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Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 21 August 2014

Great guides, great game and great comfort! This was our first safari and it exceed expectations in every way. We had college aged sons with us, both of whom were in shock at the beautiful "camp" that was nicer than most hotels. We saw 4 out of the big 5 plus lot's of birds and prey. Coffee with the Giraffes...

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Reviewed 27 July 2014 via mobile

We stayed 3 nights at MalaMala's main camp and had 6 game drives. We saw 10 different leopards as well as rhinos, lions, elephants, and lots more. We thoroughly enjoyed the camp. The food was exceptional. It was even more than we could have expected. Our ranger, Dean, was excellent at spotting game and very knowledgeable.

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California USA
Reviewed 19 July 2014

Just returned from a 2.5 week trip to Africa. The highlight of our four lodge stays was Malamala. The broad range of wildlife, plants and trees and the variety of terrain was noteworthy. In addition, the well-appointed lodge suites, great food and extremely knowledgable rangers added to our enjoyment of Africa. In particular, we found Grant, our ranger for three...

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San Angelo, Texas
Reviewed 13 July 2014

This place by far is on the top five places to stay in South Africa. My husband and I both joked about going home and loading up a few things and coming back to our home (room #16) because we loved this place so much! Our guide Brenden, was on top of everything. He was fantastic in not only finding...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 5 July 2014

I find it difficult to put into words the experience of Mala Mala. From the time I was 10 years old I have wanted to see the wildlife in Africa. It took 60+ years, but now that I have been here I have experienced seeing the wildlife in a way I could not have imagined. We were here for 3...

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Minnesota City, Minnesota
Reviewed 17 June 2014

This was my second visit to MalaMala, and I hope I can visit again a few years from now. This is truly a remarkable place. The accommodations and meals are out of this world, but what sets MalaMala apart is the game viewing and the hospitality. Everyone is so friendly and helpful. You just feel very welcome and pampered from...

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Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 12 June 2014

We used Journeys of Distinction to book our trip to Africa and I’m sure glad they included Mala Mala in our itinerary. This is a first class reserve! We stayed in the Sable Camp in Suites 16 and 17 and the Mala Mala staff treated us like royalty. The views of the Sabi Sands River from our suite and balcony...

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Torrance, California
Reviewed 21 March 2014

When we arrived at MalaMala, we were greeted by Roan, who would be our Ranger (and protector!) during our four night stay at the reserve. Our room was AMAZING; 2 separate baths and dressing areas and a lovely, comfy bed...but the best part was the view from our window! We looked towards the river and could observe elephants, Cape Buffalo,...

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Allentown, PA
Reviewed 18 March 2014

We arrived for a two day stay driving from Nelspruit area after visiting Chimp Eden. We arrived just in time for the afternoon drive. We came to Malamala with the specific itinerary of seeing a leopard and a rhino (no pressure Nic). We had seen the other three members of the big-5 in Zimbabwe in 2012. Our guide was Nic...

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borders
Reviewed 26 October 2013

Absolutely fantastic experience. Never thought for a moment the we would be able to get so close to the animals. The rangers were wonderful and had excellent knowledge of the area and of the animals.Accommodation first class as was the food and service. View from the swimming pool was to die for. Would love to have stayed longer!!

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MalaMala Game Reserve is the Safari Industry's blueprint to the luxury photographic safari. In existence since 1927, this massive thriving tract of land produces the most exciting wildlife experience this side of the equator. MalaMala Game Reserve is the largest private Big Five game reserve in South Africa. Comprising 13 300 ha (33 000 acres), MalaMala shares a 19 km (12 mile) unfenced border with the world-renowned Kruger National Park, and lies strategically sandwiched between the National Park and the Sabi Sand Reserve. For over four decades, Michael Rattray has remained focused on his objective to preserve and protect the land over which he is custodian. Allowing nature to move to its innate rhythm, guests experience today what the forefathers of the African Safari would have experienced at the turn of the century. This philosophy has paid off, as experienced by a veritable collection of photojournalists and film-makers who have made MalaMala their destination of choice to capture footage of wildlife viewing that would rival any Hollywood production for thrilling and breathtaking animal encounters. MalaMala's Camps (MalaMala Main Camp, Sable Camp and Rattray's on MalaMala) are the embodiment of an authentic safari experience pioneered at a time when the safari was simple - unassuming camps, vast sweeping plains, the African sky and the bush in all its splendour. Wellness was the feeling after a long day in the wild. Cigars were shared without pomp and ceremony. Guests to MalaMala will still spend hours beneath an inky sky in the traditional boma exchanging stories from the wild - a sumptuous meal, good company and relaxed faces warmed by the crackling fire, accompanied by the nocturnal symphony of sound. ... more   less 

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Address: Paul Kruger Gate Road, Kruger National Park, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Sabi Sand Game Reserve > Mala Mala Private Game Reserve
Hotel Class:4 star — MalaMala Sable Camp 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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“Ask for a room facing the Sands River.”
 of 5 bubbles debbnugent, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All units are fabulous!”
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“Location on the Sable River for great animal viewing”
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“Every room in Sable looked amazing!”
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“Our guide Gareth was excellent - a young guy but seemed to have the experience and wisdom of the most experienced guide.”
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