Malamala

About MalaMala

June 2015:

Country: USA
Camp: Rattray's on MalaMala

"This is a beautiful property with great staff of people. I had an excellent time here and hope to return. Thank you."

Country: USA
Camp: Rattray's on MalaMala

"Wonderful experience-fabulous khaya!"

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

"Beautiful, wonderful experience, Paul was the best! Staff was amazing, thanks for everything!"

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

"Our stay at MalaMala has been a truly amazing one. Every member of the staff treated us with the utmost attention and a big smile. The game rangers have been exceptionally good hosts. Jonathan, Morne, Grey, Rowan, and Paul are fantastic for the incredible experiences he provided during our time in his care. His skill as a ranger and engaging personality are well beyond our expectations."

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

"Paul was our ranger we can’t say enough about the perfect job he did. He made us feel comfortable during the driver."

Country: Switzerland
Camp: MalaMala

"The Safari over delivered my expectations in all respects! A part from all the 5 star facilities I was very impressed about the spirit amongst the rangers. To be a ranger is more than a Job for you! It is a statement of your beliefs and habits. It is your culture. The sensitive way you reach out to the guests is very appropriate I see that you are making a valuable contribution to the understanding that this world can be treated in a way that is deserves. With distant respect and without trying to lord it over."

Country: UK
Camp: MalaMala

"Our guide, Greg, was absolutely brilliant! He made our whole stay and he is a man that is going to go far! The reserve is absolutely spectacular and by far the best in South Africa!"

Country: USA
Camp: Rattray's on MalaMala

"An amazing experience! We will definitely be back! Morne is an outstanding ranger!"

Country: USA
Camp: Rattray's on MalaMala

"This was the trip of a lifetime. The property and camp are gorgeous and you really feel connected to nature on top of that Mike was a phenomenal most and went above and beyond constantly. He was passionate about showing us the bush and extremely knowledgeable with answers to all of our questions. We will remember this forever."

Country: USA
Camp: Rattray's on MalaMala

"Everything was superb. The staff was so welcoming and attentive the entire time from meet and greet until departure. Our guide, Fritz exceeded our expectations. We felt safe being in his hands. His actions and personality reflect a very fine individual. Fritz really enjoys what he does. Which made our whole experience memorable, how he can spot and track the animals and wildlife is amazing. His knowledge about the wildlife including birds, trees, etc."

Country: USA
Camp: Rattray's on MalaMala

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Country: USA
Camp: Rattray's on MalaMala

"Thank you Rattrays on MalaMala and All the staff including the back scenes. workers."

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

" We were blown away by the friendliness of all the staff the gorgeous rooms, bars and dinning seats. The safari experience was beyond our wildest dreams. Thank you!"

Country: South Africa
Camp: Rattray's on MalaMala

"Our game ranger James Moodie was absolutely incredible with an abundance of knowledge, experienced and professional. An amazing holiday from start to finish."

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

"Thank you. I had a wonderful time and amazing experiences! The entire staff was very welcoming and always smiling. The food was delicious. Jonathan was/is a fantastic ranger extremely knowledgeable. Light hearted and attentive. I trusted him and his judgment completely and never had any concern for my well being safety. This is a very special place and thank you again for an unforgettable experience."

Country: UK
Camp: MalaMala

"Our range Bens was wonderful and deserves special praise. He simply amazed us with his ability to track and animals. He was polite and attentive throughout. The MalaMala experience was unforgettable. Thanks to everyone involved."

Country: USA
Camp: Rattray's on MalaMala

"Murray was an absolutely amazing talented guide. His skills and knowledge amazed us every day. Murray was polite and always on point. He was very courteous and observant. Murray went out of his way to accommodate our entire group. The camp was very clean and comfy. We thank you all for such a wonderful experience. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left the entire staff of Rattrays did an incredible job making our visit a trip of life time. We thank you again for all the memories. "

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

"Just keep on doing what you’re doing. Ali. He is an excellent ranger- knowledgeable, courteous, good sense of humor and on and on!"

Country: Hong Kong
Camp: MalaMala

"Impressive heating floor, pity that we just had one night here. Love to be have longer stay, but we really had a wonderful stay. This was my first safari experience in South Africa. I heard so many good things about MalaMala but I don’t know why I cleared my doubt after my stay and I was not disappointed everyday was so fall of sight after sight. We took some nice photos. The camps are fabulous; they kept well, remains at its own style. The staffs are top notch thanks so much for taking good care of us during our stay. We will move to Rattrays on MalaMala tomorrow. Look forward the last game drive and can’t wait to see the next property."

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

"MalaMala with Jonathan was the highpoint of you African adventure. Thanks for a great time!"

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

"Great experience! Thank you. Very well managed."

Country: Guatemala
Camp: MalaMala

"Very good experience. Good organization. Everything Ok. Thanks."

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

"This is a beautiful property; rooms are beautiful-food delicious. Rangers and game drives superb!"

 


 

May 2015:

Country: Australia
Camp: MalaMala

"This has been the best holiday husband and I have had. It went way beyond our expectations. Our ranger, Bens instinctively knows where to find the animals & goes out of this way make sure we have to best vantage spots to see the animals. His ability to track the animals by following the footprint was most impressive. We saw things we never expected to see. It was exhilarating every time we went out. I will highly recommend better the camp & Bens to our friends and family."

Country: USA
Camp: Rattray's on MalaMala

"You have thought and everything anyone could want. Thank you for a wonderful first visit to Africa."

Country: USA
Camp: Rattray's on MalaMala

"The whole experience has been amazing. The rangers were very knowledgeable and their love of the land and their work was evident. All the staff was friendly and helpful we felt well cared for and would recommend Rattrays on MalaMala to all. Thanks for the memories."

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

"Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to experience MalaMala."

Country: USA
Camp: Rattray's on MalaMala

"Keep it up. Your professionalism and training really shows thought."

Country: USA
Camp: Rattray's on MalaMala

"Rangers were exceptional. A rare blend of expertise and pleasant personality. A very enjoyable three days."

Country: USA
Camp: Rattray's on MalaMala

"Everyone has done a great job!"

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

"Service by all staff and rangers was outstanding so nice to be greeted with friendly “hello” by all the people we met. All rangers were so friendly and welcoming."

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

"Everyone on your staff was both professional and welcoming. I was very lucky to have Dave for our trip into the wild lands. He was so knowledgeable about animals and their habitats. He fully respects the wildlife while giving us, the visitors, all the time and information we wanted. Like most people who visit MalaMala. I want to come back!!"

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

"Seems like you’ve thought of everything to make our visit extraordinary. All employees were friendly, capable, and helpful. All meals were excellent-including the most memorable breakfast in the bush. Grant was knowledgeable, professional helpful, courteous, thoughtfully and fun! Can’t imagine any way he could have made it better!"

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

"My experience at MalaMala exceeded expectations, I learned a lot, thought that the rangers were knowledgeable and friendly. I realized the you come to Africa not just to “see” the animals but to watch them, truly a memorable experience. Thank you."

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

"Everyone/thing was above & beyond our expectations. We had a fabulous time every step of the way. Brett was outstanding in consistently accommodating each one of us five women! He was extremely knowledgeable and had an answer for each of our questions! No matter how ridiculous. Thank you all for everything."

Country: Canada
Camp: Rattray's on MalaMala

"Our guide was a wonderful reflection of the goals a philosophy of the camp superb."

Country: USA
Camp: Rattray's on MalaMala

"Morne was spectacular. His knowledge and enthusiasm and respect for the environment are quite special. He is well beyond his years for his professionalism. He is an asset to your company!"

Country: USA
Camp: Rattray's on MalaMala

"We had a marvelous stay. Alex and Nerine were always so warm, kind and far exceeded our expectations of hosts. Mike, our ranger, was the best! He provided lots of sightings into the animals went out of his way to track the animals and always remembered any requests we made. His calm demeanor and wisdom about the animals always made us feel safe and in good hands. The rest of the staff were kind and helpful + Alan kept the bar atmosphere fun."

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

"Everything about our experience was perfect!! Our ranger, Grant was always: tuned in” to our deserves/needs and made our first safari a wonderful family adventure. Thank you so much."

Country: China
Camp: MalaMala

"Everything is good, thank for your service."

Country: The Netherlands
Camp: Rattray's on MalaMala

"See you back in a few years. Best wishes for 2015!"

Country: UK
Camp: MalaMala

"We had an excellent experience at MalaMala; our ranger was above excellent, enjoyed every minute."

Country: UK
Camp: MalaMala

"We have had the most wonderful time and we experiences we have had have lived up to our expectations and gone beyond/ the accommodation is superb and staff very friendly. Brett has made the game drives exciting as well as making sure our safety is paramount. What an experience. Well above our expectations!! Thank you."

Country: UK
Camp: MalaMala

"Mike was truly exceptional guide. The best I have had in 15 years, he went out of his way to make me comfortable and trip truly enjoyable. Knowledgeable, passionate. Enjoyed his work. Great tracker and very humble personality."

Country: UK
Camp: MalaMala

"Thank you to Alison and Jonathan for hosting our press group. I found it hugely beneficial on a personal level to see the properties and meet the team for PR and social media going forwards. We had outstanding sightings and we all have a huge respect for Greg, I look forward to sharing all the online and print coverage soon!"

Country: UK
Camp: MalaMala

"Everything was perfect. Could not have asked for anything better. Morne is a great ambassador for you company."

Country: UK
Camp: MalaMala

"We see no need to change anything. Everyone and everything were first class. Thank you for a wonderful experience."

Country: UK
Camp: MalaMala

"An excellent experience from staff to end and icing on the cake was when James found Cape Hunting dogs-wow!!"

Country: Austria
Camp: MalaMala

"The best ranger ever, Murray!"

Country: USA
Camp: Rattray's on MalaMala

"All aspects of Rattrays exceeded expectations- a wonderful experience."

Country: USA
Camp: Rattray's on MalaMala

"We have loved every moment of our stay here. The camp itself is so beautiful and we have especially appreciated the peacefulness. Every meal was delicious. Fritz was just fantastic as our ranger. I wish the days had been longer so we could have enjoyed everything more! Thank you for helping to make the trip of a lifetime!"

Country: USA
Camp: Rattray's on MalaMala

"Words cannot describe how we enjoyed our stay at Rattrays. Aside from everything being perfect at the camp. Our guide Mike Griffin made our experience here one we will always remember. His keen sense about where to find animals was amazing and his knowledge about each animal, tree and bird outstanding. What a pleasant young man. Not only does he represent your establishment well but if he is what young, South African men are like, your country is very luck, thank you also to Narine, Erick, and Allen as well warm regards."

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

"Our time at MalaMala was superb. It far exceeded our expectations. The facilities are wonderful; the food was excellent, service very courteous, our ranger, Fritz, was fantastic. We will definitely request him again and we are planning to return. Thank you so much for making our first trip to South Africa so memorable."

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

"I was so delighted to meet both Mr. and Mrs. Rattray a wonderful passionate couple who love the bush. I was really happy on the game drives, lovely, leopards galore. Cheetahs and the camp staff are so friendly loved the boma dinner. Roan is a great guide!"

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

"Our stay was very comfortable and enjoyable, Meals were excellent. The ranger is of excellent quality. We could not have asked anymore. Wish him good luck in his future endowers."

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

"The most in Africa and one of the most outstanding lodges we have ever attended. Outstanding in every respect."

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

"This is our first safari and first trip to South Africa. Everything from accommodation, staff and especially Grant, was way beyond what we have expected. We hope to return in the future with family. Thanks for the most wonderful experience!"

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

"There isn’t enough room to describe how this whole experience exceeded our wildest, already high, expectations. Not only was it as fabulous as Karen remembered, but having Grant as our guide, host and overall: action-hero” who knows more the humanity possible for else has an app for it!) Insured that this staff will be remembered as on of the best things we’ve ever done- or will do. His passion for nature, concern for his guests and incredible work ethic were obvious. We’ll never forget the amazing breakfast in the wild; he cooked for all of us on our second morning after watching the sunrise. All indelible memories. And we’re gratefully to all those behind the scenes who made the meals, rooms, grounds, bar and everything else so spectacular. Thank you all!"

Country: USA
Camp: Rattray's on MalaMala

"The service was unbelievable from everyone but especial shout out to our ranger, Murray we love Murray. A true gentleman and an amazing ranger with incredible skill. A joy to be with, our family will remember him and MalaMala forever. Murray is very thoughtful, knowledgeable adventurous. Murray is the best ranger, my expectations were beyond exceeded."

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

"Mike, our ranger was awesome. Very knowledgeable. Worked extremely hard, was a pleasure to be with. Thank you so much Mike."

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

"I had the absolute best time, period! Everything was extraordinary and above expectations. The camp, room, food, experience and your staff + rangers were all superb! Thank you very much."

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

"We found James to be most knowledgeable about birds and other wildlife as well as showing us the big five and other local animals. He was very passionate and entertained as well. He also led a wonder full walk and protected us from the elephants!"

 


 

April 2015:

Country: USA
Camp: Rattray's on MalaMala

"Michael was a wonderful guide and I couldn’t have imagined of more enjoyable experience. The staff was great and facilities just beautiful!"

Country: USA
Camp: Rattray's on MalaMala

"The best food we have had in South Africa was here. The ranger Jonathan was very intelligent, he knew everything! Also very great experience here and we would highly recommend it."

Country: USA
Camp: Rattray's on MalaMala

"Words cannot describe how much we enjoy our stay at Rattrays. Aside from everything being perfect at the camp, our guide Mike Griffin made our experience here one we will always remember, and his keen sense about where to find animals was amazing and his knowledge."

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

"Staying at MalaMala was the highlight of our trip to South Africa-it far exceeded our hopes in every way- our only disappointment was having to leave after 1 ½ days. We had a wonderful dedicated and very professional guide in Paul. All the staff were friendly and made us feel welcome. The quality of the safari was outstanding!! We saw everything and more than we dreamed of. Full moon too! Thank you."

Country: UK
Camp: MalaMala

"MalaMala is an amazing place every respect. Such politeness and respect for animals and visitors. We cannot think of anything you could improve. We trust you will never ever compromise your high standard of hospitality."

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

"Well run organization, excellent service and quality. Ranger knowledgeable and enthusiastic. After visiting 6 other camps after MalaMala, MalaMala was our favorite place. We would recommend it highly to anyone taking an African Safari."

Country: Canada
Camp: MalaMala

"We had a truly wonderful few days here. Although the accommodation and food were excellent, our guide, Dave made our stay here exceptional. As a family with 3 very different teenagers. I found that Dave had a great ability to relate and simply good company and therefore a gracious host. It was pleasurable to spend time with someone intelligent and knowledgeable. We hope to be back. "

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

"Brett was just excellent an all respects. The entire staff was outstanding including housekeeping, Wait staff, etc. lunch and dinner as well as breakfast. I would highly recommend your reserve to anyone."

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

"This was a fabulous experience, our ranger-Roan was wonderful knowledgeable, passionate about his work very helpful, excellent."

Country: Australia
Camp: MalaMala

"The facilities or setting were comfortable and relaxed. The food and food service were without doubt world class. All staff extremely helpful and accommodating. Our ranger. Joe, Made us feel very comfortable and bar, both in camp and game drives. Congratulations to all involved for the maintenance and protection of all a world treasure: MalaMala game reserve. Thanks on behalf of us all."

Country: UK
Camp: MalaMala

"Fritz did a fabulous job finding all of the amazing animals. We loved watching elephants and rhino in the river outside of our room, and the giraffes, and many varieties of antelope as we left “campus” the service was incredible, with such attention to detail. We loved our stay at MalaMala."

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

"Brendan and Dave were excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience. They make a great team and worked well with our family. Thank you."

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

"Every visit has been incredible. Thank you once again for wonderful vacation. See you next year."

Country: UK
Camp: MalaMala

"Thank you for an amazing experience!"

 


 

March 2015:

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

"Staying at MalaMala was the highlight of our trip to South Africa-it far exceeded our hopes in every way- our only disappointment was having to leave after 1 ½ days."

"We had a wonderful dedicated and very professional guide in Paul. All the staff were friendly and made us feel welcome. The quality of the safari was outstanding!! We saw everything and more than we dreamed of. Full moon too! Thank you."

Country: UK
Camp: MalaMala

"MalaMala is an amazing place every respect. Such politeness and respect for animals and visitors. We cannot think of anything you could improve. We trust you will never ever compromise your high standard of hospitality."

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

"Well run organization, excellent service and quality. Ranger knowledgeable and enthusiastic. After visiting 6 other camps after MalaMala, MalaMala was our favorite place. We would recommend it highly to anyone taking an African Safari."

Country: Canada
Camp: MalaMala

"We had a truly wonderful few days here. Although the accommodation and food were excellent, our guide, Dave made our stay here exceptional. As a family with 3 very different teenagers.

I found that Dave had a great ability to relate and simply good company and therefore a gracious host. It was pleasurable to spend time with someone intelligent and knowledgeable. We hope to be back. Roger Richer."

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

"Brett was just excellent an all respects. The entire staff was outstanding including housekeeping, Wait staff, etc. lunch and dinner as well as breakfast. I would highly recommend your reserve to anyone."

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

"I think you should sell zebra robes in the gift store. A perfect visit and I would love to return someday with family. Life changing, Neal was a wonderful guide he stopped and showed as pictures of the birds- he has a land, gentle sense of humor."

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

"This was a fabulous experience; our ranger-Roan was wonderful knowledgeable, passionate about his work very helpful, excellent."

Country: Australia
Camp: MalaMala

"The facilities or setting were comfortable and relaxed. The food and food service were without doubt world class. All staff extremely helpful and accommodating. Our ranger. Joe, Made us feel very comfortable and bar, both in camp and game drives. Congratulations to all involved for the maintenance and protection of all a world treasure: MalaMala game reserve. Thanks on behalf of us all."

Country: UK
Camp: Rattray's on MalaMala

"Fritz did a fabulous job finding all of the amazing animals. We loved watching elephants and rhino in the river outside of our room, and the giraffes, and many varieties of antelope as we left “campus” the service was incredible, with such attention to detail. We loved our stay at MalaMala."

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

"Brendan and Dave were excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience. They make a great team and worked well with our family. Thank you."

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

"Every visit has been incredible. Thank you once again for wonderful vacation. See you next year."

Country: UK
Camp: MalaMala

Thank you for an amazing experience!

Country: UK
Camp: MalaMala

"Brett + Morne were both a credit to themselves and your organization, and passionate about what they do."

Country: USA
Camp: Rattray's on MalaMala

"We had a great stay at MalaMala. We wish we had more than just one night. The accommodation, food, service, staff and management were fantastic, our guide Mike could not have been any better."

Country: UK
Camp: MalaMala

"Two things: The visit was an exciting experience, thanks to the rangers. We were made to fool special-again thanks to the rangers. Our best holidays in 40 years."

Country: UK
Camp: MalaMala

"Our guide, Greg, was fantastic. He shared his exclusive knowledge and drive, with care, very skillfully pointing out things that we would have missed. He was absolutely charming and very polite. The rest of MalaMala staff was friendly and polite and very good at their jobs. It was an experience we shall never forget. Thank you."

Country: UK
Camp: MalaMala

"Second visit thoroughly enjoyed as much as first. Hopefully back for 3rd visit nothing compares. Thank you all very much for our "welcome Back" gifts. Had Ross last time, Brother Murray this time kept it in the family!! Ross taught Him we!!"

Country: UK
Camp: MalaMala

"We can’t think of anything to add but our thanks to Greg and all the rangers and staff who made our stay well and we will always remember. Thank you so very much."

Country: UK
Camp: MalaMala

"Our ranger was fantastic."

Country: UK
Camp: MalaMala

"Neil our ranger made our stay at MalaMala a memorable experience. We have loved every minute of our stay with you and would definitely return one day and recommend you to our friends and family. All of the staff are welcome, friendly and polite. An awesome place. Thank you."

Country: Australia
Camp: Rattray's on MalaMala

"Rattray’s on MalaMala is great camp, exceedingly well run and ranger Roan was excellent. Many thanks for a great Stay."

Country: UK
Camp: MalaMala

"Overall a wonderfully experience! Memories and photos will last a lifetime. Exceeded all expectations."

Country: UK
Camp: MalaMala

"Whole experience amazing."

Country: UK
Camp: MalaMala

"We have a fabulous time at MalaMala. Our guide, Grant was a pleasure to be with we learnt so much from him about the Animals and Birds. We shall certainly recommend MalaMala to our friends & maybe return ourselves in the future. Many thanks to all the staff."

Country: UK
Camp: MalaMala

"Excellent, throughout, accommodation was very good, food and very good. The whole organization has high standards, which are consistently applied. We would recommend very highly. A wonderful, experience of a life time. Marvelous. Thank you."

Country: USA
Camp: Rattray's on MalaMala

"Rattrays is on a par or better than the best small or large hotels in world actually in a class of itself. Thank you."

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

"Loved the humble and serving manner of Adi. Loved the expert knowledge of Roan regarding birds especially but also all the wildlife. On the walk Adi seemed to have a huge knowledge of insects. We all enjoyed learning the whole experience. The room was spectacular!!! Had everything we needed. Loved the shopping too!! Wish we could have stayed longer."

Country: UK
Camp: MalaMala

"A terrific experience. Thank you and we will be recommending your resort to all our friends and business acquaintances. Keep up this wonderful one of kind place we felt blessed to have experience it."

Country: USA
Camp: Rattray's on MalaMala

"Wonderful experience big 5 all 3 days. Ate too much-food was very good overall."

Country: UK
Camp: MalaMala

"We had the most amazing experience and thank you and all your staff, particularly Roan our ranger for making our stay so special."

Country: Unknown
Camp: Rattray's on MalaMala

"I was very pleased and delighted with everything. I love here and if I am blessed I might call it again. Thank you all!! Especially Fritz."

Country: UK
Camp: MalaMala

"This the high light of our holiday in South Africa, thank you."

Country: UK
Camp: MalaMala

"You operate a superb organization, which I shall recommend to my friends."

 


 

January and February 2015:

Country: UK
Camp: MalaMala

"MalaMala is an amazing place in every respect. Such politeness and respect for animals and visitors. We cannot think of anything you could improve. We trust you will never ever compromise your high standards of hospitality."

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

"The entire week was spectacular; Benz in particular made it memorable."

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

"We chose MalaMala in large part because of the level hood of viewing a wide variety of animals and birds, particularly those we had been unable to view at other reserves, Niel very successfully our game drives to what we were interested in (not just big 5), now, instead of a once in a lifetime experience, we are likely to return and enjoy MalaMala at another season, we hope Neil will be our ranger again! Thank you."

Country: UK
Camp: Rattray's on MalaMala

"We had an excellent experience at Rattrays, and have nothing but praise and thanks for whole team. We look forward to coming back soon! Please keep it just how it is."

Country: Canada
Camp: Rattray's on MalaMala

"The whole experience exceeded our expectations. The ranger, Joe, was very knowledgeable and courteous a delight to be with. Being met by the Manager, Alex and Nerine after each game drive is very special. Well done."

Country: USA
Camp: Rattray's on MalaMala

"Excellent staff-courteous, friendly, will consider returning."

Country: Germany
Camp: MalaMala

"Paul was an excellent ranger"

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

"Our ranger, James, was a really a great guy: probably also the reason why we enjoyed our stay so much. He was kind, caring and confident and also very numerous!! What a pleasurable stay!"

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

"Ranger Bens was awesome could not have asked for better made every day special. All staff very accommodating and pleasant felt safe at home. Will be back for our visit soon."

Country: USA
Camp: Rattray's on MalaMala

"Our guide and the wildlife viewing was fantastic. The food and service was of exceptional quality we had a terrific stay."

Country: USA
Camp: Rattray's on MalaMala

"Everything was exceptionally good and we had wonderful time at the resort and game drives. Thanks you all for great job."

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

"Great Place, great food and great time."

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

"Our stay was extremely amazing and far exceeded expectations. This was the first leg of our honeymoon. And will without a doubt be the most memorable. The food, staff, accommodations and overall experience was amazing. The best part of course was the exceptional game experience, which was made in large part that way because our guide Matt Nolden. Matt’s passion for the wildlife experience."

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

"This place is awesome we can’t really think of anything you could possibly do to improve it. Good food, good people. Good lions. And our guide, Paul was superb, Informed, detailed enthusiastic personable. Good at off- road. The best! We love it thanks a lot."

Country: RSA
Camp: MalaMala

"We were very satisfied and very impressed in all ways. We didn’t expect to have such a great time. All was exceptional!! Thank you very much for 4 extra ordinary days! We will come back!"

Country: USA
Camp: Rattray's on MalaMala

"Thank you for an outstanding site inspection. I have been coming to MalaMala for 25 years, but haven’t been recently. Rattrays viewing better than ever! I will certainly feedback to my sales team and operations staff. It has been a real privilege staying at MalaMala. Thank you."

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

"Brett and Matthew was excellent guide! Friendly, knowledgeable and courteous. They worked well together as a team. It could not have been more enjoyable. Thank you"

Country: Australia
Camp: MalaMala

"David (ranger) was incredibly knowledgeably friendly enthusiastic and made our trip fantastic."

Country: USA
Camp: Rattray's on MalaMala

"We had a marvelous stay. Alex and Nerine were always so warm and kind and for exceeded our expectations."

 


 

December 2014:

Country: Germany
Camp: MalaMala

"The ranger was not just a ranger he was a real host! Outstanding!"

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

"Pam and I have found this safari experience absolutely thrilling, our rangers; Brendon + Peter have been outstanding in their knowledge, experience and hospitality. The entire staff has been courteous MalaMala has provided us with a lifetime full of memories and for that we thank you."

Country: Mauritius
Camp: MalaMala

"Absolutely the best game reserve experience we have ever had. It would be hard to go elsewhere now! Greg is a credit to MalaMala."

Country: Switzerland
Camp: MalaMala

"It was an amazing experience and we really loved it!"

Country: Australia
Camp: Rattray's on MalaMala

"Thank you for a once in lifetime experience. We found every expect of food, accommodation and service to be outstanding and we will never forget our time here."

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

"Paul was an excellent guide, pleasant and knowledgeable, he was also very accommodating. Camp is very well run, Professional in all aspects. We had a great time, thanks."

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

"From start to finish, this was an amazing experience. Dave and Brendon were phenomenal with our whole family. They were very insightful, entertaining and courteous, no one wants to leave. We saw the big 7 plus well over 100 species of birds. This was a trip for all ages. Can’t wait to come back. Thanks for everything!!"

Country: Australia
Camp: Rattray's on MalaMala

"As this was our fourth visit to MalaMala you can guess that we enjoy it very much. James was brilliant and a lot of fun food was great. Rooms were 5 star, congratualations."

Country: Italy
Camp: MalaMala

"All perfect! My wife and I are completely satisfied."

Country: South Africa
Camp: MalaMala

"Grant is the best ranger in MalaMala. I would love to have him again."

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

"This was the most extraordinary experience. I loved everything from the moment I arrived to the moment I departed!!!"

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

"Wonderful time. Everything we expected and more!"

Country: UK
Camp: MalaMala

"Without doubt this holiday to South Africa has been the best holiday we have ever had. Ranger, Mike. K was outstanding and made the trip. We would highly recommend this reserve in all aspects to anyone, thanks you for a wonderful trip."

Country: UK
Camp: MalaMala

"Neil was our ranger. He was exceptional. Our visit to our game reserve exceeded all our expectations, could not faulty it in any way. Because of our age I don’t think we will be visiting South Africa again but it we did we would considered visiting your game reserve again."

Country: UK
Camp: MalaMala

"I didn’t know want to expect as this was my first safari. It was a wonderful time. The staffs are all excellent. The drives have been amazing."

Country: USA
Camp: Rattray's on MalaMala

"Ranger James Moodie was excellent. He made the whole experience wonderful. His knowledge of the area and animals was very impressive. Would recommend him to others. The camp management was friendly, welcoming and helpful. Really no recommendation for improvement."

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

"Excellent, superb camp experience. Thank you!"

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

"Our group of 5 spent a couple of nights in a honey-guide tented Safari camp prior to arrival at MalaMala. We enjoyed that with nothing to compare it to when we arrived at MalaMala - our worlds changed for the better! The staff was wonderful as were the rooms. Trevor was very friendly and has a great sense of humor. The property was beautiful - rich with animals and more animals. And birds galore. I feel we had the best of the best experience available with Grant as our ranger, he knew where all the great staff was to see and knew exactly what the name of everything was. We got to be first ones out and see the most. Perfect amount of adrenaline and relaxation."

Country: USA
Camp: Rattray's on MalaMala

"Our entire stay here was wonderful + is the best trip we’ve taken, the camp was well appointed with every amenity and luxury we could think of our rooms were well kept and well-furnished + amazing view of game from our balcony! The best part of our trip were the game drives and our excellent ranger Michael Griffin, he was the best!! He was extremely personable, friendly, knowledgeable + passionate about his work + the wildlife, he also very adventures + matched our personalities well. We highly recommend him + Rattrays to everyone also the wildlife here can’t be beat! Absolutely breath-taking!"

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

"We cannot think of anything that we would change at MalaMala. Everything was fantastic, an experience of lifetime that we will always remember. Our only regret is that we have to leave. Thank you!"

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

"The facility and camp were amazing. The camp gave a true feeling of living in veldt without giving up comfort. I had a spectacular experience. Ranger Paul was exceptional. He was very well informed. His tracking skills were excellent and spot on. Paul mage the experience fun and was wonderful beyond our family expectations. He made the experience an unforgettable journey through the veldt. Thank you to Paul and staff at MalaMala. Sincerely the Rowbothan Family, Brian, Andrea, James and Laura."

Country: USA
Camp: Rattray's on MalaMala

"Dear Mr Rattray - We learned of MalaMala from Gavin Slabbert. This was our first visit. All was more than satisfactory. Our room was ready, clean, well-supplied, equipment working, all fabulous. Dining room/boma: all meals excellent, including breakfast in the bush. Bar/ lounge: satisfactory service. Game drives: far surpassed expectations! Our Game ranger was Greg Baldwin – he was always ready on time despite our extra early starts at 5H15am. He was knowledgeable of animals behavior, birds, plants, area history, geography, insects, reptiles, and more. He was courteous, amusing - not just a ranger, but a perfect host. He drove skillfully and safely, we also took a walk. What impressed me most was the huge commitment to conservation."

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

"Roan was exceptional!! What a pleasure it was to speak to Alison. Your staff was wonderful! Thank You."

Country: Australia
Camp: Rattray's on MalaMala

"We absolutely loved our time at MalaMala. Everything was perfect and you have the balance between the bush experience and comfort just right. Very friendly, polite + helpful staff. And our ranger, Morne was excellent. He made our stay memorable! A truly wonderful 4 days- thank you."

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

"We had a wonderful time staff was excellent. Brett was an amazing ranger. Rooms were nice and food was delicious. Thank you for this wonderful experience!!"

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

"Beautiful lodge with excellent sense! Matt Meyer was a great guide- very knowledgeable, really nice guy."

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

"Absolutely, amazing experience. Trip/ honeymoon of a life time! Matt was the ideal game ranger - so knowledgeable, professional, we would return here just based on Matt. Let alone the wonderful staff and property! Thank you for everything."

Country: France
Camp: MalaMala

"Thank you for a nice stay. Thank you “Bens” you are best ranger. And thank you for the service, it’s very good MalaMala it’s fantastic!!!"

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

"We will tell all our friends about our spectacular experience all this special place- MalaMala with great thanks and a duration for you both. We had a wonderful time! We would recommend it highly to our friends back home."

Country: USA
Camp: Rattray's on MalaMala

"Pieter is an excellent game ranger. The entire staffs were so polite. We had a fantastic time here. Thank you. "

Country: Switzerland
Camp: MalaMala

"Keep the some level of quality. Nothing else to change."

Country: France
Camp: MalaMala

"No Comments: everything was perfect."

Country: Germany
Camp: MalaMala

"The ranger was not just a ranger he was a real host! Outstanding!"

 


 

November 2014:

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

"James is a fabulous host. Safe tracker and ranger. I especially appreciated his expertise with bird identification."

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

"I found MalaMala to be outstanding- thoroughly enjoy Paul, our ranger. Thank you."

Country: UK
Camp: MalaMala

"A thoroughly enjoyable experience would not hesitate to return or recommend to others, everyone was so friendly and helped. My wife who is Coeliac, once again a big thank you to all at MalaMala."

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

"Unbelievable experience!"

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

"Terrific place. Well run - beautiful bite. Dean was so knowledgeable and smart- Great guide."

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

"Our ranger - Joe was absolutely wonderful. Very knowledgeable, energetic and entertaining!!"

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

"It was a devine experience from start to finish."

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

"A complete 5 star experience. Jonathan was a fabulous Guide (ranger) His love for the animals was most sincere –even the human ones. We felt comfortable and taken care of by everyone. You have our respect and further recommendation."

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

"Our experience at MalaMala for surpassed any expectations, Neal, our ranger was a delight, and knowledgeable, considerate, any superlative you choose. He met it; there are simply not enough words in my vocabulary to adequately express the amazing experience we have had, with great thanks, to Neal and every one of the great support folks working behind the scenes… from folks who travel broadly, a huge kudos to all of you! Absolutely unforgettably, fantastic."

Country: USA
Camp: Rattray's on MalaMala

"Alex and Nerine were excellent, friendly, accommodating, efficient and generous with time and care. You are fortunate to have them."

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

"Thank you MalaMala, we had a beautiful time here."

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

"What a fabulous experience! Thank you so much for the effort and devotion it has taken to sharped MalaMala over the decades! A special thanks to Grant. His passion and devotion in all he did. We especial appreciated the early starts and late finishes that extended our game viewing and learning time."

Country: USA
Camp: Rattray's on MalaMala

"Paul was terrific! He was an excellent match for us. I would return just to have him as our ranger again."

Country: Australia
Camp: Rattray's on MalaMala

"Everything was more than satisfactory. We would particularly recommend our ranger Dean. He did everything we expected, and so much more, from morning ti night."

Country: Australia
Camp: MalaMala

"The experience and professionalism shown throughout our stay has been just wonderful."

Country: Canada
Camp: MalaMala

"Our guide Bens went beyond normal requirements to ensure we had successful game drives and was very attentive to our needs to ensure that we saw what we wanted and were in a position to get extraordinary photographs, we would definitely request him on a future trip."

Country: New Zealand
Camp: MalaMala

"We had the most amazing stay- thank you Grant Roodt, our ranger, was excellent & we couldn’t asked for anyone better. We would definitely request him again and recommend him to others. He was very knowledgeable on the game drives and really made our experience so memorable and special. Sophie our 11 year old thought he was fantastic and we thought MalaMala was very fortunate to have such a working and loyal employee."

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

"We were very impressed overall. We were so lucky to have Niel as our guide. He is very knowledgeable, good sense of humor. Found lots of great animals and definitely knows what he knows what his doing. We would want to come back and have Niel as our guide. Recommending MalaMala, your accommodating, and Niel as well. Thanks for a great time! All staff was always smilling, very friendly and wonderful. Great experience!!!"

Country: UK
Camp: MalaMala

"I think that you have thought about everything to make the perfect holiday. I only wish we were here for longer."

Country: UK
Camp: MalaMala

"I have enjoyed my stay very much. The cleanliness and detail were excellent. The whole experience has been wonderful and the ranger Jonathan could not have been more helpful. I hope to visit MalaMala again sometime in the future."

 


 

October 2014:

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

"Ranger Matt Meyer was exceptional not only in his knowledge of the animals and reserve, but his interpersonal skills as well. Matt would rate a 12 on a 1-10 scale."

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

"We had an excellent time and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Michael Griffin is extremely competent and a delightful young man. We felt totally safe in his care and he accommodated all of our interests."

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

"Add "50th Anniversary year" to Big 5 Certificate weave appreciative little changes from year to year and that the focus remains on the wildlife. Thanks so much for sole use of the vehicle and for allowing Grant to take us on off road walks. We shall see you next year about the same year."

Country: USA
Camp: Rattray's on MalaMala

"Nick was spectacular. He was always there to help. Alex and Nerine and other were also helpful."

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

"Michael was wonderful and made the trip the amazing experience it was."

Country: England
Camp: MalaMala

"Everything lived up to our expectations and more! The game viewing was brilliant- second to none- we have been to a number of other camps in Sabi Sands, MalaMala is by far the best in every aspect. Thank you for the lovely surprise of a wedding anniversary cake, making a our stay more enjoyable- if that were possible!!. Our ranger, Morne Coetzer was first class."

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

"Your ranger Matt is truly an asset. His skill and knowledge, and especially his instincts and experience- we have been guests at MalaMala and were expecting a great experience, but it was phenomenal! Not only did we see the big 7, the baby big 6 and the first sighting of the female leopard and her 2 cubs. We saw a panoramic Shaw. With impalas chased by dogs, warthog chased & the entire dog pack run towards us during sundowners! We had fabulous 4 days. Matt did an amazing job! Our greatest thanks!"

Country: USA
Camp:Rattray's on MalaMala

"Roan was excellent ranger. All staff outstanding along with accommodations."

Country: USA
Camp: Rattray's on MalaMala

"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Rattrays on MalaMala. Outstanding food and service."

Country: USA
Camp: Rattray's on MalaMala

"Everything was beautiful. Our visit was lovely, our ranger excellent. I would definitely return."

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

"First rate experience from start to finish."

Country: USA
Camp: Rattray's on MalaMala

"Thank you for fabulous stay. The memories we and our family will be with us forever. I have stayed at some of the words finest hotels, but none have surpassed the accommodations at Rattrays. It is truly perfection in accommodations, friendly staff, excellent food, outstanding décor, fantastic comfort and of course the king on the cake is your remarkable game drives. Warm regards. PS: We will be back"

Country: USA
Camp: Rattray's on MalaMala

"This camp was amazing."

Country: USA
Camp: Rattray's on MalaMala

"Everyone was wonderful."

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

"Great! Loved every minute of or visit staff is friendly and polite, accommodations’ beautiful. Staff very attentive and Roan was very knowledgeable. Friendly. Thanks for a lovely stay."

Country: Germany
Camp: MalaMala

"David was a very nice person. Everything was perfect during our stay. Thank you."

Country: Australia
Camp: MalaMala

"Hard to think of anything that could be done better."

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

"Dave did an excellent job in hosting, serving and game driving. It was a great experience for the three of us."

Country: USA
Camp: Rattray's on MalaMala

"Fritz was a pleasure to work with. He was professional. Courteous, knowledgeable, punctual, and very service oriented. He really made us feel welcome as guests. Overall on stay was beyond excellent! The entire staff was top notch. This really was the trip of a lifetime for us and Fritz played a big part in making it happen seamlessly for us. We will remember this trip for the rest of our lives. Thank you."

Country: USA
Camp: Rattray's on MalaMala

"Alex and Nerine were excellent, friendly, accommodating, efficient and generous"

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

"This was a perfect a great trip for our family. Morne was especially excellent. We will recommend this reserve to our friends."

Country: Italy
Camp: Rattray's on MalaMala

"Better is impossible! Fantastic place and tear. Thanks!"

Country: USA
Camp: Rattray's on MalaMala

"Bens is one of the best trackers and game rangers I have had in over 30 visits to Africa. Chris did outstanding job as a caterer in meeting my special needs."

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

"We had a wonderful experience - our tracker Brendon Cole was extremely knowledgeable and very skilled. Michael at the bar was very attentive and kind. We enjoyed ourselves without any concern or reservation, an excellent time was had by all!"

Country: Australia
Camp: MalaMala

"This was a wonderful experience and our last day we saw the big five, Wow!!! Would recommend to anybody to come to MalaMala. Food was amazing, best we have had in South Africa."

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

"Amazing experience! Morne and Neil were excellent! Room was very nice."

Country: USA
Camp: Rattray's on MalaMala

"I loved our experience; we initially had Paul who was hot up to standards! But Mike was amazing! Thank you for great time. I would recommend."

Country: UK
Camp: MalaMala

"Thank you for having the foresight to create and maintain a place like MalaMala. It is like nowhere else on earth. I have so enjoyed my 10 day stay and will be booking for next year on my return to the UK. Yours sincerely. Doreen Suffell."

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

"A wonderful experience for us. Dean is a superb guide/ranger and you are fortunate to have someone of his ability on your staff."

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

"Everything spectacular and beyond expectations! Nothing can tap this. Murray was such great guide host/ tracker made us felt very welcome at all times and very knowledgeable and enthusiastic! Michael was exceptional host and bar Manager all staff were welcoming and courteous. Thank you."

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

"Exceptionally privileged to have Matt Meyer as our ranger/guide. We have truly experience at MalaMala. Thank you."

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

"Dave (ranger) was great."

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

"Everyone and everything was magnificent! Our ranger Brendon, fantastic!"

Country: Australia
Camp: MalaMala

"We could fault nothing at this magical place. The accommodation, service, food and safaris have all been perfect. It has been a special experience-thank to entire staff."

Country: Australia
Camp: MalaMala

"We have thoroughly enjoyed our time here. "

Country: Australia
Camp: MalaMala

"The experience and professionalism shown throughout our stay has been just wonderful."

 


 

September 2014:

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

"Our visit to MalaMala was the highlight of our tour. It was very emotional as well as the most wonderful experience we have encountered. The rangers were great. Grant, a wonderful person, made sure we saw as much as possible with safety in mind. We have been on safari in Kenya, which we found wonderful, but this was superb. We would clearly love to come back and spend time with you. We have purchased the book MalaMala – A Pathway to an African Eden and it is lovely. Thank you all for wonderful experience."

Country: Italy
Camp: MalaMala

"This was our second time here at MalaMala and it's been amazing. More than we can believe. Thanks to Mike (our ranger) and to all your staff!"

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

"We really enjoyed everything and Mercy is a gem, best massage ever!"

Country: Singapore
Camp: MalaMala

"Thanks for taking such a good care of us. My kids loved it too. We will be back!"

Country: India
Camp: MalaMala

"All the services were excellent. We look forward to our next trip soon."

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

"Morne (our ranger) was the best. We enjoyed his knowledge of all the birds and various animals. We saw all the predators some great encounters with lions, leopard and wild dogs. Morne was very easy to work with, had great customer skills and was great at communication. He took real good care of our family. We had a great time!"

Country: Australia
Camp: MalaMala

"We were very happy with the facilities, food, rangers, accommodation, friendly staff and the unexpected experiences like morning tea in reserve and "sundowners" at evening drive. Little extras like bookmarks, a turned down and curtains closed in the evening and coffee when waking early were appreciated. All of this made our experience wonderful. Thank you. We love the décor of rooms inside main building and the photos memorable of days gone by."

Country: USA
Camp: Rattray's on MalaMala

"Beautiful camp. Gracious & attentive staff, wonderful food. Overall experience was great. Oh and of course, great game viewing."

Country: England
Camp: Rattray's on MalaMala

"The comfort and service at Rattray's was impeccable. The food offered was of the highest quality. Alex and Nerine – the camp managers – were very approachable and keen to make our visit a pleasant one. Fritz, our ranger, was very helpful, an excellent guide and informative. This camp has got so much going for it, we will definitely return. Well done!"

 


 

August 2014:

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

"All was truly above our expectations and more. We had a glorious time and hope to be back very very soon."

Country: USA
Camp: Rattray's on MalaMala

"Mike was our guide – he was beyond excellent!! He was so knowledgeable, accommodating considerate. We were a group of 7, so he had his hands full and he was incredible. Our game drives were fantastic and we learned a lot about MalaMala, South Africa and the animals." The staff were also amazing... gracious warm and kind. Our time here was perfect in every respect. Thank you.

Country: Johannesburg, RSA
Camp: MalaMala

"I enjoyed the gym on my morning of departure. It was clean, well-equipped and all in good order. The degree of attention, food-quality and courtesy are perfectly pitched from my point of view. MalaMala gets five stars. Thank you."

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

"Mike – our ranger was exceptional. Mature, courteous-caring and very intelligent. This was a very special trip we planned for our children and grandchild. It more that met our expectations. We will recommend MalaMala to many friends."

Country: Botswana
Camp: MalaMala

"Great and courteous staff. Thanks to all of you. We enjoyed our vegetarian meal very much. The animal sightings were spectacular, repeatedly, and exceeded our expectations. And overall this was a fabulous experience we will all cherish!"

Country: Western Australia
Camp: MalaMala

"We were more than happy and especially the wildlife exceeded our expectations."

Country: Canada
Camp: MalaMala

"Everything was outstanding. Thank you."

Country: Australia
Camp: Rattray's on MalaMala

"I cannot think of anything that could tap this reserve and everything about it. Attention to detail is 1st class and nothing at all was too much trouble."

 


 

April to July 2014:

Country: Western Australia
Camp: MalaMala

"Our stay was memorable. Our ranger, Paul, didn't mind mixing with much older guests & we all appreciated his knowledge and sense of humor. Had a nice bush breakfast and travelling companion's birthday was celebrated in style. We will be returning in 2015 at the same time! (with more friends – spreading the word!)"

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

"The camp exceeded my expectations in every way. The rooms and gardens are beautiful. The property has a style of historic safaris but with perfect amenities. Robin was a wonderful guide. We would highly recommend the main camp at MalaMala to our friends who are interested in visiting Africa."

Country: USA
Camp: Rattray's on MalaMala

"Our ranger Matt was excellent, he always asked what we wanted to do and accommodated our requests, he was very knowledgeable, informative and always courteous."

Country: Netherlands
Camp: Rattray's on MalaMala

"Thank you for a wonderful stay. So good to be back at MalaMala!"

Impressions and pictures from guest, Haley Rosengarten: July 2014
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Country: United Kingdom
Camp: MalaMala

“I have fallen in love with Africa and MalaMala. The welcome was amazing and the game drives out of this world. I hope to come back to South Africa to collect the piece of my heart I have left behind. Norma is a true lady!! Sending a big Yorkshire hug.”

Country: United States
Camp: MalaMala

“I’ve stayed at other lodges and beyond, including the world’s best resorts. Peter Van Wyk is absolutely the best guide/ranger I’ve ever had. He is very knowledgeable and polite. He treats people with respect, courtesy. I hope to come back and have him as my guide in the future.”

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

“A truly superb experience and will definitely be repeated. I cannot praise Yuri, our ranger, highly enough. Friendly, knowledgeable, good fun, and an excellent tracker. He made our stay so pleasant. A truly marvelous host.”

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

“This safari was the first trip our grandchildren Sam (12) and Mollie (10) took without their parents. Everyone was terrific in making them feel comfortable and welcome. The room, food, service, staff and our guide Brett were the best. When we were about to depart, they asked me if we could stay longer! I am sure we will return soon.”

Country: UK
Camp: Rattray’s on MalaMala

“Our 4 days at Rattrays on MalaMala met every expectation and more. Our room was stunning and ranger passionate and could not have done more to make our experience a spectacular one. The food and service was impeccable. We will definitely be coming back and recommending Rattrays on MalaMala to our friends. The attention to detail is remarkable.”

Country: England
Camp: Rattray’s on MalaMala

“I couldn’t have wished for anything more. This was an amazing experience. All of your staff are wonderful and our ranger Roan is super. This trip will remain with me forever.”

Country: Canada
Camp: MalaMala

“My ranger, Matthew Hobbs, is excellent and a credit to your company. I had Matthew as my ranger on my last visit to MalaMala, and I look forward to having again in the future.”

Country: Canada
Camp: Rattray’s on MalaMala

“Thank you for a fantastic stay at Rattray’s on MalaMala. We had an incredible journey and experience. This was our first time to South Africa and first ever safari. Dan was a fantastic ranger and host. He is very knowledgeable and gave us an experience we will never forget. Our Khaya was beautiful and the staff was great. We will be recommending MalaMala to our friends and family in Canada.”

Country: Australia
Camp: Rattray’s on MalaMala

“An absolutely fantastic experience. I will recommend to all. I will also revisit when able to.”

Country: USA
Camp: Rattray’s on MalaMala

“Our ranger, Mike Kirkman, went above and beyond expectations in all regards relative to our stay at Rattrays on MalaMala. He made our stay so memorable and even loaned us his video camera when our broke. The whole staff was also excellent and made our stay comfortable, relaxed and well cared too. Mike’s knowledge of the area and game, along with great tracking skills, made too an awesome safari experience.”

Country: Australia
Camp: Rattray’s on MalaMala

“The whole experience was amazing. We could not fault anything. Congratulations on providing such a beautiful place, exceptional accommodations and staff. We will definitely recommend Rattrays on MalaMala to all our friends.”

Country: USA
Camp: Rattray’s on MalaMala

“Visiting MalaMala always seems to be almost surreal, especially the game viewing. Leopards were the premier viewing animal this year. I am still on my quest to see the wild dogs, perhaps next time. Again, Yuri was great in making our stay and viewing exceptional. Attention to our every need was paramount. MalaMala is a must for anyone visiting Africa.”

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala

“This was my second time to MalaMala and it was just as wonderful as the first! The game viewing is absolutely spectacular! The staff is very friendly, helpful and accommodating, and always putting the guest first. I’ve had the same ranger, Morne Goetzer, both times and I would request him again and again. He is very knowledgeable of the bush and excels at what he does. He is very genuine and knows exactly how to entertain his guest. There is no doubt in my mind that I’ll be back at MalaMala in the very near future!”

Country: England
Camp: MM

“It was our first time to SA and to a game reserve. It really was a sheer dream. Congratulations indeed. Your welcome, the way you keep everything - from accommodation to reserve - is just stunning. Our ranger, Grant, was just perfect in every aspect. Your calendar is now here in the kitchen with us! Please let us know when you issue the 2015 one, before we come back, we want you all just by us!! Thank you.”

Country: Australia
Camp: MalaMala

“Dear Mr Rattray
I would like to thank all the staff at MalaMala big camp on behalf of my family and sister’s family the most amazing holiday we have ever had. We were there for four nights in early April this year and without exception there was not one of us who could fault anything about our entire stay.The facilities were first rate as was the food and the overall service. We would especially like to express our thanks for the wonderful service that Michael, the Bar Manager provided to us during our entire stay. There was nothing that he could not do for us and looked after us as though we were the only people who were staying there.

What made this stay even better was through the amazing service, knowledge, support and friendship bestowed by our ranger, James Moodie. This young man taught us so much about each and every animal we saw. He manage to satisfy every request each of the seven of us put to him and did it in a way that was truly exciting but also total sense of security and safety. This staff member is an amazing asset that your game reserve is very lucky to have.Since returning to Australia we have shared our wonderful experience about our stay at MalaMala with family and numerous friends and I would expect that many of them will follow our recommendation to stay at your game reserve when visiting South Africa in coming months and years. Please pass on our thanks to all involved and maintain the standard you have set.”

 


 

January - March 2014:

Country
: USA
Camp: MalaMala
"No suggestions, everything was perfect. We’ve been to SA and other Southern African countries many times, and have lived in Namibia for 3 months. We loved everything!"

Country: Switzerland
Camp: MalaMala
"This is the best service I have ever had in an hotel. The ranger was very professional and the food was excellent."

Country: Switzerland
Camp: MalaMala
"Everything was perfect!"

Country: UK
Camp: Rattray’s on MalaMala
"Excellent, personal service by all staff. Brett was fantastic. Beautifully appointed rooms and shared spaces. Friendly staff. Stunning game viewing. Keep up the good work Rattray! It was such a special, memorable stay."

Country: UK
Camp: MalaMala
"We have had an amazing time at MalaMala. Your staff are all incredible. Our rangers, especially Mathew, were more than we could have hoped for - knowledgeable, kind, considerate and helpful. Keep doing what you are doing and we will come back. Food was fantastic as well. Thank You."

Country: USA
Camp: Rattray’s on MalaMala
"The experience exceeded our expectations in every respect. Our ranger (Roan) was excellent and the entire meal service and housekeeping staff did an excellent job. We could not ask for more! We will be back!"

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala
"This was my third trip to MalaMala. It just keeps getting better and better!"

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala
"It’s unusual in our travels to experience such complete engagement, as we did with our rangers Daniels and Morne. Don’t ever lose that, its special."

Country: Switzerland
Camp: MalaMala
"This was a wonderful stay, and game drives with our ranger Jonathan were exceptional. The staff at the camp very friendly and helpful. We also loved the barman. Keep going on like that, and we will return."

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala
"Our guide, Bens, was terrific as was John Robertson 4 years earlier. Thank you for assigning us such a good experienced senior guide! Grant was also very helpful. Hope to return again in a few years again."

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala
"Morne was a great ranger, teaching us about everything from the wildlife + plants to survival. He is very knowledgeable about wildlife photography + really mentored me throughout the trip. Overall it was a once in a lifetime experience. I can’t wait to come back! Daniel was an excellent tracker and we were all blown away by how much we saw so quickly. He had great stories and we all learned a lot. Very professional, yet fun also. Two amazing rangers and we couldn’t be more impressed."

Country: USA
Camp: Rattray’s on MalaMala
"The experience exceeded our expectations. The room was comfortable and luxurious. The meals were high quality and tasty. Our ranger Brett was amazing. He was always courteous and we felt he was taking good care of us. He was also great with the tracking and we saw the Big 5 almost every day! We definitely will recommend MalaMala, and should we be back in South Africa we will make this trip again! Thanks for everything and a memorable honeymoon!"

Country: UK
Camp: MalaMala
"It was our first visit to South Africa, and while we enjoyed the holiday very much, the highlight of the tour was our visit to MalaMala. We were fortunate to see the “Big 5” plus many other birds and animals all in one day! The rangers, accommodation, food, hospitality and weather were all excellent. We could not have wished for more. It was truly a memorable experience for both of us and we shall recommend MalaMala to our friends. We also hope to come again ourselves."

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala
"Nic Moxham is the best ranger/guide I have had after 3 safaris in Africa. He is very good at explaining everything from the big game to the smallest animal, bird or plant. He is very attentive to his guests and is eager to share his knowledge with them. The “Gold Standard” in rangers! Brett Meadows is also a splendid ranger/guide. He excels at tracking and finding exciting big game encounters. He is very personable and attentive to proving a highly satisfactory experience."

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala
"Bartender excellent! Overall experience way beyond expectation. Bens was an extraordinary guide, and an almost magical tracker - PLUS courteous, interesting and fun! MalaMala is wonderful! Thank you!"

Country: USA
Camp: MalaMala
"Having stayed in several hotels during our tour of South Africa we felt that MalaMala was without doubt standing out from the rest. Apart from seeing the Big 5 at close range, which of course fulfilled a lifetime desire, we loved the accommodation and attention to detail with every part of our stay. Matthew was our ranger and he was totally capable. We felt safe with him, and his knowledge and humor complemented the whole experience. Don’t change a thing."

Country: UK
Camp: MalaMala
"An absolutely wonderful experience with an excellent first class service camp and rangers. Feel very privileged to have spent 2 nights at MalaMala and will take back to England a very memorable, special time. Thank you."

 

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