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MalaMala Main Camp

Certificate of Excellence
PO Box 55514, Northlands, Kruger National Park 2116, South Africa
MalaMala Main Camp
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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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Glencoe, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Luxurious camp with "great white hunter" vibe. You will definitely see the "big 5" and more: lions, rhino, hippo, etc. Niel is an unbelievable tracker `& guide. animals from the terrace by the river every meal.

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St. George, Bermuda
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It simply could not be more wonderful, from the pick up at the airport to the game reserve. The early morning safari trips are amazing, the afternoon/evening tracks are even more spectacular. Each party is allocated a ranger, who stays with you at all times and is knowledgable beyond belief. To track the Big Five is a dream, and to... More 

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Manila, Philippines
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

(full information post and review on Mala Mala: http://www.cornersandcrannies.com/muses-on-a-south-african-safari-mala-mala/) For five days we stayed in Mala Mala, a luxury game reserve in Sabi Sands, Mpumalanga (quite a mouthful) province. We took a rickety air carrier with 20 seats from Johannesburg. I could barely breathe inside. Finally, we arrived to our 4×4 jeep pickup. All the plane’s passengers were a part... More 

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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived at Mala Mala as part of an organised 19 day tour of South Africa. We were met by the rangers who looked after us very well for the duration of our visit. special thanks to Bens our ranger for helping us to see the Big Five on our very first game drive. It was a treat to see... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I agree with a previous guest, it resembles a 3 star motel not a 5 star game reserve. It is not how it looks online and is in dire need of money being spent on it. Not bad for someone who can't stretch to a 'proper ' lodge. Good points are location and rangers.

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12 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Don't think twice about staying here! You will be amazed!! We can't wait to go back!! We spent five days at Malamala Main Camp and were very impressed with the entire operation. We were in #23 with no river view, but plenty of wildlife passed by our windows including a leopard chasing a baboon! We also had a monitor Lizard... More 

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Mercer Island, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I was on my own at Mala Mala, having luckily secured the one single room that they have (thus NOT incurring the 100% single supplement for the stay). I'm not really sure what a double room would have been like, as mine was enormous, and actually had two separate bathrooms. The rooms were amazing, and despite warnings to the contrary,... More 

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Newport, RI
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We were at Main Camp March 3-5, part of a small group tour in South Africa and surrounding countries. It was our first trip to Africa. The time spent at Mala Mala was the highlight of the entire trip and exceeded all our expectations. Our cottage #23 was spacious and comfortable with two large bathrooms and every amenity provided. Our... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This isd a wonderful place. The attention to detail and the service given by all the staff was excellent. Special mention must be made of the game drives when so many animals were seen on all days. The rangers must all have a sixth sense to track and find them even in the dark. Thanks especially to Grant, Paul and... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We spent 3 days of a Titan Tour of South Africa at the beautiful Mala Mala. What a start to a fantastic holiday! We enjoyed every minute at the Game Reserve and we were even awake before our morning call at 5.15am, raring to get out with our fantastic Ranger, Roan. We saw the big five many times plus so... More 

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