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    Rattray's on MalaMala

    P.O. MalaMala, Skukuza, 1353, Kruger National Park 1353, South Africa
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          Overview
          • Excellent90%
          • Very good6%
          • Average1%
          • Poor1%
          • Terrible1%
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          “mala mala” (79 reviews)
          “sand river” (16 reviews)
          “main camp” (11 reviews)
          Free Internet
          Free Parking
          Breakfast included
          Air Conditioning
          Pool
          Restaurant
          Airport Transportation
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          Lion Sands River Lodge
          771 reviews
          #11 of 42 Speciality lodging in Sabi Sand Game Reserve
           
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          326 reviews
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          364 reviews
          #4 of 13 hotels in Kruger National Park
           
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          1 - 5 of 164 reviews

          Reviewed 1 week ago

          The rooms and restaurant all lovely, bartender is amazing and remembers everyone and everything.. Beautiful setting in the Mala Mala private game reserve which is next to Kruger National Park. However, the guides have an agenda - looking for lions, leopards, cheetah's and if you...More

          Thank tikaneve2016
          Reviewed 11 April 2017

          From the moment we arrived at Skukuza airport to the moment we were driven away from Rattray's at Mala Mall, things could not have been more perfect. Food and drink service was impeccable and very well presented. Our game drives exceeded expectation, and it was...More

          Thank luggageliza
          Response from MalaMalaGameReserve, Marketing at Rattray's on MalaMala

          Dear Guest, Many thanks for the lovely review on MalaMala, we are pleased to hear you truly enjoyed your safari stay with us. We are also happy to know you got to see the Big 5 under the wing of our experienced ranger Daniel, we...More

          Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

          Beautifully appointed lodges. Privacy at its best. Amazing game drives with Daniel our ranger always searching and tracking the best opportunities to view the host of wildlife. Alex and Nerine headed up the very courteous team to ensure we had a fabulous stay and especially...More

          Thank Alanna S
          Response from MalaMalaGameReserve, Marketing at Rattray's on MalaMala

          Dear Guest, Such a wonderful review on MalaMala, we are ecstatic to know you had a 'vacation' with us and to top it all, your 25th wedding anniversary was made special by our team, thank you for celebrating it with us. We will definitely pass...More

          Reviewed 13 March 2017

          How to describe. Three nights at the wonderful Rattray's. Two full days and two half days with Joe the Ranger. A perfect few days. Our suite / villa / lodge - difficult to know what to call an 8 room home - a huge bedroom...More

          Thank RHofBath
          Response from MalaMalaGameReserve, Marketing at Rattray's on MalaMala

          Dear Guest, Many thanks for the lovely review on MalaMala Game Reserve, it gives us pleasure to know you enjoyed your safari experience with us . We will definitely pass your compliments to all the staff, especially Joe, your ranger who gave you priceless moments...More

          Reviewed 21 January 2017

          the staff at Rattray's are fantastic! The ranger guides are very competent, informative, enthusiastic and dedicated to making our visit incomparably exciting for viewing the wildlife and all the beauty of the region. The rooms are very comfortable and well thought out, the dining room...More

          1  Thank Stephen G
          Lion Sands River Lodge
          771 reviews
          #11 of 42 Speciality lodging in Sabi Sand Game Reserve
           
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          326 reviews
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          Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge
          466 reviews
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          364 reviews
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          • Pool
          • Free Internet
          • Free Parking
          • Restaurant
          • Bar/Lounge
          • Breakfast included
          • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
          • Room Service
          • Hotel Amenities
          • Free Parking
          • Airport Transportation
          • Breakfast included
          • Laundry Service
          • Room Service
          • Room amenities
          • Air Conditioning
          • Minibar
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          • Pool
          • Restaurant
          • Bar/Lounge
          • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
          Details
          • Price range
          • US$2 386 - US$2 461 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
          • Number of rooms
          • 8
          • Location
          • South Africa >
          • Kruger National Park >
          • Sabi Sand Game Reserve >
          • Mala Mala Private Game Reserve
          • Also Known As
          • Mala Mala Rattray`s Camp Hotel Mala Mala Private Game Reserve
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          Traveller (217)
          Room & Suite (52)
          Pool & Beach (7)
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          Family and Play Areas (10)
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          Questions & AnswersAsk a question
          Fiona H
          We are in the process of booking a trip to your Camp as part of an Africa tour, Please advise ... 1. What wildlife would you expect to see in January 2. What wildlife would you expect to see in May 3. What wildlife would you expect to see in October 4. What are the usual weather conditions in January 5. What are the usual weather conditions in May 6. What are the usual weather conditions in October 7. When is the absolute best time to travel to have the best opportunity of seeing wildlife Many Thanks ... Dave & Fiona
          9 January 2015|
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          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
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          "All the rooms have a view of the river"
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          "All 8 rooms face the river. All are very private."
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          "All of the rooms overlook the river"
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          "all rooms are the same i think"
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