Guests per Safari Vehicle
As one of the oldest lodges in the Sabi Sands, this beautiful lodge has one of the prime locations in Sabi Sand Reserve. If you want to have an authentic South African wildlife experience plus a luxurious, comfortable stay, then MalaMala Camp is the perfect accommodation for you. The lodge is situated right next to the banks of the Sands River. Spot wild animals only a few meters from your bed, on the large wooden veranda where you have an elevated view on all the animals that are drinking from the river. An unique experience! Enjoy your drink next to the swimming pool with a prime view on the surrounding African scenery. After a pleasant day in the game reserve, you can enjoy the magnificent cuisine of the lodge in the dining room in safari style and order one of South-Africa’s finest wines from the wine cellar.
Visit one of the best rated wildlife destinations in the world and enjoy the beautiful scenery guided by your personal highly trained guide, who also acts as a host and educator. He or she will make sure that you don’t miss anything of this beautiful area. To have an once-in-a-lifetime experience, go on a game drive safari in an open 4-wheel vehicle which enables the audience to have a full view on the animals and the driver to go off-road (which is strictly prohibited in Kruger National Park). This is one of the advantages of a wildlife safari in a private game reserve with an experienced ranger. When the ranger spots a leopard, he can follow it into the bush! Also enjoy one of the bush walks to get truly in touch with nature. Another unique experience is a mysterious night drive under the African stars, with the help of powerful spotlights to spot even the smallest animal. After this spectacular drive, enjoy a candlelit dinner with excellent food and fine wines on the safari deck overlooking the Sand river. Yet another highlight of the MalaMala experience.
Adjacent to the world-renowned Kruger National Park, the Sabi Sand Game Reserve is famed for its intimate wildlife encounters, particularly leopard viewing. Home to a host of animals, including the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino), the Sabi Sand is part of a conservation area that covers over two million hectares (almost five million acres), an area equivalent to the state of New Jersey.
With no boundary fences between the Sabi Sand and the Kruger National Park, this reserve benefits from the great diversity of animals found in one of the richest wildlife areas on the African continent, along with the additional benefits experienced on a private game reserve.
Game drives traverse an area of 10 500 hectares (26 000 acres) and strict vehicle limits at sightings ensure the exclusivity of the game viewing experience. Sensitive off-road driving ensures that guests have the best possible view of any exceptional sighting and rangers are constantly in touch with each other to keep track of animal movements.
All ages welcome
6 River View Luxury Suites
7 Waterhole Suites
6 River View Luxury Rooms
All ages welcome
5 hours 30 minutes from Johannesburg
1 hour 45 minutes from Nelspruit
45 minutes from Skukuza Airport
1 hour 50 minutes from Hoedspruit
Mala Mala Game Reserve, South Africa
All ages welcome