- Almost guaranteed leopard sightings
- Exceptional "Big Five" game viewing
- Game drives and safari experience
- Large infinity swimming pool overlooking the Sand River
- Beautiful scenery and surrounding African bush
- Stunning dining room and indoor lounge area
- Photographic safaris and guided walks
General Camp Information
- Lodge type; Luxury Safari Camp
- Location; MalaMala Private Game Reserve
- Lodge size; 19 Luxury Suite Options
- Recommended stay; 3-7 nights
Discover The Wilds Of The MalaMala Game Reserve - A Luxury Safari Experience Awaits At Main Camp
MalaMala Main Camp is the epitome of luxury African safari experiences. Located in the world-renowned MalaMala Game Reserve, South Africa's oldest private Game Reserve, Main Camp offers guests a truly unforgettable experience.
Home to an abundance of wildlife, including lions, leopards, elephants and rhinos, as well as more than 300 species of birds and numerous plains game species, it is no wonder that the "Big Five" MalaMala Game Reserve has been voted one of the best safari destinations in Africa.
Boasting luxurious accommodation with private decks overlooking magnificent Sand River views over the bushveld and Sabi River; exquisite cuisine prepared by expert chefs using fresh local ingredients; exciting game drives led by highly experienced guides; thrilling night drives to spot elusive nocturnal creatures; guided walks for those who wish to explore on foot – all these activities combine to create an unforgettable safari adventure for visitors at MalaMala Main Camp.
MalaMala Game Reserve, South Africa has been welcoming visitors to experience the most extraordinary wildlife experiences in Africa since 1927. Spanning over 33,000 acres of pristine "Big Five" wilderness, this private Reserve shares a 19km non-fenced border with Kruger National Park, ensuring its guests get an unparalleled experience that is close to nature and away from any form of human interference.
An astounding 96% of visitors to the MalaMala Game Reserve get to witness all of Africa's "Big 5" during their stay, and it's no wonder why - very few reserves in the continent can boast this success rate.
Not to be confused with Private Sabi Sand Game Reserve, MalaMala stands alone as a distinct entity between two of Africa's most incredible safari destinations.
The MalaMala is an experience like no other.
Rooms and Suites
At MalaMala Main Camp, visitors can expect the utmost luxury in their accommodations. The 19 luxury safari room and suite options include twin or double rooms, suites, family rooms, a disabled suite and one single room.
Each accommodation option has an outdoor seating area, perfect for wildlife and game viewing over the Sand River and enjoying the African bush, as well as large and luxurious en-suite bathrooms, insect-proof screens, and top-quality king-sized or twin bed configurations.
There is a large infinity swimming pool, lush gardens, and outdoor lounges for those looking to relax.
Cuisine and Wine
Bush cuisine at MalaMala Main Camp is an unforgettable experience. Created by a team of highly skilled chefs, the menu comprises traditional African dishes combined with western flair that will tantalise all taste buds.
From slow-cooked meats and freshly caught seafood to homemade bread and delectable desserts, guests are in for a right royal treat.
Guests are invited to enjoy South African wines crafted from some of the best vineyards in the Western cape. With an impressive selection of reds, whites and bubbly – all carefully handpicked by a knowledgeable sommelier – there is something for everyone!
Experience fine dining, South African style, at MalaMala Main Camp. Enjoy the best bush cuisine and outstanding South African wines - an unforgettable experience awaits visitors!
Main Camp Facilities
MalaMala Main Camp is a luxurious and stylish safari lodge within the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, South Africa, offering some of the most exquisite lodge facilities and property amenities.
The impressive lounge, air-conditioned dining room, and historic bar provide guests a comfortable atmosphere to relax and share stories of their day's adventures.
The library offers satellite television, internet connectivity, and a DVD player for guests to enjoy. And just outside the lodge is a large wooden safari deck shaded by a Jackalberry tree where visitors can take in the spectacular views of the river.
The lodge also has an impressive infinity pool with magnificent panoramic views. A well-appointed safari boutique offers quality clothing, jewellery and artefacts for those who are looking to take home a little piece of the African wilderness.
Guests can take advantage of the mobile phone coverage and Wi-Fi internet connectivity available throughout the lodge.
At MalaMala Main Camp, visitors can experience the most exciting safari activities available in South Africa. From exhilarating game drives (and night drives)through the private game reserve to guided bush walks and dedicated photographic vehicles, visitors can immerse themselves in the stunning South African wilderness for an unforgettable experience.
The morning and afternoon game drives are a popular way to explore the private MalaMala Game Reserve - they take you through grassy plains, woodlands and rocky hills in search of the wildlife and birdlife that the MalaMala is famed for.
For those wishing for something a little more adventurous, night drives offer a unique glimpse into the nocturnal African bushveld. Guests can spot some of the Reserve's more elusive wildlife, including aardvarks, hyenas, honey badgers and servals, to mention only but a few.
For those keen to photograph the incredible wildlife, dedicated photographic vehicles are available where visitors can learn from experienced guides while they capture stunning images of the Reserve's inhabitants. For those looking for an even closer encounter with nature, guided bush walks offer a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with the Reserve's flora and fauna.
MalaMala Main Camp is the perfect destination for families seeking a luxurious getaway surrounded by nature and wildlife.
Main Camp offers a variety of family-friendly activities, amenities and services that make it an ideal holiday destination for families of all ages. Main Camp offers unique family rooms with two bathrooms to accommodate two children in the living area.
There are also a variety of safari and game-viewing activities available for children to participate in, including wildlife tracking from their spoor markings, basic bush survival skills, dangerous animal warning signs, basic first aid for emergencies and more. Kids can even learn how to make fire and help out with meal preparation.
To help parents in need of a break, babysitting services are available, as well as movies and board games to keep them entertained.
So if you are looking for a family-friendly getaway, MalaMala is a perfect choice.
Spa and Wellness
MalaMala Main Camp is a destination for those seeking luxurious spa and wellness experiences. Guests can choose from various massage and treatment services, aromatherapy, Swedish massage, hot stone massage, and reflexology. All treatments are tailored to suit individual needs, incorporating elements from traditional African healing practices and modern spa technology.
In addition, there is a fully equipped (small) gym with top-of-the-line cardio and weight machines. Guests can also partake in yoga classes to further enhance their relaxation experience.
Main Camp provides the perfect opportunity to care for your mind, body and soul in style.
MalaMala Main Camp overlooking the Sand River, offers an unparalleled safari experience that will make your African safari adventure unforgettable. From the luxurious suites, exceptional game viewing and experienced guides to the close proximity of Kruger National Park, MalaMala Game Reserve has everything you need for a unique wildlife escapade.
With almost guaranteed sightings of Africa's "Big 5" and more than 300 species of birds in its 33,000 acres of pristine wilderness, it is no wonder why this private Game Reserve has been voted one of the best safari destinations in Africa!
So if you are looking for an extraordinary getaway with plenty to do and see - book yourself into the MalaMala Game Reserve today!
Rates from R17 200.00 per person
- MalaMala Main Camp Rates
- Per person per night sharing (pp)
- Rates are in South African Rands
- *Rates may vary according to the season
- Air-conditioned, en-suite accommodation
- All meals and snacks
- Game drives in open 4-wheel drive safari vehicles conducted by an experienced ranger
- Nature walks
- Transfers to and from the MalaMala Game Reserve airstrip
- Telecommunication costs
- Airport transfers (except for MalaMala airstrip to/from the MalaMala camps)
- Transfers to/ from any other camps (excluding MalaMala Game Reserve camps)
- Sabi Sand Game Reserve entrance fee if travelling by road
- US$ 12.50 per person per day Community Levy