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South Africa attractions - MalaMala Game Reserve is situated between the Kruger National Park and the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, in the heart of Big 5 safari territory. MalaMala is renowned as Africa's premier safari destination and it offers luxury safari lodge accommodation.

MalaMala Buffalo
There are no 'typical day’s' at MalaMala – each is different based on the wild animals and their movements and no return time to camp is the same. Rangers will take full advantage of cheetah hunting or a leopard feeding in a tree and obviously the guests requirements are considered.
MalaMala promises the finest game viewing on the African sub-continent and regularly provides the subject matter for a veritable collection of international and local wildlife documentaries (including National Geographic). Many of these documentaries have won international accolades amidst critical acclaim.

Several publications are available, showcasing the treasures that make the property one of the most sought-after on any traveller's itinerary.

It is a near-impossible task to bring to life a MalaMala safari through the written word, but the annual statistics published by the property serve to prove the frequency and consistency of Big 5 sightings experienced by visitors.

MalaMala Game Reserve is strategically sandwiched between the Kruger National Park and the Sabi Sand Wildtuin. The unfenced borders between MalaMala Game Reserve and the Kruger National Park on one side, and the Sabi Sand Wildtuin on the other allows animals to migrate unhindered to the perennial Sand River which flows north to south through MalaMala for 20 kilometres (13 miles). This well preserved wilderness is a “honey-pot” to the most sought-after wildlife species, as well as a host of smaller creatures. MalaMala is part of a conservation gene pool that covers 5.5 million acres of land in the heart of the South African Lowveld.

The reserve supports a variety of habitat types; dense riverine forest, acacia-combretum bushveld, open grassland and rocky outcrops, each sustaining different plant and animal species. Drives are varied and full, with a different outlook around each corner.

So why/how does MalaMala experience such phenomenal viewing success? Simply put, it’s due to:
Size and human habitation: 33000 acres (13 500 hectares) lie undisturbed, but for two safaris which meander through the wild with no more than 6 silent observers per vehicle each day. Human densities which have a direct impact on the environment have been kept to an absolute minimum. Only guests accommodated at one of the MalaMala camps enjoy this privately-owned game land.
MalaMala has practiced sound environmental management policies for years, well before “responsible tourism became the contemporary catch phrase.
Photographic safaris are conducted in open 4-wheel drive vehicles, allowing for total freedom of movement and the ability to leave the road and track down Africa's unique animals including the legendary Big Five - Lion, Leopard, Rhino, Elephant and Buffalo.

MalaMala Interesting Facts
MalaMala and Sable Camp only accommodate 6 guests per safari vehicle whilst Rattray’s on MalaMala limits the number of guests per safari vehicle to 4.
MalaMala is renowned internationally for the quality of its leopard viewing. 99% of guests spending 2 nights at MalaMala will experience more than one leopard sighting a day – many of which involve other predators and most certainly prey.

MalaMala Accommodation
MalaMala Main Camp accommodation
MalaMala Game Reserve offers a range of accommodation across three camps to appeal to every type of traveler. Families are welcome at MalaMala Main Camp, where children on safari or “Junior Rangers” are treated to an educational yet entertaining bush experience.

Sable Camp is the exclusive version of the Main Camp and the perfect choice for the traveler who seeks a smaller, more tranquil environment.

Rattray’s on MalaMala is the crème de la crème of the luxury safari industry. The newest addition to the MalaMala portfolio, this elegant reflection of a colonial era embodied in the timeless “Out of Africa” epic promises the ultimate exclusive safari in style, privacy and sublime comfort.

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