Tucked away in a forest of green, on the banks of the world-renowned Sand River, lies a special place. MalaMala Rattray’s Camp offers an intimate glimpse into an era long lost, when travellers from afar married the magic of the African bush with elegance and refinement. Combining humble opulence and romantic exclusivity with unrivalled game viewing, MalaMala Rattray’s Camp is the premier safari destination for those seeking to experience the wild heart of Africa.

MalaMala Rattrays Camp is the epitome of classic style and good taste. Each luxurious, freestanding and spacious suite offers an atmosphere of lush seclusion and boasts spectacular views of the Sand River where wildlife of all shapes and sizes can be viewed whilst taking a dip in the private plunge pool, cooling off in the outdoor shower or enjoying a massage on the deck.

At MalaMala Rattray’s Camp, wildlife safaris are our number one priority. A maximum of only four guests per safari vehicle is the norm and a flexible operation ensures your adventures into the bush will be intimate and unforgettable. An experienced and proficient ranger will serve as your guide and host, offering a level of service second to none.

Sumptuous meals can be enjoyed in a variety of locations including the “boma,” the deck, the dining room or in the privacy and comfort of your own suite.

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Camp facilities
  • A beautifully appointed library containing rare African books and magnificent works of art
  • An elegant, African themed air-conditioned dining room
  • An historic bar featuring photographs of the early days of this unique area and its pioneers
  • A large wooden safari deck where meals and teas are served
  • A traditional reed “boma” for evening meals around the fire
  • A large filtered infinity pool with magnificent views across the river
  • A well-appointed safari boutique with quality clothing, jewellery and artefacts
  • A small fitness facility with stationary bicycle, treadmill, multigym machine, sit up benches, free weights, mats and a steam room
  • A massage service
  • Mobile phone coverage (MTN) and complimentary wireless internet connectivity are available at all the MalaMala Game Reserve camps
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  • 8 luxury suites for a maximum of 16 guests (triple sharing permitted in a maximum of 2 suites)
  • Suites – 128m2
  • Pool deck – 51m2
  • Pool surface – 6m2
  • Verandah – 84m2
  • Age restriction: no children under the age of 16
  • Capacity on game drives: four guests but can be increased to six guests per safari vehicle based on guests travelling together and triple share
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The rooms
  • Private verandah with grand river views
  • Indigenous private garden – a haven for birds
  • “His” and “hers” bathrooms featuring a ball and claw foot bath and double shower
  • Outdoor shower for a nature experience with a difference
  • Private plunge pool built into the verandah
  • Outdoor and indoor dining area for intimate dining
  • 24-hour temperature control – air-conditioning, heating and overhead fans
  • Direct-dial telephones
  • A minibar
  • Tea- and coffee-making facilities
  • A mini-safe

Accommodation availability