MalaMala Game Reserve

MalaMala Game Reserve shares a common border of 33km with the Kruger National Park and is part of a conservation gene pool that covers 5.5 million acres of land in the heart of the South African Lowveld.

The unfenced border between MalaMala and the Kruger Park allows herds of animals to migrate unhindered to the perennial Sand River which flows north to south through the MalaMala Game Reserve for 45 kilometres.

MalaMala comprises 18000 hectares of pristine game viewing land. This low lying region of flat bush country contains habitat types ranging from riverine thicket to open savannah.

This area is known to have the greatest diversification of animal species on the African continent. Over two hundred different species occur in abundance whilst the ever changing bird life provides even the most experienced ornithologist with rare finds.

Only guests accommodated in one of the MalaMala Game Reserve camps may traverse this immense tract of privately owned game land.

Our photographic safaris are conducted in open 4-wheel drive vehicles which allows for total freedom of movement and the ability to leave the road and track down Africa's Big Five - Lion, Leopard, Rhino, Elephant and Buffalo.

After dark, spotlight safaris provide the opportunity to view nocturnal creatures and carnivores on the hunt and walking safaris with an armed ranger can be arranged on request.

The MalaMala Game Rangers are highly qualified, formally trained men, with university degrees in the natural sciences, are thoroughly conversant with all aspects of ecology.

They are ably assisted by Shangaan trackers who accompany the game drives. The trackers are equipped with an intimate bush knowledge and instinct, which will give you a fascinating insight and bring you into closer contact with the African bush.


Guests are accommodate at the exclusive MalaMala Camp. The camp is set in beautiful surroundings on the banks of the Sand River.


Daily flights to the Skukuza-Mpumalanga airport.
By road from Johannesburg follow the N4 to Nelspruit and proceed to Hazyview along the R40 via White River.
At Hazyview turn right along the R536 towards Skukuza Paul Kruger Gate, for 37.5 km.
At the MalaMala Game Reserve sign turn left onto a gravel road and follow the MalaMala road signs to the camp for 29km.

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