Mala Mala is the place for seeing Big game and has a world renowned reputation for offering luxury safaris in a prolific, big game viewing region. Mala Mala is the biggest privately owned game reserve in South Africa and has been in the Rattray Family for over 4 decades. Mala Mala has an ideal location and shares an unfenced border with Kruger Park and the Sabi Sand Reserve.
What Africa Uncovered says...
Mala Mala is steeped in history and offers exceptional big game viewing. Mala Mala also has a massive traversing area and offers one of the best high end safaris in the Kruger region.
The main communal areas at Mala Mala consist of an impressive lounge and air conditioned dining area and bar, as well as an air-conditioned library with internet connection and satellite television.
A large wooden deck is the perfect place to relax and watch for animals quenching their thirst from the Sand River, alternatively there is a lovely infinity pool to enjoy, the infinity pool looks onto the Sand River. Mala Mala also has a wine cellar and small gymnasium.
The rooms at Mala Mala are clustered around shady trees and manicured lawns overlooking the Sand River. There are 8 luxury suites, 10 luxury rooms and 1 single room. The individually decorated, spacious and comfortable rooms under traditional thatching, enjoy spectacular views and are equipped with “his” and “hers” bathrooms, 24 hour temperature control, direct dial telephones, a mini-bar and a mini safe. Despite the comfort offered, Mala Mala retains an authentic camp atmosphere.
What our clients say
“Our safari at Mala Mala was way beyond our already very high expectations. We knew the game viewing would be good but to see the Big 5 on our second game drive was just unreal.”
Tony Scott - USA
Mala Mala is all about the game viewing. This reserve offers a game viewing experience of the highest order. Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Buffalo and Rhinoceros - the most sought after and dangerous of the world's big game are frequently seen. The traversing area is simply massive which allows the rangers to track animals without concern about park boundaries, this is an important factor when selecting the right safari camp.