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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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Cypress, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

For many years I had heard stories about the wildlife at MalaMala. Even my husband's fishing books would say to stay there after fishing anywhere in Southern Africa. So stay we did for four nights and nothing about the camp disappointed. Here we concentrated on wild dogs and leopards. I will not forget the magnificent male leopard who sat so... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was our first safari experience and it was very good. Our Ranger was excellent and the game viewing outstanding. The facility and food quality are good but the routine, ability to interact with other guests, utilization of public areas, etc. is very rigid and they require the their rangers to to EVERYTHING from tracking lions to getting you a... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I along with our two teenagers spent an incredible 5 days at Mala Mala. We came with a list of animals we each wanted to see from rhino and cheetah to lions and leopards. We had very full days and we saw every animal on our list and many, many more. It was not just the animals,... More 

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Baltimore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 July 16, 2015

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 July 12, 2015

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 July 10, 2015

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 July 3, 2015

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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