Malelane Rest Camp

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Flanked by the Kruger National Park's distinct savannah and quiet, neighbouring farmlands, Malelane Camp offers an intimate and immersive camping and self catering experience. Located on the banks of the mighty Crocodile River, the camp sports well-maintained inter-camp roadways, the camp is conveniently placed near the Malelane Entrance Gate, the small town of Malelane, and the N4 / Maputo Corridor.

Accommodation


• Tent or caravan sites have a electricity point, with communal ablution and communal kitchen (communal freezer). Maximum of six people per site.
    Provide your own tent and camping equipment, caravan or motor home.

• Bungalow with 3 or 4 single beds, each with own private bathroom. air-conditioning. fridge, cutlery, crockery and utensils.

Guests must report to Malelane Gate for check-in.


Activities & Facilities

Facilities at the camp include a communal kitchen, an ablution block and a communal freezer. No restaurant, nor shop facilities.

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Rates & Pricing

Campsite (CK6P)
Num. people incl in base rate:
2
Max. number of people in the unit:
6
Rate per extra adult:
104
ZAR
Rate per extra child:
52
ZAR
Bungalow (BG4)
Num. people incl in base rate:
2
Max. number of people in the unit:
4
Rate per extra adult:
300
ZAR
Rate per extra child:
150
ZAR
Bungalow (BG3)
Num. people incl in base rate:
2
Max. number of people in the unit:
3
Rate per extra adult:
300
ZAR
Rate per extra child:
150
ZAR

Please note the pricing above excludes the following:

  • Entry/conservation fees (payable on arrival at your destination)
  • Transport, transfers and flights
  • Late arrival transfer fee (if applicable for your destination)
  • Meals, snacks and beverages
  • Safari Game Drives (unless indicated on your itinerary)
  • Baby cot/bed

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What our guests have said about this accommodation

Andre Prinsloo
camp and rondavel clean. staff pleasant.
HERMAN MOUTON
Thanks for the prompt service and quick response. We had a great time and will make use of your service again.
Corrie van der Merwe
Met ons aankoms op 20 Desember 2014 het besoekers aan die Kruger Wildtuin reeds die woonstel wat vir ons bespreek was foutiewelik beset. Die beampte van SANParke wat woonagtig is op die perseel was behulpsaam en het die probleem baie vinnig opgelos. Ons was dankbaar en het dit waardeer.
Gary Warne
Very clean and neat.
INA PELSER
Ons het lekker gebly in die kamp. Die badkamers was altyd skoon en die opwas plek vir die skottelgoed was ook altyd skoon. Daar was altyd warm water en die kamp word goed onderhou.
MADIE GRENFELL
Both camps were clean and very nice, will definitely go back again.
derk van dieren
living between animals in pure nature
PHILIP COETZER
Rustic but lovely .... had a wonderful stay there.
Eric
The stay was excellent
Karel van Weele
Very NICE!!
Veda Dworak
Was also a very exciting experience, only thing needed was a shop to buy food.
Dirk Pretorius
Our trip to Kruger was super as usual - saw the big 5 in 1 day. Slept under the stars in Malelane - a bit daring taking into account the leopard sightings in the area. Booking by safari.com was very professional - will definitely use you again. Thanks
Forsh Mthimkhulu
I'd like to thank you,for the hospitality that I had. I don't have any complaint,everything was up to standard. If I do get a chance to visit again, I will. Thanks a lot.
Gerhard van Wyk
Power were off all night at Malelane. Not even a candle was available. Bat droppings om my bed at Lower Sabie and on the kitchen at Satara. This is not healthy and recommendable.Please attend to this. Thank you
Gerhard van Wyk
Power were off all night at Malelane. Not even a candle was available. Bat droppings om my bed at Lower Sabie and on the kitchen at Satara. This is not healthy and recommendable.Please attend to this. Thank you
Andri Britz
Malelane rest camp is a very small intimate camp, the bundalow was very clean and well kept. Meal times are a bit of a problem as there is no electrical stove/oven and no microwave, these are not essentials but would make life a whole lot easier.
Timothy
Very nice. Clean and quiet, just what we needed away from the city.
Martin Lydall
Wow it was great to be back in the Kruger - I have not come for years. It was an exceptional experience again. I love the wide wild spaces, warm weather, friendly people (both staff and fellow guests), and the facilities were great. It helped that we were very lucky with our sightings and that my two small kids were in awe of the place. Coming back soon, only thing I will change is that I am going to stay a lot longer. Thanks to all at the Kruger for a wonderful job of looking after our South African treasure! You do us all proud.
Martin Lydall
Wow it was great to be back in the Kruger - I have not come for years. It was an exceptional experience again. I love the wide wild spaces, warm weather, friendly people (both staff and fellow guests), and the facilities were great. It helped that we were very lucky with our sightings and that my two small kids were in awe of the place. Coming back soon, only thing I will change is that I am going to stay a lot longer. Thanks to all at the Kruger for a wonderful job of looking after our South African treasure! You do us all proud.
Roland Woerner
Francois Erlank Olivier
The Kruger National Park has so much to see and we enjoyed the whole experience. During the day it was quite warm and quite chilly at night. The variety in landscapes is so beautiful and we saw different types of animals in each type of landscape. We are already planning our next trip to the Kruger National Park. If someone is searching for a quiet and peaceful place to go for the holidays we will recommend the Kruger National Park. Next time we are taking the Rhino walking Trial. The prices is maybe a bit harsh for South African citizens but the rest of the experience is fantastic! We will see you soon.
Johan Kotze
Ons het dit baie geniet! Dit was net 'n skok om uit te vind ek moet vir elke dag ook die hek fooie betaal! Dit maak dat die prys van 'n staan plek R255 per dag vir twee persone kos wat hoog is.
J. Venter
Ablutions well maintained. Food in Skukuza and Crocodile Bridge camp not so nice
Kerry Lanham-Love
Camping facilities excellent, everything perfect except for; (1) it is on the border of Kruger so your view is of agricultural land and factories: (2) there is a train than comes through every night at 2am. Noisy camp site, don't feel like you're in the bush at all. We moved to Olifants.
Bettie Van Zyl
Enjoyed stay very much except for lack of warm water in evenings to shower, no zink for washing clothes especially with small children and frence was not safe. Hyena came into camp at night and ate neighbor's crocs. No electric fencing Otherwise it was great!
Bettie Van Zyl
Enjoyed stay very much except for lack of warm water in evenings to shower, no zink for washing clothes especially with small children and frence was not safe. Hyena came into camp at night and ate neighbor's crocs. No electric fencing Otherwise it was great!
Astrid Louw
Astrid Louw
G.J. van der Westhuizen
There are two things that we suggest for the camp:firstly we had to drive to Berg en dal to buy wood, why cant you buy wood at Malelane gate. Secondly just have a coffee station in the bunglows. We drove to Berg en dal to have a cup of coffee.
P J Fourie
Our stay at Malelane was pleasant.
Gail Venter
Hi The trip was wonderful, the accommodation was comfortable, the facilities simple but we had everything we needed. We enjoyed very much staying at his camp. Just a small complaint. The staff a and the housing of the staff was a bit noisy, perhaps just a small explanation to them that people have come to be in nature and listen to nature. but they were efficient at there jobs. Many Thanks
Gail Venter
Hi The trip was wonderful, the accommodation was comfortable, the facilities simple but we had everything we needed. We enjoyed very much staying at his camp. Just a small complaint. The staff a and the housing of the staff was a bit noisy, perhaps just a small explanation to them that people have come to be in nature and listen to nature. but they were efficient at there jobs. Many Thanks
Alexandra Pottier
Great stay
Alexandra Pottier
Great stay
Leandra Boyes
The camp site was very quiet and neat. We had a good stay. Thank you!
Allan Luus
We had a pleasant stay. Except that the one electrical box was out of order so we could not use any of our lights in the evening. We were at the end of the ground on the left as you enter the camp grounds, closest to the area where you could take a walk to look across the river. Thank you kindly.
Faan Ries
Malelane camp;Nice and quiet, lights across river disturbing, vuvuzela noise from across river also. Camp site to close to bungalows. Lower Sabie: Toilets at restaurant bad odur and not clean. Roads:dirt roads needs grading such as;S110,S114 and S25 the S28 in good condition.Staff: Friendly and helpfull
Faan Ries
Malelane camp;Nice and quiet, lights across river disturbing, vuvuzela noise from across river also. Camp site to close to bungalows. Lower Sabie: Toilets at restaurant bad odur and not clean. Roads:dirt roads needs grading such as;S110,S114 and S25 the S28 in good condition.Staff: Friendly and helpfull
M Herbst
We travelled between Malelane, Berg en Dal, SkukuZa, Lower Sabie and Crocodile Bridge during the four days that we spend in the reserve and were fortunate enough to see the big five twice in one day. What was amazing were the number of rhino's we came across. At Berg en Dal we saw a herd of 11 laying in the grass. We wanted to go to Tsokwane from Lower Sabie but a few kilometers from Lower Sabie we came across a leopard stalking a warthog. We couldn't see the kill as time was running out and we had to get back to Malelane in time. It was very exciting and we even saw the little Skopsowl at Afsaal. We always enjoy the Park because of the peace and tranquility it offers. To us it is ointment for our souls.RegardsMartin
4.7
out of 5 based on
178 reviews
Jan 11, 2023
Unorgettable trip in South Africa
We have spent 12 days as a family in South Africa with my 3 children and my wife who is in a wheelchair. Thanks to Pascal, Safari.com consultant, we were able to spend an unforgettable moment with a great program while being well accompanied despite our constraints. I recommand particularly the "Monwana game lodge" for a safari in Hoedspruit. It's an amazing place with very nice people and a real family atmosphere. Thank you to the entire Safari.com team for this unforgettable trip.
fabrice dont
,
FR
Nov 26, 2022
We had an amazing first safari…
We had an amazing first safari experience with Safari.com! 💯Thanks to Dolan for the well planning and ensure our itinerary goes smoothly and safely!
CSY
,
ZA
Oct 21, 2022
Superior service, knowledgeable, transparent, amazing can-do attitude
These guys get 10/10. I have booked with them a few times. To Kruger National Park, including both public and private(concession) camps, flights and car hire. Their senior agent, Dolan is exceptional. Nothing is too much trouble. Attention to detail, transparency, and 'can-do' attitude are out of the ordinary. I recently came into contact with Tanya at safari.com as well. It looks like all their agents are similarly well trained. Thank you. I cannot recommend Dolan and his team highly enough.
customer
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AU
Nov 18, 2022
Cape Town miracle
I was in Cape Town, South Africa recently for an athletic competition and had allowed myself a week of personal time to relax and properly conclude the trip, but had not bothered to plan a safari to occupy the time. I was skeptical of the cost and whether I would enjoy the experience, however a couple days into that final week it occurred to me, in a bit of a panic attack, what a waste it would be not to take advantage of this opportunity. I hopped online and started looking at flights to Johannesburg (almost all the safaris in SA start there with an early morning pick up), but it was basically impossible to get a flight early enough and/or to coordinate with the multiple safaris operating in or just outside of Kruger. With no apparent options available to turn my remaining 4 1/2 days into even a 3 day safari I stumbled on the most obvious website one could imagine, Safari.com. I'd completely given up negotiating all the variables on my own but here was a safari travel agent that might be able to help me .. and they were based right out of Cape Town, literally a stones throw from my lodgings. Serendipity, or so i hoped. I immediately sent out an email and crossed my fingers .. for roughly an hour and a half, at which point Dolan from Safari.com responded to me requesting I give him a call so that we could expedite potential arrangements. My in country phone plan wasn't able to make calls, but we arranged for him to call me and not 3 hours after being in the grip of despair Dolan got through to me and far from notifying me of how absurd it was to hold out hope for a literally, last minute safari adventure with barely 4 days available to me, he had already worked out all the details I'd sent and created a preliminary safari trip that would bypass Johannesburg airport for a flight the next morning to a closer, much, much smaller airport where I would be picked up taken, not to a 3 day safari, but a full 4 day safari, then back to the tiny, tiny airport for a return flight to Cape Town with 2 hours to spare for my return leg all the way home. It almost feels like an afterthought, after the minor miracle Dolan was able to conjure up, but the safari itself at Simbavati Lodge was just an absolutely stunning experience. The single "tent" he booked me was as luxurious as any 4 star hotel I've stayed in, the game drives, one every morning, one every evening were more amazing than I could have ever imagined, and the food, 3 meals a day with snacks and an open bar was sublime. I could go on about the wonderful staff, or the wonderful other safari goers you can meet and grab a drink with, or the different animals walking through the open lodge facilities daily .. but I've gone on long enough. I'll simply conclude by saying .. safari, absolutely, yes, do it, it is amazing. And when you do decide, Safari.com will do you right and if you have the pleasure of working with Dolan, do give him my thanks .. the entire experience was the best part of my trip :)
Damian Glennon
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CA
Nov 12, 2022
A great company
What to say! We planned a South African Safari for 2020 with Safari.com. We researched companies and took a chance on one we had never heard of before. Henry Franklin was our agent, we gave him our budget and wish list. He came up with a wonderful looking trip and we made our choices! Then came Covid, preventing us from going. We couldn’t have been in better hands. Henry rebooked everything for the next year. He kept us updated on how things looked there. When in 2021, we decided it still looked iffy, he rebooked us a second time for 2022. We couldn’t have been happier with the service we had in a rough time for all. We had a wonderful experience on our trip when we finally got to go!! Henry had everything so well organized and gave us a detailed list of what transfer companies would be meeting us and when. When Airlink bumped us and put us on standby returning from Victoria Falls, we called the concierge number Henry had given us and Catherine worked hard on this and got us back on our flight. The Safari.com team had our back and we have no regrets. Would definitely use them again. Our lodging was wonderful, saw the big 5 within first 2 drives. Henry definitely knew the territory and did a great job matching what we wanted with where he suggested we go and stay. Thanks Safari.com, Henry and Catherine!
Heather Carlson
,
US
Sep 5, 2022
Trip of a life time
Well where to starter, África always been my number one dream vacation, I found safari.com didn’t know anything about, but pascal made me feel very confident.pascal put my whole trip together (everything I wanted) a trip of a life time. Had the best time in Africa, was everything that I except and a little more. Pascal is the best and I will go back to Africa and will go through safari.com that I recommend and is 💯 legit.thank you for everything pascal, you rock!!!
Tricia moyses
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US
Sep 5, 2022
For a second time I booked a safari in…
For a second time I booked a safari in South Africa by Safari.com and had the great pleasure to be assisted and followed by Dolan Sequera. I have to say I really appreciate his way to communicate with me by phone and/or WhatsApp/mail, I always got a very quick answer to my questions with solutions and or suggestions which solved the doubts/problems I had. A really very very knowledged and professional person I will surely suggest to friends of my or who ever is plannig to visit South Africa! Thank you very much Dolan
antonio caccia
,
IT
Aug 31, 2022
I've recently interacted with Dolan and…
I've recently interacted with Dolan and hands down he's been the best travel agent that I've every worked with. He was a wealth of experience and knowledge which shows volumes. He took into consideration my budget and my individual needs to tailor make a package with recommendations for my preference,he knows Kruger and Greater Kruger like the back of his hands and I will wholeheartedly recommended his services. He is truly an asset to his institution.
prinolin
,
ZA
Apr 21, 2022
The best company
I have booked several trips with Safari.com and they are the best. They are personal and professional and always pay attention to the details to make your trip special. Casper is the best agent I have worked with. We are looking forward to booking another trip!!
Steven Hopson
,
US
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