Mala Mala Main Camp is one of three overnight options in the reserve. Traditional safari style rules in this unfenced camp, where every aspect is designed to enhance guests’ views of the surrounding bushveld. Mala Mala Main Camp is set among massive indigenous trees and rolling lawns on the banks of the Sand River – don’t be surprised to find the occasional antelope or elephant sharing your oasis or drinking from the infinity pool. In accordance with the reserve’s conservation policies, there are no more than 36 guests staying at a time. Low-key yet with all comforts, each of the thatched rondavels has a private veranda overlooking the bush so guests can enjoy wildlife viewing from the comfort of their rooms.
Dinner – featuring bush cuisine and venison specialities and superb wines – is served African safari style around a log fire in the reed-enclosed boma beneath the African night sky.
At Mala Mala guests feel like pioneers: the unassuming yet utterly comfortable camps, vast sweeping plains, African sky and bushveld filled with lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino and elephant come together in an authentic safari experience. Comprising 13 500 hectares, Mala Mala shares a 19-kilometre-long unfenced border with the Kruger National Park and lies sandwiched between the Kruger National Park and Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve. Sightings include the Big 5, plains game, cheetah, wild dog and an incredible variety of birdlife. Guided morning and afternoon game drives are guaranteed to be exciting and adrenaline-packed affairs, as are guided walks where guests learn more about the vegetation and some of the smaller animals of the bush. Enjoy an authentic, traditional safari experience at MalaMala Main Camp, an oasis in the bush. Its enduring popularity bears testimony to the exceptional game viewing, colonial-style hospitality and low-key luxury always on offer here.