& Mandy Retzlaff have been married for
over thirty-five years and spent 25 years farming commercially in
Zimbabwe before moving to Mozambique. In 2006 they
established Mozambique Horse Safari on the beaches of
Vilankulo with rescued horses from Zimbabwe's land invasions.
They have built an excellent reputation as great guides,
hosts, they are passionate about their horses and the
Pat was born in Arusha, Tanzania, he grew up on a farm in
Zimbabwe and studied Animal Science at University of Natal,
South Africa. For over 25 years he was a commercial farmer, award
winning sheep and cattle breeder, and leading agronomist in
Zimbabwe He is is passionate
about horses, our leading guide and has a vast knowledge of
the flora, fauna and history of the Vilanculos region.
Pat provides the majority of the veterinary care required as
well as all the farrier work at Mozambique Horse Safari.
Mandy is Mozambique Horse Safari's lead rider, programme
facilitator, marketing manager and is in charge of all of
the day-to-day running of our team. She is absolutely
charming, has a wonderful sense of humour and keeps the
clients and volunteers in high spirits. In her spare time
she enjoys making soaps, producing natural oils and writing.
Her book "One Hundred & Four Horses",
published by Harper Collins, is an international bestseller.
For more on her published letters and poems please visit