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    Mala Mala Rattray’s Camp

    Nestled in the forest on the banks of the Sand River, lies Mala Mala Rattray’s Camp.  This Sabi Sands safari setting features an impressive lounge, air-conditioned dining room, cozy bar, library, fitness facility, and massage service. Expansive wooden decks provide a great space for relaxation from which to watch passing wildlife.  An infinity pool at Mala Mala Rattray’s Camp with a spectacular view is perfect for summer afternoons while meals are enjoyed under starlit skies, on the deck, or in the enclosed dining room.

    Mala Mala Game Reserve is the oldest and most historical private game reserve in South Africa and the first to transition from hunting to photographic safaris. Tucked behind the Sand River, Mala Mala Private Game Reserve lies between Sabi Sands and the Kruger National Park. With the expert rangers and trackers at Mala Mala Rattray’s Camp, your twice-daily game drives promise to be unforgettable adventures filled with wild wonders. Africa’s Big 5 as well as giraffe, zebra, antelope, cheetah, wild dog, hippo, and warthog will leave you mesmerized and intrigued. When not traversing the bush on a 4×4 safari drive, join your guide on a walking safari. This gives you an opportunity to learn about the flora and see smaller mammals, insects, and birds up close, providing exclusive photo opportunities. In addition to Mala Mala Rattray’s Camp, the reserve is also home to two other luxury lodges, Sable Camp and Mala Mala Main Camp.


    • Game drives
    • Guided bushwalks
    • Photographic safari
    • Bird watching
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    • Boutique
    • Fitness centre
    • Swimming pool


    • 5-star luxury
    • Uncrowded Big 5 game drives
    • Superb wine & cuisine
    • Scenic views

    Closest airport

    • Mala Mala airstrip
    • Nelspruit Kruger
    • O.R.Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg)
    • Skukuza Airport

    Children policy

    Rattray’s Camp at MalaMala welcomes children over 16 years.


    2 x Game drives per day, guided bushwalks, all meals, soft drinks, selected alcoholic beverages, and transfers from Mala Mala airstrip.


    Premium brand drinks, cellar wines, additional activities, spa treatments, private-use vehicles, community levy, and transfers.

    Terms & conditions

    • Rates are per person sharing, per night
    • Single supplement of 50% applicable
    • Rates displayed are valid to 31 December 2023
    • Pay – Stay special offer is valid 10 January – 31 March & 01 November  – 15 December only

    Accommodation Options

    Luxury Suites

    Sleeps 2 Adults

    PAY 3 STAY 4

    Eight luxurious suites exude elegance and refinement within the lush seclusion of the bush. Each freestanding unit features scenic views of the Sand River where wildlife gather to drink. Private verandas with plunge pools offer exclusive relaxation. Read moreUnits further offer ‘his and hers’ bathrooms with bathtub, double shower, outdoor showers, private outdoor and indoor dining area, air-conditioning, a minibar and coffee facilities. Less

    Refer to seasons and T&C's above

    Price £ 1,096 per person, per night

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    Getting there

    By Road

    The reserve is a 5.5-hour drive from Johannesburg mostly on the N12 and N4 highway. Road transfers from Skukuza Airport take 45 minutes, and from Kruger Mpumalanga Airport take 2.5 hours.



    Fly from major centres in South Africa to Skukuza or Kruger Mpumalanga airport. Alternatively, take a charter flight to Mala Mala Game Reserve private airstrip with a 10-minute game drive to camp.


    Flight Duration

    • Johannesburg to Skukuza: 50 minutes
    • Cape Town to Skukuza: 2 hours 30 minutes
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    • Durban to Kruger Mpumalanga: 1 hour 15 minutes
    • Johannesburg to Kruger Mpumalanga: 45 minutes
    • Cape Town to Kruger Mpumalanga: 2 hours 20 minutes
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