Mpumalanga Sabi Sands

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Mala Mala Private Game Reserve

MalaMala Main Camp is the largest of the three camps and offers an authentic view of the forefathers of the traditional African safari from decades past.

Mala Mala is situated in the eastern part of South Africa in the province of Mpumalanga. It shares a common border of 19km / 12 miles with the Kruger National Park and is part of a conservation gene pool that covers 5.5 million acres of land in the heart of the South African Lowveld.

This low lying region of flat bush country contains habitat types ranging from riverine thicket to open savannah.
Because of its latitude and elevation, malarial mosquitoes and tsetse flies kept man and his domesticated beasts at bay for centuries, allowing nature to flourish undisturbed.

Today this area is known to have the greatest diversification of animal species on the African continent.
Over two hundred different species occur in abundance whilst the ever changing bird life provides even the most experienced ornithologist with rare finds.

Mala Mala is South Africa’s legendary and exclusive safari destination. Internationally acknowledged as “the top game viewing destination in the world”, it is set in beautiful surroundings on the banks of the Sand River.

18 thatched rooms (including luxury rooms, luxury suites, family rooms and a disabled unit) are free-standing, scattered along the perimeter of the camp with a panoramic view of the Sand River beyond huge trees and manicured green lawns. Each unit has 24 hour air conditioning, two bathrooms en-suite (a signature of MalaMala Game Reserve), and a private shaded deck area.

Mala Mala sets the standard for exclusive safari camps:

  • The original private safari experience and the first private game reserve to make the transition from a hunting safari to a photographic safari in 1964.

  • The largest tract of land in the Sabi Sand Reserve (over 30 000 acres) sharing an unfenced border with the Kruger National Park – no more than 66 guests occupy this massive tract of space.

  • The game viewing experience is unrivalled – often documented on National Geographic, within wildlife publications and a must on any photo-journalists lifetime wish list! 99% of guests leave after a 3 night stay having experienced interactions with the Big 5, as well as the many smaller creatures who are an integral part of the safari experience.

The Sable Camp embraces the same atmosphere as MalaMala Main Camp and is located on its’ southern most point. It however affords the discerning traveler with a more exclusive and luxurious experience in only 7 beautiful suites.

Rattray’s on MalaMala is the new addition to the MalaMala portfolio. It offers an unprecedented level of classic style and luxury. Only 8 Khayas (meaning “home” in Zulu) afford a maximum of 16 guests with elegance, superior service and the trademark game viewing for which MalaMala has become world renowned. Each suite affords the business traveler with a private laptop computer connected to the world web 24 hours a day via satellite, as well as large screen televisions and DVDS. These facilities are however optional as MalaMala still supports the bush enthusiast who wishes to escape the technology of a modern day life for a bush experience reflective of a time long past.

Children’s Policy:

MalaMala Main Camp accepts children of all ages (although those of 4 and under are not permitted on drives unless parents have reserved an exclusive safari vehicle – nor are they permitted for dinner in the boma).

Sable Camp and Rattray’s on MalaMala do not accept children under the age of 16.

Activities:

  • 2 game drives per day, one early morning and one late afternoon into the evening, in open safari vehicles with a qualified ranger (most of whom have a degree in one of the field sciences) and an experienced Shangaan tracker.

  • Guided bush walks are also offered.

  • MalaMala and Sable Camp never allocate more than 6 guests per vehicle, whilst Rattray’s on MalaMala seats no more than 4 guests per vehicle.

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