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MalaMala Camp

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MalaMala Camp is the original camp on the MalaMala Game Reserve, the safari industry’s blueprint for the luxury photographic safari. In existence since 1927, the reserve offers a truly outstanding wildlife experience. It has an unfenced boundary with the world-renowned Kruger National Park. Whilst preserving the history and soul of this iconic camp, it has recently been reimagined with a more contemporary edge.

Set on the banks of the Sand River, the camp is surrounded by lush greenery and blends well with the landscape, so much so wildlife has been known to pass close to the property. There are 10 luxury suites, 8 luxury rooms and a luxury single suite. Each room has a private deck or verandah with a view over the Sand River or a waterhole. In the main area you will find an inviting lounge, an African themed air-conditioned dining room and the iconic Buffalo Bar featuring historic photographs of the early days of MalaMala. You will eat your delicious meals either on the wooden safari deck or in the traditional reed ‘boma’ around the fire. During your downtime between safari activities, you can swim in the infinity pool, have a massage, or hit the gym.

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Expert View

  • Some of the very best wildlife photographic opportunities on the planet
  • Southern Africa’s finest and most consistent Big 5 game viewing 
  • No time limit on sightings, no “queue-to-view” and only 6 guests per vehicle
  • See the ‘MalaMala 7’ – lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo, elephant, cheetah, and wild dog

At a glance

  • 19 Suites & Luxury Rooms
  • All Ages
  • Open All Year
  • Family Rooms
  • All Inclusive
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We handpick partners who share our commitment to protecting their environment, conserving wildlife and benefitting local communities.

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INSIDER TIP

"Don’t forget to record your game drive sightings on the score sheet chalk board in the iconic Buffalo Bar."

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ACTIVITIES

Adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most.

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