MalaMala promises the finest game viewing on the African sub-continent and regularly provides the subject matter for a veritable collection of international and local wildlife documentaries (including National Geographic). Many of these documentaries have won international accolades amidst critical acclaim. Several publications are available, showcasing the treasures that make the property one of the most sought-after on any traveller’s itinerary. It is a near-impossible task to bring to life a MalaMala safari through the written word, but the annual statistics published by the property serve to prove the frequency and consistency of Big 5 sightings experienced by visitors. Why such phenomenal viewing success?

Simply put, it’s due to: 1. Size and human habitation: 33000 acres (13 500 hectares) lie undisturbed, but for two safaris which meander through the wild with no more than 6 silent observers per vehicle each day. Human densities which have a direct impact on the environment have been kept to an absolute minimum. Only guests accommodated at one of the MalaMala camps enjoy this privately-owned game land. 2. MalaMala has practiced sound environmental management policies for years, well before “responsible tourism became the contemporary catch phrase. 3. Photographic safaris are conducted in open 4-wheel drive vehicles, allowing for total freedom of movement and the ability to leave the road and track down Africa’s unique animals including the legendary Big Five – Lion, Leopard, Rhino, Elephant and Buffalo.


Every aspect of the Main Camp is designed to appreciate and enjoy the view of the surrounding wilds. Pathways wind their way along the perimeter of the camp to reveal individual ochre colored units tucked into the greenery which flanks the Sand River. Massive trees and rolling green lawns are filled with birdsong, with the occasional antelope or elephant which seeks the succulence of greenery. The camp is unfenced – an oasis in the midst of the bushveld .


  • The impressive lounge, air-conditioned dining room and historic bar are conducive to good companionship – safari style
  • Air-conditioned library with satellite television, internet connectivity and DVD player – affectionately referred to as the Monkey Club
  • A large wooden safari deck, in the shade of a Jackalberry Tree – the ideal vantage point from which to observe the steady flow of animal life at the Sand River’s edge
  • A large filtered infinity pool with magnificent views across the river
  • A well-appointed safari boutique with quality clothing, jewellery and artefacts.
  • A small fitness facility with stationary bicycle, treadmill, multigym machine, rowing machine, sit up benches, pull up bar, free weights, mats and a steam room
  • A massage service is available on request
  • A fully stocked wine-cellar houses a selection of some of South Africa’s finest wines 8 luxury suites and
  • 10 luxury rooms each with ” His” and ” hers ” bathrooms
  • 24 hour temperature control
  • Direct dial telephones
  • A mini-bar
  • A mini safe
  • Tea and coffee making facilties
  • Hairdryers
  • Insect repellent Family rooms able to accommodate a third adult or two children are available on request.


From US $ 550.00 per person sharing per night inlc. all meals, drinks and game activities
Children are welcome