We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Traveller (268)
Room & Suite (66)
Dining (10)
{"scriptFlags":null,"containerAttributes":null,"containerClass":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"]}}
Unnamed Road, Kruger National Park 1353 South Africa See on map
Free Internet
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Airport Transportation
Reviews (202)
Filter reviews
183 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsmala malasand riverplunge poolheated floorsgame viewingseparate bathroomsflawless performanceover the topthe reserveprivate porchtaking turnsvisiting wildlifedouble showerguide michaelwill stay with me foreversafari experiencekruger national park
Updating list...
1 - 5 of 183 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

As wildlife photographers, we have made several trips to South Africa. We have enjoyed many different lodges often returning multiple times to favorites. Rattrays on Mala Mala was by far the most elegant to date. The rooms are spacious and well decorated in early Africa...More

2  Thank Docgarcat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at Rattray’s for the “splurge” section of a month-long vacation, and it was absolutely worthwhile. We had an excellent safari experience and extremely comfortable and friendly evenings with drinks, meals, and accommodations. The camp does a great job of maximizing your time in...More

1  Thank pinkleopard77
Reviewed 12 August 2018

Our stay at the Rattray's Camp was amazing on all fronts. The service was impeccable from the moment we arrived - our ranger Bruce greeted us at the airstrip and we were brought directly to the camp for a delicious lunch before heading right out...More

1  Thank aashby999
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

A flawless performance by staff, and the many animals we saw — several right from our room. Excellent guides, perfect location, not a step was missed. Not your budget choice, but you are definitely getting what you pay for. Best safari experience.

1  Thank Film G
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Our 3rd visit. Didn’t think it could get better than the 1st or 2nd visit but we were not disappointed. All our expectations were again exceeded. The animal viewing is second to none. The food is exceptional and the accomodation is superb. Nothing is to...More

1  Thank _anniemsims
View more reviews
MalaMala Game Reserve is 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 ...More this side of the equator. MalaMala Game Reserve is the largest private Big Five game reserve 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. For over four decades, Michael Rattray has remained focused on his objective to preserve and protect the land over which he is custodian. Allowing nature to move to its innate rhythm, guests experience today what the forefathers of the African Safari would have experienced at the turn of the century. This philosophy has paid off, as experienced by a veritable collection of photojournalists and film-makers who have made MalaMala their destination of choice to capture footage of wildlife viewing that would rival any Hollywood production for thrilling and breathtaking animal encounters. MalaMala's Camps (MalaMala Main Camp, Sable Camp and Rattray's on MalaMala) are the embodiment of an authentic safari experience pioneered at a time when the safari was simple - unassuming camps, vast sweeping plains, the African sky and the bush in all its splendour. Wellness was the feeling after a long day in the wild. Cigars were shared without pomp and ceremony. Guests to MalaMala will still spend hours beneath an inky sky in the traditional boma exchanging stories from the wild - a sumptuous meal, good company and relaxed faces warmed by the crackling fire, accompanied by the nocturnal symphony of sound. Less
Hotel Amenities
Room Service
Free Internet
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Air Conditioning
Airport Transportation
Laundry Service
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Number of rooms
Also Known As
Mala Mala Rattray`s Camp Hotel Mala Mala Private Game Reserve
South Africa > Kruger National Park > Sabi Sand Game Reserve > Mala Mala Private Game Reserve
Traveller (268)
Room & Suite (66)
Dining (10)
Pool & Beach (9)
Family and Play Areas (10)
Nearby HotelsSee all hotels
Skukuza Rest Camp
1,302 reviews
9.35 km away
Protea Hotel by Marriott Kruger Gate
965 reviews
10.52 km away
Arathusa Safari Lodge
931 reviews
20.45 km away
Sanbonani Resort
299 reviews
42.70 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all restaurants
Cattle Baron Skukuza
698 reviews
9.28 km away
Mugg & Bean
710 reviews
42.55 km away
Shiloh Coffee
17 reviews
50.67 km away
Tanks Bush Pub
151 reviews
51.42 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all attractions
Skukuza Golf Course
34 reviews
9.50 km away
Elephant Whispers
816 reviews
45.85 km away
Sabi Sand Game Reserve
37 reviews
16.50 km away
Khalanga Safaris
29 reviews
47.95 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Fiona H
9 January 2015|
Response from MalaMalaGameReserve | Property representative |
Hi there For information on the weather at MalaMala please visit the weather page, under useful information on our website. As far as wildlife goes there is not much difference in the viewing - it is spectacular all year... More
Room Tips
"We had Khaya 8, farthest from the main Lodge but so wonderfully private and secluded!"
Read review
"Our Khaya was close to the Main lodge area which was very convenient for meals and drives."
Read review
"Each bungalow on Sand River with wonderful views."
Read review
"all the rooms appear to be the same, although some are a bit further away from the main lodge."
Read review
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing