Mala Mala Private Game Reserve
Mala Mala Private Game Reserve is known in the safari industry as the perfect destination for luxury photographic safaris. The reserve has been in existence since 1927 and is one of the largest privately owned "Big 5" game reserves in South Africa. It comprises of 13 300 hectares which is a thriving and exciting area of land producing some of the best experiences when it comes to wildlife safaris in South Africa. Mala Mala shares a 19km unfenced border with the world-renowned Kruger National Park, and lies strategically sandwiched between the Kruger and the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve.
For over fourty years, Michael Rattray has focused on preserving and protecting the Mala Mala Private Game Reserve which he owns. The nature moves to its own rhythm and guests get to experience today what the forefathers of African Safaris would have experienced at the turn of the century. This has paid off and a vast number of photojournalists and film-makers have made Mala Mala their destination of choice to capture footage of wildlife viewing and breathtaking animal encounters.
Mala Mala is home to three luxury camps; Mala Mala Main Camp, Mala Mala Sable Camp and Rattray's on Mala Mala. These camps are simple and the embodiment of an authentic safari experience pioneered at a time when the safari was simple - unassuming camps, vast sweeping plains and the bush in all its splendour. Wellness was the feeling after a long day in the wild and cigars were shared without pomp and ceremony.
Guests will spend hours around the fire under the stars in the evenings and exchange stories from the wild while enjoying an incredible meal with good company.
Game Viewing at Mala Mala:
Mala Mala however is not just about the "Big 5". Having the unfenced border with the Kruger Park means that you will find a wide variety of other wild animals such as Cheetah, Hyena, Wild Dog, Jackal, Giraffe, Zebra, Wildebeest as well as many different antelope and much more.