Regarded as the pinnacle of safari destinations, MalaMala Game Reserve keeps attracting visitors from all over the world to this pristine part of the South African bushveld. MalaMala is one of the biggest private reserves in the country, spanning more than 33,000 hectares, and shares a 20-kilometre unfenced border with the acclaimed Kruger National Park. The Sand River features prominently in the landscape which is characterised by lush and varied flora.
The untouched natural surroundings of MalaMala are a sanctuary for a plethora of wild and wonderful species. Safari-goers can expect to get up close and personal with animals like leopards, elephants, lions, rhinos and buffalos. Various birds of prey are among the more than 300 bird species taking to the skies.
MalaMala is perfectly suited for a fly-in safari as a private airstrip is located just 10 minute drive from the camps. Guests can also make use of Skukuza Airport in the Kruger National Park, where regular flights from Cape Town and Johannesburg arrive. The reserve is a six-hour journey by road from Johannesburg.
MalaMala Game Reserve is perfectly suited for a fly-in safari as a private airstrip is located just 10 minutes drive from the camps.
MalaMala Game Reserve can arrange specially designed photographic safaris as the reserve lends itself perfectly to capturing that once in a lifetime wildlife moment.
MalaMala Game Reserve is the dream safari destination for any wildlife enthusiast. Game viewing is exceptional with regular sightings of the Big Five—the lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, and rhino. Other inhabitants of the natural world calling this gem home include various species of plains game and nocturnal creatures like porcupines and honey badgers. The African harrier hawk, crested barbet, saddle-billed stork and red-billed hornbill are just some of the hundreds of bird species to be on the lookout.
MalaMala Game Reserve is in a malaria area, and travellers should take the necessary precautions. Malaria is especially prevalent during the wetter summer months, between October and March when temperatures are high. Game viewing is best from May till September when it is easier to spot animals moving through the bush.
MalaMala Game Reserve is the ideal destination for the ultimate safari experience with expertly guided game drives, and bush walks the top attractions. Specially-designed photographic safaris should be included on any traveller's bucket list while pampered spa sessions are sure to make for proper relaxation.
Overnight accommodation at MalaMala Game Reserve caters to all safari-goers—from the most discerning travellers to families. These include private luxury suites and small exclusive camps, and the main camp where children of all ages are welcome.