The re-imagination of MalaMala is progressing well, with the completion of phase 1, and we’re delighted to share the first “official” images of the new-look Sable Camp with you.

We’re thrilled with the outcome, and we believe we’ve achieved a delicate balance of old and new, classic and contemporary. Most importantly, we’ve succeeded in preserving the soul and heritage of the camp, while at the same time introducing a fresher and sharper feel.

MalaMala has always had a uniquely African character and, as the images below demonstrate, we’ve stayed true to our roots.

Sable Camp Suite
(Image: MalaMala Game Reserve)
Sable Camp Suite
Sable Camp Suite
Sable Camp Suite bathroom
Lion’s Den living room
Sable Camp deck
Sable Camp bar
Sable Camp dining room
Sable Camp living room

Progress with ‘Main Camp’ re-imagination

The Main Camp re-imagination remains on track, and the updated timeline for the remainder of the project is as follows:

Description Start End
Phase 1 Sable Camp central facilities area,

Rooms 18 - 22

1 Oct 2017 15 Dec 2017


Phase 2 A Rooms 14 - 17 15 Jan 2018 30 Mar 2018
Phase 2 B Rooms 9 - 12 15 Jan 2018 5 May 2018
Phase 3 MalaMala Camp central facilities

area, Rooms 1 - 8

6 May 2018 30 Jun 2018
Phase 4 Rooms 23 - 27 1 Oct 2018 15 Dec 2018

This is neatly summarised in the camp layout below:

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We are very proud of the fact that in the five months since the re-imagination started, we have not had a single guest complaint, only compliments. That said, there is no room for complacency and we are doing everything in our power to ensure that our guest experience is not compromised in any way.