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Paul Kruger Gate Road, Kruger National Park, South Africa
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Torrance, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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,... More

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Allentown, PA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 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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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

I came to Mala Mala with my wife and 11 years daughter. The title above means everything Mala Mala really is about. The crew is just outstanding, from the reservations office to the waitresses, not forgetting all the rangers. What to say more ? Excellent food, confort, and obviously the world wide known game drives. We stayed for three days,... More

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Parkland, Florida
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

we spent 3 incredible days and nights here, great service, Grant was our guide and we had amazing wildlife sitings. Food services were great, accommodations for my families dietary needs were handled nicely. Michael was our bartender and we always had whatever drinks we needed. The rooms were spacious, clean and beautifully appointed. Dinner with the owners in the boma... More

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Ellicott City
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125 reviews 125 reviews
79 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

When you arrive you are met by your game drive ranger and he handles everything. Your luggage, what you want for beverages, hot water bottles on a cold morning ect. We just got back and there winter is the best time to go. Not hot (day time 60's) not the rainy season so no mosquitoes, and the animals are active... More

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Houston, Texas
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11 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Having done previous photo safaris, we thought we had seen luxury in Africa, but this topped all the rest and as for the wildlife -- it was in the top 2 of the best game viewing experience ever, only rivaled by Botswana. And the 2 cannot fairly be compared. Our every need was seen to and we chose to stay... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

MalaMala is a place anyone who is keen on wildlife needs to visit once in their lives. Everything from the food to the service to the comfort to the safari was second to none. If i had to say one thing that would be negative it is that we had to share a jeep while on safari. I would think... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

This was to be our final four days in our African holiday--and we were not disappointed! This lodge has everything you could want and then some. The rooms all face the river or the waterhole-either is great. Rooms are very spacious, extremely well stocked with everything you need. The game viewing is the best--and we have seen a few. It... More

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Portland, Oregon
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54 hotel reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

We visited many game reserves on our photo safari to Africa and this was the best. The animals are very tame--with 50 years of not being hunted. The drivers track the footprints to find the game you want to see and you will sometimes be within 20 yards of wild game who totally ignore you. The resort is well managed... More

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Also Known As:
MalaMala Game Reserve Sabi Sand Game Reserve, South Africa
Address: Paul Kruger Gate Road, Kruger National Park, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Sabi Sand Game Reserve > Mala Mala Private Game Reserve
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Ranked #3 of 3 Specialty lodging in Mala Mala Private Game Reserve
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