker dag en groete uit die Kaap!

Heinrich en Charmaine Woest.

Willem and Natalie Gouws
Stayed on Zanzibar at Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club & Tembo Hotel
Jun 2010

Hi Rose

Im sooo sorry for this very late email, but better late than ever.


With us being in the industry we can be very critical and demanding.

From the first time I spoke to you with our plans to the day of departure you have made our honeymoon one that we will never forget. Thank you to you and your team for putting such a fantastic trip together.

The transfers were hassle free and our guide Mwalimu Zahour “Teacher” was amazing always willing to help. I would highly recommend him to your future travelers. No matter what the job he was there.

Willem and Natalie Gouws at Sandies Mapenzi


Tembo Hotel, was fabulous it was simple, which was perfect for us, food and hospitality of the staff was great. I would however love to have spent an extra night as 2 nights is just to short to see and experience everything.

Sandies Mapenzi beach, was also great. I did however ask them to move us to another room as our was right next to the main area and was pretty noisy. But the staff was amazing. Food was great (picked up a few kgs L). Never thought I would see so many South Africans. But we really enjoyed it

We did so many activities which was amazing , Willem swam with the dolphins , while I fed the fishes but the staff who ran the operation was so helpful and accommodating.

We never expected our honeymoon to be so amazing and to this date there are no words to describe it.

Once again a big thank you for organizing this for us

We hope to speak to you in the future with regards to another trip

Take care

Willem and Natalie

Candice Dance
Stayed on Zanzibar at Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club
Apr 2010 
Candice Dance at Sandies Mapenzi

Hi Dawie

I would just like to send a little note to say thank you so much for all your help. It was really a pleasure to deal with a company and individual that is so "on the ball!"


We had a really nice time and would definitely recommend to our friends and family to use your company for any of their future holiday bookings.



Candice and Craig Sander

Marlene & Yugendran Kistadu
Stayed on Zanzibar at Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club & Tembo Hotel
Apr 2010

Hi Dawie,


I just wanted to say a big “ THANK YOU” for all your assistance.  We had a ball and staying in Stone Town for 2 nights was an excellent idea.



Marlene Kistadu at Sandies Mapenzi

Susie Smith group
Stayed on Zanzibar at Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club
10 Feb ~ 12 Feb 2010
Susie Smith at Sandies Mapenzi

Beste Dawie en Rose,

Uiteindelik is ons terug in S. Afrika.  Ons wil net baie graag vir julle bedank vir al die reëlings wat so vlot verloop het.  Alles was baie mooi gereël.  Ons het 'n baie oulike gids gehad deur Stone Town en het dit baie geniet.  Die Lodge was fantasties.  Ons was gul ontvang en alles was baie mooi skoon en mense was vriendelik.  Nogmaals Baie Dankie.

Ons kan Mapenzi Beach Club werklik aanbeveel, asook Dreamworld Adventures.

Seënwense vir julle !!!

Susie en Schubert Smith



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