MalaMala Game Reserve

MalaMala Camp


Understated luxury and superb service

Set amidst shady trees and manicured lawns on the banks of the Sand River, MalaMala Camp is a haven of understated luxury combining warm comfort and superb service with unrivalled views of the surrounding river and bushveld.

The camp consists of ten suites and nine luxury rooms, each under traditional thatch with an ensuite bathroom, mini-bar, air conditioning and a private deck to enjoy views of the waterhole or Sand River. Despite these modern comforts, MalaMala retains an authentic 'bush camp' atmosphere.

Savour delectable meals, which are accompanied by an excellent selection of South African wines, in the breezy outdoor boma. Those in need of relaxation can sink into the cool depths of the sparkling swimming pool to escape the sweltering heat, or head to the well-stocked library to quietly enjoy a good book. The spacious sitting area leads onto an expansive wooden deck, where guests can spend a delightful afternoon watching giraffe, elephant and buffalo amble over to the river to slake their thirst.


At a glance

  • 19 rooms

  • Restaurant and bar

  • Pool

  • Library

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    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.

  • Mala Mala Camp South Africa bushwalk

    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.

What makes us different

Why Niarra

Niarra Travel is a forward-thinking travel company headquartered in London born out of a passion to do things differently.

In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

Our Travel Researchers are here to create incredible trips with a positive impact for you.

  • Unforgettable experiences

    Creating your trip is entirely collaborative and our Travel Researchers are here for every step.

  • Positive impact

    Curated sustainable experiences and accommodation that maximize the benefits to local people and place.

  • Fairness and transparency

    An open, competitive pricing structure that ensures more money goes to where it's needed in the destination.

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