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.
- 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
"Don’t forget to record your game drive sightings on the score sheet chalk board in the iconic Buffalo Bar."
Adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most.
Big 5 Safari
Guided Walking Safari
Take a journey through MalaMala Camp to get a flavour of its unique style and character, designed to enchant every guest.
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Family holiday to MalaMala Camp
Mala Mala was absolutely sensational. Having a private vehicle with our five and seven year old was unbelievable. Our tour guide, Victoria, was brilliant with our kids and was so incredibly knowledgeable and patient. We couldn't have been luckier. The accommodations and menus were so luxe while bei…Read full review
Honeymoon to MalaMala Camp
AGAIN SO AMAZING. Would have liked to get an extra night here, if we had the chance to do it again. The people were so kind, the food was amazing, and the game drives were unreal.Read full review
Holiday to MalaMala Camp
Mala Mala was fantastic. Everything from the ranger to the accommodations were fantastic. We appreciated having laundry services.Read full review
Adventure Holiday to MalaMala Camp
Beautiful camp lodge with fireplace. Accommodations worked well for the three of us. The animals weren't as abundant as in Kwara camp, but had quality sightings. The bar and food were excellent. Staff very gracious. Not as authentic a feeling as Kwara Camp, but an overall excellent experience.Read full review