Damaraland Camp

MalaMala Rattray's Camp is the most luxurious of MalaMala's camps, and offers a glimpse of an era long past when distant travellers to Africa married the magic of the wild with an elegance and refinement that have been immortalized in the epic tale of Karen Blixen in 'Out of Africa'. The epitome of regal colonial safari-style, MalaMala Rattray's Camp bears the style of crystal and leather, with beautiful furnishings that are a treat to the connoisseur of the finer things in life.

Dinners are a traditional affair. Around a blazing fire in the reed-enclosed boma (African structure), diners are exposed to the glorious night sky above. Breakfasts and lunches are served on the deck overlooking the Sand River, or in the air conditioned dining room.MalaMala Game Reserve consistently produces the most exciting wildlife experience this side of the equator! The Safari Industry's blueprint to the luxury photographic safari, MalaMala has been custodian of this massive thriving tract of land since 1927.

MalaMala Game Reserve is one of the largest private Big Five game reserves 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.

Luxury Suite - (8 ROOMS)

Each suite functions as an inclusive home, resplendent with hand-selected furnishings, lavish his-and-hers bathrooms, a secluded outdoor shower and a private heated plunge pool.


Photographic Vehicle

MalaMala is excited to advise that we now have a dedicated photographic vehicle comprising:

• 3 rows of 2 bucket seats

• A sliding camera mount per row

• Bean bags for camera stability

• Storage boxes for camera equipment

• Under-seat lighting

• A dedicated photographic ranger

Rate: US$ 770.00 per vehicle per day (midday to midday)

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 cell phones, 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.

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