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MalaMala Rattray's Camp

Mpumalanga, South Africa


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Luxury Holidays At MalaMala Rattray's Camp

Nestled within the magical MalaMala Game Reserve, the original and one of the largest private Big Five reserves in South Africa, the adults-only Rattray’s Camp is the perfect base from which to enjoy the ultimate safari experience. After a warm welcome from the wonderful team, settle into your freestanding Khaya (Zulu for ‘home’) and get set to head into the wildlife-filled bushveld. Following your day encountering South Africa’s most magnificent game and birdlife, unwind with a massage or take a dip in your private plunge pool. Rare African books and artwork await in the elegant library, while an air-conditioned dining room, river-facing dining deck and historic bar ensure complete comfort on your luxury South African safari. Sumptuous home-cooked meals are served in a variety of locations - from the wildlife-viewing safari deck and the elegant dining room, to the privacy of your own Khaya or in the charming boma – alongside exquisite South African wine.

  • Type: Lodge
  • Summary: An elegant adults-only camp beside the Sand River
  • Feature: Within South Africa's largest private game reserve
  • Rooms: 8 Luxury Khayas (Suites)
  • Nearest airport: Johannesburg International Airport
Khaya Bedroom
Location and transfer

Approximately 1 hour 30 minutes by air from Johannesburg. Shuttle flights and private charters can be arranged.


The camp comprises eight Khayas (the Zulu word for 'home'). Free standing and spacious, they overlook the Sand River from their indigenous gardens and private veranda, complete with a plunge pool. There are spaces for indoor and outdoor dining, while the ‘his and hers’ bathrooms feature a claw-footed bath tub and double showers. Classic, luxurious décor combines with modern features - including 24-hour temperature control, direct dial telephones, tea and coffee facilities, a mini-bar, safe and the option for a satellite television and DVD player.

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One of the largest private Big Five game reserves in South Africa, bordering the world-renowned Kruger National Park, MalaMala Game Reserve offers a simply spectacular safari experience. From the luxurious camp, join an expert ranger for unforgettable game drives, encountering a range of wildlife including lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo and rhinoceros. Experience a sensational sunrise as you head out on an early morning drive, followed by an exciting bush walk. After making the most of the camp’s fabulous facilities, head out on another safari drive in the late afternoon, enjoying sundowners before spotting the elusive nocturnal wildlife of the bush.

Hotel Experiences

As well as the game drives, specialist photographic safaris can be enjoyed on the dedicated vehicle, complete with a sliding camera mount, bean bags for camera stability, storage boxes for equipment, and under-seat lighting. A photographer ranger will join you to ensure you get some spectacular shots of the wildlife. Please note that an additional charge applies.

In Addition

The rate includes all meals and snacks, drinks (excluding premium brands), game drives, nature walks, transfers to/from the MalaMala Game Reserve airstrip and a limited laundry service.


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