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MalaMala Rattray's Camp

Lodge style Spacious classic delight

'Out in Africa' in a vintage lodge

Strategically sandwiched and sharing unfenced borders between the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve and the Kruger National Park, on the western side of the 13,500 hectare MalaMala Private Game Reserve, is Rattray’s Camp. The epitome of regal vintage safari-style, Rattray’s merges seamlessly into the open bushveld surrounding the lodge and through which the Sand River flows.

Rattray’s hosts sixteen guests in eight luxury “khayas” (the Zulu word for “home”). Each acting as an exclusive home with hand-selected furnishings, crystal and leather, Rattray’s is a treat of the finer things in life. Khaya’s boast a private verandah with grand river views and a private heated plunge pool, a private indigenous garden, en-suite bathrooms with double vanity, ball-and-claw bath and double indoor shower and outdoor shower; outdoor and indoor dining area, air-conditioning, heating, overhead fans, hairdryer, minibar, tea and coffee facilities. Satellite television, DVD player and laptop with wireless connectivity are available on request. The guest areas include an elegant African-themed air-conditioned dining room, a historic bar featuring photographs of the early days and its pioneers, a large wooden safari deck for outdoor dining and game viewing, a large infinity pool with river views, fully stocked wine cellar, small fitness facility and well-appointed safari boutique.

Activities at MalaMala Rattray's Camp

Rattray’s offers exclusive guided game drives with only four guests per vehicle. These are conducted in the early morning and afternoon into early evening. Bush walks are available on request.

MalaMala Rattray's Camp special deal

Book your MalaMala safari adventure at MalaMala Rattray's Camp for three nights and stay an extra night for free! This special offer is valid between 10 January and 31 March 2024, between 1 November and 15 December 2024, between 10 January and 31 March 2025, and between 1 November and 15 December 2025.

Tripadvisor comments MalaMala Rattray's Camp

The safaris were beyond my expectations. We viewed a large variety of animals and birds. Our ranger, Gareth, was skilled at tracking the animals, and was so knowledgeable, making every trip intriguing. All the rangers, employees and guests were mindful and respectful of the animals. This was supposed to be the trip of a lifetime, but I can't wait to go back!

from Cleveland, Ohio

Amazing in every respect. The lodge and rooms have been recently renovated and are spectacular. The food delicious, the guides knowledgeable, the staff beyond accommodating, and the scenery and overall experience will leave you in awe of nature. Yes, it’s expensive, but you get what you pay for and this is worth every penny. Thank you Mala Mala!

from New York City, NY