• Rattray's Camp at MalaMala in Sabi Sands
  • Mala Mala rattray's Camp bedroom in Sabi Sands
  • Luxury suite at Ratrray's MalaMala
  • Mala Mala Rattray's Lodge for a Kruger safari
  • Mala Mala Rattray's wildlife safari in South Africa
  • Bathroom at Mala Mala Rattray's Camp
  • Enjoy a luxury safari at MalaMala - private plunge pool

Rattray's on Mala Mala

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 Mala Mala Private Game Reserve, is Rattray’s on Mala Mala. 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 Rattray's on Mala Mala

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.

Mala Mala Rattray's 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 Mala Mala Rattray's

An incredible experience was had at Rattray's on MalaMala! From the stunning British Colonial Villas to the awesome Big Five!!!!!! Every day we saw lions and leopards, and more. The big cats are what fascinates me. We had breakfast in the bush everyday! Loved the 3 wk. old Land Rovers. The food was very good! Can't wait to return someday soon!

from Jupiter, FL

Ratrays was our fourth safari experiance in South Africa. In summary we were staying in a luxury hotel in the bush with lots of animals around to see and enjoy. Our bedroom was outsatanding, overlooking the river with two bathrooms and so much space to relax plus our own plunge pool. The Lodge facilities were excellent - fitness equipment (not for us), lovely pool and good indoor and outdoor eating areas with excellent varied food at all three meals. The four game drives were each outstanding in different ways. We saw 'the big five' up close; the only absentee was cheetah. The rangers were well informed and caring and the resriction to four guests per vehicle and only two vehicles per find meant that you were able to get really close to the animals. The off road experiance justified a holiday on its own! I am amazed at where you can get to in a Landrover! We will return for more of the same.

from Surrey, UK