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MalaMala Camp

MalaMala Game Reserve is renowned for consistently producing some of the most exciting wildlife experience in South Africa, including the Big 5, and so much more!

This private reserve, which has garnered an inspiring number of repeat guest clientele, is sandwiched between the world-renowned Kruger National Park and the wildlife-rich Sabi Sands Game Reserve - often referred to as the best game reserve in South Africa. MalaMala was the industry's blueprint to the now popular luxury photographic safari with the owners taking custody of this land in 1927. MalaMala boasts of being one of the largest private game reserves in South Africa; comprising 13 300 ha (33 000 acres). The private reserve shares a 19 km (12 miles) unfenced border with its neighbours, the private Sabi Sands, including Londolozi Private Reserve, Nottens and Kirkman's Kamp. View the MalaMala Sabi-Sands Map.

A brilliant wildlife oasis in the middle of the African bushveld, MalaMala Game Reserve offers three beautiful camps ensuring visitors get the most from the surrounding wilds. Every design element of these three beautiful camps guarantees visitors appreciate the exciting aspects of the wilderness. Well thought out pathways wind their way along the perimeter of the three camps to reveal individual ochre coloured suites - carefully tucked into the lush greenery which flanks the Sand River. Massive trees and rolling green lawns are filled with birdsong, with the occasional antelope or elephant which wander the grounds.

MalaMala Camp

MalaMala Camp, originally known as "Main Camp," was the first safari camp on the MalaMala Game Reserve. This iconic camp has only just recently been "re-imagined", yet, the distinctly African character is still intact, however, inspired with a more contemporary edge.

This unfenced safari camp is a haven of understated luxury, combining warm comfort and excellent service with an unrivalled vista of the Sand River and surrounding bushveld. A place of legends, one will find rare photographs, old maps and unique mementos rubbing shoulders with the works of renowned 'current-day' contemporary wildlife artists.

MalaMala Camp offers five river-facing luxury suites, four river-facing luxury rooms, five waterhole facing luxury suites and a river-view single room. The camp also provides for two interleading river-facing luxury rooms, and two interleading waterhole facing luxury rooms for families.

MalaMala Rattray’s Camp

Tucked away in a forest of lush green, on the banks of the animal-rich Sand River, lies MalaMala Rattray's Camp. The camp offers a journey into the past when travellers from all walks of life married the magic of the African bushveld with elegance and refinement - a goal still searched by many in the world today.

MalaMala Rattray's Camp is the epitome of classic style and good taste. The eight luxury, freestanding and spacious suites offer an atmosphere of solitude and once again offers spectacular views of the Sand River. Wildlife of all shapes and sizes frequently meander the river, offering prime game viewing whilst taking a refreshing dip in the private plunge pools, cooling off in the outdoor shower or enjoying a massage on the deck.


MalaMala Sable Camp

MalaMala Sable Camp is the smaller, more intimate version of MalaMala Camp and is ideal for those seeking additional privacy and isolated safari experience. Sable Camp is situated to the south of MalaMala Camp in a prime elevated position overlooking the Sand River and surrounding African bushveld.

Sable Camp can accommodate a maximum of twenty guests in seven suites – some of which can accommodate three people sharing. Guests may also reserve Sabel Camp exclusively for between fourteen and twenty guests, offering the complete private safari or villa experience.

MalaMala Camp

Property Details

MalaMala Game Reserve, South Africa
34 Luxury Facilities
Guest Room Facilities
Safe, Mini Bar, Air Conditioning / Heater, Charging Points, Fridge, Outside Shower, Bath, Television, Tea & Coffee
Camp Facilities
Pool, Bar, Parking & Security, Disability Services, WiFi, Gym, Library, Babysitting Services, Massage Service
Family Policy
MalaMala Camp accepts children of all ages (children of 5 years and younger are not permitted in the boma for dinner or on game drives (unless parents have booked a private vehicle), MalaMala Rattray's & Sable; no children below 16 (exceptions apply).
Game Viewing, Game Walks, Massages, Bird Watching, Rhino Tracking
Available Services
Babysitting, Laundry Service Complimentary, Credit Card, Room Service
Guided Safaris, All Meals and Drinks (excluding French Champagne), Laundry, WiFi
Not Included
Curio Purchases, Helicopter Scenics, External Activities, Gratuities, Massage, Babysitting
Why MalaMala Game Reserve?
Privately managed, and was the first privately owned and commercially operated game reserve in South Africa, and is the benchmark for the luxury safari industry in the region.

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