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Mala Mala – Main Camp

From: $985.00

Mala Mala fills your senses instantly with luxurious accommodation and outstanding game viewing. Wildlife encounters are dramatic and Mala Mala is arguably South Africa’s most famous private game reserve. With several camps to choose from this is the ultimate in South Africa safari.


Mala Mala Main Camp

Mala Mala Main camp is the largest of three camps in the Sabi Sands. Main camp is one of the oldest safari destinations in the history of South Africa and can offer some of the best game viewing.

The camp offers impressive communal facilities including a large lounge with a viewing deck, dining room and an infinity pool with beautiful views across the river. Many of these areas are from when the camp was founded in 1962 and are therefore very traditional in style. Mala Mala is an unfenced reserve and has the benefit of game moving freely across from Kruger National Park. Each day offers a morning and evening game drive led by highly knowledgeable and educated rangers, with traversing rights over the whole reserve the Big Five are often all spotted in one day.

The exclusive accommodation at Main camp is limited to 10 suites providing 9 luxury rooms. Each en-suite room is large and traditionally furnished featuring bathrooms, outdoor showers and including all expected amenities. Private decks overlooking the wilderness provide game viewing from the comfort of your own room. Family rooms are also available for two adults and two children or alternatively three adults. The rooms are spacious and comfortable but relatively basic; the focus is clearly on the excellent game opportunities to maintain the camp’s popularity.

The lodge is open to children of all ages, however the minimum age for game drives is 4 unless the vehicle is booked for sole use. This is a younger age than most nearby camps and a babysitting service is available.

Read our Country Information for advice on travel in South Africa.

Chitwa Chitwa offers exceptional luxury similar to Mala Mala in a different location. Why not consider combining both camps on your safari to South Africa? Botswana has some truly memorable safari experiences to offer, consider Gunns Camp.

Planning a family safari to Africa and need malaria free? Explore the Madikwe Game Reserve and Impodimo Game Lodge.

For a unique dessert experience in a massive private reserve, explore Tswalu Private Game Reserve.

Rattray’s Camp offers a more secluded and intimate safari experience if you’re looking for a honeymoon or anniversary safari lodge.

How to Get There

Fly In

Mala Mala is accessible directly from either Cape Town or Johannesburg.

From Johannesburg or Cape Town there are daily South African Airlink flights to Skukuza Airport.

Federal Air operates daily flights from Johannesburg into Mala Mala.

For assistance with flight bookings from either Cape Town or Johannesburg get in touch with us and we will assist you with flight bookings.


Rate Inclusions:

  • Air-conditioned en-suite accommodation
  • All meals and snacks
  • Drinks (excluding premium brands)
  • Game drives in open 4-wheel drive safari vehicles
    conducted by an experienced ranger
  • Nature walks
  • Transfers to/from the MalaMala Game Reserve
  • Limited laundry service

Rate Exclusions:

  • Telecommunication costs
  • Skukuza Airport transfers
  • Transfers to/ from any other camps (excluding MalaMala Game Reserve camps)
  • Sabi Sand entrance fee if travelling by road
  • US$ 14.00 per person per day Community Levy
  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Premium brand drinks

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