MalaMala is South Africa’s legendary and exclusive safari destination. Internationally acknowledged as “the top game viewing destination in the world”, it is set in beautiful surroundings on the banks of the Sand River.
Despite the comfort offered, MalaMala retains an authentic camp atmosphere, where the attention to detail for which Mala Mala is world famous is obvious.
Dinner, where one may enjoy venison specialties and haute bush cuisine is served in the grand old African manner, under the stars in a reed enclosed boma, a MalaMala tradition for over 60 years.
The spacious, beautifully decorated Buffalo lounge displaying bronzes, works of art and animal trophies leads onto an expansive wooden deck which provides an elevated view of animals watering in the Sand River.
The luxury and comfort of the camp, combined with the exhilarating game drives and guided walks in beautiful unspoilt wilderness dramatised by the close encounters with Africa’s game, big and small, is incomparable.
The accommodation at MalaMala continues the African theme with spacious bungalows under thatch.
The individually decorated, spacious and comfortable rooms under traditional thatching, enjoy spectacular views and are equipped with “his” and “hers” bathrooms, 24 hour temperature control, insect proofing, direct dial telephones, a mini-bar and a mini safe.
Individually decorated, they feature sets of animal or bird prints, complementing the attention to detail for which MalaMala is world famous.
Room facilities include:
Heated towel rails.
Insect proof screening on all windows.
Mini bar & safe in each bedroom.
Insect repellent supplied in all bedrooms and on all vehicles.
Daily New York Times Fax.
Private verandahs overlooking the surrounding bush.
Filtered swimming pools.
Safari Bar featuring an international selection of beverages.
The Monkey Club - Video Den/Library.
The Disabled Suite
Mala Mala prides itself on being one of the few safari destinations which is able to offer a fully equipped disabled suite - designed in accordance with the Disabled People’s Information Service of South Africa and is in line with international standards. This luxurious suite boasts the following features:
Ramp on entrance into the room.
Master bedroom with two bathrooms en-suite.
24 hour temperature control.
Elevated deck overlooking the bush.
Separate bathroom which is able to comfortably accommodate a guest who is wheelchair bound. This includes a wheel-in shower with all the necessary fittings.
Desk/ table surfaces specifically adjusted to the correct level at which a wheelchair is positioned.
No loose rugs/ carpets which will impede the movement of a wheelchair.
A separate lounge area which may be converted to a bedroom should a disabled guest require assistance from an accompanying nurse/ aid.
MalaMala Camp Activities:
Game drives are conducted in open 4-wheel drive safari vehicles in the 40,000 acre MalaMala Game Reserve. The rangers are in constant radio communication with one another to keep each other informed about the location of the game. Headsets are used for this purpose so as not to disturb the sounds of the African bush.
Apart from the Big 5 - cheetah and wild dog may also be seen. General game including giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, a variety of antelope and nocturnal animals such as civet cat, genet cat, honey badger and mongoose are prevalent throughout the reserve.
The 4-wheel drive safari vehicles enable the rangers to leave the road and provide guests with close up game viewing and fantastic photographic opportunities. Night drives, with the aid of powerful spotlights, bring the bush to life at night.
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Health & Climate:
The climate over most of Southern Africa is temperate. Hot, humid conditions are usually encountered in the Mpumalanga region. Heavy summer thunderstorms of short duration in the late afternoon and evening may be experienced. Rainfall occurs mostly during the summer months (October - March).
Extremely important for cooling in the summer (October to April) whilst heating is necessary during winter (May to September) when temperatures can drop to below 10ºC.
Health And Medical Services
Malaria is endemic to the Mpumalanga region of the country including MalaMala Game Reserve and the Kruger National Park. Anti-malarial precautions should be taken by people entering these areas. Please consult your physician.