MalaMala Rattray’s Camp – Luxury Lodge book Now !

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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 into 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.At MalaMala Rattray’s Camp, wildlife safaris are our number one priority. A maximum of only four guests per safari vehicle is the norm and a flexible operation ensures your adventures into the bush will be intimate and unforgettable. An experienced and proficient ranger will serve as your guide and host, offering a level of service second to none.


A beautifully appointed library containing rare African books and magnificent works of art An elegant, African themed air-conditioned dining room An historic bar featuring photographs of the early days of this unique area and its pioneers A large wooden safari deck where meals and teas are served. A traditional reed “boma” for evening meals around the fire. 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. Mobile phone coverage (MTN) and complimentary wireless internet connectivity are available at all the MalaMala Game Reserve camps.


8 luxury suites for a maximum of 16 guests (triple sharing permitted in a maximum of 2 suites) . Age restriction: no children under the age of 16. Capacity on game drives: four guests but can be increased to six guests per safari vehicle based on guests travelling together and triple share.


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

  • Classic Safari Luxury
  • Pristine setting
  • Exceptional wildlife
  • Spa treatment bliss


  • Sunrise & Sunset Safari drives
  • Spa (Guest Pamper)
  • Gym
  • Safari Shop

Every guest itinerary is treated with a personalised touch to ensure that their Safari experience is special, memorable and as they had dreamed. We offer guests transfer options in luxury air-conditioned SUVs from Johannesburg to the Mala Mala Private Game Reserve as well as from both Hoedspruit Airport, KMIA (Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport) and O.R Tambo International Airport. Request Safaria transfer

The adventure of Safari is an exciting adventure filled journey that captures the imagination of every traveller to Africa. Preperation is also part of the excitement and because the African bush can be unpredictable we advise that our guests kindly bring with them the following attire and items of a personal nature :

  • Camera
  • Binoculars
  • A good bush hat for summer months or warm beanie in winter
  • Sunglasses
  • Comfortable shoes

What to Wear:

Months: September to AprilCool functional attire preferably in dull darker shades to create uniformity with environment. Always remember a good hat as well as sunscreen. Midday temperature Summers can reach upward of 40 degrees and afternoons can experience thunder showers. All vehicles are equipped with blankets and waterproof ponchos for our guests.Winter Months: May to AugustDuring the winter months we typically experience blue skies with a daily average temperature of 20 – 25 degrees celcius. Early morning and late afternoons are cooler and we recommend warmer attire as this is amplified particularly when traveling on an open safari vehicle.We have a partnership with Trappers Trading Co. locally and can facilitate any clothing or technical wear requirements with prior notice.


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