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

They’re more afraid of us

Written by: Pieter van Wyk | Aug, 2016

Snakes for example are undoubtedly more afraid of us and will always try to escape first, only attacking when left with no other option, hence the saying “snakes don’t bite people, people get bitten.” But are lions and elephants really more afraid of us than we are of them? Read more

The Charleston males

The Charleston male lions

Written by: Dan Bailey | July, 2016

In April 2011, two male lions were born in an area known as Charleston. These two young male lions were then aptly named according to the territory that their maternal pride held before them, which is why today they are referred to as the two male lions from the Charleston coalition… Read more

MalaMala weekly sightings

MalaMala weekly highlights

Written by: MalaMala Rangers | October, 2016

Lions: the Matshapiri males provided us with an adrenaline pumping sighting as they attempted to catch a young hippo in the presence of its mother. 5 leopards: a collared young male leopard with a 3:3 spot pattern was found in the north, we believe he is … Read more

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– Ernest Hemingway
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