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MalaMala Main Camp

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PO Box 55514, Northlands, Kruger National Park 2116, South Africa
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Baltimore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I along with our 12 & 13 year old grandsons spent three nights at this safari lodge in a 2-room suite, with 2 bathrooms, that served our needs exactly. The view of the river from the rooms allowed us to watch elephants and other animals that came down to the river. Our experienced ranger ensured that our... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 3 nights at MalaMala Main Camp. The experience was extraordinary in all regards. Their "business model" is unique and outstanding. Your Ranger is your personal concierge and guide for the entire visit. He has breakfast, lunch and dinner with you and your group. He even goes as far as making the wake-up call in the morning. This approach... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Mala Mala for 3 nights as part of a 10 night safari trip. The rooms are amazing with an excellent view of the river bank and animal activity. We had a communal room in between our room and the room of others in our party. The rooms had multiple bathrooms, allowing both of us to have our... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our 16 member family flew out of J’Burg in an 18-seater plane. I wondered if I’d see animals from the airplane and sure enough not only did I see animals but we had to abort landing so the runway could be cleared. Our guides, Murray, Neil, and Benz, greeted us at the airport. I think we were all so wide-eyed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Perfect location overlooking the Sands River with game wandering along both banks. Perfect room (I can't see why some of the other reviews were complaining). Perfect guide, very competent, knowledgeable. Superb game viewing. Good food.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The first camp of our 4 camp safari was Mala Mala. From there we went to Vic. Falls in Zambia, Chobe and the Delta in Botswana. Our priority was animal viewing and here it was unbelievable! At times it seemed impossible that we were seeing the amazing number and variety of animals in their natural habitat. We saw everything you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Four couples traveling together enjoyed 3 nights at the Main Camp in May. The rooms were incredibly comfortable with 2 full baths/closets in each. The food was very well done and a meal in the Boma complete with singing by the staff was a highlight of our trip. We split up during game drives and Neil was our guide every... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I had my First ever African Safari with MalaMala Main Camp. It was recommended by A&K Tour Operator. The location, services, Safari Experience, accommodation, Suites is just mind-blowing. MalaMala has the biggest private gaming area in the entire Kruger Region. I stayed in Suite no. 14 which was marvelous. Extremely spacious, balcony overlooking the river, Impalas, Wildebeest, Wild Buffaloes, Bushbucks... More 

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Darien, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Mala Mala was one of four camps I stayed at during May, 2015. The issue is that the camp offers inconsistent opportunites. The size of the reserve and the game offerings are among the best. The Land Rovers are limited to seating six in three rows and the rangers are top notch. The problem is that the physical facility is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

As ex-South Africans we believe we have a reasonable sense of the African wild and what is on offer to locals and visitors from abroad. We have visited a number of camps over the years in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Kenya and Tanzania. Recently, my wife and I visited South Africa from Australia on business and to visit family. In addition,... More 

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