Mala Mala Game Reserve

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Mala Mala Game Reserve

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QUICK FACTS

  • The original private game reserve that formed the blueprint for all the rest
  • Enormous in size and shares a long, unfenced border with the Kruger National Park
  • Typically fly in to the closest airport (SZK) using Airlink from either Cape Town or Johannesburg
  • Also possible to fly in to Mala Mala's private airstrip with Federal Air
  • Self-drive possible but flying more common at this level of luxury
  • World-famous reserve with sightings to match, high-end service and lodging
  • Due to prestige and popularity, only limited promotions and special offers available
  • Just 3 lodges run by a single operator over an area of 16,000 hectares

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5 Day Promotion with Malamala Camp
4 Nights at the 5-Star MalaMala Camp
Luxury accommodation combining superb service with unrivalled views of the Sand River
2x safari activites, daily
Big Five sightings in their natural habitat
All meals & beverages
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$ 1120 USD
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Mala Mala Game Reserve is an iconic safari destination and the oldest game reserve in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve. Sandwiched between the Sabi Sand Game Reserve and the renowned Kruger National Park, Mala Mala is a luxury safari destination with 33 000 acres of pristine wilderness and river frontage that supports an abundance of wildlife, especially during the dry winter months. With the added benefit of having no time limit on sightings and a low density of vehicles traversing the area, only three per sighting, Mala Mala affords guests incredible game viewing and photographic opportunities.

Mala Mala boasts three unique camps that offer luxury accommodation, exceptional service, and decadent cuisine. Main Camp is the oldest and most established camp depicting a true safari style which is ideal for families, whilst Rattray's Camp offers an elegant and refined experience in the African bush. The elevated Sable Camp overlooks the Sand River and affords guests a more private and intimate safari experience.

Mala Mala offers a world-class safari experience, including dawn and dusk game drives in state of the art safari vehicles, guided bush walks, bird watching, star gazing, night drives, photographic safaris, and bush dining. Home to the Big Five and other incredible species such as the endangered wild dog, a safari experience at Mala Mala is nothing less than exceptional.

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 Kruger National Park and the Sabi Sand Reserve.

For nearly nine decades, the custodians of this land have remained focused to preserve and protect this special piece of Africa. 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.

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Jul 19, 2024
Nicole has been incredible with her…
Nicole has been incredible with her responses and even communicating with us after hours. A 5-star level of customer service 👍👍
Fabio Comana
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Jul 19, 2024
Nicole is fantastic
Nicole is fantastic
Fabio Comana
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Jul 18, 2024
Anja did everything we asked of her in…
Anja did everything we asked of her in a very personal and professional manner, If my circumstances change in the near future I will not hesitate to get in touch with her again.
Mr Paul Rolt
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GB
Jul 18, 2024
I want to thank safari
I want to thank safari. com and special mention to Leigh Ann! This is the second time she has organized travel for me, and she does it simply gorgeous.
DMITRY
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RU
Jul 17, 2024
We were in contact with them…
We were in contact with them immediately and they replied all our doubts. Leigh-Ann was very clear with explanations about how to reach the Lodge and what is included. Also, the payment process is simple and gave us the possibility to make half payment as we were sharing a room
sonia
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ES
Jul 17, 2024
Simply the most helpful agent I have…
Simply the most helpful agent I have dealt with. Shann goes way beyond what you would expect to make sure you have the holiday you are really looking for. We will definitely use again. Thank you
GREG
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GB
Jul 17, 2024
The lady that assisted me with this…
The lady that assisted me with this booking was very professional and helpful. Made the process painless
James Daniels
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ZA
Jul 17, 2024
Great and friendly service
Mel offered exceptional and friendly service and really went out of her way to meet an extensive wish list. She is a true ambassador for the Safari brand, and I look forward to collaborating with Safari for future travel.
Jacqui L
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ZA
Jul 16, 2024
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