MalaMala Rattray’s Camp – Southern Destinations
Sharing an open border with the Kruger National Park, Rattray’s on Mala Mala is situated on the banks of the Sand River on the Sabi Sands Game Reserve. This private conservation area is renowned for its excellent game viewing and breathtakingly beautiful, untamed surrounds. Offering a glimpse into an era long passed, Rattray’s on Mala Mala pays homage to the earliest travellers to Southern Africa, with a combination of the opulence of regal colonial style and the magic of wild Africa. As the newest edition to the Mala Mala family, Rattray’s is the culmination of 40-years of experience and excellence.
Each luxurious suite, or khaya (Zulu for home) functions as an inclusive home and boasts its own lavish “his” and “her” bathrooms, secluded outdoor shower and private heated plunge pool on the private veranda. Decorated with hand-selected furnishings, the lodge is styled with crystal and leather and is a treat even for the finest connoisseur.
Guest areas include a beautifully appointed library that is home to a collection of rare African books and works of art and a historic bar that is decorated with photos of the area through the centuries. A large filtered infinity pool provides magnificent views out over the Sand River and there is also a small fitness facility, with bike, treadmill and multigym equipment. Massages are also available on request.
Despite the luxurious accommodation, the focus at Rattray’s is firmly on the game viewing that is some of the best in the country. Morning and evening game drives are taken in exclusive game viewing vehicles, specially designed to take 4 guests only, meaning everyone has a unhindered view. Sightings of the Big Five are common, as well as plenty of opportunities to view the huge variety of other plant, bird and animal life that makes its home in the area. Nature walks can be taken after breakfast along with an experienced and passionate guide, who will introduce you to the smaller aspects of the surrounding habitats.
Rattray’s provide guests with a glimpse into a part of Africa that has and always will be untamed by humanity.