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4.5 of 5 Lodge   |   PO Box 55514, Northlands, Kruger National Park 2116, South Africa
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MalaMala Main Camp
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles
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30 reviews 30 reviews
30 hotel reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I selected MalaMala for our two night stay based on the recommendation of two South African friends who had both stayed there and raved about the camp. I’m glad we took their advice, because we had a spectacularly unforgettable time at MalaMala Main Camp from the moment we touched down. After 25 hours and two days of... More

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New York City, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our visit to MalaMala was part of a 12-day safari that began in Capetown and included other stops in Zimbabwe to visit Victoria Falls and another safari camp. Our stay at MalaMala was the highlight of this totally amazing trip! Beautiful grounds, amazing food and helpful and friendly staff came together to make this one of the most enjoyable stays... More

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Spokane, Washington
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129 reviews 129 reviews
38 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This would be tough to beat! This review relates to the main camp, not Ratrays or Sable. Ratrays is up market, and Sable (alongside Main camp) is focused on smaller groups or family takeovers as there is an age restriction on children at that camp. But frankly, I am more than happy we were at the main camp. Mr Ratray... More

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Kapaa, Hawaii
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98 reviews 98 reviews
57 hotel reviews
257 helpful votes 257 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow. Jackpot. Mala Mala was incredible. I’m a convert. Nothing prepared me for the animal variety and interaction I experienced in Mala Mala. I’m a detail oriented reviewer, so here goes. GAME DRIVES - We started at 6 a.m., with a quick coffee on the veranda, then straight to the land rover. Our ranger had hot water bottles, blankets, a... More

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Newport Beach, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I totally wish that I would live here. This place in incredible. We saw every animal. The leopards, lions, giraffes, and the hippos are all amazing. And their food is amazing. It is all homemade food and their breakfast has very nice pancakes. Our tour guide named Grant was the best. He was very kind and nice. Such a gentleman.... More

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We just returned from South Africa. We were taking our nieces with us, and although it has been a while since we returned to Mala Mala, we decided that this would be our best game viewing opportunity. A bit of history. Starting in the mid-1990's we went to Mala Mala every year. The game viewing was always top notch and... More

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New York
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Having never been on safari before I wasn't sure quite what to expect. There were so many options and so many destinations it was very hard for me to settle on one location given that I only had four days to add something on to other business in Southern Africa. I finally chose Mala Mala based on the information I... More

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Moscow, Russia
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17 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

When you like to travel all over the world and life isn't so long to see everything, you understand that not so many places where you will arrive once again if behind you the whole world is open. It is no so much places where I would like to return. I could be there the whole eternity, go to safari... More

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Carlsbad, California
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34 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Mala Mala owns some of the best (and largest) land in Sabi Sands. The diversity of landscape is impressive; eye-popping even. This leads to sightings surpassed only by Londolozi. Guides are top notch. Rooms and service are impeccable. Why the caveat? When visiting a neighboring property this year, a giraffe was electrocuted and fell on the border of three properties.... More

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MalaMalaGameReserve, Manager at MalaMala Main Camp, responded to this review

Hi Bruce Thank you for your review of MalaMala Game Reserve. Unfortunately the giraffe you refer to died as a result of touching the overhead power lines that serve camps within this region. The power lines are situated on the MalaMala boundary and near the major access road to MalaMala’s camps and several other camps within the Sabi Sand. We... More

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Just to give you some background, my family is not the type to spend more than 4 hours doing any one thing on vacation. We usually try to see it ALL which means bouncing around a lot, so when we decided to book 3 days at Mala Mala I thought it was too much, but I could have spent the... More

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Address: PO Box 55514, Northlands, Kruger National Park 2116, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Sabi Sand Game Reserve > Mala Mala Private Game Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — MalaMala Main Camp 4.5*
Number of rooms: 25
Also Known As:
Mala Mala Main Camp Hotel Mala Mala Private Game Reserve
MalaMala Main Camp Sabi Sand Game Reserve, South Africa

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