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MalaMala Rattray's Camp

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MalaMala Rattray’s Camp is a classic style safari camp set in 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 encounters. It has an unfenced boundary with the world-renowned Kruger National Park. MalaMala Rattray’s Camp’s focus is on the safari experience itself. It has a maximum of only 4 guests per vehicle and offers some of the best guides in the business.

A maximum of only 16 guests can stay at the camp in the 8 luxury suites. Each spacious suite offers an atmosphere of lush seclusion and boasts spectacular views of the Sand River where wildlife of all shapes and sizes can be viewed whilst taking a dip in the private plunge pool, cooling off in the outdoor shower or enjoying a massage on the deck. Sumptuous meals can be enjoyed in a variety of locations including the “boma,” the deck, the dining room or in the privacy and comfort of your own suite.

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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
  • Totally exclusive - no time limit on sightings and no “queue-to-view” and only 4 guests per vehicle
  • See the ‘MalaMala 7’ – lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo, elephant, cheetah, and wild dog

At a glance

  • 8 Luxury Suites
  • 16 years +
  • Open All Year
  • Family Rooms
  • All Inclusive
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Our sustainable tourism rating

We handpick partners who share our commitment to protecting their environment, conserving wildlife and benefitting local communities.

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INSIDER TIP

"Before you arrive, check out the wildlife documentary Massive Africa filmed entirely at MalaMala Reserve."

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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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