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Unrivalled game viewing, an icon of safari in South Africa

Mala Mala is an African icon, one of the first safari lodges in Africa and one of the largest private game reserves in Southern Africa. This is the place to see big cats, on game drives with the team of expert game rangers where the only other vehicles you will see are from Mala Mala, or seen passing close by the lodge deck. It's hard to overstate how abundant the game is here. The reserve backs onto the Kruger National Park and the land of Mala Mala stretches as far as they eye can see. Through the year, whether it be when the river is dry of full you can see lion, cheetah, leopard, elephant, rhino, a host of bird life and species elusive elsewhere such as wild dog. Choose from three distinct and recently re-imagined lodges and enjoy effortless and friendly service, and a timeless safari experience. 

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MalaMala Camp

Featuring plenty of space; 18 rooms and suites with views onto the river or waterhole; a cool African styled lounge and inviting bar with antique touches, the recently reimagined MalaMala Camp offers an oasis to relax as well as a place to meet and share stories. The centrepiece is a large deck looking over the Sand river, which may be dry or flowing, and one of the larger pools compared to many lodges. An inviting bar features antique touches, leading into a cosy dining room or dining on the deck. 


Rattray's Camp

Named after the founder of Mala Mala, Rattray's is a luxury vintage-styled safari home in the heart of the bush on the banks of the Sand River. Stay in a large freestanding khaya, the Zulu word for home, full of period features with modern facilities. you'll be looked after by a large team dedicated to Rattray's, enjoy relaxing in the library or bar surrounded by antiques and old photos of the days when Mala Mala was set up, as well as notable guests through the years. With a infinity pool, a safari deck and many places to relax and watch the wildlife pass close by, it's old-style safari in full luxury.


Sable Camp

A distinct boutique part of MalaMala, Sable Camp features 5 suites and a two-bedroom Lion's Den suite. A dedicated dining area, fully stocked wine cellar and personalised service are complimented by the inviting deck area from which to view wildlife and enjoy the nature of the reserve.  


Dinner at the Mala Mal is served in a magnificent grand old African manner, under the stars in a reed enclosed boma, a Mala Mala tradition. You can relax around a log fire, under the starry African sky, enjoying superb food and outstanding South African wines, a highlight of the Mala Mala experience. The luxury and comfort of the camp combined with the exhilarating game drives and guided walks in beautiful unspoilt wilderness which is dramatised by the close encounters with Africa’s game, big and small, is incomparable.

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