Since its inception MalaMala has placed the safari experience at the very centre of everything they offer. There is little wonder, as the MalaMala Game Reserve occupies the most sort after wildlife real estate in South Africa. The land is sandwiched between the Kruger National Park and the famous Sabi Sands Game Reserve, and blessed with some 13,220 ha of private land, and crucially 20km (13 miles) of Sand River frontage. This perennial river is a magnet for wildlife throughout the year.
When staying at MalaMala Rattray’s safari drives are restricted to a maximum of 4 guests per vehicle, offering as standard one of the most private experiences of any camp in the country.
The reserve is home to one of the widest varieties of animals in any reserve anywhere in Africa and has unparalleled statistics when it comes to wildlife sightings. Here the “Big 5” are almost “common”, and the area is regarded as offering some of the finest leopard viewing anywhere.