The ultimate, luxury South African safari

The iconic MalaMala Game Reserve is the safari industry’s blueprint for the luxury safari.  In existence since 1927, this massive, thriving tract of land offers the most exciting and consistently exceptional wildlife experience this side of the equator.

MalaMala was the first private game reserve in South Africa to recognise the importance of  prioritising conservation of the land and protecting the fragile ecosystem by prohibiting hunting and making the transition to photographic safaris. 

MalaMala Game Reserve is one of the largest private Big Five game reserves in South Africa. It shares an unfenced boundary with the world-renowned Kruger National Park and lies strategically sandwiched between the Kruger National Park and the Sabi Sand Nature Reserve.

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Benchmark for
the luxury
safari industry

MalaMala Game Reserve is the benchmark for the luxury safari industry in Southern Africa.

Location, Location, Location

MalaMala shares a 19 km unfenced boundary with the world-famous Kruger National Park.

Lowest density of human and highest density of wildlife

It's all about the wildlife, keeping our human impact on the environment to a minimum

Protecting the environmental integrity

Preserving and protecting the environmental integrity of this special piece of Africa.

No time limit on sightings

There is no shared traversing on 70% of the MalaMala property allowing guests to enjoy exclusive, uninterrupted game drives. There is no time limit on sightings and no “queue-to-view” on this enormous tract of land.

Client Testimonials

We stayed at the main camp for our first safari. This set the quality bar for all safaris to come. Great food, drink, and accommodations. The game drives were even better.

Joe Graf
A very special wildlife experience. Knowledgeable rangers and excellent hospitality from every member of staff. It was our first visit and we loved it

Linda Dent - Just Ask Linda
Mike and his team are simply the best. The lodges are excellent. The food is superb. The only downside was that I bought 4 sets of really good binoculars, which were a total waste as we got that close to the wildlife.
Clinton Bishop


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