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South Africa

MalaMala Main Camp

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Famous for its unparalleled photographic safaris, MalaMala Main Camp is the oldest and most historical private game reserve in South Africa.

Accommodations consist of ten luxury suites, eight luxury rooms, and one single room. The rooms feature en suite his and her bathrooms with both an indoor and outdoor shower as well as a bath. Spacious bedrooms come with large beds and elegant furnishings. Family rooms can accommodate a third adult or two children upon request. A private deck invites guests to relax and take in the beauties of the bush. Other amenities include air-conditioning, heated towel rack, mini-bar, fans, bathrobes, heater, safe, television, fridge, and complementary Wi-Fi.

The camp is located on the private MalaMala Game Reserve which comprises 33,000-acres and is the largest private Big Five game reserve in South Africa. MalaMala shares a twelve-mile unfenced border with world-famous Kruger National Park. As the first commercial, private game reserve it’s the model for all others. The park is well-known for its frequent sightings of the Big Five game animals: lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino, and elephant as well as cheetah and cape hunting dog. MalaMala’s river front running north to south is the lifeblood of the reserve, especially in the dry winter months. So concentrated are Africa’s big game in this reserve that in 2009 there were only ten days where tourists did not record seeing all of Africa’s Big Five.

Daily game drives are conducted in the early morning and late afternoon in open 4×4 safari vehicles. The rangers are in constant radio communication with one another to keep each other informed about the location of wildlife. Night drives, with the aid of powerful spotlights, bring the bush to life at night. Bush walks led by an armed ranger provide a more intimate look at the flora and fauna as well as lessons on animal tracking. Of course, the big draw to MalaMala is the photographic safari. A dedicated photographic safari vehicle features three rows of two bucket seats, a sliding camera mount per row, bean bags for camera stability, under-seat lighting, and the expert knowledge of a photographic ranger.

Children of all ages are welcome at the camp and will find plenty to entertain and fascinate them. The common lounge, dining, and bar areas are conducive to relaxation and companionship, offering air conditioning and satellite television. In the shade of a large jackalberry tree is a large wooden viewing deck providing an exceptional perspective on the wildlife that frequent the banks of the Sand River. Additionally, the large infinity-edge pool, fitness facility, available massage service, and fully stocked wine cellar all make this camp a home away from home.

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South Africa

MalaMala Main Camp

PLAN MY TRIP

Famous for its unparalleled photographic safaris, MalaMala Main Camp is the oldest and most historical private game reserve in South Africa.

Accommodations consist of ten luxury suites, eight luxury rooms, and one single room. The rooms feature en suite his and her bathrooms with both an indoor and outdoor shower as well as a bath. Spacious bedrooms come with large beds and elegant furnishings. Family rooms can accommodate a third adult or two children upon request. A private deck invites guests to relax and take in the beauties of the bush. Other amenities include air-conditioning, heated towel rack, mini-bar, fans, bathrobes, heater, safe, television, fridge, and complementary Wi-Fi.

The camp is located on the private MalaMala Game Reserve which comprises 33,000-acres and is the largest private Big Five game reserve in South Africa. MalaMala shares a twelve-mile unfenced border with world-famous Kruger National Park. As the first commercial, private game reserve it’s the model for all others. The park is well-known for its frequent sightings of the Big Five game animals: lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino, and elephant as well as cheetah and cape hunting dog. MalaMala’s river front running north to south is the lifeblood of the reserve, especially in the dry winter months. So concentrated are Africa’s big game in this reserve that in 2009 there were only ten days where tourists did not record seeing all of Africa’s Big Five.

Daily game drives are conducted in the early morning and late afternoon in open 4×4 safari vehicles. The rangers are in constant radio communication with one another to keep each other informed about the location of wildlife. Night drives, with the aid of powerful spotlights, bring the bush to life at night. Bush walks led by an armed ranger provide a more intimate look at the flora and fauna as well as lessons on animal tracking. Of course, the big draw to MalaMala is the photographic safari. A dedicated photographic safari vehicle features three rows of two bucket seats, a sliding camera mount per row, bean bags for camera stability, under-seat lighting, and the expert knowledge of a photographic ranger.

Children of all ages are welcome at the camp and will find plenty to entertain and fascinate them. The common lounge, dining, and bar areas are conducive to relaxation and companionship, offering air conditioning and satellite television. In the shade of a large jackalberry tree is a large wooden viewing deck providing an exceptional perspective on the wildlife that frequent the banks of the Sand River. Additionally, the large infinity-edge pool, fitness facility, available massage service, and fully stocked wine cellar all make this camp a home away from home.

Safari Camps
Points of Interest
Hotels & Resorts
Journeys