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

ADDITIONAL READING

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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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Why

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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