FLY TO MALA MALA
Fly to MalaMala Game Reserve to find the Safari Industry’s blueprint to the luxury photographic safari. In existence since 1927, this massive thriving tract of land produces the most exciting wildlife experience this side of the equator. MalaMala Game Reserve is the largest private Big Five game reserve in South Africa.
Comprising 13 300 ha, MalaMala shares a 19 km (12 mile) unfenced border with the world-renowned Kruger National Park and lies sandwiched between the National Park and the Sabi Sand Reserve.
Lying between the National Park and the Sabi Sand Reserve, it would be difficult to find a more opportune safari location anywhere in southern Africa. But land alone does not guarantee a good safari. For over fifty years, owner Michael Rattray has remained focused on preserving and protecting the reserve over which he is custodian.
“Not even Tanzanias famed Serengeti Game Reserve or the awesome Ngorongoro Crater fills your camera viewfinder faster with Africas legendary Big Five at MalaMala, lion, leopard, buffalo, rhinoceros and elephant, which appear magically” says acclaimed wildlife photojournalist Geoff Dalglish in his Sunday Times review. Nor could Hollywood script the wide-screen wildlife encounters any more dramatically or frequently than nature does routinely in the private game reserve that is arguably South Africa s most famous internationally.”