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Spokane, Washington
Reviewed 17 October 2015

Do yourselves a favor, visit MalaMala. You will not be dissappointed. The big 5 in no time at all. Accommodations first class and the guides are very experienced and knowledgable. You are in open ln Land Rovers and never fealt in anyway in danger.

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Kakinada, India
Reviewed 11 October 2015

We, family of four members traveled to Mala Mala game reserve in last week of September. After a short flight from Johannesburg, we are received at air strip by our ranger Adi who accompanied us throughout our stay. Mala Mala has all varieties of animals and excellent bird species. we saw all these animals including big five and Mala Mala...

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Belgium
Reviewed 7 October 2015

We already made 6 trips in Soutern Africa, visiting a lot of lodges and game reserves, but this was "a once in a lifetime experience". We have never seen wild animals so close, with very trustable drivers. The room was a dream ...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 6 October 2015

camp site well layed out,suggest you fly in long trip on in road transport or flyin drive out. Staff efficient,welcoming, and helpful. Accomodation 5star ,very roomy and comfortable. Guides extremely knowledgeable and accomodating

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Reviewed 6 October 2015

I have traveled to many places across Africa and I have now been six times to Mala mala lodge and it is becoming a home from home.The situation along the river is perfect , the wild life always present and often so close.The staff from the kitchen to the reception are happy, courteous, kind and thoughtful, generous with their time,...

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Portola Valley, California
Reviewed 3 October 2015

During our three week trip thru Southern Africa we stayed in many wonderful "camps" but by far everyone's favorite was Mala Mala, it is beautiful, staffed with warm and friendly people, and has the most friendly, funny and knowledgable guides and drivers we experienced. A definite A+ in my book.

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Essex
Reviewed 3 October 2015

Big lodges with 2 bathrooms, large beds. Very good furnishings.Beautiful views with animals roaming in the back ground. Called to dinner with the staff singing. Food excellent. It is just perfect, rangers look after their group. Taking orders for drinks and serving them. Ring with the alarm calls.Take you back to your room after dinner.

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CARACAS
Reviewed 1 October 2015

There are no words to explain the experience that we live in Mala Mala. I went with my husband on our honeymoon and I must say it is a wonderful place to celebrate this occasion. The facilities are excellent, the unparalleled attention and the experience of a safari , has no name. Our ranger, Dean Wraith, did an outstanding job,...

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 October 2015

Never been on a game reserve before ,go on this one it is out of this world.Freindly Rangers and first class at their job ,you will soon see the big 5 cannot do enough for you. Accommodation is like a six star hotel with great food. You will not be disapointed

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Peabody, Massachusetts
Reviewed 27 September 2015

We had an excellent experience at this reserve. Our guide Murray was exceptional. Very knowledgeable and fun. He was with us from breakfast through dinner except for the mid day free time and we enjoyed him immensely. He found all of the big 5 for us in 1 day and we saw 4 of the 5 on another day. the...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
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  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about MalaMala Main Camp

Address: PO Box 55514, Northlands, Kruger National Park 2116, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Sabi Sand Game Reserve > Mala Mala Private Game Reserve
Price Range: $1,942 - $1,991 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — MalaMala Main Camp 4.5*
Number of rooms: 25
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“The rooms are all quite similar, but there are a few that are closer to the nearby river, so a chance of seeing a hippo from your window.”
 of 5 bubbles palmsprings51, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“ASk for room facing the River if possible.”
 of 5 bubbles BondJ007, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Some rooms face the bush and others over the river, ask for the latter if you can!”
 of 5 bubbles Shawfamily5, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“families can ask about adjoining rooms. Two rooms are connected by a common sitting room.”
 of 5 bubbles TravelswithkidsNY, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All good but facing the river is probably better.”
 of 5 bubbles Z9366TTmichelles, 10 Dec 2016 | Read review
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