We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
MalaMala Main Camp
Nearby Hotels
SUN1 Pretoria(Pretoria)(Great Value!)
US$47
Expedia.com
View Deal
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
US$105
Booking.com
View Deal
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
Morning Star Express Hotel(Pretoria)(Great Value!)
US$75
Strikethrough price corresponds to the most expensive price returned by our partners for that offer
US$63
Agoda.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
US$92
Strikethrough price corresponds to the most expensive price returned by our partners for that offer
US$69
Booking.com
View Deal
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
Manhattan Hotel(Pretoria)
US$77
Booking.com
View Deal
  • Free Wifi
  • Breakfast included
StayEasy Pretoria(Pretoria)(Great Value!)
US$73
Strikethrough price corresponds to the most expensive price returned by our partners for that offer
US$71
Expedia.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
US$92
Strikethrough price corresponds to the most expensive price returned by our partners for that offer
US$90
Priceline
View Deal
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
US$211
Strikethrough price corresponds to the most expensive price returned by our partners for that offer
US$138
Booking.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Pool
Arcadia Hotel(Pretoria)
US$99
Strikethrough price corresponds to the most expensive price returned by our partners for that offer
US$96
Expedia.com
View Deal
  • Free Wifi
  • Restaurant
US$97
Strikethrough price corresponds to the most expensive price returned by our partners for that offer
US$70
Agoda.com
View Deal
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
Reviews (357)
Filter reviews
357 results
Traveller rating
312
28
15
2
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageAll languages
More languages
312
28
15
2
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsmala malathe rivergame viewinghunting lodgewild dogsprivate reservecape buffalosafari experienceseparate bathroomsthatched roofoff roadafrica tripkruger national parklions huntingbreakfast and dinneran outstanding jobland rover
Filter
Updating list...
214 - 219 of 357 reviews
Reviewed 22 October 2013

If you ever dreamed of going on an African Safari, look no further than Mala Mala....Unreal access to the Big Five Animals, (Elephant, Lion, Lepoard, Rhino, Cape Buffalo) The rangers are outstanding and will take you within 5 yards of wild lions, rhino, elephants etc.) If there is no path they will create one to make your visit the best. Your photos will rival national geopraphic! It was so awesome, The facilties and staff are rock star! Its a bit pricey but if your going to go on a safari, dont waste time and money on anywhere else. This the best!
Each day I was amazed at where we were going. The meals were great, full bar in an old hunting lodge. Mala Mala is truley an African Dream safari

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank A N
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 18 October 2013

And we can only give it 5 stars!! We had 3 days/2 nights here as part of a tour of SA and it was incredible in every respect - the rooms (just as they appear on the website) the food, the service, and the rangers.
Well, it's all been said and I know everyone in our group of 35 thought their ranger was the best but ours, Daniel, definitely was!! His knowledge, enthusiasm, unfailing courtesy, not to mention his driving skills made this the experience of a lifetime. We saw the big 5 almost immediately and when, on our final morning, he found a lioness and her 4 young cubs and we were able to sit so close to them and watch them playing in the grass - you can't explain the sheer joy we felt.
To me, this was perfection. if you possibly can, go, and go soon.

Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
2  Thank Youngatheart6248
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 October 2013

I recently went to South Africa on safari. I stayed at Mala Mala Main Camp....a private game reserve. The camp was just wonderful! The rangers have a agricultural degrees and know an awful lot about all of the animals along with flora and fauna. The villas were beautiful, the food was outstanding, and the game drives were to die for! Saw the "Big Five" in just 2 days! If you are considering a stay in Krueger National Park, this is the place. The Sabi Sands river runs along the camp and the setting is just spectacular! The service is great. They will do your laundry and have it folded and waiting for you. The jeeps seats are open, and everyone has a great seat with a great view. The flowers were in bloom, as it was in May and they were just beautiful. It was a fantastic experience, and I highly recommend it for anyone who wants a truly wonderful African safari experience!

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank Happytrails1190
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 29 September 2013

Mala Mala shares a border with the world-renowned Kruger National Park, which makes for an amazing safari and wildlife experience. While sipping tea on the deck before we even set out into the wild, we saw a group of elephant walking along in the distance. Lucky was our guide on our journeys through the wild. He was incredible. Lucky grew up in the bush and knew exactly what to look for to lead us to the most thrilling and breathtaking animal encounters.
The camp was beautiful, we were extremely comfortable in our room and were amazed to hear the roar of a lion close by while we were getting ready for the day. We dined with a group of other guests, family style - it was very nice to get to know others and share our experiences from the day. We also had a traditional african dinner one night - it was so unique and we were very grateful. Mala Mala is a must!

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Jamie R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 23 September 2013

We were travelling as a family - 6 adults and 5 children - so we reserved Sable Camp, which is away from the Main Camp, with beautiful individual villas and the "Owner's Lodge" with library, bar, dining room and a wonderful terrace overlooking the bush and a swimming pool (very cold in August!).

We stayed in four camps over the course of our safari and this was the perfect first camp for those who had not been on safari before. Each villa has its own balcony looking out over the bush and animals and birds come very close. It's magical at night to watch and hear the sounds of the wild life.

Our guides, Matt and Matthew, were outstanding - and excellent drivers of Land Rovers over very "iffy" terrain! In our two day stay, we saw all the Big Five. Among several highlights, was a high speed drive - "Hang on!" - as we followed a pack of Cape Hunting Dogs and were in on the kill when they brought down a bushbuck. On every game drive, it was obvious we were in very capable and knowledgeable hands.

Everything at the camp itself was first class: service, food, etc., etc. One evening, we had dinner in the "boma". I think the word originally meant a livestock enclosure; in this instance, it's a large round area, open to the sky, with reed walls. There was an open fire burning, delightful Africans who sang traditional African songs before serving us a wonderful meal. Quite magical to sit and look up at the stars in the clear African night sky.

The whole area of the Main Camp and Sable Camp is very attractive, with bougainvillea growing over the thatch-roofed villas and kudu wander right up to the villas.

We loved the whole experience.

Room Tip: We loved the privacy of Sable Camp and the Owner's Lodge.
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Judith P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
View more reviews