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Mala Mala

From: $925.00

Game viewing at Mala Mala fills your senses instantly with lion, leopard, buffalo, rhinoceros and elephant appearing almost magically. Wildlife encounters are dramatic and Mala Mala is arguably South Africa’s most famous private game reserve. Mala Mala combines the comfort and amenities of a top-rate lodge with the naturalness of the bush to create a warm and friendly atmosphere that you don’t want to leave. Accommodation is luxurious, service is beyond excellent and the game viewing some of the best in the world.


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. The unfenced reserve has the benefit of game moving freely across from Kruger National Park and is thus one of the best locations for ‘Big Five’ viewing. 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.

Mala Mala 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. Mala Mala offers a unique opportunity for young families to experience a real safari together.


How to Get There

Getting to Mala Mala is as easy as booking a flight directly from Cape Town or O R Tambo International Airport.

Self drive options are also available, please contact us for travel arrangements.



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