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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Rattray's in August to celebrate both our 20th anniversary and my husband's birthday, and it did not disappoint. Everyone who worked there was friendly and professional, our kaya (cottage) was beautiful and spacious, and our safaris out to see the animals were thrilling and and fun. Our kaya: We stated in Unit #4 and it was gorgeous.... More 

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Tallahassee
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21 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

This was one of the two camps where we stayed, on a safari booked through Africa Adventure Co. Apparently that company does a lot of business with MalaMala, because we were upgraded to this camp at no additional charge (we were originally slated for Mala Mala Main Camp. Whew, what an upgrade! Everything about this camp was handled extremely professionally.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

This review is long overdue. My husband and I spent 4 nights of our dream honeymoon here, and we still can't stop talking about what an amazing time we had. This was our favorite part of our honeymoon which also included Cape Town and The Seychelles. The accommodations at Rattray's were incredible, and the service superb. From the moment we... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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15 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

what an experience! We have travelled widely and found this place excellent in every way. The ranger was expert at his job and very nice in addition. As the animals can roam freely from within the Kruger Park and at this camp we quickly saw many, not just the big five. The area is quite beautiful also, along a river... More 

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Dubai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This lodge falls within the Top 3 Lodges we have ever stayed at and for the price I would have expected it to be head and shoulders over the opposition... it is a superb lodge... but is it my personal winner? Probably not but it could be! As some reviewers have alluded to, this is not an all inclusive lodge...... More 

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Marina del Rey, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Rattray's is One of the very best. From your personal safety to the accommodations, & food, . My ranger Roan was one of the best I've had. But seemingly all of The Rangers at Mala Mala are very knowledgeable , and very capable to try to fulfill your wishes. I traveled with my adult son..

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Hong Kong Region, China
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74 reviews 74 reviews
15 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Rattray's is a great camp to see the Big Five and wildlife in South Africa - we were there for our honeymoon and had such a fabulous time! It was our favorite camp (of the luxury lodges we visited) not only because of the animals and wildlife we've seen but also because of the people (guides), lodging and overall experience.... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Rattray’s at Mala Mala was highly recommended and was our favorite game reserve for accommodations and the range of wildlife we saw over the 5 safaris we were on at Mala Mala. We saw the Big Five the first day we were there plus numerous other wildlife. Wildlife was plentiful and always right next to you. Our driver/guide was superb... More 

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Naples, Florida
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6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

Rattrays was the last of 4 camps we visited on our recent trip and it was the perfect way to end that phase of our holiday. The accommodations were terrific but they were topped by the hospitality of the staff. Nick, our ranger outdid himself not only in our game drives but in our breakfast in the bush but our... More 

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Omaha, Ne
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45 hotel reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Rattray's combines an elegant, beautiful 'house' (I really can't call our room a room as it was probably 2500 sq feet!) with terrific food and outstanding guides. It is expensive, but I am not sure it is out of line with the other high end places in Africa. Some reviewers/individuals seem to have issues with charges for alcohol, but we... 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 — Rattray's on MalaMala 5*
Number of rooms: 8
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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