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MALAMALA GAME RESERVE

MalaMala Game Reserve is the safari industry’s blueprint for the luxury photographic safari. In existence since 1927, this massive, thriving tract of land offers the most exciting wildlife experience this side of the equator.

MalaMala Game Reserve is one of the largest private Big Five game reserves in South Africa. It covers 13 300ha (33 000 acres), shares a 19km (12 mile) unfenced boundary with the world-renowned Kruger National Park and lies strategically sandwiched between the Kruger and the Sabi Sand Reserve.

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Accommodation

Rattrays Camp

Tucked away in a forest of green, on the banks of the world-renowned Sand River, lies a special place. MalaMala Rattray’s Camp offers an intimate glimpse into an era long lost, when travelers from afar married the magic of the African bush with elegance and refinement. Combining humble opulence and romantic exclusivity with unrivaled game viewing, MalaMala Rattray’s Camp is the premier safari destination for those seeking to experience the wild heart of Africa.

MalaMala Rattrays Camp is the epitome of classic style and good taste. Each luxurious, freestanding and spacious suite offers an atmosphere of lush seclusion and boasts spectacular views of the Sand River where wildlife of all shapes and sizes can be viewed whilst taking a dip in the private plunge pool, cooling off in the outdoor shower or enjoying a massage on the deck. At MalaMala Rattray’s Camp, wildlife safaris are our number one priority. A maximum of only four guests per safari vehicle is the norm and a flexible operation ensures your adventures into the bush will be intimate and unforgettable. An experienced and proficient ranger will serve as your guide and host, offering a level of service second to none. Sumptuous meals can be enjoyed in a variety of locations including the “boma,” the deck, the dining room or in the privacy and comfort of your own suite.

Facilities
  • A beautifully appointed library containing rare African books and magnificent works of art.
  • An elegant, African themed air conditioned dining room.
  • An historic bar featuring photographs of the early days of this unique area and its pioneers.
  • A large wooden safari deck where meals and teas are served.
  • A traditional reed “boma” for evening meals around the fire.
  • A large filtered infinity pool with magnificent views across the river.
  • A well-appointed safari boutique with quality clothing, jewelry and artifacts.
  • A small fitness facility with stationary bicycle, treadmill, multigym machine, sit up benches, free weights, mats and a steam room.
  • A massage service.
  • Mobile phone coverage (MTN) and complimentary wireless internet connectivity are available at all the MalaMala Game Reserve camps.
Accommodation
  • 8 luxury suites for a maximum of 16 guests (triple sharing permitted in a maximum of 2 suites).
  • Suites – 128m2
  • Pool deck – 51m2
  • Pool surface – 6m2
  • Veranda – 84m2
  • Age restriction: no children under the age of 16
  • Capacity on game drives: four guests but can be increased to six guests per safari vehicle based on guests travelling together and triple share.
The Rooms
  • Private veranda with grand river views
  • Indigenous private garden – a haven for birds
  • “His” and “hers” bathrooms featuring a ball and claw foot bath and double shower
  • Outdoor shower for a nature experience with a difference
  • Private plunge pool built into the veranda
  • Outdoor and indoor dining area for intimate dining.
  • 24-hour temperature control – air conditioning, heating and overhead fans.
  • Direct-dial telephones.
  • A minibar.
  • Tea and coffee making facilities.
  • A mini-safe.
  • Optional satellite television and DVD player.
Sable Camp

MalaMala Sable Camp is a smaller, more intimate version of MalaMala Camp and is ideal for those seeking a more private and secluded safari experience. MalaMala Sable Camp is situated at the southern end of MalaMala Camp in a prime elevated position overlooking the Sand River and surrounding bushveld.

Sable Camp can accommodate a maximum of 20 guests in 7 suites – some of which can accommodate 3 guests sharing. It may also be reserved exclusively for between 14 and 20 guests.

Facilities
  • An elegant, African themed, air conditioned dining room.
  • An air conditioned lounge / library area with satellite television and DVD player.
  • An air conditioned safari bar.
  • A traditional reed “boma” for evening meals around the fire.
  • An expansive wooden safari deck, overlooking the Sand River.
  • A filtered swimming pool nestled in the flood plain below the camp.
  • The safari boutique and fitness facility are located at MalaMala Camp, situated close by.
  • A massage service.
  • Mobile phone coverage (MTN) and complimentary wireless internet connectivity are available at all the MalaMala Game Reserve camps.
Accommodation
  • Six Riverview luxury suites (including the two-bedroom Lion’s Den suite) and one Waterhole suite.
  • Suites – 85m2
  • Decks – 15m2 to 20m2
  • Lion’s Den Suite: two en-suite bedrooms separated by a large sitting room.
  • Family rooms able to accommodate a third adult or two children are available on request.
  • Age restriction: no children under the age of 12 unless the camp is reserved exclusively.
  • Capacity on game drives: six guests per safari vehicle.
The Rooms
  • Private deck overlooking the bushveld with river or waterhole views.
  • En-suite bathroom with bath, shower and private WC.
  • An outdoor shower for a nature experience with a difference.
  • 24-hour temperature control air conditioning, heating and overhead fans.
  • A mini-bar.
  • Tea and coffee making facilities.
  • A mini-safe.
  • Bathroom amenities, insect repellent and hairdryers.
Malamala Camp

MalaMala Camp is a haven of understated luxury combining warm comfort and superb service with unrivaled views of the Sand River and surrounding bushveld. It is truly a place of legends where rare photographs, old maps and extraordinary mementos rub shoulders with the works of renowned contemporary wildlife artists.The camp is an unfenced oasis in the middle of the bush.

Facilities
  • A warm and inviting lounge area – an ideal place to relax or socialize.
  • An elegant, African themed air conditioned dining room.
  • The iconic “Buffalo Bar” featuring historic photographs of the early days of MalaMala.
  • An expansive wooden safari deck, in the shade of a Jackalberry tree, overlooking the Sand River.
  • An air conditioned library with satellite television and DVD player – affectionately known as the “Monkey Club”.
  • A traditional reed “boma” for evening meals around the fire.
  • A large filtered infinity pool with magnificent views across the river
  • A well-appointed safari boutique with quality clothing, jewelry and artifacts.
  • A small fitness facility with stationary bicycle, treadmill, multi-gym machine, rowing machine, sit-up benches, pull-up bar, free weights, and mats.
  • A massage service.
  • Mobile phone coverage (MTN) and complimentary wireless internet connectivity are available at all the MalaMala Game Reserve camps.
Accommodation

5 river-view luxury suites, 4 river-view luxury rooms, 5 waterhole luxury suites and 1 river-view single room, 2 inter leading river view luxury rooms, 2 inter leading waterhole view luxury rooms.

  • Single Room – 40m2
  • Luxury room – 55m2
  • Suites – 85m2
  • Decks – 15m to 20m2

Age restriction: Children of all ages are accepted. 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). A babysitting facility is available at a nominal fee.

Capacity on game drives: six guests per safari vehicle.

The Rooms
  • Private decks or veranda with a view over the Sand River or a waterhole.
  • En-suite bathroom with private toilet – the suites have both a bath and a shower whilst the luxury rooms only have a shower.
  • 24-hour temperature control  air conditioning, heating and overhead fan.
  • Direct dial telephones.
  • A mini-bar.
  • Tea and coffee making facilities.
  • A mini-safe.
  • Bathroom amenities, insect repellent and hairdryers.
  • Family rooms able to accommodate a third adult or two children are available on request.

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MALAMALA GAME RESERVE

LOCATION

It is the largest and the oldest private Big 5 game reserve in South Africa, It covers around 130 km² or 15 000 hectares of land.

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