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Mala Mala Sable Camp
Mala Mala 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 six river view luxury suites and one waterhole view suite, Mala Mala Sable Camp offers an intimate and secluded safari experience on the southern end of the Main Camp in a beautifully elevated position overlooking the Sand River and surrounding bushveld. Mala Mala Sable Camp 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. A pool 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.
With expert rangers and trackers at Mala Mala Sable 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 Sable Camp, the reserve is also home to two other luxury lodges, Rattary’s Camp and the Main Camp.
- Game drives
- Guided bushwalks
- Photographic safari
- Bird watching
- Fitness centre
- Swimming pool
- 5-star luxury
- Uncrowded Big 5 game drives
- Superb wine & cuisine
- Scenic views
- Mala Mala airstrip
- Nelspruit Kruger
- O.R.Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg)
- Skukuza Airport
Sable Camp at MalaMala welcomes children over 12 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
Sable Camp offers seven luxury suites boasting indulgent en-suite bathrooms with amenities as well as outdoor showers, air-conditioning, a minibar, coffee facilities, and best of all a glorious private deck with splendid bush views. Read moreA larger family unit with 2 en-suite bedrooms and lounge allows for a family or friends to enjoy a spacious getaway in comfort. Less
Refer to seasons and T&C's above
Peak season £ 987 per person, per night
The Lion's Den Suite is a larger unit with two luxurious en-suite bedrooms separated by a large lounge. The Lion's Den Suite boasts indulgent en-suite bathrooms with amenities as well as outdoor showers, Read moreair-conditioning, a minibar, coffee facilities, and best of all a glorious private deck with splendid bush views. Less
Refer to seasons and T&C's above
Peak season £ 987 per per, per night
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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.
- Johannesburg to Skukuza: 50 minutes
- Cape Town to Skukuza: 2 hours 30 minutes
- Durban to Kruger Mpumalanga: 1 hour 15 minutes
- Johannesburg to Kruger Mpumalanga: 45 minutes
- Cape Town to Kruger Mpumalanga: 2 hours 20 minutes