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Mala Mala Game Reserve is a private game reserve situated within the greater Sabi Sand Game Reserve. It shares open borders with the famous Kruger National Park and is a prime destination for wildlife game viewing. It is sandwiched between Kruger National Park and Sabi Sands Game Reserve and maintains an unfenced territory. Visitors can view the Big Five and cheetahs that are common in the vicinity. Mala Mala Game Reserve is privately owned for the past 90 years by the Varty family and offers the visitors unique game drive experience.


Wildlife viewing in Mala Mala Game Reserve is amazing and there are plenty of game drives during the day and night. You can encounter leopards, cheetahs, and the Big Five up close by driving off-road.

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The general landscape is woodland savanna and the vegetation is dense with massive riverine bushes and forests. However, despite the hindrances, sighting animals in Mala Mala Game Reserve is easy and abundant.

Best Time to Visit

Best time to visit Mala Mala Game Reserve is during the dry-winter season as temperatures remain comfortable and you can view a cluster of animals near water sources.

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Weather & Climate

The dry winter season is from May to September, which is also the best time to visit Mala Mala Game Reserve. October to March is the wet-summer season and temperatures can increase to uncomfortable levels.

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