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Columbia, Maryland
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After over 40 camps in Africa over the years - I can hardly say enough about Mala Mala. Yes it is a bit pricey – but if you want a leopard experience – this is the place to go. And when you get there you will have a truly unbelievable room. Considering other camps you may have been to –...

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Walnut Creek, California
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

I had a great time at Mala Mala during our recent trip to South Africa. I was not familiar with safaris and not sure what to expect but my awesome travel agent, Carey Driscoll at Beach Bum Vacations recommended this camp. Carey has never let us down and I'm so glad we went with her recommendation. We loved it! We...

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Tuscaloosa
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Our visit here was one of the most amazing experiences we have ever had! On our first game drive we saw all of the big five! It only got better from there. Our Ranger, Bruce Missing, took care of our every need. The wildlife were amazing and you will be like us and dream of the day you can go...

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Fort Myers, Florida
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Mala Mala Main Camp, near Kruger National Park in South Africa is an outstanding facility. The unit was a stand alone building with a thatched roof and rear deck. Inside was a large bedroom wig sitting area, bar, two bathrooms and two closets. Laundry was done for you each day. The staff was extremely friendly and couldn't do enough for...

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 5 November 2016

The lodge is comfortable rather than luxurious. Plumbing and air conditioning work well, and meals are nice without being 5 star. However it is the soft factors that make this a great place. The location is superb as there's a river running through the reserve so the density of wildlife is high, which means the chance of sighting animals is...

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Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Short but sweet, we stayed only 3 nights but what a perfect time. We saw all the big five and much much more Definitely we will return again. We didn't want to write a post because we want it for ourselves only 😜 the place is like a fairy tale the staff are legends especially Adam our ranger Thanks for...

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MalaMalaGameReserve, Marketing at MalaMala Main Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Many thanks for writing a review about MalaMala Game Reserve. It is such a beautiful review, less said is more and we are pleased to know you had a 'fairy tale '.safari experience with us. We are definitely look forward to having you once again for another lifetime safari experience!

Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 3 November 2016

We arrived on a beautiful sunny afternoon, checked in and went to the room. I opened the curtains, a huge elephant was walking past the deck to go to the water hole beside our room! It just got better from there, we met our guide, Aymar, and went on our first drive that evening. We saw almost every animal the...

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Dear Guest, Many thanks for writing a review about MalaMala Game Reserve. We are pleased to know that you had a fabulous time during your stay especially with your ranger Aymar. We will definitely pass on your compliments to him and the rest of the MalaMala staff. We look forward to welcoming you once again for another best safari experience!

West Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 28 October 2016

This was my 4th Safari. The best ever if u want to Photograph Cats.Incredible trip The tracker Roan Ravenhill a amateur photographer him self made sure we got the Cats with kills.We were out in the bush for 8 hours a day. He was very knowledgeble about birds as well. Wow the Dinners were round a fire the preparations were...

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 28 October 2016

I totally agree with all the good comments by numerous visitors. Location, rooms, comfort, food and service were far more than what I expected from a camp in the wilderness. What I value most is friendly smiling staff totally committed to service. Rangers who accompanied us morning and evening on safaris were the best of all camps we visited on...

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MalaMalaGameReserve, Marketing at MalaMala Main Camp, responded to this review

Dear Traveler, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on MalaMala Game Reserve. We are pleased you had a wonderful stay with us. We will definitely pass on your compliments to Adam and the rest of our dedicated smiling staff. We look forward to welcoming you once again for another MalaMala experience!

Agra
Reviewed 23 October 2016

April 2015 Stayed in Sable Camp - a bit quieter than Main Camp. It exceeded expectations - everyday different leopards! Highlights? Night drive following leopard which caught warthog and then had this stolen by a pride of lions. Part from the Big Four our ranger found many, many other creatures.. Who would know that hyena cubs could be cute? As...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
MalaMala 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. 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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about MalaMala Main Camp

Address: PO Box 55514, Northlands, Kruger National Park 2116, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Sabi Sand Game Reserve > Mala Mala Private Game Reserve
Price Range: $1,396 - $2,032 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — MalaMala Main Camp 4.5*
Number of rooms: 25
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“All good but facing the river is probably better.”
 of 5 bubbles MichelleS87, 10 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a river view, seems to be more animals on that side.”
 of 5 bubbles Gnew1, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms with view of River”
 of 5 bubbles wickmo, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“A room facing the sand river lets you see animals.”
 of 5 bubbles SammieS618, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in room 17 that had a view of the river and allowed good sightings from the deck.”
 of 5 bubbles LizW_1956, 9 Sep 2016 | Read review
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