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5.0 of 5 Lodge   |   P.O. MalaMala, Skukuza, 1353, Kruger National Park, South Africa
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Rattray's on MalaMala
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Coffs Harbour, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My wife and I stayed at rattrays as the last leg of an 8 camp and lodge safari. At 2500 per night we were billed also for pre dinner drinks, tomato juice and maybe sundowners. All other 7 camps included drinks and on 3 occasions we got champagne and a private dinner on the last night. There are plenty of... More

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33 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With just 8 khayas (cottages), this is a nice small safari camp. If this were just a hotel, it would rank among the best hotels we've ever stayed. The fact that it is a safari camp really puts it over the top. My wife loved the his and her bathrooms. The veranda facing the river was huge with lots of... More

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Naples, Italy
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The room are fantastic and the safari the best, but they need to improve the food. Unfortunately, we ate really bad! :-( The rangers are trained, courteous, polite and fill you with attention! The lodge is clean and with attention to detail! Congratulations! I think it's the best lodge existing in South Africa!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

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
60 helpful votes 60 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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5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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Additional Information about Rattray's on MalaMala

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 — Rattray's on MalaMala 5*
Also Known As:
Mala Mala Rattray`s Camp Hotel Mala Mala Private Game Reserve
Rattray's On MalaMala Sabi Sand Game Reserve, South Africa

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