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MalaMala Game Reserve

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MalaMala Game Reserve is the Safari Industry’s blueprint to the luxury photographic safari. In existence since 1927, this massive thriving tract of land produces the most exciting wildlife experience this side of the equator. MalaMala Game Reserve is the largest private Big Five game reserve in South Africa. Comprising 13 300 ha (33 000 acres), MalaMala shares a 19 km (12 mile) unfenced border with the world-renowned Kruger National Park, and lies strategically sandwiched between the National Park and the Sabi Sand Reserve.

For over four decades, Michael Rattray has remained focused on his objective to preserve and protect the land over which he is custodian. Allowing nature to move to its innate rhythm, guests experience today what the forefathers of the African Safari would have experienced at the turn of the century. This philosophy has paid off, as experienced by a veritable collection of photojournalists and film-makers who have made MalaMala their destination of choice to capture footage of wildlife viewing that would rival any Hollywood production for thrilling and breathtaking animal encounters.

MalaMala’s Camps (MalaMala Main Camp, Sable Camp and Rattray’s on MalaMala) are the embodiment of an authentic safari experience pioneered at a time when the safari was simple – unassuming camps, vast sweeping plains, the African sky and the bush in all its splendour. Wellness was the feeling after a long day in the wild. Cigars were shared without pomp and ceremony.

Guests to MalaMala will still spend hours beneath an inky sky in the traditional boma exchanging stories from the wild – a sumptuous meal, good company and relaxed faces warmed by the crackling fire, accompanied by the nocturnal symphony of sound.

A choice of 3 camps offer comfortable accommodation each with his and hers bathrooms, 24 hour temperature control and complimentary Wifi. All meals, snacks and laundry are included and a safari boutique is available for retail therapy. Swimming pools are available in each of the camps whilst Rattrays on MalaMala has a individual plunge pools. A handicapped room is available at MalaMala Main Camp.

  • Accommodation
  • Bathrooms with both bath and shower facilities
  • Conservation
  • Game Viewing
  • Handicapped Rooms
  • Incentives
  • Individual Travel
  • Luxury Accommodation
  • Mini-gym
  • Rooms with double or twin beds
  • Safaris
  • Same-day laundry and dry cleaning
  • Swimming pool
  • Transfers
  • WiFi available throughout including one hour complimentary access
MalaMala is renowned for exceptional wildlife viewing and the focus of your stay will be game drives in open 4 wheel drive vehices with a limited number of guests per landrover to view Africa's big and small game. Bush walks, bush breakfasts and sunrise coffee stops complement the exciting game viewing in the company of a qualified and amiable ranger.

  • Accommodation
  • Bird watching
  • Game Drives
  • Game viewing
  • Guided Tours
  • Safaris
  • Scenic Sightseeing and Photographic Tours
  • Swimming pool
  • Walking Safaris
  • Wildlife safaris

Contact Details

MalaMala Game Reserve, Greater Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga
-23.9883848, 31.55474019999997
+27 11 442 2267
+27 11 442 2318
Alison Morphet
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