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Rattray's on MalaMala

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P.O. MalaMala, Skukuza, 1353, Kruger National Park, South Africa
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Daytona Beach, Florida
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

I was so surprised by the "room" when we arrived. It's really a small house with a king size canopy bed, beautiful appointments done in an elegant African style that is very comfortable and two full bathrooms with closets. The view out the back brought us face to face with elephants as they strolled by during the afternoon. We saw... More 

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San Diego, California
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22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Mala Mala is a beautiful resort camp, and said to be the model for others. When we arrived we were immediately greeted by Dave, our Ranger and it was he who made this experience so unforgetable. Our room was incredibly spacious with 2 bathrooms which helped tremendously in the mornings as we showered and prepared for our day. The day's... More 

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Burke, Virginia, USA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

The villas at Rattray's are all very well situated on a river (tho it was the end of the dry season, hence the river was mostly dry). They are all VERY large and well-appointed: king-sized bed, sofa, love seat, desk, small table, 2 bath areas of 3 small rooms each (1 room w/ shower or footed bath, 1 room w/... More 

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Long Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Once in a lifetime experience....First class and then some all the way. Accommodations are more like mini houses rather than rooms; the food was gourmet all the way and every meal; and the staff were top rated. I cannot say enough about this place....it was just over the top! Rattray's at Mala Mala was a once in a life time... More 

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Great Falls, Virginia
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Rattrays combines "over the top accommodations" with spectacular game viewing and a personally attentive staff to deliver a uniquely memorable experience. Not only did we see a large heard of sable, but we saw the Big Five early and often during our six game drives over four days. We even had a great view of wildlife from the deck off... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

This was our 5th time at MalaMala but our first stay at Rattray's - what a place! From the excellent accommodation with a private plunge pool on the deck overlooking the river to the amazing game drives, this has to be the best game reserve in South Africa! We have never failed to come here without seeing the Big 5.... More 

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Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We spent four nights and had 10 game drives. This was an exceptional experience and we feel privileged to have had this opportunity. The wildlife was extraordinary, our ranger (Morne) was amazingly knowledgeable, the atmosphere was perfect, the food was delicious, and the service was unmatched. I cannot think of a single thing that could be improved upon. We used... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

From start to finish you will not be disappointed. We stayed 3 nights in villa 3. ( perfect location to main house.) Wonderful viewing of the animals off of the deck overlooking the Sand River. Food was excellent, service was great. Trevor serves a great greyhound. ( absolute and grapefruit juice. ) As for the game, this is Africa and... More 

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Charleston, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

I don't know what I can say that hasn't already been said. This is one of the truly great places at which I have ever stayed. Our villa (khaya) was just wonderful. Large and comfortable with plenty of luxurious amenities. More than enough room. His and hers bathrooms/dressing rooms/showers. Private pool and large deck overlooking the Sand River. Gordon was... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Just returned from our South African vacation. This is absolutely a beautiful, first rate experience to view the incredible wild life up close and personal. Mike was an excellent ranger, very knowledgeable, and made sure we were comfortable at all times. The rooms are amazing, the food delicious, a very nice atmosphere and would very much recommend them.

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