MalaMala Main Camp

Discover the Diverse Wildlife of Mala Mala Game Reserve


Nestled within the expansive MalaMala Game Reserve, MalaMala Main Camp stands as a testament to the true essence of a luxury photographic safari. The reserve, an integral part of the African safari landscape since 1927, consistently delivers thrilling wildlife encounters and exceptional experiences. As one of the largest private Big Five game reserves in South Africa, spanning 13,300 hectares (33,000 acres), MalaMala shares a 19-kilometre (12-mile) unfenced border with the renowned Kruger National Park, while being strategically positioned between the National Park and the Sabi Sand Reserve.

This unfenced camp is an oasis in the heart of the bushveld, where the untamed wilderness thrives. MalaMala Camp and Sable Camp, both designed with a deep appreciation for the surrounding natural beauty, offer a unique perspective of the wild. Meandering pathways wind along the camp’s perimeter, unveiling individual ochre-coloured units nestled amid the lush greenery bordering the Sand River. The camp’s serene ambiance, complemented by magnificent trees and rolling green lawns, is filled with melodious birdsong. Occasional sightings of antelope and elephants in search of succulent greenery complete the harmonious picture.

Room Amenities

  • Minibar
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • En-Suite
  • Air Conditioning
  • Safe
  • Shower

What to Expect

MalaMala Main Camp is a sanctuary of comfort and luxury in the heart of the African wilderness. The camp comprises spacious, individually designed units that harmonise with the breathtaking natural surroundings. Each unit is designed to offer a seamless blend of relaxation and adventure while providing splendid views of the untamed landscape. The camp offers an array of room types to cater to diverse preferences, ensuring guests are pampered throughout their stay.

The camp’s facilities are thoughtfully designed to enhance the safari experience, offering a perfect balance of modern amenities and the raw beauty of the wilderness. Whether you choose to relax in the comfort of your unit or explore the camp’s welcoming common areas, you’ll find an ideal blend of tranquillity and adventure at MalaMala Main Camp.


Luxury Suites

The Luxury Suites at MalaMala Main Camp offer an unrivalled safari experience. With an emphasis on sophistication and comfort, these suites provide a spacious and inviting retreat. Whether you choose to relax in the cosy lounge, rejuvenate in the elegant en-suite bathroom, or admire the breathtaking wilderness from your private veranda, each moment promises to be a memorable one.

In addition to super king-size beds and a range of modern amenities, our guests enjoy the convenience of 24-hour temperature control, ensuring a comfortable environment regardless of the season. Direct dial telephones are provided for your convenience, and a well-stocked minibar is available so that you can savour your favourite beverages without leaving the comfort of your suite. Safety and security are of utmost importance, and our suites are equipped with a mini-safe to protect your valuable items.

Our bathrooms are equipped with premium amenities, as well as insect repellent to enhance your comfort during your stay. Hairdryers are also at your disposal for your grooming needs. Additionally, tea and coffee making facilities are provided, so you can indulge in a hot beverage whenever you desire. The Luxury Suites at MalaMala Main Camp blend modern convenience with the beauty of the natural world, ensuring that your safari experience is both luxurious and immersive.

Luxury Room

The Luxury Rooms at MalaMala Main Camp offer a superb blend of comfort and modern amenities. Each room is thoughtfully designed to provide an inviting and relaxing atmosphere. Enjoy the convenience of complimentary Wi-Fi to stay connected with the outside world during your stay.

Our 24-hour temperature control ensures that your room remains comfortable, no matter the weather. You can easily adjust it to your liking for the perfect ambiance. Direct dial telephones are available for your convenience, allowing you to stay in touch as needed.

A well-stocked minibar is at your disposal, providing a variety of beverages for you to enjoy in the comfort of your room. For added security, each room is equipped with a mini-safe, offering peace of mind for your valuables.

In the spacious en-suite bathroom, you’ll find premium amenities, insect repellent to keep you comfortable, and hairdryers to meet your grooming needs. Additionally, tea and coffee making facilities are provided, ensuring you can enjoy a hot cup of your preferred beverage at your convenience. The Luxury Rooms at MalaMala Main Camp deliver a seamless combination of modern comfort and the stunning natural surroundings, promising a memorable safari experience.

Sable Camp Suites

The Sable Camp Suites at MalaMala offer expansive accommodations in the southern section of the reserve, providing a luxurious and comfortable setting for your safari adventure. These suites are equipped with a range of modern amenities to enhance your stay, including complimentary Wi-Fi, ensuring you stay connected during your visit.

For your comfort, the suites feature 24-hour temperature control, allowing you to set the perfect climate to suit your preferences. Stay in touch with the outside world using the direct dial telephones available in each suite.

You’ll find a well-stocked minibar, offering a selection of beverages for your enjoyment. Additionally, a mini-safe is provided for your peace of mind, ensuring your valuables remain secure.

The en-suite bathrooms are equipped with premium amenities, insect repellent, and hairdryers, offering you convenience and comfort. Furthermore, tea and coffee making facilities are available, allowing you to savor your favorite hot beverages at your leisure. The Sable Camp Suites at MalaMala provide an ideal combination of modern luxury and the captivating natural surroundings, making your safari experience truly exceptional.

Game Drives

Game drives are conducted twice a day (early morning, and late afternoon/ evening) in open 4-wheel drive safari vehicles. The rangers are in constant radio communication with one another to keep each other informed about the location of wildlife. Headsets are used for this purpose so as not to interrupt the sounds of the African bush. The 4-wheel drive safari vehicles enable the rangers to leave the road and provide guests with close up game viewing and fantastic photographic opportunities. Night drives, with the aid of powerful spotlights, bring the bush to life at night.

Bush Walks

Visitors may head out on foot with their armed ranger. The perspective of the bush is entirely different to that of a vehicle, and guests will learn to read the signs of the wild, and perhaps come into close contact with the different animal species on the reserve.

Weddings and/or Honeymoons

MalaMala offers a unique destination from which to exchange vows – one that will never be forgotten. For the couple who seeks an intimate destination, without “frills” but with a heart of warm African hospitality, beautiful sunsets, panoramic views and beautiful accommodation – MalaMala is the place for romance.

Following the exhausting wedding preparations and the excitement of the “Big Day”, where better to escape to than a place buried in the wild of Africa. No cellphones, no traffic, no clutter – just pure peace, silence, and unspoiled rugged bushveld.

MalaMala offers equal measures of privacy, romance, good company, romantic sunsets, action-packed game drives and excellent sumptuous cuisine.


  • Pool
  • Bar
  • Laundry Service
  • 24-hour Security
  • Restaurant
  • Internet Access
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We also offer a range of activities and excursions, including guided wildlife safaris, walking safaris, and boat cruises. So come and explore the beauty of South Africa with us, and experience the magic of the African wilderness in comfort and style!



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Our Client Reviews

  • Tim Taylor

    It was our 50th wedding anniversary & we took our whole family, our children, their spouses & our grandchildren, 20 strong, on safari at Umkumbe Bush Lodge, Sabi Sands & then for 5 days in the Western Cape. In the Cape we stayed at Lyonesse House in Constantia, a fabulous property for a big group. It was all arranged by Denise of East Cape Tours. Everything went very smoothly & everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Thanks Denise!

  • Tony King
    United States

    Stephanie has been the best agent I have worked with in Southern Africa. I bring groups from USA to South Africa and Zimbabwe and she has helped me tremendously.

  • Helen Blair
    United Kingdom

    Cearl Marney was an incredible agent, going above and beyond to arrange our stay at Amakhala Game Reserve. Not only were the arrangements flawless but Cearl also organised a nurse to come to our apartment to conduct PCR tests for the flight home. We would certainly recommend East Cape Tours (and Cearl in particular!) for any holiday bookings! We will be using them again next year Easter for sure!

  • Grace Tillemans
    United States

    For our first safari in Africa we decided to go to Sabi Sands private game reserve which was incredible. The whole process went seamlessly thanks to our amazing agent Valencia Sifo.