Pat & Mandy Retzlaff have been running Mozambique Horse
Safari in Vilankulo since 2006. They have been married for
over thirty years and have three three children; Paul,
Jonathan & Kate. Pat & Mandy spent 25 years farming
commercially in Zimbabwe before moving to Mozambique after
political trouble forced them to move.
Pat was born in Arusha, Tanzania, 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 guide, 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 is a writer
documenting her extraordinary life with its daily twists and
turns; you can visit her