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Kruger National Park 2116 South Africa See on map
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Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Pool
Restaurant
Airport Transportation
4 Star accommodation
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First time safari. We went to one other camp in Botswana. The two were different experiences with Mala Mala being more civilized. That may or may not be a plus, as you are a little bit more insulated from the elements once you a back...More

1  Thank TanMD
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is my favorite place in South Africa. We visited 20 years ago, and I insisted on returning here when we came back to South Africa with a family. Mala Mala has The Best game viewing. We saw everything, the Big Five, Wild Dogs, a...More

1  Thank Jen J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a special, magical place!! It truly lived up to every expectation & more. The experience from start to finish was just amazing! From arrival to crying at the airport at departure.....because I was not ready to leave 😢 Everyone makes you feel like you...More

1  Thank bjharr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Words can't begin to explain how incredibly awesome and special this place is. The staff are among the most professional, accommodating and friendly people I have ever met. The facility is fantastic with beautiful rooms and lodge, a pool, a fitness centre and gift shop....More

2  Thank StephenB3253
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are a family of four and we stayed at the Mala Mala Main Camp. Place and experience is extraordinary: we were able to do safaris in a way we would have never thought... Cameron, our ranger, was a perfect host! We will be back!

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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 ...More 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. Less
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HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room Service
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Air Conditioning
Airport Transportation
Laundry Service
Minibar
Beachfront
Spa
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Number of rooms
19
Price range
US$1,588 - US$2,218 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Mala Mala Main Camp Hotel Mala Mala Private Game Reserve
Location
South Africa > Kruger National Park > Sabi Sand Game Reserve > Mala Mala Private Game Reserve
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Number of rooms
19
Price range
US$1,588 - US$2,218 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Mala Mala Main Camp Hotel Mala Mala Private Game Reserve
Location
South Africa > Kruger National Park > Sabi Sand Game Reserve > Mala Mala Private Game Reserve
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Lray
August 7, 2018|
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Response from Stanley O | Reviewed this property |
The health authorities in all major OECD countries recommend the use of prophylactic medications when visiting the Greater Kruger National Park. The risk of getting Malaria is low.
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AntonieV12
July 12, 2018|
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Response from Stanley O | Reviewed this property |
Mala Mala is a private reserve that is a premium product. There is no camping or self drive. You will have to try the public Kruger National Park for camping/ tents.
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Stuart J
April 23, 2018|
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Response from Stewart J | Reviewed this property |
Hi Stuart: I concur with Stanley. During our visit they were redoing Sable Camp and not main camp. While the Main room I had was not renovated, it was perfectly clean and appointment for the bush.If you want fancy... More
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"We had an adjoining room, where our "hut" was connected to our daughter's, which was perfect..."
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"I would ask for an updated room or one at one of their other safari camps - not the main lodge."
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"My room was the least expensive, but was upmarket in every detail. The Suites are a little more, also a good..."
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"18 & 19 share a huge living room, 20 faces a different direction....but the animals came very close to..."
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