Rattray’s on MalaMala embodies the essence of ‘Out of Africa’ and offers a glimpse of a pioneering era that married the magic of the wild with elegance and refinement. The epitome of safari style, the newest addition to the MalaMala portfolio is a testament to the finer things in life. Each suite is resplendent with hand-selected furnishings, lavish his-and-hers bathrooms, a secluded outdoor shower, private veranda with magnificent river views and private heated pool. Enjoy superb meals in the elegant dining room or on the safari deck – an awesome game-viewing experience in itself. Amenities include an infinity pool with expansive river views, fitness facility, library with rare Africana books and striking artworks and a wine cellar boasting South Africa’s finest vintages.
South Africa’s ultimate luxury safari destination is MalaMala Private Game Reserve, a vast 13 500-hectare wilderness that shares a 19-kilometre-long unfenced border with the Kruger National Park to the east and abuts the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve to the west.
Here Africa’s wildlife roams free: expect to get up close and personal with lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino, elephant, vast herds of plains game, cheetah, wild dog and hyena.
Professional game rangers and Shangaan trackers take Rattray’s guests on exclusive morning and evening game drives into Big 5 territory. With a maximum of four people to an open game-viewing vehicle, these action-packed encounters are a photographer’s dream, as are the guided walks focusing on the vegetation and the smaller, shyer inhabitants of the bushveld.
Rattray’s on MalaMala offers an unforgettable safari experience – among the best Big 5 game-viewing in the world is coupled with sheer colonial luxury to provide guests with an intimate, magical African safari.