MalaMala Rattray’s Camp


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 of 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.

Upon arrival, guests are greeted by the collective smile of our passionate and professional team who are devoted to ensuring that our visitors cherish every moment of their time with us.

Each luxurious freestanding and spacious Khaya (Zulu word for ‘home’) 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.

The camp offers, amongst other things, a gym, an infinity swimming pool, a steam room and a massage service.

At MalaMala Rattray’s Camp, wildlife safaris are our number one priority. An experienced and proficient ranger will serve as a guide and host, offering a level of service second to none.

Sumptuous meals can be enjoyed in a variety of locations including in the privacy and comfort of your Khaya, or even experience a delicious bush breakfast.

Camp facilities:

  • A beautifully appointed library containing rare African books and magnificent works of art
  • An elegant, African themed air-conditioned dining room
  • A historic bar featuring photographs of the early days of this unique area and its pioneers
  • A large wooden safari deck where meals are served – and an awesome game viewing experience in itself!
  • 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 is available on request
  • Mobile phone coverage (MTN) and complimentary wireless internet connectivity are available at all the MalaMala Game Reserve camps


8 luxury suites (Khayas) for a maximum of 16 guests. No triple sharing.

  • Suites – 128m2
  • Pool Deck – 51m2
  • Pool – 6m2
  • Verandah – 84m2

Age restriction: No children under the age of 16.

The rooms:

  • Private verandah with grand river views
  • Indigenous private garden – a haven for the birds
  • “His” and “hers” bathrooms featuring a ball and claw footed 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 in-room dining
  • 24-hour temperature control – air-conditioning, heating and overhead fans
  • Direct dial telephones
  • A mini-bar
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • A mini-safe
  • Optional satellite television and DVD player