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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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Newport Beach, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Fabulous fabulous fabulous! On a morning game drive we saw the "Big 5" and got so much interesting information! Our guide was extremely knowledgable, polite, accommodating, sincere, and had a true love of his profession and nature! Our accommodations were over-the-top beautiful, extremely comfortable and clean! The cuisine was gourmet and the presentations were gorgeous. The entire staff rates an... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Mala Mala never fails to deliver. This is my third visit and I still get blown away everytime I am here. Naturally we saw the "Big 5" but the Leopard sightings were amaising. We saw Leopards every day and in one day saw 5 individuals with one big male walking right passed our vehicle. The rooms and staff were great... More

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Bellevue, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Everything about our experience at Mala Mala was amazing. Our guide picked us up from the airport in an open-sided Land Rover for a 45 minute trip through back country to the base camp. We had no idea how many animals we would see just on this ride to the base camp--the excitement was definitely building. We were greeted at... More

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Long Beach, California
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9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This was one of the most impressive places I've ever stayed at. Granted this is a very expensive game reserve, but everything we spent was right there for us to take advantage of. They assign a guide to you as soon as you arrive. He (or she) is not only your game driver but your constant companion throughout your stay:... 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*
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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