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4.5 of 5 Lodge   |   Kruger National Park, South Africa
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Mala Mala Main Camp
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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Leeds, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Mala Mala for 3 nights late February on a Titan tour. We had not expected to stay here but were so glad we did. The whole experience was marvellous from the magnificent safari drives to the excellent food, great rooms and first rate rangers like our ranger Michael. I would not have missed this for the world.... More

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Hull
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

This really was a wonderful experience-from the fabulous room, wonderful food, amazing location and of course memorable safari drives! Will never forget Nick's driving, never mind the rampant elephant and all the other close up animals!

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Our Titan Tour 'The Best of South Africa' included a 3 day stay at the Mala Mala Private game reserve. this was a truly unforgettable experience. Our superb accommodation, excellent food, the friendliness of all the Staff and Rangers was exceptional. Matthew our Ranger was very knowledgeable, on all aspects of the questions we asked him. we saw the 'Big... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

We recently stayed at Mala Mala for three nights, after staying at &Beyond's Phinda Reserves beforehand. Both locations were incredible, each with countless animal sightings, knowledgable rangers and delicious meals. Both camps are great and I can't pick a favorite. Things I liked better about Mala Mala include the pool, the gym, the lodge/bar setup and the view from the... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

We came with my parents in their 70's and my kids ages 9 and 12 and we loved the experience. Our guide, James was an encyclopedia of information. He worked his tail off night and day for the lodge and showing us an excellent time. The game viewing was spectacular. We even saw a herd of elephants walk by when... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

I am writing this review from my room on my last night at Mala Mala's Sable Camp. My family has one more morning game drive to go, but I am positive nothing could ever change my review. I came with my husband, my parents and my youngest sister. This place is magical. The setting, the decoration, the rooms' facilities... Everything... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Our three day stay at Mala Mala was unforgettable and utterly faultless. The rooms and public areas are perfect, the food exceptional but it's the safari experience that makes Mala Mala truly great. We saw the big five (on our first night!), plus three cheetah, fighting rhinos, wild dogs and a leopard cub. Our ranger, Morne, was amazing. He ensured... More

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Irvine
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

We had such an incredible 5 days at Mala Mala Game Reserve. Our ranger, Grant was so knowledgeable and so nice. We saw the Big 5 on our first day. We saw many leopards and lions. Our daily game viewing was incredible. We say two jackals and two leopards chasing each other which was fun to watch. The rooms were... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

This was an experience of a life time but I'd like to do it every year. Our ranger would look after us from our wake-up call in the morning to our escorted walk back to our rooms after dinner. Every possible experience whether dining, safaris, the outdoor BBQ with dancing...everything was just incredible. I want to go back soooooo much.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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14 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

My friends and I spent 3 nights at MalaMala. This was our first very safari, but we went to another camp later during the trip so I have some basis for comparison. Our time at MalaMala was nothing short of incredible. Most importantly, the game viewing was great. At this private game reserve, the jeeps are able to off-road and... More

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Additional Information about Mala Mala Main Camp

Also Known As:
Mala Mala Main Camp Hotel
Mala Mala Main Camp Hotel Mala Mala Private Game Reserve
Mala Mala Main Camp Sabi Sand Game Reserve, South Africa
Address: Kruger National Park, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Sabi Sand Game Reserve > Mala Mala Private Game Reserve
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Specialty lodging in Mala Mala Private Game Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Mala Mala Main Camp 4.5*

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