About us

SA Wildlife Network - ELITEMalaMala 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 National Park and the Sabi Sand Reserve.

For over four decades, Michael Rattray has remained focused on his objective to preserve and protect the land over which he is custodian. 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.

Amenities

  • Cellphone Reception
  • Convention Center
  • Day Visitors
  • Game Drives
  • Guided Tours
  • Internet/Wi-Fi
  • Kids Activities
  • Kiosk/Curio Shop/Safari Boutique
  • Laundry service
  • Mini Gym
  • Mini Safe
  • Restaurant/Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Shuttle Service
  • Swimming Pool/Jacuzzi
  • Team Building
  • Television
  • Volunteer Program
  • Walking Safaris
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • WiFi
  • Wildlife Filming

Lodges

  1. MAIN CAMP
  2. SABLE CAMP
  3. RATTRAY’s on MalaMala

MalaMala’s Camps (MalaMala Main Camp, Sable Camp and Rattray’s on MalaMala) are the embodiment of an authentic safari experience pioneered at a time when the safari was simple – unassuming camps, vast sweeping plains, the African sky and the bush in all its splendour. Wellness was the feeling after a long day in the wild. Cigars were shared without pomp and ceremony.

Guests to MalaMala will still spend hours beneath an inky sky in the traditional boma exchanging stories from the wild – a sumptuous meal, good company and relaxed faces warmed by the crackling fire, accompanied by the nocturnal symphony of sound.

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What To Take:
Anti-malarial prophylactics are essential all year round. Please consult your physician.
Comfortable walking shoes, sun hats, sun-glasses, sun screen.
Cameras and binoculars.
Summer: lightweight clothing and swim wear, warm clothing for game drives.
Winter: light clothing for daytime, very warm insulated jackets for game drives.

Travelling to South Africa with children under 18 years of age

Effective June 2015 (delayed from 1 October 2014), South African Authorities require that all children, under the age of 18, traveling with adults to / from South Africa, be in possession of their original unabridged birth certificate.

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Office Hours

Monday

08:00 - 17:00

Tuesday

08:00 - 17:00

Wednesday

08:00 - 17:00

Thursday

08:00 - 17:00

Friday

08:00 - 17:00

Saturday

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Sunday

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Our Useful Features & Services

5 Star Luxury Rating

Luxury Lodges & Camps

Restaurant & Bar

Wheelchair Friendly

Mobile Reception

Wifi Available

Shuttle Service

Private Airfield

Game Drives & Wildlife Activity

Helicopter Excursions