MalaMala Game Reserve


MalaMala Game Reserve is the Safari Industry’s blueprint to the luxury photographic safari. This enormous tract of land offers unparalleled wildlife viewing.  MalaMala is the only game reserve in this region where the benefits of tourism directly support adjacent communities.

“Not even Tanzania’s famed Serengeti Game Reserve or the awesome Ngorongoro Crater fills your camera viewfinder faster with Africa’s legendary Big Five – at MalaMala, lion, leopard, buffalo, rhinoceros and elephant appear magically,” says acclaimed wildlife photojournalist Geoff Dalglish in his Sunday Times review. “Nor could Hollywood script the wide-screen wildlife encounters any more dramatically or frequently than nature does routinely in the private game reserve that is arguably South Africa’s most famous internationally.”

Rattray's on MalaMala

Rattray’s on MalaMala

Rattray’s on MalaMala offers a glimpse of an era long past, when distant travellers to Africa married the magic of the wild with elegance and refinement. View

MalaMala Main Camp

MalaMala Main Camp

MalaMala Main Camp is the oldest and most historical private game reserve in South Africa and the first to make the transition from hunting to photographic safari’s. View

Sable Camp

MalaMala Sable Camp

Imbued with the spirit of MalaMala, the Sable Camp is a more intimate version of the Main Camp and the choice for those seeking a more private and intimate safari.  View

Recent blog stories

Sable, sable, and more sable

Sable, sable, and more sable

Written by: Pieter van Wyk | June 08, 2016

Over the years, a handful of sable sightings during the dry months have been a commonplace at MalaMala. Few could’ve dreamed of experiencing the sightings we’re having now. Since October we’ve viewed a couple of different herds, the biggest of which numbered 17… Read more

The MalaMala March

The MalaMala march

Written by: Paul Danckwerts | May 12, 2016

At 12:55 on Saturday the 8th of May2016 four MalaMala game rangers, Greg Baldwin, Matt Meyer, Theo York and myself, shuffled on blistered feet into the colourful pages of MalaMala Game Reserve history. We had just become the first rangers to walk around the entire game reserve… Read more

Weekly sightings

MalaMala weekly highlights

Written by: MalaMala Rangers | June, 2016

2 lion sightings: we watched the Eyrefield pride kill a warthog on the eastern bank of the Sand River south of Rattray’s Camp. The Fourways pride and 2 Matshapiri males provided us with very playful entertainment in eastern Flockfield.… Read more

“I never knew of a morning in Africa when I woke, that I was not happy”
– Ernest Hemingway
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