15th August 2020

South African residents can enjoy huge discounts for one of Africa’s most prolific wildlife safari destinations, Mala Mala Game Reserve.

In existence since 1927, this massive, thriving tract of land offers the most exciting wildlife experience this side of the equator. MalaMala Game Reserve is one of the largest private Big Five game reserves in South Africa. It covers 13 300ha (33 000 acres), shares a 19km (12 mile) unfenced boundary with the world-renowned Kruger National Park and lies strategically sandwiched between the Kruger and the Sabi Sand Reserve.

Rates valid from date of opening until 28 February 2021 excluding peak season dates 21 December 2020 – 04 January 2021


from R5,900.00 per person per night sharing

from R8,850.00 per person per night single in a luxury room

from R3,500.00 children under 12 years sharing


Mala Mala Camp

Mala Mala Camp is a haven of understated luxury combining warm comfort and superb service with unrivalled views of the Sand River and surrounding bushveld. It is truly a place of legends where rare photographs, old maps and extraordinary mementos rub shoulders with the works of renowned contemporary wildlife artists.The camp is an unfenced oasis in the middle of the bush.

Outdoor seating on the deck helps you embedded within nature
Luxury guest rooms for you to relax and enjoy
Exquisite dining, with superb food and wines available

The Mala Mala Experience

On arrival at the camps in the reserve, guests are introduced to their ranger, who acts as host, guide and educator. While an itinerary is suggested to take advantage of the more comfortable temperature ranges and the enhanced game-viewing opportunities, it is also important to take time to relax and enjoy the camp surroundings, and to immerse oneself in the environment.

“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, as if on cue,” says acclaimed wildlife photojournalist Geoff Dalglish in his Sunday Times review

Game drives are conducted twice a day (early morning, and late afternoon/ evening) in open 4-wheel drive safari vehicles. The rangers are in constant radio communication with one another to keep each other informed about the location of wildlife. Headsets are used for this purpose so as not to interrupt the sounds of the African bush. The 4-wheel drive safari vehicles enable the rangers to leave the road and provide guests with close up game viewing and fantastic photographic opportunities. Night drives, with the aid of powerful spotlights, bring the bush to life at night.

Walking Safaris: Visitors may head out on foot with their armed ranger. The perspective of the bush is entirely different to that of a vehicle, and guests will learn to read the signs of the wild, and perhaps come into close contact with the different animal species on the reserve.

The array of animals at Mala Mala is outstanding
Big Cats are a phenom at Mala Mala, be sure to bring your camera and camera-phone
The constant search for food & water in the daily life of elephants

Booking Terms and Conditions

The SA Resident Rates are only available to South African passport / ID holders or permanent residents and proof of such must be presented on booking. Accommodation is only available in luxury rooms with an upgrade to luxury suites subject to availability on check-in. Children of all ages are welcome but children younger than 6 years are subject to specific terms and conditions with respect to dining venues and safari vehicles. Family rooms able to accommodate a third adult or two children are available on request. The children’s rate is only applicable to children sharing a family room with an adult/s. No additional promotional rates can be used in conjunction with the SA Resident Rates. Full payment is required on confirmation of the reservation. We will do everything possible to ensure a maximum of 4 guests per safari vehicle.

Private safari vehicles are available at a supplementary cost but cannot be guaranteed. Rates are quoted in South African Rand.

All guests will be required to practice social distancing when in camp. Masks or face shields are compulsory in areas where social distancing is not possible.

Rate Inclusions

  • All meals and snacks
  • Game drives in open 4-wheel drive safari vehicles conducted by an experienced ranger
  • Bush walks
  • Transfers to / from the Mala Mala airstrip
  • Value Added Tax

Rate Exclusions

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Community Tourism Levy
  • Telecommunication costs
  • Skukuza Airport transfers
  • Transfers to / from any other camps (excluding Mala Mala Game Reserve. camps)
  • Sabi Sand Wildtuin entrance fee if travelling by road

Supplementary Services

Shared road transfer to / from Skukuza Airport – per person one way, ZAR 250.00

Community Tourism Levy – per person per night, ZAR 165.00

Private safari vehicle – per empty seat out of six, ZAR 1 200.00

Self-drive guests: Mala Mala Game Reserve is a 6 hour drive from Johannesburg. Access to MalaMala is via the Sabi Sand Wildtuin utilising Shaw’s Gate.


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COVID-19 POLICY: Should your booking be negatively impacted as a result of the current Covid-19 outbreak continuing into late 2020 and 2021, then Captured In Africa will allow ONE free of charge CHANGE to any date within 12 months of your original travel date.
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