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Stay for 4 nights pay for 3!

Conditions apply. Available for travel between 04 Jan – 09 April 2020 (inclusive) for a minimum of four consecutive nights between any of the camps. Strictly subject to availability. Cape Town combines perfectly at this time of year. For more information and a personalised itinerary contact us on 1300 363 302.


  • Experience the magic of MalaMala Private Game Reserve
  • Search for ‘The Big 5’ on safari
  • Enjoy first-class food and service
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Book 3 nights in South Africa’s renowned MalaMala Private Game Reserve and enjoy another night for free.

Why MalaMala?

One of South Africa’s largest and oldest private game reserves MalaMala covers an area over 130km² and offers some of the best wildlife opportunities across Africa. Sharing an unfenced boundary with world-renowned Kruger National Park allows for the constant movement of animals in and out of the reserve, including leopard, lion and rhino.

Created in 1927, MalaMala was the first place in South Africa to transition from hunting to photographic safaris. Since then the wildlife has flourished and become accustomed to the constant presence of 4×4 safari vehicles. The three camps overlook the Sand River, the lifeblood of the reserve, which acts as a magnet for wildlife. As MalaMala is a privately owned reserve its guests also enjoy exclusive use of the land, meaning less vehicles and more chance to enjoy unique encounters with the wildlife. These factors have resulted in the reserve becoming known as one of the best throughout Africa for the exceptional gameviewing on offer.

The reserve has three exclusive recently refurbished camps; MalaMala Camp, intimate MalaMala Sable Camp and elegant MalaMala Rattray’s Camp. In close proximity to one another, gameviewing at each camp is exceptional, and wildlife seen in the reserve includes leopard, lion, buffalo, elephant, rhino, cheetah and the African Wild Dog.

MalaMala Camp

The heart and soul of the MalaMala Reserve, this impressive family-friendly camp sits on the banks of the Sand River and nestles amid massive trees and rolling green lawns. The camp features 10 suites and 9 rooms, furnished with tasteful, modern décor that pays homage to the people and animals that make this place so special.

An unfenced oasis, relax on the huge deck fitted with chairs and comfortable couches overlooking the river, or enjoy a dip in the beautiful infinity pool. In between game drives there’s no shortage of activities on offer. Make use of the fitness centre, indulge in a massage treatment or sit in the lounge or at the Buffalo Bar with drink in hand after a day’s adventure.

Dining is an experience not to be missed at MalaMala. Enjoy dinner under the stars in the open-air ‘boma’ and taste the many world class wines available from the camp’s extensive wine cellar.

MalaMala Sable Camp

The intimate MalaMala Sable Camp sits perched overlooking the Sand River and caters for couples or small groups looking for a more secluded experience. The camp accommodates 14 guests in 7 exquisite suites, including a two-bedroom suite known as the “Lions Den”. The two ensuite bedrooms of the “Lion’s Den” are separated by a large sitting room making it perfect for families (children 12+) or couples travelling together. Each suite features both indoor and outdoor showers, his-and-hers vanity, a bathtub as well as a beautiful deck with views out over the Sand River.

The main camp boasts a lovely character-filled lounge and bar area with a friendly relaxed atmosphere perfect to unwind in after the morning’s safari. The expansive outdoor wooden deck also offers terrific views overlooking the plain and river, with both lounge seating and dining tables available providing a beautiful setting for an afternoon meal. A swimming pool is also nestled in the flood plain in front of the lodge, whilst an open-air “boma” is used for dining under the stars. Healthy, fresh, mouth-watering cuisine is prepared throughout the day by masterful chefs, and the excellent service provided by well-trained staff gives guests a seamless culinary experience.

MalaMala Rattray’s Camp

Accommodating 16 guests in 8 luxurious suites MalaMala Rattray’s Camp combines romantic exclusivity with unrivalled gameviewing. Each freestanding suite offers a magical setting amid lush bush on the banks of the Sand River. Enjoy gameviewing from your private plunge pool as wildlife comes down to drink from the river. Suites also have indoor and outdoor showers whilst an in-room massage service is available for relaxation and comfort.

At the camps centre is a magnificent library filled with fascinating books as well as a beautiful historic bar, decorated with inspiring wildlife images and photographs of pioneering safari-goers. An array of intimate dining options are available in a variety of locations. Enjoy sumptuous cuisine prepared fresh by brilliant chefs in the “boma”, dining room, on the deck or in the privacy and comfort of your own suite. The camp also features a small gym and an infinity pool.

Exclusivity and wildlife experiences are the continual theme at this adults only (children 16+) camp, with a maximum of only four guests per safari vehicle accompanied by an expert guide.

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