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4.5 of 5 Lodge   |   PO Box 55514, Northlands, Kruger National Park 2116, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I could not have envisioned such a wonderful experience. As a first time traveler to Africa, yet a frequent traveler to Asia and Europe, this was a memorable and throughly enjoyable experience start to finish. The rooms were spacious and warmly inviting. The staff attentive and a font of knowledge. The food was wonderful and the game drives were always... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This must rate as the very best game reserve experience we have ever had! We saw the "big 5" on two consecutive days, our game ranger Greg had a wealth of knowledge and incredible enthusiasm, the accommodation was perfect, the meals delicious and the staff amazing. A highlight was the bush breakfast which included a visiting rhino. We cannot wait... More 

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Hoedspruit, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Once again our time at Mala Mala was exceptional - accommodation, level of service, guiding and wildlife viewing. It is probably the best place in southern Africa to view leopards amongst other large mammals.

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Guiseley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Went 17th Sept as part of tour group and stayed 3 nights with 4 game drives. 2 early morning and 2 dusk/early evening. All you need to do is read the last 3 reviews to tell you exactly how fantastic this magic place is. My observations can only add to the overall picture. The accommodation and facilities are first class... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

It's hard to know where to begin writing impressions of this absolutely fantastic place and the ever so memorable experiences we had here. Since travelers have different priorities, I'm going to categorize as follows: (And forgive the length--once I got started, it was difficult to stop all the memories from flooding onto the page.) 1) Wildlife Viewing This was the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This was my second visit in three years, this time with friends for four nights. I wasn't disappointed. Still some of the best wildlife viewing around. A lovely setting right on the Sand River with animals crossing frequently and some resident nyala busily munching on grass in the commons area. Stayed in a suite this time -- large open space... More 

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Varese, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We stayed at Mala Mala Main Camp in August 2013 as part of a National Geographic Expedition to Southern Africa. The lodge is absolutely wonderful, rooms are located through the property (just in front of the Sand River with the possibility of spotting animals while relaxing) in elegant cottages with huge bedroom, relaxing area and two bathrooms: the decor and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

let it be. This is not a modern, stylish lodge with 5 star gourmet food. You can get that in any country, all over the world. This place is special ! This is the real Africa, like in the novel Out of Africa. This lodge was the first in the Sabi Sand to change from game hunting to game viewing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014 via mobile

If you want to see the big five there are lots of fine camps to choose from in Southern and East Africa. If you want to see incredible animal interactions MalaMala is the best. We have seen leopards mating, a leopard and cub dining on the head of a duiker, a leopard trying to steal a buffalo kill from a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This was our first safari experience and what a wonderful stay we had. The accommodations were top notch with his & hers bathrooms to the animals right outside our beautiful sliding door windows. The staff was extremely helpful with all amenities and the food was way too plentiful. The safari expeditions couldn't have been more exciting with Jonathan, our guide.... 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
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MalaMala Main Camp Sabi Sand Game Reserve, South Africa

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