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

For additional questions or if you need help, feel free to contact malamala@safari.com

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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$ 870 USD
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$ 1120 USD
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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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May 26, 2024
Great great service!
It’s my 1st time going to Africa and I didn’t even know where to start. Thanks to Safari.com (Jayson and Catherin), I simply have not had to worry about anything. Their service and help has gone beyond any travel agent I’ve ever experienced. Any doubt I have, they were responsive, quick and efficient. And always so so nice.
joao roseta
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ES
May 26, 2024
Dorothy was absolutely amazing my dates…
Dorothy was absolutely amazing my dates on my Safari change a couple of times and she was more than accommodating making everything work for me with no stress. The resort she picked for me is absolutely amazing and I cannot wait to stay there. I’m also staying 3 nights in Cape Town and she took care of my hotel and of all my connecting flights . Was a big relief and spoke to her on the phone a couple of times. Very sweet highly recommend if you want a stress free vacation
Maria Mattaliano
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US
May 24, 2024
Fast, Friendly, and Reliable Service
My travel advisor Mel was amazing. She was timely in her response, non judgemental about my budget, ans very helpful in figuring out potential safaris to fit my desires. She was super friendly and knowledgeable, and never once made me feel like I was out of my league.
Valerie Caswell
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EG
May 23, 2024
My experience was excellent as Pascal…
My experience was excellent as Pascal responded to all my questions in a timely manner and provided all the details I required to make a decision.
Stephen Turner
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US
May 23, 2024
Shann was excellent
Shann was extremely responsive and worked around the clock to help us with our trip. She was extremely flexible throughout our trip when we needed to make changes. Overall, it was excellent service.
Hope
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ZA
May 23, 2024
Shann is a Star!
Dealing with Shann was an absolute pleasure. Responses were quick, & options were tailored to our needs correctly.
Sean Geiser
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AG
May 23, 2024
Thanks Heleen
Thanks Heleen, great service!
Viv du Plessis
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ZA
May 23, 2024
Great service from Jayson at Safari.com
Jayson and his team have worked hard to help us put together a safari package that would hit all the points on our wish list. After weeks of work, when we came with some changes to the itinerary, he worked it in and added time in a location we hadn't considered, but we think is worth the time. They provided lot's of useful information and respond quickly to our frequent questions. Though we will not be taking our trip for a few weeks yet, we are excited and looking forward to having a once in a lifetime experience!
Bob McCook
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US
May 22, 2024
Thanks to Dolan for making this last minute booking such a success. We stayed in Kapama River Lodge recently
Food, staff members from the restaurant to the tour guides. Lastly, seeing 4 out of 5 of The Big 5
Gilbert
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ZA
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