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MalaMala Camp

Discover MalaMala Camp

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

Indulge your passions


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

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Sample Itineraries


From majestic wildlife to out of this world natural wonders, cultural melting pots and enchanting beaches, every bespoke Mahlatini journey is thrilling. Unsure where to visit? Whether it’s a bucket-list adventure, a milestone celebration or simply a much-needed escape, experience the joy with this inspiring selection of favorites.

  • Bespoke itineraries
  • Flights and transfers included
  • Best rates guaranteed
Start your unique journey


At Mahlatini, we like to make things easy for you. Browse our website for inspiration or pick up the phone. Whether you’re full of ideas or unsure of where to start, we’re here to help. Serial safari-goer or first-time visitor, we’re ready to create your ultimate tailormade itinerary.

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