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Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

Four kids and their spouses were invited by their parents for a celebration trip to Africa. After a long flight from the USA, we started out in MalaMala Sable Camp in South Africa and had an amazing experience. Key contributors to our amazing experience were the two Rangers: Adi and Dave and the staff under the leadership of Ryan. I... More 

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Wyoming
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Our travel agent booked us into the Main Camp but we were switched to Sable Camp to balance out work load for staff. We think this was a no cost upgrade for us. The guides here are more than guides. They are your total contact for all services. Our main complaint is that it took the front desk over 24... More 

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Schaffhausen, Schaffhausen, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We have stayed in multiple reserves in Kenya but MalaMala was absolutely over the top! The rangers were incredibly knowledgable (and they are with you nearly 100% of the time, sharing their knowledge over meals too), the staff very attentive, the food was outstanding (with many vegetarian options). Our room was amazing with two bathrooms in each connecting double (4... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Mala Mala, is what I would call the ultimate in game lodges, we wanted for nothing and had a fantastic 10 day stay. Bringing a group of 14 persons to a lodge is always a task, but everyone from the lodge Manager, through the spectacular guides, the fabulous chef and staff made my job a breeze. During the 10 days... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

Didn't really expect much from what I had heard about safaris in Kenya, etc. (Drive for hours and perhaps spot a grazing animal or two). Nothing could have prepared me for the thrill of following a pride of lions for four days. Being 10' away from magnificent leopards (and adorable cubs). Nearly extinct rhino. Elusive cheetah. Too many more to... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This was our first Safari and what a way to begin! They are not kidding when they say you can see the Big 5; we saw them every day of our 4 night trip. The ranger, Robin was fantastic. His knowledge of all the various species, from their habits to their personalities was a real education. We spent time with... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We just returned from our African adventure. We were a party of 14 celebrating my mother in laws 75th birthday. Ages ranged from 12-75. This was really one of the most incredible trips we have ever taken and we have traveled extensively and to many incredible places. It was everything we dreamt it would be and more. The rangers were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Great guides, great game and great comfort! This was our first safari and it exceed expectations in every way. We had college aged sons with us, both of whom were in shock at the beautiful "camp" that was nicer than most hotels. We saw 4 out of the big 5 plus lot's of birds and prey. Coffee with the Giraffes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

We stayed 3 nights at MalaMala's main camp and had 6 game drives. We saw 10 different leopards as well as rhinos, lions, elephants, and lots more. We thoroughly enjoyed the camp. The food was exceptional. It was even more than we could have expected. Our ranger, Dean, was excellent at spotting game and very knowledgeable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Just returned from a 2.5 week trip to Africa. The highlight of our four lodge stays was Malamala. The broad range of wildlife, plants and trees and the variety of terrain was noteworthy. In addition, the well-appointed lodge suites, great food and extremely knowledgable rangers added to our enjoyment of Africa. In particular, we found Grant, our ranger for three... More 

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MalaMala Game Reserve is the Safari Industry's blueprint to the luxury photographic safari. In existence since 1927, this massive thriving tract of land produces the most exciting wildlife experience this side of the equator. MalaMala Game Reserve is the largest private Big Five game reserve in South Africa. Comprising 13 300 ha (33 000 acres), MalaMala shares a 19 km (12 mile) unfenced border with the world-renowned Kruger National Park, and lies strategically sandwiched between the National Park and the Sabi Sand Reserve. For over four decades, Michael Rattray has remained focused on his objective to preserve and protect the land over which he is custodian. Allowing nature to move to its innate rhythm, guests experience today what the forefathers of the African Safari would have experienced at the turn of the century. This philosophy has paid off, as experienced by a veritable collection of photojournalists and film-makers who have made MalaMala their destination of choice to capture footage of wildlife viewing that would rival any Hollywood production for thrilling and breathtaking animal encounters. MalaMala's Camps (MalaMala Main Camp, Sable Camp and Rattray's on MalaMala) are the embodiment of an authentic safari experience pioneered at a time when the safari was simple - unassuming camps, vast sweeping plains, the African sky and the bush in all its splendour. Wellness was the feeling after a long day in the wild. Cigars were shared without pomp and ceremony. Guests to MalaMala will still spend hours beneath an inky sky in the traditional boma exchanging stories from the wild - a sumptuous meal, good company and relaxed faces warmed by the crackling fire, accompanied by the nocturnal symphony of sound. ... more   less 

Additional Information about MalaMala Sable Camp

Address: Paul Kruger Gate Road, Kruger National Park, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Sabi Sand Game Reserve > Mala Mala Private Game Reserve
Hotel Class:4 star — MalaMala Sable Camp 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
MalaMala Sable Camp Sabi Sand Game Reserve, South Africa
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