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5.0 of 5 Lodge   |   P.O. MalaMala, Skukuza, 1353, Kruger National Park, South Africa
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Mala Mala Rattray's Camp
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This review is VERY long overdue. My husband and I have been to Rattray's at Mala Mala three times over the last 10 years and are anxious to plan our next trip back (2006, 2008 and 2010). Still, to this day, I am amazed at the level of service and luxury that they provide in the bush. We were blown... More

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Palo Alto, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Rattray's is a truly spectacular experience. The lodge itself is elegant, tasteful, and simple. It is a perfect feel for luxury in the bush. The rooms, similarly, are very well done. They are open with high ceilings and lots of seating to allow you to enjoy the fabulous water front view where elephants, buffalos, leopards, etc frequent. I even took... More

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Houston, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

What an amazing place! Top notch accommodations and over the top service. The rooms were lovely, well appointed and had a wonderful view of the San Sabi river. The food was terrific with an abundance of options at each seating. Our guide Nic was the best! He pulled out all the stops to guaranty we had the perfect trip. From... More

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Los Angeles, California
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

My husband and I went to Mala Mala for our honeymoon. We didn't know what to expect, this being our first trip to Africa, and our first Safari, so we were blown away when we arrived. Alex, the lodge manager, was very friendly and accommodating, and all of the staff at the reserve was incredible. The rooms are huge and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We stayed at Rattray's this past December and loved it! Upon arrival we were personally greeted by management and swiftly checked it, given a tour of the property and taking to our room (or should I say mini house!) The room - amazing - I could live in it easily if it had its own kitchen!! Huge! The decorating is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

I visited the Rattray's camp with my husband a few weeks ago. We loved our stay here and would definitely recommend the camp for its amazing game viewing and service. We visited Kenya and Tanzania less than two years ago, so this was not our first game viewing experience so we had a rough idea of what to expect. What... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

This was our first safari; so I wanted to do it right. Our experience at Rattray's could not have been better. The accommodations were truly outstanding. We had our own bungalow with separate dressing rooms and bathrooms. We had our own private plunge pool and a view of the river and animals right from our back door. The food was... More

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Blacklick, Ohio
3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

The accommodations at this camp are amazing. Almost too nice to be honest. Brendan our guide, ranger, dinner companion... etc. was super and we could not have asked for a more friendly, knowledgable fellow. He showed us a great time from sunrise to sunset. The animal viewing was more then expected and will stay with me forever. On the downside,... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

My wife and I just stayed for 4 nights at Rattrays and had the most amazing time. We have both been before and stayed at Sable camp which was also fantastic. This is an extremely special place with fantastic game, amazing rooms, fantastic food and the staff are truly amazing. They can't do enough to help yet not a stuffy... More

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Darien, Connecticut
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

My wife, one daughter and I spent two days at Rattray's in late February. in comparison to other safari camps that we visited, everything was exceptional: the entire staff, the spacious rooms with their twin bathrooms and changing rooms, the delicious food, the game viewing and especially Jonathan, the ranger who took care of us non stop for 48 hours.... More

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Address: P.O. MalaMala, Skukuza, 1353, Kruger National Park, 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:5 star — Mala Mala Rattray's Camp 5*
Also Known As:
Mala Mala Rattray`s Camp Hotel Mala Mala Private Game Reserve
Mala Mala Rattray's Camp Sabi Sand Game Reserve, South Africa

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