MalaMala Luxury Safari 

MalaMala Game Reserve offers some of the very best wildlife photographic opportunities on the planet and is the safari industry’s blueprint for the luxury photographic safari. In existence since 1927, this massive, thriving tract of land offers the most exciting wildlife experience this side of the equator. MalaMala Game Reserve is one of the largest private Big Five game reserves in South Africa comprising  13 200 ha (33 000 acres), MalaMala shares a 19 km (12 mile) unfenced boundary with the world-famous Kruger National Park (KNP) and lies strategically sandwiched between the KNP and the Sabi Sand Reserve. Importantly, MalaMala has 20 kms (13 miles) of Sand River frontage. This perennial river acts as a magnet for animals in this pristine wildlife area and is the foundation of MalaMala’s unrivalled game viewing and wildlife experience.

Preserving and protecting the environmental integrity of this special piece of Africa has always been at the core of MalaMala’s existence. This philosophy has paid off and international photojournalists and film-makers have made MalaMala their wildlife destination of choice. MalaMala’s river frontage, running north to south, is the lifeblood of the reserve and acts as a natural drawcard for animals, especially in the dry winter months. The wildlife moves from the Kruger National Park, across MalaMala, to the river and back again, resulting in two-way traffic across the reserve where we conduct our safaris. There is no shared traversing on 70% of the MalaMala property allowing guests to enjoy exclusive, uninterrupted game drives. There is no time limit on sightings and no “queue-to-view” on this enormous tract of land. Due to the superior environmental policies of MalaMala over a long period of time, the land has remained in pristine condition resulting in a prolific abundance of tertiary grasses. This attracts the herbivores which in turn attracts the predators.


Guests will be met and upon arrival be briefed about the exciting day’s ahead. We reach the beautiful MalaMala Lodge to check in and explore surroundings.
Guests will be awoken to warm drinks and a light breakfast before proceeding in search of Africa’s amazing wildlife. After
breakfast we head off to a safari, where the vast wildlife species can be seen and photographed. The photographer would be available throughout the day. Especially known for it’s Leopard and Lion sightings, MalaMala is a beautiful landscape. Lunch will then be served and the same routine will be carried out as in day one with extraordinary sightings and sunsets.
An early start before we bid farewell. We set off to one last Safari drive before departing MalaMala Reserve. Guest would begin packing and leave the lodge with many happy memories and wonderful images.

Rates & Dates:

03 – 07 October 2021
07 – 11 October 2021

$5500 per person sharing

More Information
  • Maximum 4 guests
  • 30% deposit secures your spot
  • Enquire about back to back special rate


  • 4 nights Luxury Accommodation
  • Private Safari Vehicle
  • Exclusively to 4 Guests
  • Private Photographic Guide
  • Photographic tutoring
  • Unlimited drinks


  • Transfers
  • Entry Fees
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities to Staff

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