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Rattray's on MalaMala
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Reviewed 9 March 2007

We stayed at Rattrays for 4 nights. It was the most memorable vacation I have ever experienced. The accomodations, food, staff and of course the animlas made up the complete vacation..From the moment you step off the plane on their own runway until you leave, your every desire comes true. Within 12 hours we saw the Big 5 and the first night we saw a pride of lions, the male and his 7 lionesses. It was amazing. We met a lot of wonderful people and they made us feel like family. Everyone from the staff is exceptional. The food was incredible and so much to choose from.The have a superb wine and champagne list. The accomodations are amazing. Beautiful yet comfortable. Words cannot express this vacation. It is a must for anyone traveling to Africa to experience this fantastic place. We are still talking about it and already planning another trip.

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Reviewed 20 May 2006

We stayed at Ratray's camp and the extra expense to stay there over the main camp is certainly worthwhile. I cannot say enough good things from the gorgeous rooms looking onto the Sands River to seeing every animal we could imagine. It's the best place for leopards and we saw many along with a mating. In addition to cheetah and numerous lion prides and some males. The other animals are there as well with buffalo, elephant, hippo etc . . . They make an amazing effort to do a lot of tracking and communication amongst tracking teams to make for an optimal safari. The tracker we had was truly amazing in his skills. If you're going for a Kruger safari you cannot go wrong with Mala Mala as they share an open border with the preserve and are the largest of the private lodges.

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Reviewed 5 February 2017
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Room Tip: São 8 'casa' (que seriam as suites) sendo a 1 a mais próxima da casa principal e a 8 mais di...
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  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 November 2016
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Room Tip: 9 gleiche Luxuslodges
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  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 August 2016
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Room Tip: Todas están en la selva y es màgico
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  • Stayed: July 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 May 2016
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Room Tip: es gibt nur 6 Villas alle ok
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  • Stayed: May 2016, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 February 2016
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Room Tip: Con vista al río me parece lo mejor.
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  • Stayed: October 2015, travelled as a couple
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Address: P.O. MalaMala, Skukuza, 1353, Kruger National Park 1353, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Sabi Sand Game Reserve > Mala Mala Private Game Reserve
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Ranked #2 of 3 Speciality Lodging in Mala Mala Private Game Reserve
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
MalaMala Game Reserve is the Safari Industry's blueprint to the luxury photographic safari. In existence since 1927, this massive thriving tract of land produces the most exciting wildlife experience this side of the equator. MalaMala Game Reserve is the largest private Big Five game reserve in South Africa. Comprising 13 300 ha (33 000 acres), MalaMala shares a 19 km (12 mile) unfenced border with the world-renowned Kruger National Park, and lies strategically sandwiched between the National Park and the Sabi Sand Reserve. For over four decades, Michael Rattray has remained focused on his objective to preserve and protect the land over which he is custodian. Allowing nature to move to its innate rhythm, guests experience today what the forefathers of the African Safari would have experienced at the turn of the century. This philosophy has paid off, as experienced by a veritable collection of photojournalists and film-makers who have made MalaMala their destination of choice to capture footage of wildlife viewing that would rival any Hollywood production for thrilling and breathtaking animal encounters. MalaMala's Camps (MalaMala Main Camp, Sable Camp and Rattray's on MalaMala) are the embodiment of an authentic safari experience pioneered at a time when the safari was simple - unassuming camps, vast sweeping plains, the African sky and the bush in all its splendour. Wellness was the feeling after a long day in the wild. Cigars were shared without pomp and ceremony. Guests to MalaMala will still spend hours beneath an inky sky in the traditional boma exchanging stories from the wild - a sumptuous meal, good company and relaxed faces warmed by the crackling fire, accompanied by the nocturnal symphony of sound. ... more   less 
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Rattray's On MalaMala Sabi Sand Game Reserve, South Africa

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