MalaMala Camp

A famous luxury camp in the private MalaMala Game Reserve sandwiched between Kruger and Sabi Sand Reserve in South Africa.

Leopard at MalaMala Camp in MalaMala Game Reserve, Sabi Sand, Kruger, South Africa

MalaMala Camp

A famous luxury camp in the private MalaMala Game Reserve sandwiched between Kruger and Sabi Sand Reserve in South Africa.

Leopard at MalaMala Camp in MalaMala Game Reserve, Sabi Sand, Kruger, South Africa

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Sabi Sand, Kruger South Africa

  • MalaMala Camp is one of 3 luxury camps, all with pools, in MalaMala Game Reserve, Kruger.
  • Known for excelling wildlife viewing and excellent for leopard sightings.
  • Air-conditioned accommodation and social areas
  • Day and night drives and guided walks
  • Special children's programme at MalaMala Camp

 

 

MalaMala Camp is in MalaMala Game Reserve which is 33,000 acres of private land with 12 unfenced miles of border with Kruger National Park on one side and the Sabi Sand Game Reserve on the other side. The uninterrupted flow of the Sand River through the property attracts game year-round and has the longest stretch of Sand River of any Sabi Sand property.

MalaMala Camp is one of three properties on the reserve, the others being MalaMala Rattrays Camp and MalaMala Sable Camp.

The camps are built on the western side of the river to avoid disturbance to the game movements into Mala Mala. The game reserve opened in 1964, one of the first areas of private land to switch from hunting to conservation and has had excellent environmental management by Michael Rattray for 50 years. Most of the guides at MalaMala have university degrees in sciences and MalaMala is a member of the National Parks Board and has been acknowledged with many eco-awards.

Guests have good chances of spotting the big five and the reserve is particularly well-known for leopards. Game drives in open safari vehicles allow guests to explore the reserve. Guests can also explore the area on night drives which offer quite a different experience to the day drives. The camp also offers guided bush walks.

MalaMala (Main) Camp offers luxury accommodation and excellent facilities. The 8 suites and 10 rooms all have an en-suite bathroom, minibar and tea & coffee making equipment. Communal facilities include a comfortable lounge, separate air-conditioned dining room and safari bar. In addition, the camp has its own library, boutique and small fitness centre. There is a swimming pool where guests can cool down. The wooden safari deck is a perfect place to relax and enjoy views across the reserve. Children of all ages are welcome at the main camp.

MalaMala Sable Camp is smaller and does not accept children under 12. As it is a more exclusive and luxurious experience, each room as his and hers bathrooms. There are 5 twin suites and a 2 bedroom luxury suite with a maximum capacity of 14 guests. There is a swimming pool and satellite internet and television facilities. Massage services available on request.

MalaMala Rattrays Camp is the ultimate in safari luxury, owner hosted by the Rattray family and offering accommodation in 8 'khayas' (meaning home in Zulu) giving a great African atmosphere. Maximum camp capacity is 16 guests and no children are accepted under 16 years. Satellite internet and television connectivity is available. Each luxurious room has his and hers bathrooms, an outdoor shower and a private heated plunge pool.

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MalaMala Camp

Fantastic game viewing on private land bordering Kruger. 3 camps to suit all guest requirments.

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